Structuring Documents For Impact

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place

George Bernard Shaw

Crafting clear, succinct and persuasive arguments and capturing them effectively in documents is a key element of leadership at any level in an organisation.

I offer workshops that deconstruct the essential elements of logic and format to help participants learn how to create documents that are logical, concise and compelling whether using portrait or Powerpoint formats.  I demonstrate how to analyse audience needs, create a logical argument from a mass of data and create structured, logical and concise documents using crisp language in which key messages are clearly identified and highlighted.

This training includes:

  • how to analyse an audience to ensure you’re targeting messages effectively
  • how to create a logic structure that is easy to understand and follow
  • how to create documents that capture and clearly convey your argument
  • how to set out information so key messages are highlighted
  • how to ensure your writing is crisp, clear and compelling
  • how to create documents that are effective for multiple audiences with differing needs

Structuring Documents For Impact

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place

George Bernard Shaw

Crafting clear, succinct and persuasive arguments and capturing them effectively in documents is a key element of leadership at any level in an organisation.

I offer workshops that deconstruct the essential elements of logic and format to help participants learn how to create documents that are logical, concise and compelling whether using portrait or Powerpoint formats.  I demonstrate how to analyse audience needs, create a logical argument from a mass of data and create structured, logical and concise documents using crisp language in which key messages are clearly identified and highlighted.

This training includes:

  • how to analyse an audience to ensure you’re targeting messages effectively
  • how to create a logic structure that is easy to understand and follow
  • how to create documents that capture and clearly convey your argument
  • how to set out information so key messages are highlighted
  • how to ensure your writing is crisp, clear and compelling
  • how to create documents that are effective for multiple audiences with differing needs

Workshops cover underlying theory and a range of exercises based on real documents to provide opportunities to immediately put theory into practice.

Clients for these workshops have included consulting firms (Booz and Co, KPMG, Saha International, Genpact, Tria Consulting Partners, Planpower, NMG Consulting), banks and super funds (Westpac, NAB, QBE, Suncorp, Australian Super and Q Super) and other organisations in the public and private sector (AMEX, Boral, South Australian Chief Information Office, University of Melbourne, BUPA, Vodafone, Cadbury Schweppes).