BUSINESS WRITING
Think about all the letters you have written and also the one's you have received.  Think about any difficulties you have with letter writing.  Consider examples of other people's letters and styles of writing and what you admire.
  • Improve your business letter writing skills, memos, faxes and e-mails
  • Plan letter writing in terms of objectives, content and structure, for the reader
  • correct writing style and tone for a particular purpose and reader
  • Persuasion through letter writing
  • Select appropriate language
  • Construct sentences and paragraphs to best effect
  • Good use of grammar, correct spelling and effective punctuation
  • Avoid common pitfalls and mistakes
In this course we look at personal objectives in the written letter, the reasons why we would want to write a letter rather telephone, meetings and informal conversations.  We look at what you want to achieve by writing a letter, planning and addressing the objectives:
Language - KISS, not MILI [Keep It Short and Simple - avoid the temptation to Make It Look Important]
Writing a letter effectively - things to consider to make your letter writing more effective
The steps in letter writing  Structure of normal and persuasive letters
Style and tone - examples of appropriate and inappropriate style and tone
Practical tasks on style and tone - Words, sentences and paragraphs - how to select and use them
Practical tasks on words, sentences and paragraphs
Spelling and punctuation - the rules of spelling, and how to use punctuation effectively
Practical tasks on delegates' own written work Revising your writing - reviewing and proof-reading
Workshop summary and evaluation
Pre Course Work:
Collect and bring to the workshop some examples of letters, etc, that you have written recently, or plans that you have to writing a letter.



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