Understanding and skills of effective writing and presentation


People do judge a book by its cover. What more tangible yardsticks than when they read your written messages and/or hear your presentations. Hence, effective writing and presentation are essential as fuzziness might bring about misunderstanding, misinterpretation and worse still, legal complications, often without obtaining the desired outcomes.

Effective writing and presentation skills are learnable, however, a one-off good piece of writing or presentation is not what we aim for. The objective is to turn good writing and presentation skills into good habits, and to do that these skills must be applied to every message written or every presentation crafted until they become automatic.

This two-day workshop will equip participants with the understanding and skills of effective writing and presentation with plenty of exercises and reinforcements.

Course Details:



• Appreciate the benefits of good writing and presentation and the potential implications of unclear writing and presentation.

• Case study the negative impact on business results with cross-cultural fiascos.

• Learn the steps to effective writing and presentation and the factors that can affect the effectiveness of both.

• Have hands-on practice in writing emails, routine letters, policies, newsletter captions, letters with good/bad news, “board papers”/proposals, etc.

• Have hands-on practice in preparing and making effective presentation of proposals, project findings, suggestions, etc. with confidence.

Who should attend

• Corporate Executives and Managers who need to write and present to their management/internal parties or external parties.

• Anyone who wish to improve their writing and presentation skills.


Day 1 - Effective Writing

I. The Importance of effective writing

• the positives and the negatives.


II. Cross-cultural fiascos

• examples of fiascos’ impact on business results.


III. Steps to effective writing

• Identify the Purpose.

• Choose the Method.

• Identify the Readers to address.

• Make the Outline.

• Make the First draft.

• Revise.


IV. Tone

• For positive and negative messages.

• Confidence; sincerity; non-discriminatory.

• Appropriate level of language.


V. Conciseness

• Avoiding wordiness


VI. Style

• Your independent voice.

• Appropriate to topic and audience.

• Appropriate level of language.


VII. Some grammatical errors even native English speakers and news anchors make.


VIII. Salutation rules for proper protocol


Day 2 - Effective Presentation

I. The Importance of effective presentation

• the positives and the negatives.


II. The Human Element : Style

• The Voice.

- Volume/Tone
- Pitch
- Pace
- Colour
- Methods to improve voice


• Speech Pattern.

- Habits
- Accent


• Body language.

- Eye contact
- Facial expressions
- Gestures
- Posture/Body orientation
- Proximity
- Voice variation


• Active Listening.

- Active listening vs Passive listening
- Some active listening traits


• Nerves.

- What it can do
- How to control it


III. Planning the presentation

• Formulate a strategy.

• Develop a flexible flowing structure.

• Work out an enhancing, not distracting Presentation Style.

• Supplement presentation with confident, informed responses to
questions and challenges.



IV. Using visual aids effectively

• Purpose.

• Text.

• Graphs.

• Be careful.


V. Practice Makes Perfect

• Delivery.

• Timing.


VI. Summary/Q&A



Administrative Details:

Scheduled Dates

• Date to be advised - 2nd Run


• S$ 650 per participant

• S$ 600 per participant for 2 participants from the same organisation

• S$ 550 per participant for 3 or more participants from the same organisation


• 2 Days

• 9 am - 5 pm


• PIC Claimable for Company Sponsored Participants.


A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded at the end of the workshop.


• Coffee & tea with snacks during the morning and afternoon breaks

• Buffet lunch with vegetarian & halal options


Please use this form to register for our HRM SKILLS Workshops.


(65) 6337-7516 or 6338-8487, 9 am to 5 pm, Mondays to Fridays

Registration Admin

You can register online for any of HRM SKILLS Workshops using the Registration Form or send an email to info@hrmskills.sg or info@hrmskills.com

The information we require for email registration is as follows:

  1. Course Title & Date
  2. Participant's Full Name
  3. Organisation, Company Name or Self-Sponsored
  4. Contact Person (If different from Participant)
  5. Contact Number

Past Participants:

Past Participants' Comments

Past Participant Organisations

• Bintan Resort Ferries, Biomedical Sciences Institutes.

• CSN Reserch.

• Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School.

• Principal Global Investors (S).

• Singapore Children's Society.