This Professional Business Writing Training Course provides you with the knowledge and techniques to plan, design and structure a diverse range of business documents including emails, proposals, reports and newsletters for greater clarity and impact.

The PD Training Business Writing Course will benefit employees at any level in the organisation. This course has a strong focus on writing effective email and other standard business documents for better readability, ensuring that messages are communicated concisely and clearly. Learn skills like how to structure letters and proposals, constructing sentences and paragraphs, proofreading and editing techniques and much more.

Our Professional Business Writing training course is great for all staff and more fun than you think. Attend a course today or have a trainer come to your workplace in Brisbane, Sydney, Parramatta, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide or Perth.

Business Writing Training - 2018
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Your Learning Outcomes
Business Writing Training - 2018

In this course participants will:
  • Understand and apply the six principles of good writing
  • Clearly define the purpose of your writing
  • Understand how your personal style influences your writing
  • Learn to write for a broad audience
  • Understand how to plan your writing
  • Explore the essential elements of language structure and grammar using plain English
  • Learn how to write concisely and persuasively to convey emotion and meaning
  • Understand the importance of editing and proof reading
Duration: 1.0 day course

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Reviews

Business Writing Training - 2018 Reviews:

"Louise was a great trainer and very enthusiastic and made training enjoyable."

The Swatch Group (Australia) Pty Ltd

 

"I found the course met all my expectations. The trainer was awesome."

"Our trainer, Lou, was particularly good and knowledgeable. The training day was very good due to her."

Structerre Consulting Engineers

 

"The most helpful tip was to have a cheat sheet of commonly mis-spelt words and set up email templates."

Metcash Trading (IGA)

 

"Our trainer was fantastic and I would definitely recommend him for future course. I would of loved this to have been a full day course as personally I received a lot from it. Looking forward to the next course!"

AirServices Australia

 

"Ron was a great trainer, the session was interactive and engaging. Ron enabled us to take away new skills and apply them in a business environment."

AUB Group

 

"Really good training ...Instructor gave a lot of information and made it really enjoyable."

PSMA Australia

 

"I found the trainer to be very engaging and entertaining. The content was useful too. I hoped to do more on informal and formal language, but otherwise I will be using what I learnt in every day tasks."

Costa's

 

"While going through the training material, our trainer helped put his own experiences and knowledge into a context which was easy to relate to and understand coherently. The small group number helped to build direction of learning to areas which needed assistance the most for each participant."

Gensuite Pacifica

 

"Over all I found the course excellent, thanks to Troy he made you question things that you thought you knew."

MSF Sugar

 

"This is one of the best course I have been to and exceeded my expectations. I have done a course with you before and this one was offered for free, I was expecting it to be average or bad and wow, I'm impressed. I will carry the tips of the learning with me forever, things that are really useful and will never be forgotten. Will be my pleasure to recommend this course at any opportunity."

ANZ

 

"A good small group training session, we did have a good asking questions time for each models."

AgriExchange Pty. Ltd.

 

"Course content and session was very practical and applicable to my work."

Equity Trustees

 

"I absolutely love the teacher, who showed passion and knowledge at the highest level I have ever experienced."

Teachers Mutual Bank

 

"Trainer was awesome. She utilised break times to respond to individual queries and provided useful feedback. Course content can be made a little more challenging. Overall, it was a great course!"

Labtek

 

"Jen was an excellent trainer and facilitator, and very responsive to our needs. Would attend training again specifically to have her as a trainer."

 

"Jen's enthusiasm and generosity was really fantastic. She worked really hard to make the course relevant to all the different levels and experiences of the participants. The most valuable part of the course for me was the information about writing a clear and effective email, as this is a fairly new form of communication for me. What the course delivered for me was a change in perspective about how we write in business, and a shift in focus to thinking about what the audience needs from not just the content of your writing, but the structure."

"Great trainer, very skilled!"

Diabetes Australia National Office

 

" The trainer was good and did her best to tailor the content to our situations and relevant roles/workplace contexts, and I liked her workshop-style training."

