Business Writing That Works

Objectives

Learn how to organise your thoughts clearly, concisely and coherently so you can transform them into strong and persuasive words on paper. This one-day workshop focuses on the nitty-gritty details that writers have to contend with, and gives them practical advice that will make the job much easier. Both budding and seasoned writers will also have the opportunity to discuss problems they face in writing and share solutions with others at the workshop.

Benefits

  • Gain an enhanced grasp of the basics of writing—that is, better appreciate the grammar, spelling, punctuation and sentence structure required for writing correctly
  • Practise and gain the ability to write concisely and clearly, so that the reader will quickly grasp the message of the written material
  • Understand the process of gathering reference material, putting it in a format that captures the main points under discussion, and bringing closure to the situation, through recommendations or the next course of action
  • Develop the writing style employed by experienced and successful writers

Outline

  • The Four C’s
  • Active vs. passive voice
  • Punctuation Tips
  • Sentence and Paragraph Structure
  • Writing Business Letters
  • Writing Reports and Memos
  • Inclusive Language
  • Spelling and Proofreading
  • E-mail Etiquette

Facilitator Profile

Leonard is a passionate facilitator and trainer with more than 12 years of experience in developing impactful training workshops for a wide range of audiences, including working professionals from all over the world, young people, as well as children with special needs. He specializes in providing indoor and outdoor experiential learning, Train-the-Trainer workshops and Facilitator Coaching.

He has accumulated a wide range of management portfolios and human capital development experience in different industries and is therefore able to interact and connect with different audiences. With his sincere, humorous and approachable style of training facilitation, Leonard has garnered consistently excellent feedback.

Leonard has conducted training around the Asia Pacific region for many clients, including Fortune 500 companies. Some organizations which he has facilitated training for are: Coca-Cola, Pfizer, Price Waterhouse Coopers, DBS, OCBC, Citibank, MAS, Munich Re, NUS, SingTel, CPF, CNB, Singapore Power, Transitlink, LKY School of Policy, Linde Gas and many others.

Leonard studied English Language, English Literature and Sociology at the National University of Singapore. He holds a Masters in Applied Linguistics from the National University of Singapore and the Regional English Language Centre, specializing in oral proficiency, including effective presentation techniques. He has conducted international workshops on speaking good English and effective presentation skills.

Leonard holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Development and Department Management, specializing in Organizational Development and Change Management.

Leonard is a firm believer of continuous learning and that one has to constantly unlearn, learn and relearn in order to maximise one’s potential.

Course Details


Course Date : 4 January 2013
Course Time : 9am to 5pm
Course Fees : SGD 450 inclusive of buffet lunch and refreshments
Group Discount : 5% (3 pax); 10% (>3 pax)
Course Venue : Carlton Hotel
Country : Singapore




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