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Business Communication - Fundamentals of Business Writing

Leadership and Management
Free Course
Learn more about business writing and gain the ability to write clear, concise, and efficient texts for work.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
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  • Certification

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Business writing skills are some of the most important abilities you can learn in life. If you can write a clear, professional text, then you can save time, impress people, and be taken more seriously by your boss, colleagues, or people you want to be interviewed by. Moreover, presenting an idea quickly and clearly makes that idea much more likely to be remembered and actioned. That can be a great source of confidence, and a tool for career development.

This free course is designed to give you excellent Business Writing skills so that you can excel in your work. The course will introduce you to the principles of written communication in a modern business environment. You will see how preparation is crucial for successful writing and learn how to use a planning checklist when writing any type of business message. You will then learn about writing styles and be shown how to choose the right style for different situations. Finally, you will be shown how to write a professional, high quality business letter.

Professional writing skills are so important in the modern business world. Whether you are sending an inquiry to a company or organisation, or writing a job application, having a correctly formatted letter can make the difference between being taken seriously or not. By the time you complete this course, you will have the confidence and skills needed to write professional texts that are distinctive and high quality. This skill will serve you throughout your life, and could be the one that wins you your next job interview.

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.

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

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Course Reviews

Maureen  I.
one year ago
Maureen I.

This course is very beneficial, it has help me to re-orient the way I write. I enjoy anyone who wants to build their skills in writing to take the course.

Sagar J.
one year ago
Sagar J.

A simple and comprehensive course to fortify your business writing skills.

one year ago

Is difficult course for me but is valuable courses!

Keneilwe M.
one year ago
Keneilwe M.

challenging, fruitful and rewarding

Dahlia J.
one year ago
Dahlia J.

This course is very informative.

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