SS&C Solutions Pty Ltd

 

"The course was very informative for me, Troy deliver the content of the course with Gusto and passion, clear and desisted. There was a lot to absorber in a short time frame. Troy Tailed each section to each for us witch helped us though the day and we achieved our Golds too."

Hansen Yuncken

 

"The course really makes you think about what you are actually writing and well you are actually communicating the message to the reader."

Jemena

 

"Very well set out and timed, the day had momentum with no dull moments. Interest was held for the whole day."

"The training was very engaging and helpful - made me see things clearly for best practice at work. I also met new colleagues whom I enjoyed collaborating with."

"This was one of the best one-day training courses that I have done."

"It all tied in very well, great course. Will send more of my team on this course."

Deakin University

 

"Very positive energy and knowledge exhibited by trainer. Created a relaxed environment and very approachable. Congratulations on such a fine delivery thoroughly enjoyed it."

Latrobe Health Services

 

"This was a 2 day course that was stuffed into 3 hours. The trainer, however, was excellent; he was very knowledgeable about the subject matter and was very good at facilitating learning."

Sharman from ALTC

 

"Very beneficial course and gained some updates in my writing that I have not done for many years along with some information I was not aware of. Thanks again to Mark and was a very informative and enjoyable morning."

Defence - Latchford Barracks

 

"I appreciated the trainer understood Defence has its own template documents and he spent no time but concentrated on the "Mechanics" as he called it. Spelling, grammar and various other often misunderstood and practiced skills. I found this course very helpful."

ALTC

 

"Great teacher, great material, fun, engaging activities, very satisfied."

"I thought that the course was really helpful! It's good to get a refresher and consider how we communicate."

Evolve Research

 

"Course was well run and very enjoyable. Course was a good refresher and lead in to some additional training/work I have coming up."

Sedgman Limited

 

"The course itself was great, I was hoping for it go a little more indepth in writing structures, but a lot was covered in the time frame."

Shine Lawyers

 

"I was impressed with how I managed the course and that was due to the professional and knowledgeable approach and presentation. This course will enable me to improve my work skills. Thank you."

Individual Course Participant

 

"The trainer - Peter is very professional. The venue & food are very good as well. I really enjoyed & interested in with the Business Writing Training course. Thanks very much PD Training."

Evo Metalworks

 

"Pete was great! Really enjoyed my time and learnt important points that will help me with my work."

Much More Than Money Pty Ltd

 

"Overall the course was good."

DCCS Training

 

"It's great that the trainer identify and was able to respond my queries intelligently."

Shire Of Narrogin

 

"David Davenport was a fantastic tutor and was easy to discuss ideas with and get along. At times I felt that the content was more geared towards students who speak English as a second language based on the varied ethnicities of the students. Regardless, this made for an enriching learning environment."

TSA Management (Vic) Pty Ltd

 

"I really appreciated that Leigh was able to tailor the learning to our classes needs. We each had areas that we were struggling with and he was able to provide some extra assistance in these areas. His passion for teaching was infectious and I look forward to using my new skills in writing.

Zoos South Australia

 

"Excellent course.

Red Chilli Chinese restaurant

 

