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Business Communication - Fundamentals of Business Writing

Leadership and Management
Free Course

Learn more about business writing.

  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL
Description Outcome Certification View course modules

The course Business Communication - Fundamentals of Business Writing introduces you to the theory and practice of writing in the modern business environment.

In this free online course you will be introduced to the principles of written communication so that you will be able to express your thoughts and ideas through writing in a clear, concise, and efficient manner. You will see how preparation is key for successful writing and learn how to use a planning checklist when writing any type of business message. You will also learn about writing styles and which writing style is most appropriate for business communication. In the modern business world having the skill to write a professional business letter is of great importance. Whether you are sending an inquiry to a company or organisation, or applying for a job having a correctly formatted letter can make the difference between having the letter taken seriously or not.

Having completed this course you will have the confidence and skills needed to express yourself in writing in any business environment, and the skills needed to write a business letter that will look distinctive, professional and high quality.

This course will be of great interest to all learners who want to improve their business communication skills, in particular business writing.

Having completed this course you will be able to:
- List and describe the rules that govern written language;
- Describe the planning process and essential elements of a business document;
- Demonstrate your ability to prepare and present information using a writing style
that will increase understanding, retention, and motivation to act;
- Discuss the legal implications of business writing;
- Explain the need for writing effective business letters;
- List the elements of a business letter;
- Describe the three basic layouts of business letters.

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