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Writing Engaging Reports and Proposals that Win your Audience Over

Writing Engaging Reports and Proposals that Win your Audience Over

Course Length:

6 hours (1 day)

Learning Objectives

  • Prepare reports and proposals that inform, persuade, and provide information
  • Review your work so that it is clear, concise, complete, and correct
  • Apply these skills in real work applications

Target Student

If you have to write reports for a variety of purposes and in any range of formats, then this course is for you. Increase your efficiency by learning the methods that will help you write reports on such things as product analysis, inventory, feasibility studies, or just about anything else. Build on the writing skills you already have. Although not a requirement, it would be even more helpful if you have already completed our Business Writing That Works course before taking this class.

Course Outline

You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.


The Stages of Report Writing

This session will introduce the four stages of report writing: investigating, planning, writing, and revising.


The First Stage – Investigating

The first step is to gather the information for your report. In this session we will give participants some guidelines to ensure that what they gather is accurate.


The Second Stage – Planning

Next, participants will learn how to plan a report based on information gathered during the first stage.


The Third Stage – Writing

This session will give participants some ways to ensure that their writing is clear, concise, complete, and correct.


The Fourth Stage – Revising

In this session, participants will learn about the importance of revision, including spelling and grammar checks.


Using Headings

This session will provide a brief introduction to organizing a report.


Charts and Graphs

Next, participants will learn the right way to add charts and graphs to their report.


The Proposal

During this session, participants will learn how writing a proposal is different from writing a report. Participants will also review the ten steps to successful proposal writing.


Persuasion

This session will look at finishing touches for a report, including steps in the persuasion process, how to design your message, and how to deal with tough questions.


Practical Application

To summarize all that they have learned, participants will peer edit each others’ work.


Giving Credit

This final session will focus on documentation methods and styles.


Workshop Wrap-Up

At the end of the workshop, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.

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Writing Engaging Reports and Proposals that Win your Audience Over

Upcoming Classes

All Public classes are held online
with a live instructor
Dates Price Qty
June 7, 2024
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
$595.00 Online
December 16, 2024
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
$595.00 Online
March 28, 2025
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
$595.00 Online
* Applicable taxes will be applied on checkout

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This course comes with

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