Write Effective Business Reports

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Thu, May 24, 2018
60 minutes
Product Description

Tips and Techniques to Hone and Refine Your Report-Writing Skills

Writing business reports is an essential part of the job for many of us, but writing effective, clear and concise reports that convey the key issues is a challenge, especially since business reporting requirements vary based on several factors:

  • Industry culture: Technical industries generally require in-depth attention to history, methodology, and options, while sales-oriented businesses focus more on high-level details.
  • Business purpose: Descriptive business reports require facts, analytical reports extend from facts to judgments, and persuasive reports stretch beyond judgments to recommendations.
  • Audience concerns: Many departments within a company might have interests in the report specific to their discipline, including accounting, compliance, legal, marketing, production, sales, and security, among others.
  • Archival considerations: Reporters need to reflect not only on the business situation at hand but the historical and legacy issues – as emerging projects develop, old models become frameworks for newer ones.

Writing across multiple industries and disciplines in an ever-evolving marketplace require efficient techniques for reporting to a wide audience with contrasting concerns. Your report-writing skills need to be first-rate; whether your job requires you to create templates for complex reporting requirements, or use templates that cover technical topics, or whether your work requires you to report in situations that do not follow a one-size-fits-all approach to writing.

Join this session, where communication training expert Philip Vassallo, Ed.D. will offer a deep toolbox for writing a broad range of comprehensive business reports through a fluid process that ensures clarity and conciseness. Philip will focus on the efficiency, sufficiency, proficiency (ESP) method. This session will help you to apply a disciplined approach to various report-writing situations. You will learn to create report templates for a broad range of topics. You will be able to draft reports efficiently and painlessly, and rewrite reports based on the key issues you need to present. After attending this session, you will be able to use language effectively to support the purpose of your report.

Session Objectives

With this session, you will learn:

  • The techniques for jumpstarting the report-writing process
  • How to write with efficiency, sufficiency, and proficiency (ESP)
  • How to develop a full range of work-related reports efficiently
  • To use templates provided in this session to ensure comprehensive reporting
  • How can you rev up your report based on principles of visual design
  • How you can proofread for proper usage
  • How to revise cohesively to support the purpose of the report
  • How to edit skillfully with clarity, conciseness, and correctness

Session Highlights

This session will cover:

  • Report planning techniques
  • 24 business report templates
  • The use of quality visuals
  • Clear headings and lists
  • Effective transitions
  • Starting with the high point
  • How to edit for conciseness
  • Parallel structure
  • Punctuation pointers
  • Tips on proofreading

Who Should Attend

  • Businesspeople who need to write a broad range of business reports or who are transitioning into a reporting-intensive discipline
  • Business leaders
  • Department managers
  • Team supervisors
  • HR consultants
  • Individual contributors

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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About Our Speaker

Philip Vassallo

Philip Vassallo, Ed.D., has designed, delivered, and supervised communication training programs for more than 20,000 executive, managerial, supervisory, administrative, and technical professionals internationally over the past three decades. He is the author of the books How to Write Fast Under Pressure, The Art of E-Mail Writing, and The Art of On-the-Job Writing. He has edited major reports for the US government, City of New York, and the corporate...   More Info
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