Sample course – business writing

Session 1 09.30-11.15
  • Introductions and objectives
  • What are you trying to do?
  • Consider the reader
  • Exercises
    – corporate v. everyday language
    – wasted words
Session 2 11.30-13.00
  • Writing clearly and concisely
  • Exercises
    – nounitis
    – active v. passive
    – what’s the subject?
    – reconstructing sentences
Session 3 14.00-15.30
  • Review objectives
  • The process of writing
  • Organising and presenting information
  • Discuss layout, headings and subheadings
  • Exercises
    – bullet points
    – punctuation
  15.45-17.00
  • Exercises
    – rewrite executive summary
    – sharpen up some sample slides
  • Review course

You may prefer to put together a longer or shorter course, choosing from the training modules.