Business Writing Basics II: Business Plans, Proposals and Reports
(BWRII, 2 days)


Description

Building on Business Writing Basics I, this course will take participants through a step-by-step process to writing informative, persuasive and dynamic business cases, reports and proposals. Good business writing is an art that few master. Become the next wordsmith and create technical documents that people refer to for years.

Dates and Pricing


Jan 29 to Jan 30, 2018$799/person Feb 26 to Feb 27, 2018$799/person Mar 26 to Mar 27, 2018$799/person

Outline

Introduction
Nine essential rules to writing well
Selfassessment and personal writing goals
Review of Writing Basics
Planning your writing - the Five Ws
Think clearly, write clearly
Creating proper paragraphs
Using the right words
Citing Sources, Footnotes, End Notes, Bibliography
Proofreading
The Business Case
Understanding the role of the business case
Focusing on the target audience
Beginning with the end: The Summary
Introduction
Mission Statement
Cost/Benefit analysis
Principles to guide development
Scope of change
Outcomes and anticipated results
Making your pitch
Appendix
Business Case Templates
Tips and tricks
Request for Proposal
Request for proposal templates (RFP)
Understanding the goal
Understanding the target audience
Crafting your message
Covering the topics
Answering tough questions
Tips and tricks
Reports
Formal versus informal reports
Using the correct format
How to write an executive summary
Guiding the reader
Drafting and editing
Using headings, subheadings, bullets and lists
Charts and Graphs
Ready for Print
Editing and proofreading
Finalizing the document
Copy editing, web editing
Printing the document
Preparing for delivery