It's no secret -- some of the best deals and decisions are made across the conference room table. But is it possible to switch to a conference call without interrupting your workflow or negotiations? Having face-to-face meetings is, unquestionably, one of the most effective ways to get the results you want,...
You’ve perfected your resume and are ready to start sending it out. However, writing the cover letter is proving to be a bit challenging. You want to attract the attention of a potential employer immediately. And the cover letter is how you can make that happen… or fall flat....
It’s a part of doing business—you get an unexpected email from an irate client, and they choose to take out their frustration on you. Yikes! And it’s only Monday morning. It stings a bit when you’re the recipient of such a rude email. Although you can’t control what the client...
Here’s an interesting little fact: We speak much faster than we can type. The average person can type about 40 words per minute. But we can speak 130 words per minute on average (and even more if we are nervous). This raises a valid question: Can the use of...
Memos are a fundamental form of communication in any office. Memos can be written as a quick note in hard copy or can be sent as a soft copy in a group email. A memo usually contains any essential information that you need to send to other employees, departments,...
Understanding why correct syntax matters will help you develop your editing skills when you're proofreading someone else's work. In business writing, “syntax” is a set of rules that explain how you should put words together to make a sentence. YourDictionary.com explains that syntax includes “word choice, matching number and tense, and placing...
A project statement can be for multiple purposes, but it’s a central element in grant applications, proposals, and scopes of work in project management. In a detailed and well-structured write-up, project managers or applicants address their clients, stakeholders, or peer reviewers with an individualized, unique project statement. Everything that fits...
Whether you're a business executive or an employee who is frequently assigned to write business letters, knowing how to construct your business letter in a professional format will help others take your business seriously. Every so often -- especially if you are preparing for a larger meeting or report -- you...
Writing a business letter has evolved over the years from the use of a terse business tone to a more friendly and relatable one. This is because the idea of what a business letter can do is changing in itself. Business letters are useful when communicating face-to-face, or making a phone...
When you're writing a business letter, especially to colleagues or other people in your field, you may tend to write in a very dry, jargon-filled manner. Though you may not be able to avoid the jargon trap in this case, there is another trap that you can jump over...