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Russell my "acct manager" was great, easy to work with and responsive to my needs. it was great having one contact. I also needed to call for IT support with my logon. the team there were very responsive as well. Your pricing is very competitive. We will be using PD Training again. Will talk to Russell as I may have a need for 35 students to attend a course that we may need to alter. thank you.
Department of Veteran Affairs
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Michaela was absolutely excellent and the course was quite thorough. I was also impressed that pdtraining was able to customise the course to tailor it to our company. Great work!
Ibis World
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Our trainer was great. She was very knowledgeable and related the material to our specific needs.
Australand
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Gordana is an excellent trainer and our management team gave me fantastic feedback on her method and the content. Highly recommended.
Australand
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I loved the workshop, it was very informative and learnt a lot from the day.
Capricornia Division of General Practice
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This course was informative and very well executed.
Capricornia Division of General Practice
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I have not enjoyed a course so much for a very long time. Michaela's style of instructing was great; the use of charts as opposed to the standard PowerPoint presentation was refreshing and engaging. I would attend any course in which Michaela was the presenter.
Australian Home Care
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The course was very good and I did feel that we were all able to make a contribution to the class.
Australian Home Care
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Trainer was great. I found her easy to follow and very knowledgeable.
Australian Home Care
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Great training, great trainer. I really enjoyed it.
Australian Home Care
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Michaela was an exceptional trainer her hands on method was engaging and ensure all participants understand each topic. I have suggested this course to the wider groups in my company as I feel we all can learn/get a refresher on internal and external etiquette of writing.
Adshel
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I did gain knowledge and have already noticed improvement in my writing, only two days after attending the training.
Honda Australia Pty Ltd
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Thanks for the Business Writing Course. It was everything I expected. The venue was great and I will look into more courses with pdtraining.
Australian Red Cross
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This was a fantastic day of training! Thank you to Lorna for going into all of the details and subjects that were specific to our needs.
ATPM
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The course and content was great. Really applicable to my work requirements and learning. Highly Recommended!
Readify
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Trainer was brilliant. Tailored the course to the needs of the group. Very pleasant and enjoyable course.
Cortona Resources Limited
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Michaela was an amazing trainer could not fault her at all. By far the best training course I have ever attended.
CarSales
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A very user friendly system. Thanks.
Goulburn Murray Water



Course Outline
Business Writing Training - 2018

Download Business Writing Training - 2018 Course Outline

Foreword:

Writing is a key method of communication in both your personal and professional life.

In this Professional Business Writing Training Course, participants will be exposed to fundamentals such as spelling, grammar and punctuation as well as more advanced skills like document layout and publishing requirements.  You'll also learn skills like how to structure common business documents, what key elements should be included and how to conduct proofreading and peer reviews to find and remove common errors.

Attendees will also learn how to approach a variety of business documents including emails, proposals, executive summaries, reports and agendas, providing you that extra level of professionalism when creating internal and external written communications.

Business Writing Training - 2018 - Lesson 1
Getting Started
  • Pre-Assignment Review
Business Writing Training - 2018 - Lesson 2
Writing with Professional Impact
  • Spelling Basics
  • Grammar Basics
  • Building a Quick Reference Guide
Business Writing Training - 2018 - Lesson 3
Structuring Sentences for Effectiveness and Readability
  • Sentence Structure Explained
  • Punctuation Explained
  • Sentence Variations
Business Writing Training - 2018 - Lesson 4
Creating Paragraphs with Persuasive Power
  • Parts of a Paragraph
  • Organisation Techniques
  • Paragraph Transition
Business Writing Training - 2018 - Lesson 5
Writing Emails for Success
  • The Golden Rule Number 1
  • Make the most of your prime email-estate
  • Effective Subject lines
  • Write Descriptive Subject Lines
  • Introduction – Body – Conclusion
  • Grammar and Acronyms
  • Email Style
Business Writing Training - 2018 - Lesson 6
Writing Proposals
  • Proposal Structures
  • Key Elements to Effective Proposals
  • Information Not Required
Business Writing Training - 2018 - Lesson 7
Writing Reports
  • Various Reports Structure
  • Key Elements of a Useful Report
  • Tables, Graphs and Images
  • Avoid Common Errors
Business Writing Training - 2018 - Lesson 8
Proofreading and Finishing - Avoid the Cringe
  • Proofreading Techniques
  • Using Peer Reviews
  • Printing and Publishing Tips
 
Business Writing Training - 2018 - Lesson 9
Other Types of Documents
  • Requests for Proposals
  • Projections
  • Executive Summaries
  • Business Cases
Business Writing Training - 2018 - Lesson 10
Wrapping Up
  • Words from the Wise
  • Parking Lot
  • Action Plans and Evaluations

