Reports are a valuable tool to keep stakeholders informed, support the decision-making process and demonstrate that your project is progressing as expected. When written in a concise and relevant way, they also serve to instil confidence so any potential concerns highlighted are clearly understood and the appropriate actions can be taken.
By learning how to adopt a reader-centric approach, this course will provide you with the written communication
skills to develop your message in a concise way, reducing questions, and when required motivating action by clearly articulating potential problems and mitigation strategies.
Different types of reports
Best practice checklist
Understanding your audience to deliver key messages effectively
What to include … what not to
Using images and graphics to add impact
Planning to write
Writing the project summary
Risks vs issues
Communicating issues, risks and actions
Composition and structure
Writing in active voice
Editing and proof reading
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.