New PDF release: 30 Minutes to Write a Report (30 Minutes Series)

By Patrick Forsyth

ISBN-10: 0749423609

ISBN-13: 9780749423605

A part of a sequence of pocket publications aimed toward the allowing the reader to benefit a brand new ability in precisely half-hour, this article offers a consultant to file writing, from what to incorporate, to the right way to lay it out.

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If the layout is appropriate to the purpose, the content is well signposted and the report easy to find your way around, things are illustrated as necessary and the intended emphasis shines through, then the packaging will be playing its part. As has been said stated throughout, there may well be a great deal hanging on a report’s reception. None of the factors that help to strengthen the impact are to be sneezed at, and if attention to detail in all matters of presentation can increase impact even a little, then that attention is well worthwhile.

Making language work for you I regularly see examples of business writing that are almost wholly devoid of adjectives. Yet surely one of the first purposes of language is to be descriptive. Most writing necessitates the painting of a picture to some degree at least. Contrast two phrases: ‘Smooth as silk’ ‘Sort of shiny’ 42 The Power of Language The first (used, now I think of it, as a slogan by Thai Airways) conjures up a clear and precise picture. The second phrase could mean almost anything; dead wet fish are sort of shiny, but they are hardly to be compared with the touch of silk.

The final element that helps to create the sort of report that will do the job you want is making sure it looks right. So it is on this that we will spend a few pages before pulling our 30-minute review together. 50 5 THE RIGHT LOOK Even with modest skills and with equipment that is less than state of the art, it is possible for someone to produce documentation that looks very professional. Prevailing standards are, for the most part, good and, as the capabilities of laser printers, computers and associated equipment advance, standards improve too.

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