Ch 14: Business Reports and Proposals

About This Chapter

Watch online video lessons about business reports and proposals so that you can learn how to prepare them. Each lesson is accompanied by a short multiple-choice quiz you can use to check your understanding of analytical reports, executive summaries and more.

Business Reports and Proposals - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

There are several key points to keep in mind when preparing an effective business report or proposal in the workplace. Depending on your goals and responsibilities, the parameters of your project can shift slightly; however the guidance provided here by an experienced instructor can point you in the right direction. You'll learn about format, purpose, and preparation of these documents. You'll also explore methods of preparing reports as part of a team or committee. At the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Describe informational reports and their purpose
  • Describe analytical reports and their purpose
  • Discuss how informational and analytical reports are prepared, including through such tools as wikis
  • Define executive summaries and indicate why they matter

Video Objective
Informational and Analytical Reports: Definition and Uses Define informational and analytical reports, and describe the purpose of each.
The Planning Processes for Informational and Analytical Reports Discuss how informational reports are created and developed versus how analytical reports are prepared.
Executive Summaries in Business Reports and Proposals Discuss why executive summaries are important.
Collaborative Report Writing Using Wikis Describe how wikis are used as a tool for collaborative work in preparing reports.

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