Put it in Writing: The Complete Communicator – The Art of Influence

Duration : 2 hours Course Level : Introductory Delivery Method : Online
Course Cost : £41.99

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Good business writing grabs the reader's attention and holds it. But poor written communication damages the reputation of a business and can lead to lost sales, missed opportunities, wasted time and a breakdown in communication.

Put it into Writing: The Complete Communicator - The Art of Influence explores the techniques needed to get a point across in writing clearly and persuasively. The course shows how to define the 'purpose of writing', how to plan writing to ensure key information is included, how to order points in a logical sequence and how to improve writing by fine tuning a first draft. By completing this short course, business staff will have valuable new skills to help them write more professional letters, emails, memos, reports, proposals and minutes.

This course is structured around a series of engaging video clips. Key messages are delivered with simplicity and impact, making learning more memorable.

Who is the course for?

Put It into Writing: The Complete Communicator - The Art of Influence is suitable for anybody who needs to produce written documents, but is unsure of how to get started, and how to get their point across clearly and persuasively.

This course is appropriate to any business sector, there are no formal entry requirements and employees do not require any prior experience.

What will you get from this course?

When you have completed this course you will be able to:

  • overcome the barriers to writing
  • identify the 'purpose of writing'
  • plan the content and structure of your document
  • produce easily-understood written documents
  • understand the importance of checking and proofing your work

Course features

This course takes you through the stages of planning and producing written documents that need to produce a response from the recipient. We follow Nisha as she coaches two of her colleagues who are respectively attempting to write a letter and an email. She explains the importance of uncovering the 'purpose of writing' and, from there, how to plan the structure, content and tone of their writing to ensure they influence their reader.

Set in everyday surroundings, the performers act out realistic situations in a light hearted and entertaining way that will help you recognise some common errors and understand how to correct them. The familiar settings will help you to apply the material to your own workplace.

Before you begin the course, you'll take a short test to help identify any knowledge gaps. As you work through the course, you'll be presented with simple exercises to check your learning. At the end there is a 15 question quiz to help sum up what you have learned.

You can start the course straight away and access it at any time, providing you have the use of a computer with an internet connection. The course is available for six months from the date first accessed.