Emails and the business world are in a serious, committed relationship. They honestly can’t live without each other. Depending on the type of work you do, you may read or send a few emails a day—or a hundred. Solid business writing will require you to write professional-level emails. And...
People dig into their political views like an underwater pipeline entrenched on the ocean floor.  Agreeing or disagreeing with their perspective can make for an awkward conversation at best and a heated debate at worst. Therefore, avoiding politics in business and business writing is the best option. And it’s...
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....
Everyone wants credit for a job well done. And in business writing and communication—from emails to company-wide internal memos to detailed reports—you want to receive due credit for your writing skills. But if you choose to “borrow” ideas, quotes, or data from another author, it’s essential to know when...
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...
When telling a story, writing in the third person gives the writer more control, allowing them to be all-seeing and all-knowing. The same thing applies when you are writing a business proposal or report. Most corporate and business guidelines now suggest writing in the third person. It’s more formal...
A business memo is a document that contains summarized information about a business. It is used to pass information within an organization. Memos are not as formal as business proposals because they are within the same organization, but they are expected to be concise, professional, simple, and specific. The...
Business writing is useful in various contexts, but its primary purpose is to receive a business response. In other words, it is writing that deals with business, whether it's reaching out to customers or employees, and getting a response back relevant to whatever business the writing deals with. A...
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,...
A memo is a useful communication tool for notifying colleagues or employees of policy changes or giving an update on significant business decisions. It's essential that your memo is well-drafted, driving your message across without creating confusion. Why the need for memos in the workplace? The word Memo is short for memorandum and is...