Powerful Reports and Winning Proposals in Less Time
All our courses from September to December 2020 will be delivered as live, instructor-led sessions online. To register online please scroll down to the Register Online section.
Do your business proposals succeed? Do your reports influence decision-making? Do you need help organizing and clarifying your thinking? Would you like to produce clear, persuasive business proposals and reports that get results – in half the time?
This one-day workshop will help you produce powerful reports and winning proposals in significantly less time. Obtain planning techniques, guidelines for writing clearly, grammatically and concisely, and tips for increasing impact and persuasiveness.
The course is “hands-on” and fun, with numerous opportunities to practice and improve your business writing. You may bring samples of your work for review by the instructor.
This is a one-day virtual live workshop.
Space is still available for all course dates listed, unless otherwise noted.
By the end of this virtual workshop, you will be able to:
Plan your business proposals and reports clearly and logically
Define your reader’s needs and interest
Write persuasively to meet your reader’s needs
Write clearly, concisely and with impact
Increase the power and persuasiveness of your first draft
Develop a professional style and tone
Writing Business Proposals and Reports
Understand the difference in structure and purpose of a range of business documents: business letters, memos, e-mail, proposals and reports
Select the correct type of business document for your purpose
Plan Before You Write
Practice using planning techniques that halve your writing time
Decide how you want your reader to respond
Analyze your reader’s needs and interests
Practice using a logical planning technique
Identify the level and type of information required
Plan how you will collect and organize the information
Writing with Clarity and Impact
Practice expressing complex ideas and information simply, clearly and in plain English
Be more concise by eliminating unnecessary words
Learn how to summarize complex information
Write grammatically with an improved vocabulary
Improve your writing style with short, direct sentences
Writing with Professionalism
Write with a style and tone that reflects your corporate image
Write to build a relationship with your reader
Understand the persuasive power of words to build credibility
Strengthening your First Draft
Edit your first draft to clarify and strengthen your message
Adjust the style and tone of your writing as needed
Put yourself in your reader’s shoes
Use simple techniques for correcting errors in grammar and layout
Increase your readability
Reviewing your Writing
Check your writing for clarity, impact and persuasiveness
Develop a critical attitude to your own and others’ business writing
Set long term goals and an action plan for improving your business writing
To begin please select your organization's billing address province from the drop down list.
(Note: If you are not with an organization, or you are registering personally, please select your own mailing
address province.) If you are from out of Canada, please select ‘Out of Canada’ in the drop down.
Once you register the first attendee, you’ll have the ability to add additional attendees or purchase
Sorry, to proceed with online registration you must select your location first. If you are unsure you may still register by phone or email.
Anyone who needs to write winning proposals and influential reports.
Does This Course Address Your Competency Development Needs?
This training workshop addresses:
• Achievement / Results Orientation
• Analytical Thinking
• Computer and Digital Technology
• Document Use
• Learning Support / Continuous Learning
• Planning / Organizing
• Policy Development
• Reading Skills
• Research, Analysis and Evaluation
• Working with Data and Numbers
• Writing Skills
November 18, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Courses in 2020 will be held live online via Zoom. Courses in 2021 will be held at: Innovative Professional Offices 440 Laurier Avenue West, 2nd Floor Ottawa, Ontario