Report Writing: Introduction (02:23)
A good report can be read quickly, will be valuable for months, and can be distributed to everyone within the organization. Writing a good report can be a deciding factor in promotions. This video will describe common rules when writing a report.
Writing a Report (04:04)
Denise states that executives will not be able to understand the report because they are not as intelligent as Philip. Put the objective in writing. Organize the points you want to make into related groups.
Structure the Report (03:38)
A well written report has a beginning, middle, and end. Dawn helps Philip understand that he needs to structure an argument using the four Ps: outline the position, describe the problem, examine the possibilities, and explain your recommendation.
Keep Language Simple and Straightforward (04:04)
Remove as much technical jargon as possible. Use plain English with short words, sentences, and paragraphs. Make a report readable and include supporting data in an appendix.
Create an Attractive Layout (04:52)
Package the report: give a brief summary, write the objective, include references, and cite sources. Denise and Philip summarize the episode.
Credits: Report Writing: Classic John Cleese Business Education Videos (00:20)
Credits: Report Writing: Classic John Cleese Business Education Videos
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