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Book this course in London for 12-13 Jun 2019. Cost £695Book a private course

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Business & Report Writing for Managers – Training Course Outline

Business-critical decisions are often based on reports that companies commission from the people who know their business best – their own management staff. It takes a lot of skill to communicate important financial or business information efficiently and accurately at this level. A major part of many managers' roles is writing the reports that enable the business to run effectively.

By the time managers reach these levels of seniority, they may have considerable experience. But they can still benefit from report writing training that ensures they are using current best practice, and the opportunity to share ideas with colleagues.

This business writing course has been designed to build on the skills of senior managers who create key documents which will support management reporting or decision-making.

What you will learn on this course

By the end of the course, you will know how to:

Is this course right for me?

Plain Words offers three standard report writing courses:

All three courses address some similar concepts, but the content is pitched differently for each of the intended audiences to take into account their different levels of experience and the documents they write.

What our customers say

“Excellent course with lots of good examples.”

Shaun Holden, Balfour Beatty Capital

“I think nearly all of my colleagues would benefit from this course.”

Nick Clements, Medical Protection Society

“It was a one-day course so inevitably there was not a great deal of time for practical exercises. However, the practical content was useful and helped to reinforce the understanding of the principles taught.”

Glenda Terry, Leicester Money Advice UK

“An excellent course, very well presented and with excellent resources for future reference – Thank you!”

Jo Poulton, Darent Valley Hospital

How we deliver the course

It is available as a one or two-day private tutor-led course at your premises or a one or two-day open course in London. For a private course, choose from

Private courses at your premises

We adopt a flexible approach so that even our standard courses are tailored to your needs. Our trainers are all professional writers as well as experienced trainers. They use their judgment on the day to adjust the content and pace of the course so that delegates get the training that is right for them. This is done by:

We can also further adapt the course by:

Our open courses in London

We specialise in small class sizes so that you get personal time with the tutor.

We deliver our Business & Report Writing for Managers course at venues in central London, all easily accessible by public transport. All the rooms have natural daylight, independent air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.

If your journey into London means an early start, don’t worry; on your arrival you can have a light and tasty breakfast of fresh bread, pastries, cereals and fruit. Throughout the day there's an endless supply of freshly brewed coffee and speciality teas as well as chilled water, fruit and homemade snacks. Most venues also provide a hot lunch and all can cater to special dietary requirements.

Course Contents: core modules

1. A framework for success

Pre-Course Questionnaire

When you book we send you a questionnaire which we ask you to return to us before you attend the course. This enables our Trainers to assess your needs in advance.

2. Understanding your brief

3. Analysing your audience

4. Designing your structure

5. Creating your executive summary

6. Developing your style

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7. Making your arguments persuasive

8. Drafting and polishing your words

Course Contents: supplementary modules

9. Writing SMART recommendations

10. Creating professional emails

11. Write winning bids

12. When words are not enough

13. Crafting presentations that work

Book Now!

For details of timetabled courses, see the schedule.

To reserve your places you can book on-line, book a private course or call us on +44 (0)1235 60 30 22.

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