Professional Report Writing Techniques Workshop by Sri Devi Panchacharam
Date: 4 & 5 June 2018 (Monday & Tuesday)
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Venue: Sunway Putra Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Introduction:
There is no escape; report writing is inevitable at any stage of one’s career. How difficult can writing a report be? Well, pretty easy, but most people fall prey to the top 10 mistakes made when penning down their thoughts in the form of a formal report. Hence, a lot of essential information is lost.

Business reports are a company’s primary tool to disseminate information and support critical decision-making ideas. A well-written report is one’s best advocate for almost any course. It takes a great amount of skill and practice to communicate information in a document. This course has been designed exclusively to coach participants on writing a report with ease and great style, whilst learning the secrets of writing a perfect report.

Objectives:
Upon completion of this training programme, participants will be able to:

• Analyse their audience and tailor the content to their specific needs
• Gather data efficiently and select the relevant information for the readers
• Use best practice in structuring the document by using a number of easy-to-learn report-writing techniques
• Avoid the top-10 catastrophic mistakes made during report writing • Ensure that their reports are well-structured
• Create reports that flow logically and look professional
• Assess the best places to use graphics, and choose the right image to support your content
• Produce reports that enhance the image of both the report writer and the organisation
Program Content:
Module 1: Clarifying the Purpose
• A Report Should Be: The 4 Cs’
• Types of Reports
• Criteria of Reports
• Expressing the Objective of the Report

Module 2: Analysing the Audience
• The Types of Audience
• Developing Audience Awareness
• Satisfying Mixed Readerships

Module 3: Planning the Report
• Planning the Structure
• Brainstorming
• Organising Information into an Outline
• Formatting
• The Common Mistakes with Formatting

Module 4: The Data Collection Process
• Collecting and evaluating information
• Deciding what information is relevant
• Deciding the level of detail to include is easier when you’ve analysed your audience
• Primary & Secondary Data Collection

Module 5: Developing your style
• Some of the Greatest Mistakes Made: Popular Real Life Cases
• Using the Right Active & Passive Voices
• The Hook
• The Concept of Story Grammar
• British & American Spelling
• Common Mistakes Made with Grammar & Spelling

Module 6: The Draft
• The Drafting Process
• Methodology
• Headings & Sub-headings
• The Importance of Using Visuals
• Coherence & Cohesion
• Referencing

Module 7: Front & End Matters of the Report
• Writing a Great Executive Summary
• Cover Page & Title Pages
• Appendices

Module 8: The Finale
• The Final Glance Over
• Proof-reading
• Spell check
• The Final Report Checklist
Methodology:
• Classroom Lectures • Individual & Group Activities • Indoor Experiential Learning Activities • Report Vocabulary Games • Mock Report Practice Sessions
Who Must Attend:
Anyone who produces reports and needs them to be understood and acted upon.
Investment Fees:
RM1,888.00 + 0.00% GST per participant (Standard Fee)
RM1,588.00 + 0.00% GST per participant (Early Bird Fee, register by 28 May 2018)

Group incentive: Register 3 participants from the same organization, the 4th participant is FREE. (Buy 3 Get 1 Free)
Registration:
There are 3 methods to register for this training:
  1. Kindly click here for online registration. Register Now.
  2. Kindly download this registration form, and fill up all the particulars. Please fax back to +6-03-6270-9993. Click here to download Registration Form (44KB).
  3. Call us to register. Tel: +6-03-6270-9883.
Notes:
This Training Programme is SBL Claimable *Subject to PSMB conditions.

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