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How to Write Reports and Proposals: Create Attention-Grabbing Documents that Achieve Your Goals 5ed

by Patrick Forsyth Kogan Page
Pub Date:
07/2019
ISBN:
9780749487089
Format:
Pbk 160 pages
Price:
AU$24.99 NZ$24.34
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How to Write Reports and Proposals is essential reading for achieving effective writing techniques. Getting a message across on paper and presenting a proposal in a clear and persuasive form are vital skills for anyone in business, and this book provides practical advice on how to impress, convince and persuade your colleagues or clients.


 


Fully updated for 2019, this 5th edition now features even more practical exercises, useful templates, and top tips that will help you to write succinctly and with impact across different media. How to Write Reports and Proposals will give you the tools to put over a good case with style.


 


The Creating Success series of books...


Unlock vital skills, power up your performance and get ahead with the bestselling Creating Success series. Written by experts for new and aspiring managers and leaders, this million-selling collection of accessible and empowering guides will get you up to speed in no time. Packed with clever thinking, smart advice and the kind of winning techniques that really get results, you'll make fast progress, quickly reach your goals and create lasting success in your career.

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction - Pitfalls and Opportunities;
    • Chapter - 01: What Makes Good Business Writing?;
    • Chapter - 02: Creating a Good Report;
    • Chapter - 03: Preparing to Write;
    • Chapter - 04: The Power of Language;
    • Chapter - 05: Making Numbers Clear;
    • Chapter - 06: Making Proposals Persuasive;
    • Chapter - 07: The Contribution of Layout and Presentation

Patrick Forsyth runs Touchstone Training & Consultancy based in the UK and specialises in marketing, sales and communications skills. Writing is a significant part of his own work portfolio. He is the author of more than fifty successful business books (with translations into 23 languages). These include: How to Motivate People, Successful Time Management, How to Write Reports and Proposals, Tough Tactics for Tough Times, Effective Business Writing and The PowerPoint Detox (all published by Kogan Page). He writes regularly for a number of business journals and for Writing Magazine, and devises and writes training materials.