Most people dread writing long, complex, technical reports. They are difficult to write and time consuming.
This workshop aims to help you do two things: improve the quality of your reports and reduce the time spent working on them.
You will find that these two goals merge together. By writing in a more structured and clear way – and by avoiding common mistakes and pitfalls – you will be able to streamline the writing process.
The course also covers some basic time management techniques and some language issues that will help improve productivity and accuracy in the reporting process.
During the workshop, you will learn and practise:-
- The importance of tailoring a report to your audience (readers)and to your objectives (what you want your readers to know, think, and above all do).
- How to plan and structure a report to achieve this; and to ensure that your key messages get across.
- How to simplify your writing: to make the complex simple and the complicated clear, even to non-specialists.
- Key English grammar for report writing, including errors commonly made and how to avoid these.
- How to make best use of graphics and other visuals
How to streamline the report writing process
Who Must Attend
This course is designed for everyone who is required to write reports or similar documents on complex or technical matters. Whatever the subject matter (from engineering, to electronics, to IT; from chemical or physical processes, to management, finance, PR and HR processes), the course leader will help you to make the complex simple, and the complicated clear. Participants need to have a good level of English: at least intermediate to high-intermediate.
Module 1: Defining your objectives key stages of report writing
Module 2: Language selection and use in report writing
Module 3: Getting the style, structure and tone right for report writing
Module 4: Streamlining the writing process
Module 5: Sentence and paragraph writing techniques
Module 6: Conclusion
The course is highly interactive, with a wide range of exercises, discussions and other activities. Participants must therefore come ready to take active part. Participants will also receive full handouts with key points from the course to take away. The course is highly interactive, with a wide range of exercises, discussions and other activities. Participants must therefore come ready to take active part. Participants will also receive full handouts with key points from the course to take away.
Gordon Reid is a former British Diplomat with over 25 years of experience working in a wide range of jobs, countries and regions of the world. He has lived and worked in Malaysia since 2003, initially as Director of Trade and Investment at the British High Commission and, since 2007, as an English specialist, management & soft skills trainer, and freelance writer/editor/proofreader.
In his career, Gordon has had extensive hands-on experience in producing reports and other business documents on a wide range of subjects. He is also a specialist in teaching how to write effective, clear English. In addition to technical report writing, Gordon also delivers courses on presentation and public speaking, negotiation, communication and motivation, and both general and business English. Among the companies Gordon has trained are Ambank, Tractors Malaysia/Sime Darby, Aker Kvaerner, Alstom, Alliance Bank, Malaysia Debt Ventures, Nikon, Petronas, Philips, Shell, Siemens, Sunway, UOB and the KLCC Convention Centre.
Gordon is an associate trainer of the iTrainingExpert.com Group. He conducts courses in both the English language (including technical report writing), leadership, management and presentation skills.
View Gordon on Youtube: https://youtu.be/qXzPCLIkBAQ
Emile is a corporate trainer and language coach. He specializes in business communication, business writing, grammar, presentation skills, customer service and general English.
Originally from Scotland, before making Malaysia his home, Emile worked in the United Kingdom, Turkey, Romania and Singapore.
Emile has written a book entitled From Manglish to English and maintains various websites, including roadtogrammar.com.
Emile has over 20 years of corporate working experience in a diverse range of industries including colleges, multinationals and small firms. His last position was in Learning Port Sdn Bhd as Head of Department, handling a team of 8-10.
Throughout his working career, he has held portfolios of head of department, product development manager and educational media specialist.
His highest achievements include building up a language centre for a Malaysian college, developing and designing a range of eLearning products, securing and carrying out training contracts with the public and private sector, running a production team and R&D work in the field of eLearning. Emile has also written a book entitled From Manglish to English. He runs several websites and has built up a social media following of over 100,000.
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“Good training, interactive course and knowledgable instructor.” CTRM Aero Composite, Noraskihin, Engineeer
“A must for all technical personnel. Very useful and helped me a lot in making effective reports!” Astro Broadcast Corporation.
“Fantastic course, well supported by in class exercises. Well worth attending!” Anita, Human Resources Director, DHL Asia Pacific Information Service, Cyberjaya
“Very useful course – hopefully it will teach me not to be so wordy. Course very well given considering the fairly dry subject.” Fadzil Osman, Petronas.
“I was very impressed with the overall session. I have learnt new skills and I am confident what I have learnt today can be transferred into good report writing.” Mahavedran, Senior Engineer, ASTRO
“I highly recommend this course to engineers. I now have a great idea of a how a structured report should be. I definitely helps me a great deal. Thanks. ”– Cindy, Technical Support Analyst, GfK Retail and Technology (M) Sdn. Bhd
“After attending this course, I able to use the proper technique to write my reports. I am very happy with the outcome and will definitely recommend to my other colleagues.”– Goh, Business Analyst, GfK Retail and Technology (M) Sdn. Bhd
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