Writing Reports and Proposals – The Next Level

Course Contents

Course Contents

Course Duration

One Day


This one-day workshop is intended to assist you in thinking not just about the format or words we use in our Report Writing, but to think about what our message is.   Who is our audience and what interests them?  Why should they bother to read this report?  How can we capture our audience and get the response we are looking for?

Writing must be clear, concise, complete, and correct. It must also convey your message in a courteous tone. The workshop will help you to identify the range of this kind of writing, the forms it takes, and the persuasive techniques it requires.

Target Audience

The course is aimed at those people who must write business reports in a professional manner that delivers the right message and the call to action.


This course assumes minimum of six months formal business writingexperience within this subject.

Course Contents

  • Overview of clear, concise, complete and correct writing
  • Readability index
  • The four stages of report writing
  • Planning reports: PAFEO
  • Knowing your audience
  • Getting your thoughts on paper
  • Editing and revising
  • Direct vs. indirect approach
  • Organisational strategies
  • Headings and subheading
  • Tables and graphs
  • Format for reports
  • Steps in the persuasion process

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Analyse their readers to have a greater understanding of their wants.
  • Understand their writing readability.
  • Proof their reports to ensure they are delivering the message in a professional manner
  • Format reports in order to make them more enticing to read
  • Review the use of Illustrations within the Report

Please bring along examples of your own business writing or reports, so you can review, edit and analyse throughout the day.

Course Bookings and Full Course Outline

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