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Average lecture time of less than 8 minutes - easy to understand, bite-sized chunks!
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Specifically aimed at busy executives in medium to large organisations, investing in this course means you will gain:
Knowing how to write impactful reports is a communication skill that is often underestimated - as a result, many reports just end up sitting on a shelf gathering dust! But reports are essential for key decision-makers in any organisation.
I have this knowledge from both sides, having spent more than 20 years in corporate life learning how to write impactful reports the hard way and, as a key decision-maker, trying to make sense of poor reports. I know what works and what doesn't, and I'm giving you the benefit of this experience and knowledge in this course.
If you've ever wasted time putting together a report that hasn't had the impact you wanted, this course is for you. It is specifically designed to help you make your reports easy for others to read and take positive action, which will increase your professional credibility and profile.
You will learn:
The course is structured in a series of video and text lectures, with downloadable resources, and a summary and quizzes at the end of every section.
Course completion time is approximately 3 hours.
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|Section 1: And so we begin!|
What you get in this coursePreview
How to get the best from this coursePreview
Summary of Section 1 (no audio)
Section 1 Quiz
|Section 2: Initial focus|
Why a report?
The second secret of being truly impactful
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Section 2 Quiz
|Section 3: How to stay on track|
Objectives are boring - why bother?
How to set the perfect objective - 1
How to set the perfect objective - 2
There's no audio on this one - just a bit of fun! It was also previously Lecture 9, so ignore the closing title ...
Summary of Section 3 (no audio)
Section 3 Quiz
|Section 4: It's all about the layout|
Laying out your content
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Section 4 Quiz
|Section 5: Who are you talking to?|
Who's your audience? Pitching your report - 1
Who's your audience? Pitching your report - 2
Common writing mishaps and how to get them right! 1
Common writing mishaps and how to get them right! 2
Summary of Section 5 (no audio)
Section 5 Quiz
|Section 6: A picture paints a thousand words - but only if you get it right!|
Data with impact 1: tables
Data with impact 2: charts
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Section 6 Quiz
|Section 7: Proofing and perfecting|
Proofing checklist - the words
Perfecting checklist - the look
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|Section 8: Round up|
Delivering on my promisePreview
I used ... and also ...
Award-winning former senior leader, trainer and coach with 20+ years' of experience in strategy, business planning, marketing, insight, research, data analysis, leadership and management. Now Managing Director of Acuitas Limited, offering online training, face-to-face training, coaching, mentoring and consulting for businesses and individuals.
Also mum to Scamp the rescued dog, who runs the day-to-day timekeeping of the office ...
My personal values (discovered through many hours of NLP study to certified trainer level with John Grinder) are:
Happy | Fun | Zest | Purpose | Value
Whatever I do in life, it has to fulfil at least one of these :-)