Reports, emails, business plans, meeting minutes, journal articles, reviews, speeches and presentations: business writers have to write any or all of these, and write them well. Good business writing saves time, money and gives a positive and professional impression of you and your organisation - while poor written communications cause problems ranging from irritation through to complete project failure. But writing effectively for work is not a mysterious gift; it's a skill that can be learned like any other.
Effective Business Writing for Success sets out a step-by-step process for writing clearly and concisely and making a positive impact on your readers.
Author and presenter Jane Smith is a founder partner of the training company Word Smiths. She is passionate about helping people to improve their confidence and learn new skills. As a trainer, her particular expertise is in helping people to learn read faster, use Mind Maps for memory and develop a more professional and consistent communication style. She is a talented and creative instructional designer with long experience of writing e-learning and classroom training materials for diverse audiences.
Other business/personal development audio books by Jane Smith include Speed Reading for Success, Coaching & Mentoring for Success, and Memory & Learning for Success.
From Customer Reviews: “Very easy to listen to and comes with a pamphlet of key messages. Also lots of resources and exercises to try." "Anyone listening to this will find something useful - it even includes writing better emails. Jane gives you simple tips on how to get those apostrophes in the right place and answers those other tricky grammar and punctuation questions. Well worth buying."
What listeners say about Effective Business Writing for Success
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Boosted my business writing confidence
Very easy to listen to, with lots of resources and exercises to try in the accompanying pdf. I was mainly interested in learning how to write better reports and how to follow the principles of plain English. Jane's practical guidance on this is great - simple & clear - but she also covers all the important points to bear in mind when writing emails, letters, minutes, memos etc. The short section on grammar and punctuation not only helps you get the apostrophes in the right place: it also gives reliable answers to many of those tricky questions (its/it's, the team is/the team are, etc) which so often catch us out. Well worth buying.
1 person found this helpful
This is one of the books I enjoyed reading the most. Hats off to the author and the narrator
- Rachel Huang
Excellent outline but not enough substance
I bought this book to improve my writing for my business. This book does give you a good outline of the principles but not enough substance to help you improve.