Business Writing

Writing Process: Planning, Organizing, Writing and Reviewing
Business Writing Workshop Assembled by Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD Writing: General techniques for good writing Guidelines for writing your first draft Key words to for transitioning Overview of types of correspondence, their audiences, what to convey, etc. How to use a variety of appeals to sell your product or service Four approaches to a sales …
Major Types and Various Styles of Writing Suggested Pre-Reading Building Blocks of Writing: Vocabulary, Spelling and Grammar Writing Process: Planning, Organizing, Writing and Reviewing Sections of This Topic Include Major Types of Writing Various Styles of Writing Also consider Communications (Interpersonal) Communications (Organizational) Interpersonal Skills Related Library Topics Learn More in the Library’s Blogs Related …
Types of Correspondence There is a vast array of types of correspondence. The following are those that are most typical in life and work. This file is associated with How to Improve Your Writing: Guidelines and Resources. Advertisements Bad News Letter – Guidelines for writing “bad news” letter Business Plans E-mail vs. voice mail Email …

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Cues and Transitions for the Reader Contributed by Deane Gradous, Twin Cities consultant To show addition · and · in addition · besides · furthermore · moreover · what’s more · too · not only … but also · both … and · not so obvious · as well as · another To show time …
Formats for “Bad News” Correspondence Contributed by Deane Gradous, Twin Cities consultant Two Formats, Two Results “Bad news” memos and letters are easier to write when you remember the two formulas for organizing the content of such correspondence. Although the formulas appear to be only slightly different, the reader is likely to respond to each …
Using a Variety of Appeals to Sell Your Idea, Service, or Product Contributed by Deane Gradous, Twin Cities consultant Readers are rational, emotional, and spiritual beings. If you write to change readers’ opinions or to get them to accept your point of view, you could decide to appeal to their minds, their hearts, and their …
Guidelines for Formatting Articles, Reports, and Papers Contributed by Deane Gradous, Twin Cities consultant This is a title: The subtitle qualifies it The title is large type, centered, and may be all caps or sentence style as above. The introduction to the paper requires no heading because it comes first. The statement of purpose comes …
Guidelines for Creating Overhead transparencies Contributed by Deane Gradous, Twin Cities consultant Unless one is a gifted orator, the belief that spoken words are the meat-and-potatoes of a presentation is mistaken. The presenter who wants the audience to grasp the meaning of her message, must strive to create readable, interesting, informative transparencies (slides). In times …
Designing the Page for Readability: Macropunctuation for Memos and Reports Contributed by Deane Gradous, Twin Cities Consultant Make your writing visually appealing, well organized, and simple to take in and remember. Even though you write for a captive reader, do not assume that he or she will be fascinated with what you have to say. …
Techniques for Getting Started Writing Contributed by Deane Gradous, Twin Cities consultant · Set a timer for 510 minutes, and write for the entire time. Aim to write anything that is even slightly related to your topic. It’s OK to set down your thoughts and feelings about approaching this writing task. · Ask a colleague …