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Business Report Writing Skills

This one-day course is aimed at delegates who have to use report writing skills to communicate their business ideas accurately and effectively to their readers.

The training focuses on basic skills like planning, layout of and writing a business report. The course also focuses on using correct language and grammar as well as pointing out common language mistakes that are often made.


Front Foot Strategic Consulting has been awarded accreditation status as a provider of Education and Training in terms of the South African Qualification Authority Act.

All Front Foot workshop presenters are subject-matter experts.

Front Foot is a Majority Black-Owned Level 2 EME – 125% Recognition

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Different types of technical/business reports

  • Business reports
  • Technical background reports
  • Primary research reports
  • Business plans
  • Technical specifications

    Before you start writing

  • How to make decisions on the objective, the audience and what information to focus on

    Layout of reports

  • What every report should contain
  • General layout
  • Sections and section numbering
  • Visual aids

    Writing the report

  • The format
  • Major components of a business report
  • Procedure for report writing
  • Summary and checklist

Using plain English: Style

  • Readability
  • Sentence and paragraph length
  • Bullet points and enumerated lists
  • Using the simplest words and expressions possible
  • Avoiding unnecessary words and repetition
  • Using verbs instead of nouns
  • Using active rather than passive style
  • Explain new ideas clearly
  • Use consistent naming of the same “things”
  • Painless political correctness
  • Constructing paragraphs

    Using plain English: The Mechanics

  • Avoiding common vocabulary and spelling errors
  • Abbreviations
  • Punctuation

    Useful Tools

  • Symptoms and cures for writer’s block
  • Brainstorming
  • The Reframing Matrix
  • Concept Fan

Who should attend?

  • Delegates who have to use report writing skills to communicate their business ideas accurately and effectively to their readers.

Event Information:
Date: 13th August 2019 at Benvenuto Conference Centre in Randburg

4th September 2019 at Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre in Boksburg

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Duration: 1 Day
Cost: R2 450.00 excl VAT
R2 817.50 incl VAT
Surcharge: Strict Halaal and Kosher Meals carry an additional R200 surcharge

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10% discount for two or more delegates

10% discount if you attend two or more workshops

15% discount for four or more delegates

In-house at your offices
discount for 5 or more delegates

30% discount for 8 or more delegates

35% discount for 10 or more delegates


Contact Adele on
011 867 7299 or email

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