Private Workshops to Help Your Team Write Clear, Impactful Audit Reports

Simplify your reports. Connect with Stakeholders. Prompt Positive Change.

Audit report writing made easier!

Know you're doing it right!

Get expert feedback and the needed tools to write clear, impactful reports.

Save time and frustration.

Unify your team. Reduce back-and-forth edits, rewrites, and revisions.

See immediate
results.

See real-time writing improvement. Watch everyone's confidence soar!

 

Is writing the audit report a struggle? 

Is developing the audit observation difficult for you?

Are you unsure of how much detail to include?

Is your writing wordy, unclear, or disjointed?

Would you like to reduce the edits and revisions to your writing?

Is editing your team's writing frustrating and time-consuming?

Are you struggling to issue the report on time?

Does the report-writing process make your brain hurt?

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“Margie is one of the most dynamic trainers and speakers I have met in my 40-year internal auditing career.”

Richard Chambers, President and CEO
The Institute of Internal Auditors

With private workshops you get:

Tailored training that meets your department's specific objectives.

Customized materials that include your department's actual reports, templates, and guidelines.

Writing exercises based on current audits.

Expert feedback and coaching.

Travel savings.

Post-training follow-up.

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Report-Writing Workshops


Mastering the Essentials of Audit Report Writing

  • Write compelling reports that engage your readers.
  • Meet your readers' needs for report content, structure, and readability.
  • Follow a disciplined approach for developing each audit observation.
  • Identify root causes and recommend appropriate solutions.
  • Engage in writing exercises that result in real-time improvement.


How to Write Clearly and Concisely

  • Eliminate ambiguity and confusion in your writing.
  • Use precise, direct wording.
  • Learn how active and passive voice impacts clarity.
  • Remove jargon, pompous words, and wordy phrases.
  • Engage in writing exercises that result in real-time improvement.


Editing with Ease

  • Reduce edits, rewrites, and revisions.
  • Study an approach to editing others' writing that encourages learning and pride of authorship.
  • Master the techiniques of professional writers to improve report readability.
  • Practice editing reports and writing samples.


How to Write Persuasive Executive Summaries

  • Write to capture the executive’s attention.
  • Create a five-point message.
  • Use wording that is clear, direct, and strategic.
  • Practice writing an executive summary.

Working with Margie is easy. 

Listen

1
I'll learn about your team's training needs, challenges, and goals.

Customize

2

I'll customize a workshop to meet your team's learning objectives.

Execute

3
 I'll deliver the training at your location and on your schedule. 

Evaluate

4
I'll provide post-workshop support to maximize learning. 
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Why Margie Bastolla Facilitations?

When you issue clear and impactful reports, your reports start working for you, not against you. You connect with clients, you communicate what does and doesn't work, and you do your part to make the organization stronger.

I know how hard it is to communicate clearly and have taught thousands of auditors to clarify their writing. Most auditors dislike writing, and they DETEST writing audit observations and reports.  I get it. Writing is arduous, the editing process is frustrating, and the next audit is already calling.  Moreover, report writing is time-consuming and can make your brain hurt.  There must be a better way. Report writing should not be this hard!

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What people are saying...

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"Margie's workshops have re-energized and focused my team. They have grown tremendously in report-writing confidence and skill...and their reports prove it!"

Carman Lapointe, Former Chief Audit Executive, the United Nations
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"After working with Margie, we know what it takes to develop a GREAT report. Everyone's on the same page now, which makes report development a whole lot easier!"

FLORINA DEKALO, CHIEF AUDIT EXECUTIVE, NORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE
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"Thanks to Margie, we've broken down the arduous report-writing process into smaller, manageable steps.”

SUSAN LIONE, U.S. ARMY RESERVES

Be your client's most trusted advisor.

Simplify your
reports.

Clarify your message and cut the clutter!

Connect with
readers.

Communicate what readers value, expect, and need to know.

Prompt positive
change.

Create pertinent, persuasive content that compels action. 

Wasted time.  Numerous revisions. Mounting frustration.

You deserve better!

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Free Download: 
"7 Deadly Audit Report Mistakes"

Do clients and stakeholders sometimes meet your reports with pushback or disinterest?
If yes, then this download is for you!  
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