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The Emerging Technologies Programme
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Executive Short Course

Business Writing Skills

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English is the language of international business and it’s vital for business people to adequately express themselves in spoken and written English.

Fees: £350 / R6 400 / $445 (includes tuition, instruction material, lunches and refreshments)

DURATION: 2 Days
SA / Botswana DATES: 3 - 4 Apr 2019
London / Ghana DATES: 21 - 22 Aug 2019
CAMPUSES: London, Botswana, Ghana, Durban, Cape Town
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Who should attend

  • Middle to senior managers
  • Team leaders
  • Purchasing managers
  • Sales managers
  • Marketing professionals
  • Entrepreneurs
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Course

Overview

Good business writing requires an understanding of the English lexicon and related syntactical structures and rules. In this highly interactive course participants will learn to apply the right vocabulary and grammar required to write clear and compelling emails, reports, proposals and CVs. Through extensive group work and a variety of practical exercises, participants will gain the writing skills essential for communicating eff ectively and achieving optimal business outcomes in English-speaking markets.
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Key

Focus Areas

  • The guidelines of business writing
  • The different purposes of sentences: declaratives, interrogatives and imperatives
  • Simple / compound / complex-compound sentences: clauses, coordinating conjunctions and collocations
  • Phonological and grammatical punctuation: pauses, emphasis and sentence structure
  • The registers of written English: formal, consultative and informal
  • Cover letter and CV writing skills: structure, adjectives and abbreviations
  • Email and letter writing skills: addressing, formulating content, concluding, signing off
  • Proposal writing skills: executive summary, statement of need, project definition and budget analysis
  • Report writing skills: title, summary, introduction, body, conclusion, appendixes
  • Memo writing skills: bullet lists, headings and calls to action
  • Common grammatical mistakes and how to avoid them
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How will you benefit?

At the end of the programme, you will be able to:

  • Construct meaningful simple, compound and complex-compound sentences
  • Construct sentences for specific purposes
  • Structure different types of written correspondence (emails, letters, reports, proposals, memos)
  • Use grammar structures and punctuation appropriately in diff erent types of business correspondence
  • Avoid common grammar mistakes
 
 
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