Business Writing Training

Instructor-led business writing classes in Chicago and Los Angeles

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Effective Business Writing

Looking for a Business Writing Class in Chicago or Los Angeles?

On this 1-day Business Writing workshop participants will learn how to improve their business writing. They will learn step-by-step how to write more persuasive and effective emails, letters and sales proposals and create a more favorable impression of themselves and their organization. They will also learn to sharpen language, tone, style, spelling and punctuation whilst avoiding common writing mistakes.

Onsite Business Writing training available countrywide.

This course is interactive, fast-paced, fun, and full of tips and techniques you can use immediately.

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What's Included

  • Class certificate
  • Training materials
  • FREE repeat valid for 6 months


1 Day

9:00am - 4:30pm

Detailed Course Outline

Learning Objectives

  • Proper use of punctuation
  • Avoiding common spelling mistakes
  • Avoiding common errors in grammar and layout
  • Choosing words wisely
  • Writing effective emails and meeting agendas
  • Writing effective reports and proposals
  • Writing for special circumstances
  • Writing persuasively
  • Different writing styles for different audiences
Business Writing training classes

Lesson Summaries

  • Working with Nouns, Pronouns and Verbs
  • Identifying Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Deleting (Unnecessary) Redundancies
  • Recognizing Clichés
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Synonyms, Antonyms and Homonyms
  • Avoiding Sexist Language
  • Parts of a Sentence
  • Types of Sentences
  • Problematic vs. acceptable fragments
  • Run-ons
  • Comma Splices
  • The Basic Parts
  • Organization Methods
  • Forming Parallel Construction
  • Correct use of punctuation
  • The Basic Parts
  • Organization Methods
  • Identifying Communication Styles
  • Writing to Specific Styles
  • Ten Techniques for Effective Communication
  • Voluntary Learning Contract
  • The Basic Structure
  • Choosing a Format
  • Writing the Agenda
  • Types of email writing
  • Structure basics
  • Formal, Informal and Request
  • Styles of Business Letters
  • The Basic Structure
  • Choosing a Format
  • Define Report Subject
  • Choosing a Format
  • Research, Draft and Finalizing
  • Special Kinds of Business Writing
  • Conveying Bad News Tactfully
  • When the News Is Especially Sensitive
  • Writing Persuasively
  • Using the Motivated Sequence Outline

Our outlines are a guide to the content covered in a typical class. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular class.

Meet the trainers

We have a team of experienced business writing trainers

Class rating

Google 4.7 star By 516 trainees

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Where do your Business Writing classes take place?

We have two training centers, one located in Chicago (230 W Monroe, Suite 610, Chicago IL 60606) and the other in Los Angeles (915 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1800, Los Angeles CA 90017).

What are the Business Writing class times?

Our Business Writing classes start at 9.00am and finish at approximately 4.30pm. We take an hour lunch break around 12.15pm.

Can you deliver Business Writing training onsite at our location?

Yes, we service the greater Chicago and Los Angeles metros. We also provide onsite Business Writing training at client sites right across the country. Obtain a quotation for onsite Business Writing class.


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