Develop the skills required to produce both formal and informal reports in a structured and professional style.
Suitable for: Anyone who needs to write reports
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No qualifications or experience is required.
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Duration: 1 Day
Business reports are important tools for helping managers to review situations and make commercial decisions based on the known facts. As a result, anyone in business could be asked to write a report at any time and often there is a need for the report to influence or persuade others. This course will develop the skills required to produce both formal and informal reports in a structured and professional style. It will also provide techniques to ensure that your reports are credible and convincing.
Course Designed For
This course is for anyone who needs to write reports and has had no previous formal training in the process. Delegates are encouraged to bring any existing reports to the course to critically review them.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Define the objectives of your report
- Select an appropriate report format
- Plan the report effectively
- Structure a report correctly, including referencing and labelling
- Use an appropriate writing style which is clear and concise
- Review and edit the report
- Write an action plan to support the development of your report writing skills in the workplace
The Purpose of the Report
- What are you trying to achieve?
- What is the scope?
- What are the constraints?
Structuring the Report
- Choosing headings
- Linking related information
- Annotating key points
- Attaching appendices
Formal and Informal Layouts
- Differences in structure
- Differences in content
- Using plain English
- Keeping your message clear and concise
- Using positive language
- Convincing your reader
- Assimilating material
- Organising information
- Defining the target audience
- Planning a logical sequence
Reviewing and Editing
- Have you achieved the objectives?
- Proof reading and layout
- Effective Communication
- Influencing, Persuading and Negotiating
- Conflict Management
- Writing for Impact
- Producing Effective Written and email Communication