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Business Report Writing Skills

Business Report Writing Skills



Business and report writing should be precise and succinct rather than creative; it stresses specificity and accuracy. Writing in a business environment requires writing with a unique purpose because you must assume that your audience has limited time in which to read it and is likely just to skim the document.

Your readers have an interest in what you say insofar as it affects their working world. They want to know the “bottom line”: the point you are making about a situation or problem and how they should respond.

Learn how to create business documents and reports that say what you mean and achieve the results you want. This course not only covers the basics of how to improve your writing skills but also how to achieve the right result from your written correspondence and business reports.

The purpose of this training course is to provide people with the skills to communicate accurately and effectively to their readers in business English.

Grasp the essential components of various types of reports and their formats. Delegates are shown how to plan, write and edit reports for use as executive decision-making tools, including validation in order to present credible reports for management evaluation.

  • Writing and improving the quality of business reports
  • Compiling reports to ensure that content and format are appropriate
  • Determining the focus of the report – deciding on correct content
  • How to select format and structure to meet the readers needs
  • Ensuring that the document sequence is logical and meaningful
  • Presenting information differently: text, graphs, tables, and diagrams
  • Organising and structuring a technical text appropriately
  • Presenting the same information in different ways

Workshop Outline

Different types of technical/business reports

  • Business reports
  • Technical background reports
  • Primary research reports
  • Business plans
  • Technical specifications

Before you start writing

Layout of reports

Writing the report

Using plain English: style

Using plain English: the mechanics

Use of numbered lists 

Useful tools


On-Site Workshops

  • All workshops are offered in-house at your offices to a minimum of 5 delegates
  • You provide the venue and refreshments, Front Foot supply all the workshop material

 Remote Workshops

  • All workshops are offered remotely to a minimum of 5 delegates
  • Front Foot supply all the electronic workshop material


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