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Reports: Get Them Done Right
A professionally printed and bound report will make an immediate, positive impression on your audience.
Well-designed reports are a great way to update key people about certain areas of your company. We can help you produce impressive reports
Here is an overview of just a few things you should keep in mind when producing a printed report:
Know your audience.Your report should be written to address the needs and concerns of your audience. A report for shareholders will need a different tone—and perhaps a different look and different content—than a report for employees or the director of your department.
Start with a purpose. Why are you writing the report? What message are you hoping to convey? Answering these questions before you begin will help you organize your thoughts accordingly.
Don’t beat around the bush. Most people are too busy to wade through a lot of background information before getting to the meat of what you want to say. An executive summary is a great way to make your point up front. Then back it up with data and other relevant information in the subsequent pages.
Provide visuals. Reports often contain valuable data about sales figures or expenses. Visual aids, such as charts and graphs, provide an attractive way to present this data in a form that is easy to understand. Give each element in a visual aid its own color, and make sure items are clearly marked.
Follow an outline. Divide information into digestible chunks, using headers and subheads. This will help provide structure for your report, let your readers know what is coming, and give them a quick overview of the topics at hand.
Keep things active. Use active verbs, and cut out any unnecessary information. Concise, active language will add a sense of conviction to what you write.
Have the report professionally printed and bound. Presentation is an important key to any successful report. A professionally printed and bound report will make an immediate, positive impression on your audience.
Well-designed reports are a great way to update key people about certain areas of your company. We can help you produce impressive reports. Stop in and ask today!