Mistakes in grammar and punctuation are embarrassing, create a poor impression and can cost your business money. This course will fill the gaps in your knowledge and boost your confidence.
This course is for non-lawyers who find themselves having to draft, review or negotiate contracts. You should attend if you would like to know more about the nuts and bolts of English contract law including how to create a binding contract and the purpose of the key clauses in an agreement. We will explain some basics and address some pitfalls for the unwary.
Effective business writing
This course hones delegates’ business writing so that it is well planned, persuasive and makes the key points succinctly.
Most professionals prefer to use email to communicate. It’s quick and easy but there are some pitfalls. Readers are busy and emails risk getting swamped in their overloaded inboxes. You want your email to stand out, and be easy to read and digest. You also want to avoid the dangers that come with the use of email.
Our half-day course will give you the confidence that your minutes are a professional, accurate and readable summary of a meeting. Through discussion and exercises we will debunk and demystify the whole minute-writing process looking at the techniques needed before, during and after the meeting.
This course supports teams producing written proposals or pitches, perhaps in answer to a request for proposal, and often to a tight timetable. Although the written document often takes second place to the face-to-face session, it is still critical in creating the right impression of your business’s ability to deliver what the client is looking for. Come along if you write pitches or proposals and would like to refresh your approach and increase your hit rate.
This report-writing course is for anyone in business who wants to produce reports that impress, convince or persuade their colleagues or clients. All reports, whatever their purpose, need to be well researched, well organised and well written. The reader needs to be able to find the information that interests them, and quickly absorb the crucial points.
This course will enhance the skills of anyone writing copy for articles or client alerts for publication either in hard copy or (increasingly) online. We look at the whole process including deciding the topic, finding the “So what?” point and writing stylishly and persuasively.