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Enabling Skills: Business Writing

Workshop

Is it for you?

What will it cover?

What will it cost?

Writing for Clarity

½ day

Prerequisite: None
Ask yourself:
  • Do you want to write professional, clear and easy-to-understand emails, reports, instructions or other business documents?
  • Do you get confused about when to use “lose” vs “loose” or “practice vs practise”?
  • Do you get confused about whether to use “it’s” or “its”?
  • Do you get confused about when to “is” vs “are”?
  • Do you get confused about when to use commas, semi-colons (;), colons “:” and dashes (-) to make a sentence clearer?
If you can answer “yes” to any of these questions, this workshop is for you, whether your first language is English or not!

For more information on writing and editing services, see Writing and Editing Services.
Designed for anyone wishing to improve their writing and follow grammatical and punctuation rules for maximum clarity.

The workshop will enable you to:

  • Apply punctuation rules
  • Apply the principles of number agreement
  • Apply the principles of tense consistency
  • Correct errors of word and phrase position
  • Correct misused words
R750 per person (min 2 participants)

R7,500 per group (up to 12 participants)
Writing for Impact I

½ day

Prerequisite: None
Ask yourself:
  • Do you want to be able to write concise, easy-to-read and easy-to-understand emails, reports, proposals or other business documents?
  • Do people sometimes get confused by your emails?
  • Do people sometimes say your documents are too long or too short or difficult to read?
  • Do you get confused about stem-sentences or how to structure bulleted lists?
  • Do you want to know how to structure a report or an email to ensure that the recipients will read it?
If you can answer “yes” to any of these questions, this workshop is for you!

For more information on writing and editing services, see Writing and Editing Services.
Designed for anyone wishing to improve their writing on a structural level to produce business documents with maximum impact.

The workshop will enable you to:·
  • Structure a business document for maximum impact
  • Structure a paragraph for maximum effectiveness and readability
  • Structure a sentence for maximum clarity and conciseness
R750 per person (min 2 participants)

R7,500 per group (up to 12 participants)
Writing for Impact II

½ day

Prerequisite: None
Ask yourself:
  • Do you want to write precise and concise emails, reports, instructions or other business documents?
  • Do you want to know how to ensure your audience can understand your language?
  • Have you ever offended someone without meaning to with a written communication?
  • Do you want to know how to adjust your writing when delivering bad news or negative feedback to influence how it is received?
If you can answer yes to any of these questions, this workshop is for you!

For more information on writing and editing services, see Writing and Editing Services.
Designed for anyone who wishes to improve the style, readability, and tone of their writing for maximum impact.

The workshop will enable you to:
  • Identify the main principles of good writing style
  • Describe some techniques to make writing more precise
  • Explain how to calculate and understand readability
  • Describe the impact of tone on writing
R750 per person (min 2 participants)

R7,500 per group (up to 12 participants)
Customised Business Writing Workshop
Duration based on training needs

Prerequisite: None
Ask yourself:
  • Do you have specific types of documents you need to improve?
  • Do you have specific business writing challenges that you would like targeted training on?
  • Do you have specific time-frames within which you would like training (e.g., 1 hour/day or 2 hours/week)?
If you can answer “yes” to any of these questions, this option is for you!

For more information on writing and editing services, see Writing and Editing Services.
Designed for anyone with specific needs around improving business writing.

Customise a business writing workshop to meet your specific needs.
R300 per person/training hour (min 2 participants)

R450 per person/training hour (1 participant)


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