To: XXXX, Vice President of Creative Services
From: XXXX, Project Manager
Date: October 29, 2012
Subject: Request for Funding to Attend a Business Communication Course
It is important to my continued professional development to attend a six week business communication course offered online through Kaplan University. This opportunity will further enhance my business communication skills with various stakeholders to assist in increased productivity and project improvement. The knowledge gained from this course will not only assist with our client relationships, but will also enhance our internal communications by implementing communication improvement training plans.
The education provided through this course will enhance my abilities to effectively improve client relationships both verbally and through written (print, email and web-based) communication. Client responsiveness begins at initial contact so if we can provide professional communication, we can expect more positive results gaining client respect and business. The course provides necessary information on proper document preparation and presentation formatting in efforts to gain the reader’s attention while providing clear and concise information. The course also discusses Standard English mechanics and International English writing styles beneficial in domestic and international business models. This information will provide me with a variety of communication skills to increase new client development in a variety of markets.
Additionally, the course helps to develop educated skills to evaluate problems within our business culture and suggest profitable solutions through proper research. From the knowledge I will gain from this course, I will be able to implement a communication improvement plan within our own company sharing the learned knowledge with my other team members. Since the course is conducted online, it will not affect my daily responsibilities within our company....