Business Writing: Business Writing for Beginners
Improve your writing skills! Be able to craft effective messages and impress clients and colleagues in a business environment.Watch Course Trailer
Whether you are writing an email to a colleague or a proposal for a client, you need to be able to communicate clearly. Employers need employees with strong written communication skills and, in a world where a majority of interactions happen online, your writing skills are often your main points of contact with other professionals. The skills you will learn in this course are both scarce and in-demand.
Do you want to make sure that your ideas are not lost because of poor writing quality? Do you need to speak on behalf of an organization and make sure you keep your readers’ trust? Do you need to convert potential clients into paying clients? Are you hoping to be a manager one day? If so, you need do you know how to organize your ideas and write about them effectively.
In this course, you’ll learn how to write:
- Data Reports
- Sales or Marketing Copy
- Product and Service Descriptions
- Strategic Recommendations
- Event Descriptions
- Press Releases
- Research Papers
- Essays and Academic Papers
- Promotional Video Scripts
- White Papers
- Arguments and Position Papers
Write Like a Pro
You need to know how to communicate effectively and efficiently. After taking this course and applying what you’ve learned, you’ll be able to reduce the amount of time that it takes you to write high-quality, impactful content by 50 to 90%.
- Something that used to take you a week to write will now take you two hours.
- Something that used to take you two hours to write will now take you 20 minutes.
Next time someone important asks you to send them something in writing, you won’t have to worry about it--you’ll know how to get it done quickly and skillfully.
Award-Winning Production Quality & Tons of Resources
"I love the efficient presentation method." -Dario D.
“I like how Eazl fits very important discussions into small chunks of video… I believe that this helps me absorb the information and stay more alert than a traditional, long tutorial video might.” – Robert B.
In this course, you will learn how to:
- write impactful sentences
- organize your ideas
- back your ideas up with research
- turn ideas into outlines
- write first drafts of your pieces
- format your documents so they look great and send clear messages
- proofread your writing
You’ll also learn business writing skills while using Google Docs, the cloud-based production software used by more than 4 million organizations around the world.
Not only that, you will meet a group of experts--each of them with a unique professional background that involves writing--who will give you their tips and viewpoints on issues that you will face when you write for business purposes.
Justin, an Eazl student, said he thought the interviews were “awesome” in his five star review of Eazl’s courseware.
The whole learning experience in Business Writing: One Pattern, Infinite Applications is engineered for you to be able to successfully communicate at work and in the real world. This course will help you make progress on your career goals.
Smart Professionals, Employers, and Non-Native English Speakers will Love this Course
LinkedIn recently used their massive amount of data to find the most in-demand soft skills in the world, and they found that persuasion and collaboration are 2 of the top 3 most in-demand skills. You’ll develop those skills and many other communication-related skills in this course.
- If you’re a student or someone who’s self-employed, you’ll love this course. For example, Maran B. said that, “As a student and stay-at-home mom looking to get back into the workforce after a few years, this course really helped me.“
- If you’re an employer, having one of your employees take this class is a great way to affordably skill up your team--Tesla, Apple, and the World Bank are just a few of the employers that already use Eazl Courseware.
- If you’re a non-native English speaker, you’ll love this course. For example, Sirin T. told said that, “as a German college student, I really suffer from not having enough hands on information to know about how companies actually work.” in his five star review of Eazl courseware.
We always work to keep this course's content fresh for you. Here are a list of upgrades:
- Version 1.1 (Published on May 11, 2020)
Added a new lecture centered around Google Docs formatting features. Thanks for helping us out with this, Saket!
- Version 1.2 (Published January 2021) Fixed multiple resources that were broken, added new links to replace them. Thanks for the feedback, Hans!
- Version 1.3 (Published November 2022) In this upgrade, we've added additional resources for writing for social media platforms (for example, for responding to reviews), for dealing with "writer's block", and for publishing business articles across the LinkedIn® social network.
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PreviewBusiness Writing: One Pattern, Infinite Applications (Course Trailer) (0:39)
PreviewWhat You’ll Be able to Write: Reports, Proposals, Sales Copy, and More (1:40)
StartWelcome to the Course. Can You Wield Achilles’ Spear? (4:07)
StartAccess the Business Writing Study Guide, Outline Bank, and Special Resources
StartHow to Attempt Challenges and Earn Business Writing Skills Badges
PreviewMeet the Writers Who will Share their Tips with You in the Course (3:40)
StartIngredients You Can Use to Make Delicious Sentences (3:34)
StartExamples of the Four Kinds of Sentences (2:25)
StartThe Big 4 in Punctuation: Commas, Hyphens, Dashes, and Quotes (4:22)
StartHow to Use Apostrophes, Colons, Ellipses, Exclamation Points, and Parentheses (3:00)
StartSideBYSide: Proper Use of Dashes, Commas, and Quotes (7:02)
StartClear and Moving: How to Choose Words that Make an Impact (3:27)
StartVoices from the Field: What is Quality Writing? (4:29)
StartAssignment: Take this Short Piece of Writing to the Next Level (2:31)
StartLearn More About Earning Skills Badges
StartGet Ready to Become an Architect (of Ideas) (1:02)
StartWhat are the Impactful Business Writing Ingredients? (3:10)
StartHow Your Message Becomes Sentences, Sections, and Paragraphs (5:06)
StartLet’s Visualize How to Use the Five-Paragraph Pattern Effectively (3:42)
StartVoices from the Field: How Do You Grab a Reader’s Attention? (4:13)
StartAccess the Business Writing Outline Guides and Tools Bank (0:24)
StartWant access to Challenges associated with this course?
StartSide By Side: How to Use the Outline Bank to Build an Outline (10:55)
StartAssignment: Organize these Messages Like a Pyramid (1:18)
StartComing Up: The Closest Thing On the Internet to a Lightsaber (0:58)