PROFESSIONAL WRITING FOR DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONALS
WRITING THAT GETS RESULTS
Do You Ever Wonder If Your Reports, Proposals And Other Writing Are Having An Impact?
Poor writing gets poor results. The message is lost, or the reader is unconvinced. A report's recommendations can get overlooked, and our proposals can fail to persuade donors.
And a lot of people find writing stressful - when it doesn't have to be that like that. Good writers aren't born that way. It's a skill that is easily learned.
Professional writers all:
- Start with clear objectives
- Organise their ideas logically
- Aim to write clearly and be understood
And they are systematic. They don't waste their time staring at the screen waiting for magic to happen. They follow a sequence of steps - thinking, planning, drafting and editing - so they manage their work without deadline stress and consistently deliver writing that has impact.
For over 20 years I've trained development professionals how to write successful reports, evaluations and proposals. I've seen people who thought they would never be 'good enough' become powerful communicators by applying these simple, straightforward tools and steps.
You can also quickly learn how to take the skills you already have and use them to write clearly and persuasively - whether it's a report, a proposal, a press release, memo or email.
This short guide outlines some of the key principles of Professional Writing we will be exploring in depth in the course.
Have a look at the preview videos in the curriculum, too. I'll explain everything in ways you can easily understand and immediately apply to your own writing. The course is full of clear, practical videos, exercises and tasks.
When you sign up you get immediate access to the course. That's more than enough to learn everything in detail without interrupting your work.
And you can download all the videos so you have a permanent resource if you want to review later.
The course is self-paced and flexible.
Start when you want and take as long as you need to fully grasp and apply the tools. Work at times that suit you, as many hours a week as you like. In all, 20 hours should be enough to complete everything, including all the tasks and assignments.
Share you own thoughts and work in the discussion sections, and get feedback from the trainer and other participants.
And you also get a Personal Work Review. When you reach the end of the course, send your writing task to me so I can give you one-to-one feedback and personal guidance on how to maintain your professional writing skills.
Start3.1 MEASURING CLARITY: THE FOG INDEX (21:02)
Start3.2 TOOLS AND EXERCISES FOR IMPROVING CLARITY PART 1 (8:01)
Start3.3 TOOLS AND EXERCISES FOR IMPROVING CLARITY PART 2 (9:13)
Start3.4 TOOLS AND EXERCISES FOR IMPROVING CLARITY PART 3 (9:38)
Start3.5 WHAT WE'VE LEARNED SO FAR (2:37)
Start3.6 SOLUTIONS TO TASKS & EXERCISES
WHAT OUR PARTICIPANTS SAY
"I wish I had taken this training sooner, as I have a made a lot of errors in the past in writing proposals. But now - whether in writing a sentence, a report or a proposal - I have a magic skill!"
"It was a practical training that dramatically transformed the acceptability of our reports to donors and our chance of securing funding in this highly competitive funding environment."
"Report writing had been a major problem for me throughout my career. This is the best job-related training I have ever had."
"This training should be done for all staff of any institution to build the capacity of their teams. The training was beyond our expectations - not only because of the skills and knowledge I have gained, but how Neil inspired me and instilled confidence in me."
WHY STUDY ONLINE WITH US?
- Downloadable lesson videos you can always refer to so you don't miss a thing
- No travel costs - no hotels, planes and daily expenses to budget for
- Flexible & practical learning - work at your own pace without interrupting your work or ongoing projects
NO CREDIT CARD OR PAYPAL? OR WANT TO ENROLL YOUR WHOLE TEAM?
If you prefer to pay by bank draft, or if you want to enroll a number of participants, please contact us directly.