REPORT AND PROPOSAL WRITING/CRUCIAL COMMUNICATIONS

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₦ 188,125.00 188125.0 NGN
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₦ 279,500.00 279500.0 NGN

Live-Online Training: N 188,125
Classroom Training: N 279,500
3 - 4 participants: 5% discount
5 or more participants: 10% discount 

(Available also for Customised Training by Duration, Venue & Fee)

Programme Description

For effectiveness in business communications, this course focuses on making managers to:

  • Become highly skilled in the use of English Language
  • Write memos, letters, reports, proposals excellently by presenting contents with mechanical precision
  • Organize thoughts clearly before writing
  • Know the techniques of outlining, drafting and revising written messages
  • Practice writing reports with graphical presentation of data
  • Prepare proposals with project management value proposition
  • Pay attention to spellings and punctuations.

Course Contents

DAY ONE

Develop Correct Writing Skills

  • Do the ground work and get to the maximum point
  • Writing inertia and how to overcome it
  • Essence of effective writing
  • The Communication Process
  • Elements of Crucial Communication

Common Writing Problems

  • Common errors in the use of English by Nigerians
  • Word usage
  • Improving your vocabulary

Your Attitudes as a Writer

  • Simplicity and conciseness
  • Confused words
  • Effect of Culture on language use

Formatting Your Writing

  • Style and tone

DAY TWO

Prewriting & Planning

    • Establishing purpose
    • Clarifying readership
    • Researching for facts.

Doing the Writing

  • Word usage
  • Common errors in our use of English by Nigerians
  • Word economy.

Attention to Grammar

  • Verb exercises
  • Passive and Active Verbs
  • Noun and pronoun exercises
  • Spellings
  • Punctuations
  • Formatting the Writing
    • Style and tone
    • Paragraphs
    • Headings

Letters

  • Salutation
  • Body of letter
  • Complimentary closure.

Email Guidelines

  • The recipients
  • Keeping it short
  • File attachments
  • Plain texts.

Memos

  • General principles guiding Memo writing
  • In-house styles.

DAY THREE

Reports - the Purpose

  • Informing
  • Selling
  • Persuading
  • Instructing
  • Advising
  • Explaining
    • an Analysis
    • a Research outcome
    • an Information
    • an Experience.

Types of Report

    • Information/investigation report
    • Progress Report
    • Formal Reports
    • Informal Reports
    • SOPADA formula
    • The “Need-to-know” v. “Nice-to-know” reports

Executive Summary

    • The Purpose of an Executive Summary
    • Main Stages and Techniques of Summarization
    • Types of Summaries
    • Qualities of an Effective Executive Summary

Writing the Report

  • Organizing thoughts clearly before writing
  • Selection of the most appropriate main message
  • Structure
    • introduction
    • body of report
    • references
    • bibliography (as necessary)
    • appendices (as necessary).
  • Contents & Formats
    • chronology
    • functionality.
  • Outlining, drafting and revising techniques
  • Proofing and Editing what you write.

Packaging the Report - Data Reporting and Conversion to Graphs

  • Data analysis
  • Applications of Excel formats
  • Graphic presentations
    •  Bar Chart
    •  Pie Chart
    •  Line Chart
    •  Frequency Distribution
    •  Frequency Polygon
    •  Scatter Diagram.

Writing Minutes of Meetings

Minutes – what it is, what it is not

  • The Importance of Minutes
  • Types of Minutes
  • Minutes Format
  • Steps to Effective Minutes
  • Qualities of Good Minutes.

DAY FOUR

Proposals Outline

  • Our Understanding of your requirements
  • Our Point of View
  • The Proposed Project
    • Objective and Scope – Objectives, Covered Areas, Minimizing risks that could hinder successful completion of project
    • Methodology - Integration and linkage between various components of work to deliver maximum value
    • Approach – Phases of Project and duration, Teaming Approach, Our requirements, Knowledge transfer
    • Schedule & Releases – Rationale of Phases/releases. For example, there will be a pilot test to generate excitement and communicate success, followed by a major Release to minimise the change impact and build ownership.
    • Major Work Activities
    • Key Deliverables
    • Resources – Resources requirements from your company and ours, their availability (full/part time) and duration on Project
    • Project Team Structure
  • Our Value Proposition - What we have to offer:
    • Operating environment
    • Methodology/experiences
    • Commitment
    • Relevant previous work done
    • Solutions tailored made for organization

Provision of pragmatic, practical and easy to understand approaches

suitable for company

    • Transfer of skills and knowledge to Company’s resources.
  • Fee Arrangement
  • Credentials


Preparing a Request for Proposal (RFP)

  • Statement of Purpose – Background Information
  • Scope of Work – Layout of What to Do
  • Deliverables - Checklists
  • Performance Standards
    • Professional qualilifcations
    • Certifications
    • Outcomes to be Assessed
  • Terms and Conditions
    • Presentations if required
    • Payments and payment processes
    • Penalties (where applicable)
  • Evaluation and Award Process
    • Criteria of how the winner will be decided
    • When the decision can be announced
    • Contacts to reach if and when nececssary
    • Contract Agreements

Drafting of agreements


DAY FIVE

Writing Topnotch Speeches

  • Knowledge
  • Command of English
  • Logical
  • The joy of a Speech Writer.
  • Know the audience
  • Clarify the goals of the speech

Written Speech Outputs

  • Inform
  • Discuss
  • Entertain
  • Induce/Persuade
  • Advise
  • Explain/Educate on
    • Developments
    • Advantages & Disadvantages
    • Features & Benefits


Date & Time
Monday
October 7, 2024
Start - 8:30 AM
Friday
October 11, 2024
End - 3:00 PM Africa/Lagos
Location

Tom Associates Training

5/7, Alade Lawal Street, Opposite Anthony Police Station, Off Ikorodu Road, Anthony Village,
NG-LA
Nigeria
+234 817 859 1654
+234 809 276 3968 | +234 810 365 2225
tomassociatestraining@yahoo.com | info@tomassociatesng.com
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Tom Associates Training

+234 817 859 1654
+234 809 276 3968 | +234 810 365 2225
tomassociatestraining@yahoo.com | info@tomassociatesng.com