Report Writing

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Anyone who needs to write business reports and present them verbally in a convincing manner, and who have to produce reports as part of their job, and want to find ways of making it easier
 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this programme, the participants will be able to:

  • Structure your report systematically using an efficient and established logical layout
  • Use powerful tools to significantly increase your creativity while putting your content together to prepare a report
  • Present your report with appropriate styles to achieve maximum impact without causing distraction
  • Deliver your content using a clear and effective language which is easy to read, understand and act on
  • Use a high impact and clear writing style that delivers your true meaning as quickly and effortlessly as possible
  • Write a condensed, yet effective summary of your report that highlights the importance of your report and encourages further reading
  • Write titles that make your readers excited about your content and encourage them to read the rest of your report
  • Phrase your sentences efficiently to persuade others for your product or idea
     

COURSE OVERVIEW & CONTENT

Many people find writing difficult. Some will do anything to avoid writing reports. This could largely be due to bad approach. Many people believe that writing starts from a blank page. Although possible, this is not an ideal approach as it is quite difficult to think of the whole material in your head and organise it before dumping it on paper.

This course aims to make writing easier for delegates by helping them focus on each of these smaller tasks individually and master them. The collection of these skills would then allow the delegate to write any text of any length with ease while increasing its impact and persuasiveness.
 

  • Report Writing Strategy
  • How People Read And What Are The Implications For An Author?
  • What Do You Need To Consider Before Writing?
  • What Is The Ideal Structure Of A Technical Writing Or Report?
  • How To Think Of Your Purpose To Make Your Writing Activity Easier?
  • What Is The Ideal Tense To Use In Report Writing?
  • When Should You Write In First-Person, Second-Person Or Third-Person?
     
  • Persuading Readers
  • What Are The Common Persuasion Tactics Employed By Authors?
  • What Are The Differences Between Direct And Indirect Approaches To Persuasion?
  • When Should You Go For Global View In Contrast With The Details?
  • When Should You Explain Complex Content In Contrast With Simple Content?
  • How To Sequence Your Content Based On Common Dimensions, Such As Urgency, Importance And Chronology?
     
  • Collecting And Organising Content
  • What Is The Most Effective Way To Prepare Content For Writing Reports?
  • How To Exploit The Visual Power Of Your Brain Through Mind Maps And Organise Your Content?
  • How To Increase Your Creativity Using Simple Yet Powerful Tools And Techniques?
     
  • Styling And Presentation
  • How To Use Headings?
  • How To Use Tables, Graphs, Bullet Points, Margins, Etc. To Enhance Your Message?
  • What Are The Most Effective Styles Such As Fonts, Font Sizes, Effects, Paginations And Line Spacing? How To Use These Styles To Make Your Message Clearer, Without Distracting The Reader Through Overuse Of These Effects?
     
  • Increasing The Impact Through Language
  • How To Deliver Your Message As Quickly And Clearly As Possible?
  • What Are The Common Techniques Employed By Professional Writers In Delivering An Engaging Text?
  • How To Make Your Message Viral?
  • How To Avoid Vague Writing That Can Lead To Misunderstanding?
  • How To Use Technical Terms To Serve Your Message?
  • What Is An Ideal Tone To Convince A Reader And Keep Him Engaged?
  • How To Sequence Your Statements To Make Them More Convincing?
     
  • Using Clear English
  • How To Increase The Clarity Of Your English Using Simpler Sentence Structures?
  • How To Use Action Verbs?
  • How To Warm Up The Reader Before Explaining Potentially Complex Topics?
     
  • High Impact Summaries
  • How To Structure Executive Summaries?
  • How To Plan Summaries To Get Best Results?
  • Which Areas Need More Focus And Are Read More Frequently?
     
  • Writing Titles That Grab Attention
  • How To Use Proven Formulas Used By Mass Media To Create Engaging Titles?
  • How To Create Catchy Or Descriptive Headlines?
     
  • Selling Your Ideas
  • How To Write To Sell?
  • How To Structure Your Text To Convince Your Audience Of Your Cause?
  • How To Appeal To Emotions?
     

TRAINING METHODOLOGY

Research shows that the best way to learn is by example. All sessions contain specific examples that show exactly how recommended guidelines can be implemented in practice. Examples of good and bad text are carefully constructed to show what works and what doesn’t, so delegates can quickly apply those guidelines while participating in training exercises and later to real-world scenarios.

  • Group Discussions
  • Group & Individual Exercises
  • Presentations
  • Self-Assessments
     

COURSE DURATION: TWO DAY

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