BUSINESS
REPORT
WRITING

An EXPERT COMMUNICATION
learning programme available face-to-face,
virtually, or as an eLearning

Available a consultancy service where we write your business report for you!

If you can’t explain it simply,
you don’t understand it well enough.

– Albert Einstein

 

Why do this?

Let me tell you a secret – NOBODY reads reports!

If you ever suspected this, then I can confirm it right now. Why?

It’s because they’re not supposed to be read – they’re supposed to be used.

Reports are not social media posts from our friends, novels or poems. They are professional documents which are designed to tell their readers exactly what’s going wrong and what the hell we should do about it. Your readers will never pick them up and read they cover to cover, line by line, word buy word. They want to be able to look at them and immediately find what they want.
All that work, all that effort … all to go unread?

Unfortunately, most reports are not user-friendly. They are too long, too complicated and too dense. They cannot be easily accessed or understood; and as such they offer no value to their readers.

Master business plan and report writing so you can create persuasive and engaging professional texts which your stakeholders are motivated to read, share and implement!

What are the benefits?

You will start by mastering the most engaging way to structure the detailed content of your report so that it is easy to understand and as persuasive as possible for your stakeholders.

You will learn how to leverage language in a clear, user-friendly and economic manner so that you can make a strong impact on your readers, especially when it comes to your Executive Summary and your detailed findings, and display your intelligence, professional expertise and value to your organisation.

Furthermore, you will gain a series of tools which will help you to both cure writer’s block and make the report writing process up to three times quicker.

Call us on +44 (0) 7914 691 549 or email us at hello@elcconsultants.co.uk to talk to
a Learning Advisor about this programme

Key Content

  1. The 5-Step future strategy structure which will enable you to write action plans which have the best getting your reader’s to buy in by leveraging robust psychological persuasion principles
  2. The 5 techniques for presenting the content of your report as clearly as possible so the reader can instantly get what they want by scanning text without having to read through blocks of bloated text
  3. The 6 economic sentence formulas for business report writing which will enable you can say everything which you need to say as clearly and concisely as possible
  4. A fast-track content organization tool which will enable you to permanently cure writer’s block and write high-quality business reports up to three times faster than it currently takes you
  5. Writing up your Executive Summary in a way which engages your senior stakeholders, clarifies the big-picture story of your business case and shows the great value of your report to the organisation

This is a practical and engaging workshop backed up by robust theories from psychology and communication theory and with role-play exercises replicating the exact challenges you will face on the job.

LifeBelt

Write professional, clear, user-friendly and actionable reports which will get read by your key stakeholders and clearly show your value
to your organisation

I expected the EMPOWERED AUDIT REPORTS workshop to be a very dry and theoretical course with instructions on how we write reports in Vodafone.

But to tell you the truth, I came home and I said to my wife: “Susan, today I’ve had the most amazing training I’ve ever had!” – and I’ve had some great training!

The training was fantastic – the difference being that the trainer really knew how to bring the message across. The training was very interactive. It not only taught me how to write in the most efficient and professional way but also how to make a powerful connection with the reader.

All in all, we not only learnt how to write reports, but we also learnt how to communicate effectively which I think is the key. That was the real added value of this course.

Dominique Pauwels
Senior Internal Auditor
Vodafone

As a training experience, EMPOWERED FINANCIAL REPORTS took our attention from the very start – not just me, but the whole group.

People were saying: “Wow! It’s 9 o’clock on the day of the first session and we have already defined exactly what the key problem is with our report writing.”

I would definitely recommend this financial report writing training. It’s not just about the books and the materials, but it’s important to learn things that you will remember at work and know how to use.

I immediately applied what I learnt from the training into my real business life. The expertise of the trainer and how the training was delivered was the key to success here. What is delivered is important, but how it was delivered was what I would also like to recommend. In this sense, it was better than 99% of the training I have had till now.

Emre Tor
Corporate Business Account Manager
HSBC

The reason why I chose this training is because I’m writing emails every day – thousands of them! I’ve been trying to handle this volume of writing in the best way possible using some templates which I’ve created, but I wanted to gain more power and control over my word choice.

The training was long enough, and the content was very rich. Also, the Self-Study Tasks and Toolkit were all real lifesavers. I would definitely recommend TOTAL WORD POWER to everybody. After the training, I said to myself, “I wish I’d had this beforehand. So I advise all HR professionals to offer this to the employees in their companies; especially as early as possible in their careers.

What’s more, the TOTAL WORD POWER trainer, Andy Kovacs, was brilliant. He knew how to put the right focus on the training topics and how to keep attention high throughout. He gave the right amount of information, and his performance was meticulous and very impressive. It was a great experience – interesting, engaging and interactive!

Selcuk Candas
Deputy Head of Internal Audit
DenizBank

I think that the topic of report writing is absolutely crucial and, to be honest, I thought that it could not be taught. Writing skills are learnt through on-the-job experience and they are not an easy skill to acquire. EMPOWERED AUDIT REPORTS completely changed my opinion on this and now I’m spending all of my effort to use all of the writing techniques that I learnt.

How to make your sentences shorter; how to get rid of unclear sentences which can confuse the reader; eliminating jargon and terminology; and how to be more economic in the report – these were the most important report writing lessons which I learnt from the course.

But this training offered so much more than just report writing techniques. We learnt so much about the wider subject of effective communication.It’s essential to understand what your stakeholders want to see in your report and to fulfill these objectives. This is a big part of our mission and the course really helped me with this.

I loved that it was so interactive. You have theory and then you have direct participation, so we put what we had learnt straight into practice.

What I also really loved was the trainer’s exceptional presentation techniques. Just attending the training has taught me so much about how to present and how to build up my message logically and make it get through to my audience.

I immediately recommended this training to my line manager, Guido, and to our Country Head. I told them: “You must participate in this training because I’m now going to be using these great report writing techniques which you’re not even aware of.”

Zoltan Gamos
Compliance & Antibribery Manager
Vodafone, Hungary

In my job, I generally communicate with people by writing emails – and it’s really important that the information which I give is short, clear and well-explained. However, when I choose words in English, my explanations often get long.

TOTAL WORD POWER helped me to solve this. I learnt how to choose the right words – professional and sophisticated words – so my emails have become more economic and the writing process has become faster and more efficient. So I’m doing my job so much faster than before.

The delivery of TOTAL WORD POWER was very clear and detailed. Also, it was very visually engaging, so this helped to keep my interest throughout the 2 Live Learning Webinars. It was very practical and it was very interesting.

I would definitely recommend TOTAL WORD POWER to anybody who needs to write lots of emails in English in their job.

Emre Altinoglu
Customer Services Country Manager
Siemens

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What is more, our programmes are delivered by expert consultants who are thought-leaders in their fields and possess a wealth of experience in both the business environment and formal learning settings.

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