In-House Training We’ll focus on what matters most to you and tailor to your context


Delivery Options for In-house training

1-hour Motivator
one hour motivator
3-hour Power Sessions
3 hour power session
Full-day training
full day training
Conferences
Conferences
At your workplace At your workplace
In our Training Rooms In our Training Rooms
 In our Online Training  Room - the HIVE In our Online Training Room

We’ll make things easier so you can focus on adding more value

We provide the Trainng Management Centre which takes care of a heap of things before, during and after training.
(Let us know if there’s parts you don’t want to use)

Invites people to training

(So you don’t have to)

Generates Sign in Sheet

(So you don’t have to)

Generates Branded Flyer

If you if you want to ‘promote’ internally

PDF’s of Certificates

(can be co-branded with your logo)

Collects and Reports feedback

(So you don’t have to)

Complete Results Dashboard

(including trainer insights)


What are people going to do differently?

At the completion of training participants are encouraged to create an action plan, and invite an accountability buddy via their Orgmenta App.

In your Training Management Centre you have transparency to the action plans so you can see what people are going to do differently.

Want to get clear on impacts and measure success? Our system and expert consultants support you.


Our systems and people make it easy to identify how you’ll be able to measure impacts,
and then report on the success in the weeks or months after training.

Do you already have systems and wish they were automatically up to date?

It’s surprisingly easy to make it so that your system can automatically be up to date with all the training record details you need.

More than just a training provider - we are your Learning and Development Partner, we look forward to working with you, talk to one of our friendly expert consultants today.

Embed Learning A great training course is only the beginning to lasting change.

To help you get lasting change from training we engage your participants

Before training

Pre course activity & chat with the trainer about personal learning goals

During training

At the course conclusion participants are encouraged to add an action plan and select an accountability buddy

After training

  • Participants can access course materials and extension content + more
  • If they picked an accountability buddy, they will have that meeting as well

We welcome your participants for Refresher Training on our public classes at no cost for 12-months (subject to availability)

All made easy via our orgmenta participant app

More ways we can help achieve lasting change include:

1. Make it Stick Packs - 6 months of 10-15 minute activities to run at meetings

Designed to be easy to use for Team Leaders, Managers, Trainers or other nominated Learning Champions these packs have 6 simple and quick activities to reinforce learning from the original course.

When you choose this option, we provide your nominated Learning Champions with a 3-hour session in how to run the activities so they have the resources and confidence to integrate these into your normal team meetings or as stand alone lunch 'n' learn sessions.

Make it Stick packs are available for all PDT Signature Series courses.

2. Follow-Up Coaching by our Trainers

Our Trainers can come back onsite and run coaching and reinforcment sessions for your team members. These sessions are most commonly 90-minutes long, and are designed to help people share and collaborate, helping them gain insights and confidence to apply what they learned so you see value from the investment in training with a lasting change.

Our purpose is to deliver lasting impact, and we believe this is a powerful step in achieving lasting change, so to encourage you to give your people that extra opportunity to really see change, if you book a follow up session within 90-days of the original course date, we’ll come back onsite for 1/2 price.

3. Physical Products - visual reminders to keep key concepts alive

Many of the 'aha' moments in courses can come from the increased awareness of ourselves and our colleagues, these come through the REACH Profiles that is integrated into many of our courses.

The insights lead us to better recognise our tendencies and strengths, understand how to be more mindful of adapting to the needs and preferences of our team and our customers.

The insights are put into practice by appreciating the benefits of our diversity and either learning to adapt or implementing a strengths-based management approach.

We have a great range of high quality products that can keep these impactful moments top of mind back in the workplace.

REACH to my Team
Visualizer / Reminder

The REACH Team Visualizer/Reminder can be used in multiple ways in both training and in the office. When displayed in a high traffic area REACH will be kept top of mind. Below are guidelines for use of the REACH Team Visualizer / Reminder which is also in downloadable format.

