What’s it about?
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.
Who should attend?
Anyone who has to produce reports for their business or for clients, whether reports to the board, to management, or to anyone else. You might be trying to persuade the company to take action, or you might want to communicate the results of some research. The course will help you to improve your writing skills by enabling you to:
- plan your work effectively, considering the audience
- use clear and persuasive language
- produce a report that looks good on the page and is easy to read
What does it cover?
- Aim and audience
- Planning your report:
- A four-stage approach
- The pyramid style of writing
- A template for an effective report
- Six techniques for persuasive report writing
The course can work particularly well if you’re producing a real report. We’re also happy to review your reports, or to edit them for plain language at short notice if need be. We’ve developed templates for some organisations to use after the session.
What do others say about the course?
“Absolutely invaluable. I cannot wait to get back to my desk to look at old reports to see how I would change them. I look forward to using these techniques.” (Business services professional, US firm)
“Entertaining, informative and knowledgeable” (Legal practice area head, national firm)
“Very enjoyable session. Interactive activities were good.” (Business services professional)
“Very clear and engaging. Very good presenter” (HR manager, US firm)
“All of it was useful. This course is fantastic. Cathy knows her stuff and generates real enthusiasm in the topic. Most userful training session I have been on.” (Secretarial manager)