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Writing Professional Reports

When your report reaches a busy manager’s desk, you are competing with the many other pieces of documentation and responsibilities that tie up the manager’s time and attention. You therefore need to make sure that the reports you send are inviting and persuasive to allow your reader to read the report through to the end. The ability to communicate information and findings effectively is a key skill. By mastering the skills of report planning, structuring and writing you will possess an additional competence that is valuable to yourself and your organisations business development.

Turning 'Theory' into 'Practice'?

Attending this highly practical course will give you the skills and techniques to plan, structure and write professional reports in a shorter time frame and get results.

Who should attend?

Individuals required to produce professional reports who would benefit from an organised and structured approach to report writing. Note: Participants are requested where possible, to bring an example of a report they have written at work. This will be treated in confidence.

Key areas to be covered in the programme and documentation

• Reviewing the basic rules of writing – clarity, brevity, accuracy
• The essential guide to grammar, punctuation, sentences and paragraphs
• Keeping your communication simple – avoiding jargon, clichιs and complicated vocabulary
• Applying a reporting structure – introduction, executive summary,main body, findings, financial information, conclusions, recommendations, references
• Presenting figures, diagrams, charts and graphs in reports
• Defining and understanding the aims and objectives of the report
• Clarifying the level of detail required
• Considering the time frame available and setting deadlines for completion
• Deciding on a reporting structure
• Outlining content of the report
• Having a systematic approach
• Focusing on the needs of the reader – making your message clear
• Researching, selecting and collating information
• Organising information into a logical sequence
• Cutting out the waffle – expressing yourself in a clear, concise and professional business manner
• Writing with conviction, creating an impact and keeping your report alive
• Presenting the report professionally – layout, headings, page numbering
• Proof-reading and editorial of report
• Reviewing the report – have you achieved your objective?
• Building on a template for all future reports
• Examples and practical exercises in report writing

Benefits to you

• Developing your own style of writing that is informative, professional and understood
• Researching, analysing and collating key information for your reports
• Producing clear, concise and effective reports that get your message understood
• Maximising technology and presenting your reports professionally
• Expanding your vocabulary and language skills and refining your writing skills

Companies already benefiting include:

Researching, analysing and collating key information for your reports

Duration of Course

1 Day Course

Course details

Please contact our office +44 203 002 3057 for any additional information about this course

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