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With FREE tips and taster exercises
Brilliant Assertiveness
Brilliant Customer Care
Brilliant Customer Care (Advanced)
Brilliant Essays
Brilliant Human Error Reduction
Brilliant Leadership
Brilliant Listening
Brilliant Meetings
Brilliant Mentoring
Brilliant Personal Safety
Brilliant Presentations
Brilliant Recruiting
Brilliant Reports
Brilliant Selling
Brilliant Time Management

This workshop will help you:

 

Cut in half the time you take to write reports.

 
 

Impress your managers and clients with your results.

 
 

Increase the chances of your recommendations being accepted.

 
 

Feel more confident about expressing yourself accurately and concisely.

 
 

Become recognised as someone who is a careful thinker and writer, that is, someone with leadership skills.



Follow these ten FREE brilliant tips and more when you do the FREE taster exercise


  1. Make sure you know exactly what the report brief wants you to do. Do not proceed unless you understand exactly what your manager or client wants.

  2. Plan! Plan! Plan! Work out exactly what you must do and how you'll do it. If you're required to attend an exhibition and report on the products useful to your firm, get the literature in advance, identify possible products, decide what information is needed on each and prepare tables for recording the information.

  3. Provide a summary of your five most important points or recommendations, after the title page. This helps the person who commissioned the report to get the information he/she requested quickly.

  4. Set the scene in the introduction. Tell readers why the report was commissioned, who commissioned it, how you did the research and any difficulties you encountered.

  5. Use paragraph numbers in the body of the report and use sub-headings. This makes it easy for people to refer to specific parts of the report. Sub-headings help you to structure the report logically.

  6. Use attachments such as lists of abbreviations, tables, figures, and appendices for chunks of data. In this way readers can have access to extra information if they want it, and it will not hinder their reading of the main report.

  7. Be concise. Instead of saying "at this moment in time" say "now"; instead of "two contrasting situations will be taken to highlight", say "two contrasting situations highlight" and instead of saying "norms by which man is guided " say "human norms".

  8. Make sure you do conclude. State clearly what you've found and if possible give recommendations and suggestions for those who may have to write similar reports in the future.

  9. Be professional with your layout and presentation. A few examples include, using page numbers, using decent margins, indenting paragraphs and standardising fonts and headings.

  10. Read the report over at least twice before submitting. In addition, ask a colleague to read it critically and indicate any spelling and grammatical errors.

All success with the next report!

And there's more…

These ten tips are only the start.

There are even more powerful secrets for enhancing the quality of your reports and making life even easier. There are some brilliant ways to take the drudgery out of report writing and this workshop will share them with you. Do the full Brilliant Reports web workshop in your own home/office and at your own pace.

Have a go at the following FREE Taster Exercise.