Business Writing for Administrative Professionals

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Meet the challenge of writing business correspondence. This seminar will give you the skills you need to write and edit all types of documents...and win the confidence of your boss.Does your boss feel comfortable turning to you with writing assignments? And, once the project is yours, how do you get started? How do you gain the confidence to stare down the blank page? Is your grammar up to snuff? What's the right tone for your business correspondence? Now gain the skills and techniques you need to write and edit all types of documents and win the confidence of your boss.

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  • Onsite

How You Will Benefit

  • Master the principles of good grammar and punctuation
  • Organize and wr…

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Meet the challenge of writing business correspondence. This seminar will give you the skills you need to write and edit all types of documents...and win the confidence of your boss.Does your boss feel comfortable turning to you with writing assignments? And, once the project is yours, how do you get started? How do you gain the confidence to stare down the blank page? Is your grammar up to snuff? What's the right tone for your business correspondence? Now gain the skills and techniques you need to write and edit all types of documents and win the confidence of your boss.

Also Available as:
  • Onsite

How You Will Benefit

  • Master the principles of good grammar and punctuation
  • Organize and write memos, minutes and procedures
  • Confidently write and ghostwrite for your boss(es), using appropriate style and tone
  • Learn how to write effective email
  • Understand the entire writing process
  • Write effective letters for all occasions
  • Save time through proven tricks of the trade
  • Gain recognition as your boss’s backup and representative—become the “office writing expert"

What You Will Cover

  • Basic formats—and when to use them
  • Ten principles for readability
  • Letters that get results: four techniques for power and persuasion
  • Using your writing to gain recognition
  • Understanding your reader and selecting the appropriate approach; handling criticism
  • How to turn dictation into a readable document
  • Using mind-mapping to help you get started

Extended Seminar Outline

Print this page Extended Seminar Outline Seminar #2296 Learning Objectives
  • Understand the Basic Guidelines and Rules of Today’s Business Writing
  • Learn Proofreading and Editing Techniques
  • Learn How to Write Letters That Are Clear and Understood by Your Reader
  • Recognize the Different Types of Memos, Letters and Email

Writing Overview

  • Pinpoint the Basics of Business Writing
  • Understand Today’s Reader
  • Clarify Ideas

Formulas for Editing, Proofreading, and Rewriting

  • Understand Basics of Grammar
  • Eliminate Unnecessary Language
  • Edit and Proofread Effectively

Letters That Get Results

  • Organize Letters Effectively
  • Convey a Warm, Personal Tone

Winning on Paper—Strategies for Success

  • Vary Your Sentence Length and Structure
  • Subordinate Secondary Ideas
  • Highlight Key Ideas
  • Design Your Page Effectively
  • Gain Recognition through Your Writing

Memos and Minutes

  • Organize Logically
  • Select a Winning Tone
  • State Opinions or Pinpoint Problems
  • Write Effective Procedures
  • Summarize Effectively

Tricks of the Trade

  • Write for Your Boss
  • Write Disciplinary Communications
  • Become "the Office Writing Expert"
  • Apply Time Management Techniques to Writing
  • Create a Style Manual for Your Office

Who Should Attend

Administrative assistants, administrative support personnel, office managers and executive secretaries/assistants interested in improving their business writing skills.
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