Power Writing Skills For Executives & Managers


Course introduction

A company’s dependability and professionalism is often assessed from its written communication. Therefore, it is essential that anyone who is required to communicate in writing or handle written documents be trained to deal systematically with the written word.

Course Benefits

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  •     Plan and organize their document
  •     Express ideas to suit the audience and purpose
  •     Use specific tools as guidelines for writing
  •     Identify and avoid the common errors in writing
  •     Apply the principles in writing business correspondence

Target Audience

Managers, Executives and Professionals who need to develop the skills of writing good business letters, e-mails, memos, reports and proposals as well as those who have to vet their subordinates’ writing

Course Outline

The process of composition: Planning & organisation

  •     Principles of effective writing
  •     The POWER© tools of writing
  •     How to plan your writing
  •     Assessing the writing situation
  •     Reader analysis
  •     Identifying the purpose for writing
  •     Deciding on the tone of voice
  •     Deciding how to end
  •     Inductive & deductive approaches
  •     Ascending & descending outlines
  •     Planning & organising reports
  •     Writing from an outline
  •     Writing the first draft
The writing process: Writing emails, letters, faxes and memos
  •     Clarity in thought and writing
  •     Parallel structures
  •     Mistakes in usage
  •     Jargon
  •     Using appropriate phrases
  •     How to make the tone of writing work for you
  •     Positive and negative writing
  •     Active & passive voice
  •     Avoiding ambiguity
  •     Email etiquette
  •     Using contractions and abbreviations
A review of grammatical principles
  •     Grammar for professional writing
  •     Coming to grips with the parts of speech

Available Course Sessions

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Trainer Profile


Mae has been conducting training, both locally and regionally, specialising in the area of English Language & Business Communication Programmes, for the past 20 years.

In line with her expertise, Mae has conducted talks and programmes on Business Communication, Effective Business Writing, Effective Reports, Writing Effective Minutes of Meetings and English programmes for various companies and institutions such as Raffles Hotel, The Singapore Exchange, UOB, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Reuters, IRAS, and DHL.

Prior to corporate training, Mae was actively involved in projects and other consultancy work for several years. She was a tutor of the Written Communication Skills module at the English Language & Applied Linguistics, National Institute of Education (NIE) for three years. She was also the editor and writer of the first edition of the WISE textbooks, and an in-house editor for Global Educational Services Pte Ltd. She also launched and published the Real Estate News.

In terms of qualifications, Mae has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Singapore. She was also offered a government scholarship to the University of London for a Master’s degree in TESOL. In addition to this MA in TESOL, Mae holds a Master’s degree in English at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Mae also has a Diploma of Education from the Institute of Education.