Business Writing Skills

In this fast-paced, high tech-age, communication flows from cell phones to video-conferencing to SMS and emails. With so much emphasis on instantaneous interaction, the need for power-packed writing abilities is even greater than ever. The stream of communication is flowing faster and faster, which means that the information flowing on it must be focused, concise, accurate and compelling. All your written communication reveals your commitment to professionalism and excellence. This practical workshop will explore the window of your written record.

Introduction to business writing
• The language of business correspondence
• One chance at creating the right impression

Writing skills
• Techniques in correspondence: structure, planning, writing and editing
• Establish the target audience?
• What needs to be said?
• How should it be written?
• Sentence structure and layout
• Style and tone
• Getting to the point
• Business vs. social correspondence
• Corresponding to inform or persuade
• Responding to complaints
• Handling different documents
• Grammar
- Spelling, punctuation, grammar
- Slang, jargon

Writing etiquette
• Correct modes of address
• Formality vs. informality
• Appropriate vs. inappropriate language

Email correspondence and etiquette

Included: Facilitation, training manual, E-certificate, lunch,

Contact Details

Contact Person: 

Michelle or Kirsten
Course Details

Course Duration: 

8 hours (1 day)


R 2500 p/person excl VAT

Course fee Includes: 

includes training, material, lunch, refreshments, feedback report & E-certificate p/person