Live bite-size workshop

Effective Writing

Most of us have to write every day - e-mails, letters, memos, reports, analyses, project summaries, product descriptions - the list goes on. But how many of us feel confident in our ability to get messages across effectively? Do we always think about what we're going to write and the best way to communicate to our target audience?
  • Identify and beat common punctuation and grammar mistakes
  • Boost the ability to write clearly in simple English
  • Understand what clear writing looks like
  • Training options for groups/teams & organisation-wide

Course Code: VILT-EW

90-minute live session delivered virtually or in-person (Perfect for use as part of a blended learning programme)

This programme is available for groups and teams

You’ve probably heard people saying that good writing is important, but why does it really matter?

Think about what can happen if a document is poorly written – for example, if your readers can’t figure out what actions you need them to take, or if your key points are hidden behind lots of words. And think about how your readers might perceive you if they notice lots of spelling mistakes or grammatical errors. The stakes might be very high indeed!

The written work you produce is a reflection of both you and your organisation – no matter whether you’re writing a formal business report, an email, or a social media post.

Good writing skills let you express yourself clearly and concisely, avoid misunderstandings, and make you stand out in a positive way. This can open new doors for you, help you progress toward your goals, and build your network and your career.

This 90-minute session will teach you how to beat common mistakes, including a series of ‘grammar gremlins’ and several tricky words that sound the same but mean different things. It will also show you how to use style and tone to improve the clarity and effectiveness of your writing, and write consistently in ‘plain English’.

  • Do you regularly need to produce written documents that are clear, concise and professional?
  • Do you struggle with any ‘grammar gremlins’ – those little rules that you just can’t seem to remember?
  • Are there some grammar rules that you think are obsolete, but you’re not quite sure?
  • In your writing, do you have a tendency to use 10 words when 3 would be enough? Or the opposite?
  • Are you confident that you’re using punctuation marks correctly every time?

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Follow the rules of grammar that matter in the workplace, and know which are obligatory, optional or defunct
  • Get your points across clearly using plain and professional English
  • Use the appropriate vocabulary, style, and tone to satisfy your readers’ needs and expectations
Overview

You’ve probably heard people saying that good writing is important, but why does it really matter?

Think about what can happen if a document is poorly written – for example, if your readers can’t figure out what actions you need them to take, or if your key points are hidden behind lots of words. And think about how your readers might perceive you if they notice lots of spelling mistakes or grammatical errors. The stakes might be very high indeed!

The written work you produce is a reflection of both you and your organisation – no matter whether you’re writing a formal business report, an email, or a social media post.

Good writing skills let you express yourself clearly and concisely, avoid misunderstandings, and make you stand out in a positive way. This can open new doors for you, help you progress toward your goals, and build your network and your career.

This 90-minute session will teach you how to beat common mistakes, including a series of ‘grammar gremlins’ and several tricky words that sound the same but mean different things. It will also show you how to use style and tone to improve the clarity and effectiveness of your writing, and write consistently in ‘plain English’.

Is it right for me?
  • Do you regularly need to produce written documents that are clear, concise and professional?
  • Do you struggle with any ‘grammar gremlins’ – those little rules that you just can’t seem to remember?
  • Are there some grammar rules that you think are obsolete, but you’re not quite sure?
  • In your writing, do you have a tendency to use 10 words when 3 would be enough? Or the opposite?
  • Are you confident that you’re using punctuation marks correctly every time?
What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Follow the rules of grammar that matter in the workplace, and know which are obligatory, optional or defunct
  • Get your points across clearly using plain and professional English
  • Use the appropriate vocabulary, style, and tone to satisfy your readers’ needs and expectations
For groups & teams

Virtual or in-person workshop. Up to 15 people per programme.

From £1200 (+VAT)

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