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Writing to Get Things Done Toolkit (Online Course)

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Writing to Get Things Done® Toolkit will improve productivity by teaching how to use writing as a powerful tool for getting things done. Learners will improve their on-the-job writing skills—writing clear, easy-to-read emails, letters, memorandums, meeting minutes, procedures, trip reports, and technical reports.

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Writing to Get Things Done® Toolkit will improve productivity by teaching how to use writing as a powerful tool for getting things done. Learners will improve their on-the-job writing skills—writing clear, easy-to-read emails, letters, memorandums, meeting minutes, procedures, trip reports, and technical reports.

The WGTD® Toolkit helps learners know how to:

  • Clarify thoughts before writing.
  • Separate the readers’ needs from the writer’s needs.
  • Use the inverted-pyramid principle of organization.
  • Use a listing paragraph format to highlight key ideas.
  • Use the language of getting things done vs. business speak.
  • Develop a professional tone that encourages cooperation.
  • Use our three models of organization for all business writing/emails.
  • Write technical information to non-technical people

The Writing to Get Things Done® Toolkit e-Learning course includes the following programs:

Separating Readers' and Writers' Needs
It’s important to note readers typically give any email or document three to five seconds to decide if it’s something they should read now, read later, or delete. Which means you’ve got to capture the reader’s attention quickly and get to the point right away. By completing this course, you will: Be able to separate the readers’ needs from the writers’ needs

Identifying Ineffective Writing Styles
When we start writing without a plan, which can certainly happen, we tend to fall into a stream of consciousness. Unfortunately, this rarely works in our (or the reader’s) favor. When we write this way, we tend to bury our key points, opinions, and conclusions in a flood of words. This makes it difficult for us to make our point and for readers to understand what we mean. Frankly, this isn’t writing, it’s typing. By completing this course, you will:By completing this course, you will: Know how to identify ineffective writing styles

Using the Reporting Process
While there is nothing wrong with this approach as a way to think through an issue, it’s essential you make an effort not to use it in your business writing. Instead, you want to invert the thinking process to a reporting process by starting with the required actions and ending with the background information to support the action requested or what needs to get done. With this approach, you’ll find that a lot more happens at work. By completing this course, you will: Know how to use the reporting process when creating written communications

Selecting the Best Writing Model
To be an effective business writer, you should consider the best structure for your written communications—each and every time you sit down to type. When you consider what you need to write, and the amount of information you have to deliver, you can adjust your writing model to accommodate these needs, and thus ensure you consistently present clear communications to help get things done. By completing this course, you will: Know how to select and use the best writing model for presenting your thoughts and ideas

Write Effective Opening Paragraphs
A good opening paragraph is essential to your success as a business writer. This is the paragraph that sets the tone of your writing, states what you want to get done, and will let the reader know what your communication is all about. By completing this course, you will: Be able to write an effective opening paragraph

Effective Middle and Closing Paragraphs
Having a simple framework to organize your thoughts and ideas will help you be a more successful business writer, even if all you write are emails. Use this framework to communicate more clearly and get more done. By completing this course, you will: Know how to write an effective middle and closing paragraph

Forecasting Subject Lines
Since a significant amount of our written communication is delivered by email, it is critical to compose great emails at work. This includes not only using the best writing model (Three-Paragraph Model, Three-Paragraph Model with a List, or the Heading Model), it also involves creating a great subject line to capture the reader’s attention and forecast what your email is all about. By completing this course, you will: Be able to write a concise and effective subject line

Most Common Business Writing Model
The majority of your writing, whether it’s an email or report, will benefit from the Three Paragraph Model with a List. This writing model is used to help the reader clearly and easily know what you need done and when, as well as provides a format to organize key points and information in a way that makes it easy for everyone to read and understand. By completing this course, you will: Know how to use the writing model required for about 80% of your writing

Most Common Business Writing Model
The majority of your writing, whether it’s an email or report, will benefit from the Three Paragraph Model with a List. This writing model is used to help the reader clearly and easily know what you need done and when, as well as provides a format to organize key points and information in a way that makes it easy for everyone to read and understand. By completing this course, you will: Know how to use the writing model required for about 80% of your writing

Writing Style and Tone
Whether you’re writing an email or long technical document, you will practice applying the essential writing techniques to your written communications. You can use the checklist in two ways. First, to remind you of the elements as you write, second as a way to assess the quality of your draft before finalizing your communication. By completing this course, you will: Know how to use an effective writing style and tone

Effective Emails
For this course you will learn about the email guidelines used to compose the best message and create the right tone for any email you create. In addition, you’ll receive a checklist you can use as a reminder of the components to consider anytime you send an email at work. By completing this course, you will know how to assess the quality of your emails. This course has been approved for 1 hour of PDU credit from PMI (Project Management Institute).


Why Course Bundles and Learning Tracks?

Course bundles provide learners with a comprehensive learning option. When using a bundle, learners complete a number of courses to more fully develop their skills and capabilities.


Course Details:

  • Multi-user discounts available
  • Format: Self Pace / online e-Learning
  • License Term: 12-month access (one individual user per license)
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