Learn the basics of

Writing for the workplace

This course is designed to take your business communication to the next level. After completing this course, the student should be confident in their abilities to communicate effectively within the workplace.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what is meant by plain language communication and be able to use it correctly
  • Explore the concepts of writing for the reader
  • Learn the rules of punctuation and grammar and put them into practise.
  • Discover the art of writing a proposal or business plan
  • Use all the skills taught in this course to greatly improve the way you communicate in the workplace in order to get what you need.
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MODULE 1

1.What is Plain Language communication?

This lesson is an introduction to the course and dives straight into the topic of plain language communication and how to use this in your everyday workplace writing.

2.Spelling, grammar and punctuation do matter

Join us for a brief back to school lesson covering the rules for writing that you should follow. We will explain a few of the more tricky aspects of writing that many people do not execute correctly.

3.How to write for today’s audience

Learn how to choose the most effective words to use when communicating with a specific reader. In this lesson you will learn how to write cleanly and express yourself clearly.

4.Developing a warm and professional writing style

Discover how to speak directly to the reader using personal pronouns. This lesson will cover some of the other things you can use in your witing to come across as a real person and not a robot.

5.Bringing the point upfront

Understand the importance of stating your point immediately and learn how to do this effectively. Never underestimate the power of a punchy descriptive heading in helping you get through to your readers.

6.Consistency is key

Learn how to be consistent with spelling and grammar in this lesson. We will cover other topics such as how to write currency, numbers and, dates. This lesson is all about striving for clean and clear writing.

7.Aim for a reader-friendly layout

Gain useful skills that will help you to keep your presentation reader friendly. We cover topics about what you need to say, how you should say it and especially how you present it to the reader.

8.Writing effective emails

Give your email communication a boost with the assistance of this lesson. This lesson will teach you how to write effective emails that will get you the response that you need without much fuss. You will learn how to check that your tone is appropriate and how to connect with the recipient before they have even opened your email.

1.Writing for meetings

After taking this lesson, you should be on your way to owning meetings. We will show you how to record minutes, create an agenda and write up the minutes in an accurate manner. This lesson is packed with all the things that meetings should be but, often are not.

2.Writing a punchy report

Explore all the different types of reports you will likely need to know. This lesson covers how to write reports, how to write summaries and how to package all the information in a neat and reader friendly format.

3.Writing a proposal

Discover the basics of writing an effective business plan or proposal. Pick up some skills that will enable you to always present high quality work such as editing and proofreading.

4.Choosing words to persuade

To put this lesson in plain language. This lesson is all about how to write in order to persuade the reader to act in a way you require.

5.Writing for social media

Unpack what is needed to become an online writing winner. Learn which platforms are best for your situation and learn the incredibly important skills needed to manage your profile and pages using effective writing.

6.Creating a wow presentation

Gain useful skills and tips from this lesson about how to create an exceptional presentation. From basic design to the words you choose, if you present a lot in your workplace, this lesson is bound to kick your skills up a notch.

7.When not to write

Identify when you should not be writing. This lesson unpacks when when to rather call, instead of emailing. Being able to come across as friendly even when you do not feel that way is a vital skill for your toolbelt.

8.Are you a skilled writer yet?

Test your brand new skills in this final lesson. We will go through some examples of different issues that have been identified in this course and, put our skills to the test by demonstrating you can identify and correct them.