Dress Up Your Thoughts With Style

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Private Class from

2400/day

(2 Days)

Introduction

"Style is the dress of thoughts.” – Lord Chesterfield

This workshop will help you write more effective business documents in a more efficient way. Write more clearly, more simply and more quickly. Learn the techniques for creating a transparent internal structure that connects your ideas logically and let the information flow within a sentence.

Take your writing to the next level with mastery of the both the fundamentals of English and the finer points of style. We will take you through the finer points of grammar to show you how to connect your ideas with style.

Finally, you’ll put your skills to work as you explore different kinds of business writing and paragraph writing.

MODULE 1 - DRESS UP YOUR WRITING
  • Know the audience and purpose
  • Word choice, sentence fluency and the writer’s voice
  • Identify your style of writing
  • What are the gaps in your writing style vs the fundamentals of grammar?
MODULE 2 - IMPROVE YOUR WRITING STYLE
  • Know the fundamental aspects of grammar and terminology
  • Know the difference between written and spoken communication
  • Recognising and using tone
  • Formal
  • Informal
MODULE 3 - HOW CAN THE FINER POINTS OF GRAMMAR HELP YOU?
  • Say what you mean with the right verb tense
  • Main verb tenses in relation to time
  • Continuous
  • Perfect
  • How to interpret the meanings of the different tenses
  • Express clearly with punctuations: The bolts and nuts of the language
  • Guidelines to punctuation
  • Express subjective viewpoints with modal verbs
  • Modal verbs and their meaning
  • Put your ideas into a flow
  • Techniques of creating a transparent internal structure
  • Connecting sentences
  • Sentence structure
  • Write sentences that sell the message
  • Enliven your writing with tone
  • Recognising and using tone
  • Varying tone with words and expressions
  • Varying tone using sentence structure and sentence length
MODULE 4 - IMPROVE YOUR WRITING WITH PROPER PARAGRAPHS
  • Purpose of paragraphs
  • Pattern of a paragraph
    • Lead sentence
    • Body of the paragraph
    • Concluding sentence
MODULE 5 - KEEPING IT REAL: REVIEWING YOUR STYLE
  • Participants bring their own writing to improve on the style using the techniques of the finer points of grammar
MODULE 6 - HONING YOUR SKILLS
  • Techniques of writing:
  • Letter
  • Email
  • Participants will enjoy group and individual work activities to write emails
  • based on scenarios relevant to the workplace

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