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The 5cs Of Effective Business Writing

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the 5cs of effective business writing


Have you ever felt the need to choose between writing well and writing fast at work? The ability to put your ideas across accurately and effectively in writing is an important communication skill for every business executive. Sometimes the only exposure you may have to higher management is through your writing. If your email and letters are clear and concise, they convey an impression of you with a well-organized mind, a person who knows exactly what is needed and how to make it happen. Messages that are vague, disjointed and weak may compromise your chance of being promoted and can tarnish your professional reputation.

Regardless of how seldom you need to express your ideas in writing, you should acquire and develop the skill to do it well. However, the ability to write clearly, understandably does not always come naturally.

This practical workshop is designed to empower you to write for the results you want in the shortest amount of time through a simple, step-by-step approach based on the fundamentals of effective email writing.

Benefits to You

At the end of this highly-interactive workshop, successful participants will learn to:

•  Recognize and avoid common mistakes in email writing
•  Master the 5Cs of effective business writing
•  Develop clear and relevant subject headlines
•  Express ideas clearly and logically that are easily understood the first time
•  Write concisely following the KISS principle of good writing
•  Develop a simple 4-step writing format to inspire a coherent flow
•  Practise good email etiquette to improve professionalism in your writing
•  Acquire the skill to write effectively, professionally and confidently!

Programme Outline

Understand the fundamentals of Professional Business Writing

•Learn the 5Cs of effective business writing
•Identify common errors to avoid in business writing
•Effective ways to develop a clear subject line

Focus on Clarity to be easily understood

•Choose concrete and intelligible words
•Beware of obsolete and flowery language
•Put action in your verb

Write with Conciseness to save time and energy

•Eliminate wordy expressions that are tiresome to read
•Selecting practical information include in your message
•Avoid unnecessary repetition

Foster Courtesy through good business etiquette in writing

•Exercise the ‘YOU’ attitude
•Be empathetic, sincere and tactful in your writing
•Write with a positive tone

Edit your message to ensure proper grammar, punctuation and spelling

•When to use formal and informal language
•Use appropriate choice of words when writing up, down and across
•Maintain acceptable writing mechanics

Who Must Attend

(Level 1) Administrative & Support     
(Level 2) Supervisors, Executive, & Emerging Managers     
(Level 3) New Managers     
(Level 4) Managers


Full Course Fee: S$ 385.20 (inclusive of GST)

For Self Sponsored Participants:
SkillsFuture Credit is applicable for Singapore Citizens aged 25 years old and above only

Enquiries : Grace Tan - 62489414 | 62466746,

Foreign participants sponsored by their companies, GST is not applicable. If payment is made by a Singapore-registered company, GST will apply.

Non-members are welcome to sign up for SIM membership to enjoy the discounted rate. To sign up for SIM Membership, please visit, email or call 6248 9489. To register for the programmes now, select the preferred programme run-dates below through the register icon. "Register", which will bring you to the registration page.

DateTimeVenueRegistration Closing Date 
14/06/2019 - 14/06/201909.00 am - 6.00 pmSIM Management House, 41 Namly Avenue, Singapore 267616May 31, 2019 Register
22/08/2019 - 22/08/201909.00 am - 6.00 pmSIM Management House, 41 Namly Avenue, Singapore 267616Aug 08, 2019 Register
31/10/2019 - 31/10/201909.00 am - 6.00 pmSIM Management House, 41 Namly Avenue, Singapore 267616Oct 17, 2019 Register