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Reports and Proposals They Want to Read 4 x 3 Hour Sessions

What's it all about?

Reports and proposals are the types of documents that most often strike fear into the heart of the first-time writer in the workplace.  Unfortunately, that fear often results in a document that "plays it safe", using existing templates whose structure don't always suit the subject matter and the kind of "officialese" language that at best bores the person reading it and at worst confuses them.  


This course presents another approach to report and proposal writing that will have you producing documents that actually get read and that will prompt your audience to make decisions and take actions.

Who is it for?

Anyone who needs to write reports or proposals at work!

  • Walking the course - The research, planning and outlining techniques that will save you rework.

  • Choose your weapon - Are you writing a report or a proposal? Making the distinction.

  • The sacred who - Writing should be driven by your audience but who are they and what do they want?

  • Save them some time - Writing executive summaries that work.

  • Use your technology - Tips and tricks in MS word that can take away some of the pain of creating longer documents (Tables of Contents, Outline Headings, Referencing and more).

  • Get the nitty gritty right - Punctuation and list creation that helps, not hinders, your message.

  • Words fail, see sketch - The importance of diagrams and imagery in your reports.

  • Stop being so passive! - Understanding the formula for the active voice and why you should be using it.

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