The REACH Team Visualizer / Reminder comes in two sizes of A0 841 x 1189 mm and A1 594 x 841 mm and is made from a sturdy 5mm corflute.

REACH to my Team Visualizer / Reminder guidelines for use

  • For this activity the simplest way to plot all participants on the REACH Grid is by generating TEAM Insights Report from the REACH Ecosystem which will give the position of everyone participating.
  • Place the REACH Team Visualizer / Reminder on a flat surface, preferably a wall, where it is clearly visible. Ask participants to mark their REACH position on the grid with a sticky dot. Recommend that participants put their initials on the sticky dot so they can easily locate themselves later. Each person’s REACH can revealed one at a time in a group activity. This allows for everyone to identify the dynamic that they will have with each other. Are they in the same quadrant or are the polar opposites? How do they "REACH" each other?
  • When you construct this activity with participants who have not seen their REACH score, they begin to develop a sense of self-awareness and their blind spots as well as of those around them.
  • The REACH Team Visualizer / Reminder is a powerful way to keep Team Dynamics and REACH alive. It can be revisited on a regular basis, people can be added, removed or moved by simply adding, removing or moving dots.
Download REACH Team Dynamic Visualiser guidelines

Keep it Alive
REACH Cubes

REACH Cubes are designed to build empathy and grow an appreciation for thinking differently. They encourage productive and positive interactions in the workplace, workshop or personal development sessions. They can be used in any creative way to grow REACH and below we have provided two recommended activities for use. The REACH Cubes pack comes with 4 REACH Cubes one representing each REACH Quadrant. Each REACH Cube is 7.5 cm squared and are made from durable EVA Foam.

Keep it Alive REACH Cubes Activity 1 – Thinking Outside the Square

When people are participating in activities during REACH workshops, training or personal development sessions provide each participant with a REACH Cube and ask them to complete the activity or interaction Thinking and Behaving based on what REACH Cube was provided to them.

Are they the Advisor focused on detail and doing?

or a Coach focused on People and Action?

This brings a whole new level of empathy building and appreciation for the strength of thinking differently.

Keep it Alive REACH Cubes Activity 2 – Grow Your REACH in your space

After REACH has been introduced using the REACH Training continue to keep REACH alive in the workplace by providing each person with a set of 4 REACH cubes to take back to their work space.

Personal REACH and the REACH of their colleagues can be grown by using these cubes on a regular basis with these great ideas:

The Desk Stack:

Stack your REACH Cubes on your desk and on top of the stack place the cube that is reflecting your current REACH zone. Ensure that you have the side that says “Thanks for dropping by, right now I am in my __________ quadrant” facing outward so those approaching your work space know how you are feeling and acting at that current time. This is designed to help those around you recognise different behaviours/responses they may or may not receive from you based on the situation and REACH zone.

Think Before I Act:

Use your REACH Cubes to be mindful of your interactions with others. Whilst interacting use the cubes to review your behaviours and actions. Take up the cube of the quadrant you currently feel you are in and review these sides: Think before I act: Is this what I need to be right now? Flip the cube over to the side of the profile overview and think about the style in which you are Communicating, Conflict-handling, Delegating etc. Is this what you need to be to REACH the person you are interacting with? If not find the REACH Cube that best suits the situation and maximises your REACH with that person and use the profile overview to help guide your interaction.

Download REACH Cubes Activity File

Learn to REACH
Labels

Learn to REACH Labels are a great low-cost substitute for the REACH Caps or REACH Cubes or the more physically interactive REACH Floor Mat. They work well in small and large team activities and can be used as a quick way to identify how others act and think through a different quadrant that is not theirs. They can learn to appreciate the different communication, conflict handling, delegating, planning and learning styles of others and through this increase their REACH.

The REACH Labels are made of a high quality fabric sticky labels that are designed to last all day training sessions.

These work well after training when stuck to people’s monitors or workstations.

View all of the REACH Training and reinforcement products Here
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