Business Writing: Reports and Proposals

Learning Path: Workplace Skills Builder

Duration: 1 Day(s).

Course Overview

Business reports, business plans, and proposals are routine documents in the workplace. It’s a critical workplace skill to be able to write clear, accurate, and complete reports that people will read. Depending on the document purpose and audience, you have a wide range of formats to use and adapt. Whether you need to report on a competitive product, inventory workflow, feasibility study results, or something else, you will use these skills again and again.
Relying on a proven method to organize and prepare these documents will help you complete the task efficiently. In this course, you will build upon a base of core writing skills you need to prepare formal, informal, and proposal-style reports.

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Learning Objectives

  • Organize and write business reports and proposals that inform, influence, and guide decision-making
  • Write reports that are clear, concise, complete, and correct
  • Review and proofread to guarantee technical accuracy and correctness
  • Format reports that are easy to scan, catch attention, and get read

Target Audience
Managers, supervisors, executive assistants, sales professionals, and anyone who write and publish formal reports or proposals

Course Calendar

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Course Outline

Unit One: Meet a Proven Process for Writing Reports
Unit Two: Phase 1 – Investigate
Gather Necessary Information
Where Would You Research These Topics?
Unit Three: Phase 2 – Plan
Choose a Report Format
Unit Four: Phase 3 – Write
Practice the Nine Rules of Writing
Unit Five: Phase 4 – Revise
Use a Revision Checklist
Spelling Test
Unit Six: Using Headings to Guide the Reader
Unit Seven: Using Charts, Tables, and Illustrations
Unit Eight: Writing Proposals
Proposals Have Their Differences
10 Steps to a Professional Proposal
Unit Nine: Writing to Persuade
6 Conditions of Effective Persuasion
Unit Ten: Citing Your Sources Properly
Unit Eleven: Wrapping It Up

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