Learn the techniques to improve readability, structure, layout and writing style

Date: 17th October 2017

High quality reports often form the basis of sound decision making within an organisation and being known as someone who can express information in a clear, unbiased way can undoubtedly help you on your career progression. Report writing is a skill that can be learned. This CPD training course takes you through every stage of the process.

On leaving this course you will know how to analyse your audience and tailor the content to their specific needs, compose targeted messages, structure your document for maximum impact and write clear and concise documents which meet your organisations’ business objectives. 

This CPD certified course will show you the key principles of effective report writing and will explain how to make the task as simple as possible. It will also show you how to use tools and techniques to improve the quality and reduce the time you need to produce effective documents. It will cover structure, layout, writing style and appropriate use of writing aids, and will show common errors often made and how to avoid them.

At the end of the course, attendees will be able to plan, design and structure reports in a more effective manner, as well as gaining a better understanding of the most appropriate layout and language. We will show you how to adopt a clear and concise writing style, and how to present information in a more reader-friendly format. Attendees will receive a full informative course pack to refer back to, and will gain 5 structured CPD hours.

Course Content Includes:

  • The key features of effective reports
  • What is the purpose? Who is reading?
  • Planning and structuring your report
  • Getting the tone right
  • Clarifying the terms of reference
  • Locating, recording and evaluating data
  • The most common grammar mistakes
  • Understanding and creating the appropriate layout
  • How to create a set template for future reports
  • Structuring reports to meet specific reader requirements
  • Dealing with technical or specialist information
  • Reporting with visual impact
  • Analysing reports
  • Business letters and emails
  • Managing your time

This programme is offer expert guidance to those new to report writing, particularly within a business context. It would be beneficial to anyone looking to create, compile, edit or manage documents or reports.

On completion, you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate of Attendance as well as your CPD Certificate containing 5 Structured CPD Hours. Please note certificates are issued only at the close of the training course to participants who complete the full five hours.

Brendan Barrett – Media & Business Communications

Brendan Barrett has had a 40-year career in Media and Business Communications.

He has worked in the Irish Times and was a founder Director of Dublin’s first free newspaper group, Southside and Northside. He held various senior roles including Managing Editor.

He was a Director of The Sunday Tribune.

Brendan has delivered training in Writing Skills in leading Irish and international companies. He has developed a reputation for his training style that helps create change on the part of attendees.

As well as running his own training business, Brendan lectures extensively on Communications and Media.

Training Environment:

CMG Professional Training courses take place at our state-of-the-art training facility in the Apex Building situated in the Beacon Quarter of Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18. The CMG Training Centre is accessible by the Luas, (Sandyford line, Stillorgan stop – 6 mins walk) several bus options (the number 11 travels from O Connell street Dublin and stops directly outside the training centre) and we are situated very close to the M50 at the Beacon Hospital corner. There are several car parks within a three minute walk from the training centre with very competitive ‘all day’ parking rates and we have a range of coffee shops (including Starbucks) as well as shops and restaurants nearby.

Date, Time & Venue:

Date:                   17th October 2017
Times:                9.30am to 4.00pm
Venue:               Apex Business Centre, Blackthorn Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18

Course Cost:

This course costs €375 (2nd Early-bird) normal rate is €425. Includes course documentation and light refreshments. While the course fee does not include lunch, we do provide freshly made sandwiches, nespresso coffee and a range of teas and fresh juice for those who require a light lunch. Alternatively, you can avail of the local food stores and coffee shops opposite the training centre for hot food or alternative lunch options.

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