Just because we are all multi-tasking as if there is no tomorrow, is no excuse for poor writing in business. Lack of time is not an excuse, nor is the idea that everyone abbreviates things these days or that a “smiley” is appropriate in business communication.
Don’t get me wrong; there is a time for acronyms in business. Some common ones are:
But don’t try these out at work:
AAMOF As a matter of fact
AYPI And your point is?
PIO Pass it on
WADR With all due respect
However, social media, mobile phones and texting have taken writing to a different (some might say lower) level. It’s all about getting your name out there and saying something, anything. Or is it?
If you want to have a professional image, you need to know how to write well and engage your audience across a wide variety of mediums. You don’t know who will come across your LinkedIn profile even when you are not looking for a new job. And what about that email you sent to a prospective client who then forwards it on to others.
Are your letters, reports, presentations and emails underwhelming your boss? Are you embarrassed with your grammar and don’t know what active and passive voice is?
Don’t let your writing style let you down. Learn the techniques to write professional business documents in just two days at the Sydney Community College Business Writing Course.
You’ll find out about:
- The strengths and weaknesses of your own writing style
- Sentence construction, spelling and proof reading
- The 5C’s to good writing
- How to use language effectively
- How to write effective business letters, reports, email etiquette and more.
And you will have a Workplace Action Plan to move forward with.
Find out more about the Sydney Community College Business Writing Course.