Writing Briefing Notes That Inform

What is the goal when writing a briefing note? Ultimately, it is to create a document that is comprehensive, well-organized and easy to follow so readers can work through it effectively, without the need for clarification and without confusion. This course will help you do just that and ensure you are informing on paper effectively.

This written approach to informing is more challenging than being in front of a person explaining the information. When presenting your content on paper, the language and organization of ideas are the means by which you communicate to your readers. Communication doesn't take place until the information has been received and clearly understood. Your readers are relying on you to make the language work for them.

This workshop focuses on...

  • applying specific planning and organizing techniques to briefing notes
  • focusing the message on your reader's needs and perspectives
  • using the basic concepts of plain language
  • using high-energy, impactful language to achieve results
  • writing structurally strong sentences and paragraphs
  • writing effective and accurate briefings that present a professional image
Skills category: Writing