BUSINESS WRITING: WHY WE WRITE OFFICIAL/BUSINESS REPORTS
"BUSINESS WRITING" AND "BUSINESS REPORT WRITING SKILLS"
We write business or formal reports to convey information
and to allow users & decision makers to make informed decisions based on our findings or what we report on. It is a huge responsibilty and one that need not be taken lightly. The language that you use should suit and serve your users. Many people use language not to communicate,
but to create barriers in communication. If you are writing for business, you are not writing to entertain but to convey information that is easy to analyze and interprete.
HOW TO USE THE CONVERSATIONAL STYLE IN BUSINESS WRITING
Conversational style of writing business reports
If you can speak, you most probably can write. Most people are such wonderful speakers yet they dislike writing. They do not trust or believe in their writing skills.
When you use the conversational style in your reports, you need to ask yourself this question as a guideline: "If I was saying this, how would I say it? How was I going to say this if I had to do it orally?"
This will help you write more clearly, faster and your writing will read better.
THE DOS AND DONTS OF BUSINESS WRITNG AND/OR OFFICIAL/FORMAL REPORT WRITING
Do's and Dont's of business report writing: guidelines to effective business reports
1. Use correct grammar
2. Collect all information before you start writing your report
3. Do not use jargon or slang
4. Express your opinion in your report
5. Organise and structure your writing and your business report.