Soft Skills

Writing reader-oriented reports

Writing Skills | Soft skills | Seminar

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Effective reports play a key role in many aspects of business – from R&D to auditing, quality management to HR. They support problem solving, decision making, planning and controlling. This seminar explains how to plan, structure, write and edit reader-oriented reports that generate results for you and your organization.

Who’s it for?

This highly practical seminar is aimed at participants who require the ability to plan, structure, write and edit reports that are tailored to the intended audience and deliver the desired result.

What are your outcomes?

By the end of the training intervention you will have:

  • placed your reader’s needs at the heart of your report-writing process
  • learned how to write clear, concise, complete and correct reports
  • built up a toolbox and reference library of model reports
  • developed the skills to edit your own reports
  • identified and removed individual weaknesses

What’s covered?

  • Writing with the end in mind—understanding your reader’s information needs
  • Applying the principles of effective writing to reports
  • Understanding the key controls of report writing
  • Applying, planning and structuring models (PRISM, SCQA)
  • Writing styles for specific audiences / specific report genres
  • Appreciating the detail of text required by non-expert readers
  • Writing value-added recommendations
  • Stating findings and opinions
  • Writing effective executive summaries
  • Eliminating the 7 sins of sloppy report writing
  • Applying a consistent approach to revising and editing
  • Putting principles into practice — applying learning to your own examples
Participant rating
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Investment:  € 2790
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“For your report to be effective it all comes down to knowing your reader and writing with them in mind. Your layout, your structure and your language then reflect this. During this seminar we’ll look at practical tools and processes to help you sharpen your impact. We’ll then transfer this to your specific situation.”

Sebastian Turnbull

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