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Better Business Writing - Guildford

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The County Club

158 High Street

Guildford

GU1 3HU

United Kingdom

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Suitable for

People at all levels who want to produce clearer and more powerful written communication appropriate to their audience.Those who want to write in good style and tone for every type of document.

Objectives

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Confidently write having mastered the foundations of English grammar and punctuation

  • Avoid commonly misspelt words

  • Express yourself persuasively using plain English

  • Set the right ‘tone’ for the situation and subject

  • Plan documents so you say what you mean

  • Produce your first draft quickly

  • Write emails and letters that get results

Programme

Introduction & Workshop Objectives

Prioritising the Course Objectives

  • What writing are you doing now?

  • What would you like to achieve today?

The Fundamentals of Grammar for Business

  • Reviewing the principles and understanding the ‘building blocks’ of language

  • Tips for avoiding commonly misspelt words

  • Punctuation and how to use it properly, including the apostrophe

Using Plain English

  • Using plain English to acquire a more direct writing style

  • The techniques to make a document more ‘readable’

  • Active vs passive – when to use which one and why

  • Producing letters, emails and memos that are simple but not simplistic

Getting the ‘Tone’ Right

  • Keeping it direct but avoiding becoming too abrupt

  • How to avoid using condescending language

  • Using empathy effectively and at the right time in your writing

How to Plan the Document

  • Emails and letters

  • Using the correct layout

  • Structuring and sequencing the document effectively

Producing the First Draft ... FAST

  • Making sure the document says what you mean it to say

  • How to revise and produce a final draft

  • Final check – making sure the document is right

The Way Forward

  • Taking ideas back to the workplace and putting them into action

CPD Certified 6 Learning Hours, 6 Points


FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

ARRIVING BY TRAIN

  • Follow the pedestrian signs out of the station to Guildford town centre. Walk down Bridge Street with the flow of traffic, towards the back of the Friary Shopping Centre which you will see in the near distance in front of you down the hill.

  • Turn right at the Friary Centre and walk around the outside of the building – at the corner you will see on the opposite side of the road Nandos restaurant. Cross over and walk down between the shops until you come to the end of the mall. On the opposite side of the road facing you is the Halifax Building Society

  • Turn left and walk up the High Street. The County Club is a 2 minute walk up the hill on the right hand side, just after Sainsbury’s.

  • Please report to the reception on arrival where we will meet you to take you to the training room.


DRIVING INTO GUILDFORD

  • We recommend leaving the A3 at the exit for the University, Hospital and Cathedral. Follow the signs for the Town Centre and turn left at the rear entrance to the Railway Station. Turn right at the mini-roundabout and follow the slip road into the Farnham Road car park

  • The pedestrian exit from the car park is on the 5th floor. Turn right out of this exit and cross the road (there are pelican crossings further down the hill). Walk with the flow of traffic down Bridge Street, towards the back of the Friary Shopping Centre which you will see in the near distance in front of you down the hill

  • Turn right at the Friary Centre and walk around the outside of the building – at the corner you will see on the opposite side of the road Nandos restaurant – cross over and walk down between the shops until you come to the end of the mall. On the opposite side of the road facing you is the Halifax Building Society

  • Turn left and walk up the High Street. The County Club is a 2 minute walk up the hill on the right hand side, just after Sainsbury’s.

  • Please report to the reception on arrival where we will meet you to take you to the training room.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact us by emailing info@gbclearning.co.uk or calling 020 7256 6668.

What's the refund policy?

Full refund up to 14 days before course. Substitute a delegate at any time up to previous day by phone or email to let us know the new delegate's name

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes please.

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The County Club

158 High Street

Guildford

GU1 3HU

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

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