Business Writing Course, Sydney Campus, Room to be advised, Wednesday, 03. June 2020

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This business writing course will focus on developing your professional writing skills to allow you to produce high quality business communications. Effective communication is an essential skill that covers all aspects of our lives and is of great importance in a business environment. Written communication is the development and expression of ideas in text. It involves learning to work in many genres and styles depending on the purpose and audience. It can involve working with different technologies as well as mixing form, data, and images.
This business writing course will challenge conventional business writing styles and will explore how they can be improved upon. In this business writing course you will be empowered with tools and techniques, to ensure you can engage your reader from the outset.
Learning Aims
This business writing course presents the fundamentals of writing for professional purposes. It will assist you to establish your purpose, target your audience, strike the right tone, embed a process for creating finished documents, and write in a manner that is clear, concise, and a pleasure to read.
Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this business writing course you will be able to:

Demonstrate written communication skills expected of a business professional.
Write for a specific context, audience, and purpose.
Write informatively and persuasively with clarity, economy, and precision.
Construct well-structured paragraphs and sentences and identify common grammatical errors in written communications.
Gain new confidence in writing with impact.
Minimise common and not-so-common pitfalls of business writing.
Translate your business ideas into writing.
Develop a professional approach to your writing.

Course Content
Writing with purpose and clear expression is important for business communications regardless of format or mode of delivery. This business writing course builds your writing skills needed to plan and organise your business communications fit for purpose.
The following topics will be covered in this business writing course:
Writing for different purposes and your audience.

Demonstrate written communication skills expected of a business professional.
Develop a professional approach to your writing.
Gain new confidence in writing with impact.

Outlining and planning your writing.

Write for a specific context, audience, and purpose.
Form beginnings, middle and endings.
Decide how your ideas will come together, ordering and organising them into sections and sub-sections.
Learn how to plan your writing systematically using idea analysis, thinking and planning.

Structuring your writing.

Focus on organisation of ideas, expression, consistency and accuracy.
Minimise common and not-so-common pitfalls of business writing.

Editing and Proofreading.

Modifying the overall quality of your writing, particularly in relation to language use and expression – editing.
Improving surface errors in writing, such as grammatical, spelling, punctuation and other language mistakes in written communications – proofreading.

Grammar refresher.

Understanding the conventions of English writing, grammar and the nuances of the language.
Explore English grammar fundamentals.
Construct well-formed paragraphs and sentences.
Punctuation; logic and clarity will also be covered.

Business writing formats.

Apply your new writing principles in all your professional writing e.g. email, letters, memos etc.
Know and choose format to suit purpose and audience.

Persuasive writing with evidence.

Write informatively and persuasively with clarity, economy, and precision.

Intended Audience
This business writing course is suitable for all professionals, at any stage of their career, who are looking to improve the quality of their business communications. This business writing course has been designed for professionals from diverse sectors, including public and private enterprise.
This business writing course is the first in a series of courses, focusing on business communication. Other Business Communication Courses include; Editing and Proofreading Course, Grammar and Punctuation Course, Communication Course: Difficult Workplace Conversations and Presentation Skills Course. Those writing business cases or proposals may also have an interest in our Business Case Course.
Delivery Style
This business writing course will be delivered as an interactive, hands-on workshop consisting of an instructor-led lecture, group and individual activities. This training approach allows you to work on your business communications to suit your specific professional contexts and role. You will challenge your understanding of the concepts and consider their application once back in your individual workplace.
Course Prerequisites
This business writing course has no prerequisites and is open to all members of the public.
Alternative Dates
Additional instances of this course may be available and published on our website. See Business Writing Course for more information, or to join the waiting list and be advised when we schedule more.

Business Writing Course

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