Power Writing Skills for Executives and Managers


About this Course

A company’s dependability and professionalism is often assessed from its written communication. Therefore, it is essential that anyone who is required to communicate in writing or handle written documents be trained to deal systematically with the written word.


Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to;

  • Plan and organise their document
  • Express ideas to suit the audience and purpose
  • Use specific tools as guidelines for writing
  • Identify and avoid the common errors in writing
  • Apply the principles in writing business correspondence

Target Audience

Managers, Executives and Professionals who need to develop the skills of writing good business letters, e-mails, memos, reports and proposals as well as those who have to vet their subordinates’ writing.


Two days


The Process of Composition: Planning and Organisation

  • Principles of Effective Writing
  • The POWER© Tools of Writing
  • How to Plan Your Writing
  • Assessing the Writing Situation
  • Reader Analysis
  • Identifying the Purpose for Writing
  • Deciding on the Tone of Voice
  • Deciding How to End
  • Inductive and Deductive Approaches
  • Ascending and Descending Outlines
  • Planning and Organising Reports
  • Writing From an Outline
  • Writing the First Draft

The Writing Process: Writing Emails, Letters, Faxes and Memos

  • Clarity in Thought and Writing
  • Parallel Structures
  • Mistakes in Usage
  • Jargon
  • Using Appropriate Phrases
  • How to Make the Tone of Writing Work for You
  • Positive and Negative Writing
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Avoiding Ambiguity
  • Email Etiquette
  • Using Contractions and Abbreviations

A Review of Grammatical Principles

  • Grammar for Professional Writing
  • Coming to Grips with the Parts of Speech

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