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Business writing books for self-study/career development

Nobody gets to the top without a plan. The books shown to the right of this page help your personal development, communication and business writing success every step of the way, wherever you are and whatever you do.

In this digital age, your potential customer base is global. Don’t create limits by choosing the wrong words or style for a given market. Understand that professionalism is a mark of quality - and helps you engage and impress.

Whether you speak English as a first, second or even third language, the global and digital economy means you and your company have to get it right. In demanding conditions, second-best won’t do.

Improve Your Global Business English and the Better Business English book / e-book series have the emphasis on self-study and learning. You will gain insights into real life business scenarios and benefit from first class, up-to-date advice on:

  • Report and presentation writing in a global context
  • Business writing tips for social media
  • How to write promotional literature
  • Composing e-mails for worldwide recipients
  • Grammar and punctuation
  • Technical considerations such as writing dates, times and measurements
  • Communicating in effective global or glocal English in multicultural scenarios

With quizzes, checklists, exercises and examples from a range of international organizations such as HSBC, Adidas, KFC and Beijing 2008 Olympics, these books will help you communicate clearly and confidently with clients and colleagues from all corners of the globe.

Fiona Talbot’s TQI Word Power Skills system is explained, so you can measure success in any writing task you undertake.

Universities and teachers worldwide recommend their staff and MBA and other business students use this great model because it works. Quite simply, it’s a must in this digital age, where everyone is a writer but few get the helping hand they need.

Click on this selection of helpful business writing tips or features on TQI Word Power Skills:

NEW ‘Improve your Global Business English’ now available as an Audiobook

Now launched in Spain and Latin America, review of 'Outstanding Business English' published by Lid Editorial

The Irish Times: A useful guide to parameters of informality in business writing

Smart Business Online: What is the best conversational tone for your social media posts?

Business Franchise Magazine: Make sure your business gets noticed on social media

Business Investor’s daily: The right way to convey messages for your company’s purposes

Kogan Page interview with author Fiona Talbot about why The Better Business English series is so popular

Mid West Book review naming ‘How to Write Effective Business English’ (Edition 2) an exceptional book on writing

Elite Business magazine - 'English: one size doesn't fit all'

Book review for ‘Improve your Global Business English’ in the Elite Business magazine

Twitter LogoBBC Dragons’ Den’s Theo Paphitis selected TQI Word Power Skills’ message out of thousands and tweeted: ‘Size doesn’t always matter. Getting your messages understood does. ‘Wordpowerskills’ help everyone. ‘

The Sunday Times - English – but not as we know it

Accounting Technician (AAT) Article ‘Do your writing skills add up?’

Colloquialisms can confound – tips for native and non-native English speakers

Personnel Today: Trade Secrets - Mind Your Language

British Airways' Business Life - Plain English

InBusiness - What's New On The Net? Word Power

TheBusiness - Better English, Better Business

Chester Chronicle – Businesswoman Fiona Talbot on the write lines

TQI help is all about YOU and your needs. No coursework, just results in your real life business writing tasks. The aim is to further your career and ensure you deliver professional corporate business English: contact TQI today