Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Event: Two Day Course On “Professional Business Writing Skills”

Date:3rd – 4th January 2012
Time:8.00 am – 5.00 pm
Speaker:Dr. Alistair King
Venue:TUS Lecture Room, 2nd Floor, Wisma IEM, Petaling Jaya, Selangor


This course aims to provide participants with a set of skills and awarenesses which they can use with immediate effect. These skills and awarenesses are:
• Transferring spoken input into written material
• Understanding the progression from the beginning of the document to the end
• Knowing in which type of documents to use the Active or Passive Voice
• Using phraseology which is stylistically appropriate
• Knowing how to connect various points in order to present the best possible impact and therefore, the best possible outcome
• Knowing how to use the different past tenses in a way which promotes
accuracy and immediate understanding
• Knowing how the various components of letters and reports fit together and flow into each other

Who should attend
Anyone who has to supervise, contribute to or edit business documents.

What will they learn
Participants will learn how to write /edit / fine-tune documents which are concise, cohesive, grammatically accurate and stylistically appropriate. Grammatical forms and stylistic concepts will be introduced and practised throughout the course.

How will they learn
This course will consist of trainer presentation, individual and group writing tasks with presentations to plenary. Authentic material and case studies will form a large proportion of the course materials. If possible, documents produced by the participants should be provided so that the course materials can be customized to the participants’ benefit.

Biodata Speaker:

Dr Alistair King, who heads a team of highly qualified and experienced consultants, has had twenty years experience in education and training in several European, African and Asian countries. He has held university posts both in his home country, the United Kingdom, and in Malaysia. In addition, he has been a correspondent for International News Services, reporting on issues in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Since the mid-1990s, he has been involved in developing all levels of staff of Banks, Corporate Organisations, Manufacturing Companies and Government Departments. His extensive current client list includes many of the top performers in the corporate world, both in Malaysia and in other Asian and African countries.

If you require further details or clarifications kindly contract the IEM Secretariat at:

The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia
Lot 60/62, Jalan 52/4
46720 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel No: 03-7968 4001/02
Fax : 03-7957 7678
Email Address:

Prepared by Mr. Mizi
Posted by Engr. Mei Wong

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