Already on ArticleSlash?

Forgot your password? Sign Up

Write Powerful Business Letters That Sell!

 


Visitors: 206

In addition to writing articles, the ability to write succinct and compelling business communications, ie. business letters and reports, is an absolute must in achieving credibility and commanding respect from those with whom you do business. Business letters account for over 90% of all interpersonal business communications. A poorly written business letter can cost you sales, leads, or contracts.

While similar in purpose and intent ie. (to inform; to motivate; to convince etc. ) article writing and business letter writing differ primarily insofar as audience is concerned.

Your article audience can be hundreds, thousands, even millions.

On the other hand, a business letter is aimed primarily at one or possibly several people( board of directors)etc.

The person receiving your business communication will definitely judge you in large part on the basis of your written communications skills. Whether you're applying for a job; bidding on a contract; or trying to make a sale

Your letter is in effect your personal representative or your “advance person" so to speak. It presents a non visual “picture" of what you are like. Your skills, abilities and mindset.

And as with a human representative, you want your “written rep" to present all the values and standards that you stand for. You want that “picture" to be sharp, clear and most of all positive.

Here are some points to keep in mind when writing your next business letter:

  • Your Greeting or Salutation
  • The Opening Sentence
  • The Opening Paragraph
  • The Body Of The Letter
  • The Concluding Paragraph Or Close
  • Punctuation
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
The Salutation:
  1. What do you know about the person?
  2. What is the persons title?
  3. Is the person male or female?
The Opening Sentence:

  1. This usually states the reason you're writing
The Body:
  1. Here you give the details of what you want to say

The Closing Paragraph

  1. Here you summarize succinctly what you said in the body
Last but not least always check your spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Despite what some internet marketers say, spelling, grammar and punctuation, are extremely important in interpersonal business communications.

Finally, after several proofreads, then and only then do you sign your name and you're done!

    About The Author: Jerry Johnson owns and operates ArticlesAmerica.com, an article directory which serves r free content free to webmasters, marketers and site owners. Submit your articles and get content for your website. http://www.articlesamerica.com

(474)

Article Source:


 
Rate this Article: 
 
Why Didn't Mommy Write Letters?
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes
ArticleSlash

Related Articles:

Four Powerful Tips on How to Write Effective EBay Title That Sells How to Sell ..

by: Ts Chan (July 02, 2008) 
(Internet and Businesses Online/Auctions)

Write Your Direct Mail Sales Letters Like a Page on Google to Boost Response, ..

by: Alan Sharpe (April 02, 2007) 
(Business)

Email Marketing - How to Write Content Letters and Free Gift Email Letters

by: Sean Mize (January 23, 2007) 
(Internet and Businesses Online)

How to Write Powerful Sales Copy For Industrial Business

by: Fanda Amnesiana (October 19, 2008) 
(Writing and Speaking/Copywriting)

AutoResponders A Quick Guide to Creating Powerful Follow Up Letters

by: Brian Rooney (July 16, 2008) 
(Internet and Businesses Online/Autoresponders)

Writing Articles for Money – Write Fast, Write Well and Sell

by: Fred Holt (October 04, 2011) 
(Writing and Speaking/Writing Articles)

Make Your Direct Mail Sales Letters More Powerful with More Personalization ..

by: Alan Sharpe (March 04, 2008) 
(Business/Marketing Direct)

So You Want to Write Great Cover Letters?

by: Catherine Z Jones (June 15, 2008) 
(Business/Resumes Cover Letters)

How to write winning love letters

by: James Mcovey (January 31, 2011) 
(Business/Career Advice)

Why Didn't Mommy Write Letters?

by: Susan Olupitan (April 16, 2007) 
(Womens Interests)