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Effective writing Skills : Effective writing Skills Training Topics: Effective Writing Developing good reading strategies Creating powerful presentations: Tone Punctuation, grammar and spelling Organizing your thoughts Structuring paragraphs and sentences Writing to keep the reader engaged Softening a negative message Effective Writing Skills : © 2008 MMMTS All Rights Reserved. Effective Writing Skills MMM Training Solutions Contact: Pramila Mathew Mobile: +91 98409 88449 Website: www.mmmts.com EFFECTIVE WRITING SKILLS : EFFECTIVE WRITING SKILLS Ways to Write Dynamic Messages Effective Writing : © 2008 MMMTS All Rights Reserved. Effective Writing Features of Business Writing: Should be terse, clear and to the point Language has to be effective Each country has their own set of norms concerning written or spoken communication North American business desires written form Rules of Effective Writing : © 2008 MMMTS All Rights Reserved. Rules of Effective Writing Basic Rules Getting to the point Being Concise Paragraphing Use of Lists Framing Effective Questions Use of Non–Discriminatory Language Punctuation, Grammar and Spelling Tone Choosing the Right Tone Conversational Tone Getting to the Point : © 2008 MMMTS All Rights Reserved. Getting to the Point Being Concise Use of short sentences Start document with purpose Creation of ‘single screen view’ messages Elimination of unnecessary words E.g.. “Avoid bad miscommunication in email writing.” (the word ‘bad’ is a modifier which is used unnecessarily) Use lesser number of words Getting to the Point : © 2008 MMMTS All Rights Reserved. Getting to the Point Paragraphing: Short Sentences Short Paragraphs (2 to 5 sentences) Creates “white space” Quicker to read Engages the reader Opening Paragraph Five “Ws” - “Who?”, “What?”, “When?”, “Where?”, & “Why?” Use of Lists : © 2008 MMMTS All Rights Reserved. Use of Lists Benefits of using lists: Writer organizes thoughts Reader sees main points Important points are not overlooked Formatting a list: Use numbers or bullets Items should be parallel Capitalize the first word of each point Be consistent with punctuation Use of Lists : © 2008 MMMTS All Rights Reserved. Use of Lists Spacing of a list: Double spacing makes reading easier Double spacing takes more valuable screen space Single spacing does not enhance the list Single spacing takes less room Use of non-discriminatory language : © 2008 MMMTS All Rights Reserved. Use of non-discriminatory language Nondiscriminatory language is language that treats all people equally. Use language that is free of religious, age and sexual bias Nondiscriminatory language can come between you and your reader. Methods to Avoid Errors : © 2008 MMMTS All Rights Reserved. Methods to Avoid Errors Use ‘Spell Check’ function. Always Proof Read document. Tone : © 2008 MMMTS All Rights Reserved. Tone How can I make sure my messages have the appropriate tone? Ask the following questions: Why am I writing this document? Who am I writing to and what do I want them to understand? What kind of tone should I use? Tone : © 2008 MMMTS All Rights Reserved. Tone What kind of tone should I use with a negative message? When addressing faults or issues concerning an individual, maintain a professional tone that does not attack the individual but that makes your position on the issue clear. Example:Incorrect: I do not understand why you made such discriminatory remarks.Correct: Discriminatory remarks are not tolerated in this organization. Contact Information : Contact Information MMM TRAINING SOLUTIONS 59/29, College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai – 600006. Landline: +91-44-42317735 Website: www.mmmts.com Pramila Mathew - Training Consultant and Executive Coach Mobile: +91-9840988449; E-mail: Pramila.Mathew@mmmts.com Vikas Vinayachandran - Training Consultant Mobile: +91-9840932894; E-mail: Vikas@mmmts.com

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