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The AMA Handbook of Business Letters by Though the fundamentals of letter writing have remained the same, the way we communicate in business is constantly evolving. Whether it's a formal printed letter or an email, the ability to write effective correspondence is essential for success--no matter what the industry. Containing more than 25 percent new material, The AMA Handbook of Business Letters provides readers with over 370 customizable model letters, divided into categories reflecting various aspects of business, including: * Sales, marketing, and public relations * Customer service * Human resources * Credit and collection * Letters to vendors and suppliers * Confirmations, requests, and replies * Permissions * And many more In addition, the book provides readers with a refresher course in the letter-writing basics, and helpful appendices listing common mistakes in grammar, word usage, and punctuation. Comprehensive--and now extensively updated--this invaluable resource provides professionals with an adaptable template for every conceivable business correspondence need.
Business Writing in the Digital Age by Natalie Canavor presents a step-by-step system that shows what to say and how to say it, along with practical techniques to improve writing skills. The book builds confidence, and provides a solid foundation that applies to traditional media such as letters and proposals, and also to email, blogs, web sites, social media and PowerPoint. Readers develop tools to keep improving on their own, and to handle new communication channels as they emerge.
Call Number: HF 5718.3 C365 2012
Guide to Managerial Communication by Directed primarily toward undergraduate or graduate business or communications students, this text also provides practical content to current and aspiring industry professionals. A brief, professional, reader-friendly guide to improving managerial communication. Guide to Managerial Communication is a clear, concise, practical text for cultivating effective written and oral communication in a managerial, business, government, or professional context.
Call Number: HF 5718 .M86 2014
How to Create a Successful Business Plan by How can all the nuts and bolts of a business be analyzed effectively in one comprehensive model and translated into a business plan? At various points in the life of a business, entrepreneurs will need to take stock of their ideas and plans and reformulate them in business and financial terms. How to Create a Successful Business Plan is about dynamic planning for businesses and provides a structured approach to business planning that focuses on the main components of the business model, while addressing key issues often raised by investors and potential business partners. It gives the company order and structure and helps managers optimize team integration and resources. The book provides a framework in which professionals from a broad range of backgrounds can work together on a successful business plan. Readers will find that the business model is discussed in depth, yet in accessible and easily understood terms.
Call Number: HD 30.28 .G347 2016
The McGraw-Hill Handbook of More Business Letters by Features more than 300 model letters for business situation - from new product announcements, to responding to a complaint, and to writing a sales promotion letter. This title is aimed at businesspeople for advice on and samples of: the many ways to use voice mail, and e-mail; security guidelines for protecting business information; and more.
Write to the Point by Thanks to e-mail, voice mail, cell phones, pagers, and the ever-expanding Web, we live in an age of information overload. Although all of these wonders were designed to make communication easier and faster, speed and efficiency have come with a price. Clear business writing has never been more difficult or stressful. Writers are expected to respond quickly to an endless flow of e-mail messages. Readers complain about an increasing lack of clarity, along with an abundance of mechanical errors. Supervisors and managers are bewildered by employees' inability to simply say what they mean along with a lack of appropriate tone and sense of decorum in the written communications they produce. This book presents proven techniques developed in Dr. Iacone's seminars that will enable greater ease, proficiency, and clarity in writing. The conversational, instructional format walks you through the actual stages of the writing process -- from planning and writing the first draft to editing and proofreading. This invaluable handbook also includes helpful guidelines to correct punctuation; lists of often-confused words; and step-by-step procedures for generating effective e-mail, memos, letters, and reports. Book jacket.
To find additional titles, run a Subject search in One Stop Search under the following subjects:
- Business Writing
- Business - Report Writing
- Commercial correspondence
- English language - Business English
- Proposal Writing in Business
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