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1 Business Letter A business letter is a formal way of communicating between two or more parties. There are many different types of business letters. Business letters can be informational, persuasive, motivational, or promotional. A business letter is a formal way of communicating between two or more parties. There are many different types of business letters. Business letters can be informational, persuasive, motivational, or promotional. Business letters should be typed and printed on a standard 8.5 X 11 white paper and should not exceed a page. Business letters should be typed and printed on a standard 8.5 X 11 white paper and should not exceed a page.

2 Elements of a Good Business Letter The most important element of writing a good letter is your ability to identify and write to your audience. If you are addressing your letter to the department of human resources, avoid using highly technical terms that only engineers would understand. Even if your letter is addressed to an engineering company, chances are that the personnel in human resources does not have an engineering background. The most important element of writing a good letter is your ability to identify and write to your audience. If you are addressing your letter to the department of human resources, avoid using highly technical terms that only engineers would understand. Even if your letter is addressed to an engineering company, chances are that the personnel in human resources does not have an engineering background.

3 Elements of a Good Business Letter The next element is to make sure you present your objective in a clear and concise manner. Don't be vague about your objective; most people will not have the patience to sit there and guess at the meaning of your letter. Most don’t have the time to read a long-winded letter either, so stick to one page and just get to the point without going into unnecessary details. The next element is to make sure you present your objective in a clear and concise manner. Don't be vague about your objective; most people will not have the patience to sit there and guess at the meaning of your letter. Most don’t have the time to read a long-winded letter either, so stick to one page and just get to the point without going into unnecessary details.

4 Elements of a Good Business Letter Another important element to remember is to remain professional. Even if you are writing a letter of complaint, remain polite and courteous. Simply state the problem(s) along with any other relevant information and be sure to avoid threats and slander. Another important element to remember is to remain professional. Even if you are writing a letter of complaint, remain polite and courteous. Simply state the problem(s) along with any other relevant information and be sure to avoid threats and slander. Remember to introduce yourself if your audience is unaware of who you are. Remember to introduce yourself if your audience is unaware of who you are.

5 Elements of a Good Business Letter In most cases, the business letter will be the first impression that you make on someone. Though business writing has become less formal over time, you should still take great care that your letter's content is clear and that you have proofread it carefully. In most cases, the business letter will be the first impression that you make on someone. Though business writing has become less formal over time, you should still take great care that your letter's content is clear and that you have proofread it carefully. Business writing should be clear and concise. Take care, however, that your document does not turn out as an endless series of short, choppy sentences. Keep in mind also that "concise" does not have to mean "blunt"—you still need to think about your tone and the audience for whom you are writing. Business writing should be clear and concise. Take care, however, that your document does not turn out as an endless series of short, choppy sentences. Keep in mind also that "concise" does not have to mean "blunt"—you still need to think about your tone and the audience for whom you are writing.

6 Where to Begin? Reread the description of your task (for example, the advertisement of a job opening, instructions for a proposal submission, or assignment prompt for a course). Think about your purpose and what requirements are mentioned or implied in the description of the task. List these requirements. This list can serve as an outline to govern your writing and help you stay focused, so try to make it thorough. Next, identify qualifications, attributes, objectives, or answers that match the requirements you have just listed. Reread the description of your task (for example, the advertisement of a job opening, instructions for a proposal submission, or assignment prompt for a course). Think about your purpose and what requirements are mentioned or implied in the description of the task. List these requirements. This list can serve as an outline to govern your writing and help you stay focused, so try to make it thorough. Next, identify qualifications, attributes, objectives, or answers that match the requirements you have just listed.

7 Where to Begin? Strive to be exact and specific, avoiding vagueness, ambiguity, and platitudes. If there are industry- or field-specific concepts or terminology that are relevant to the task at hand, use them in a manner that will convey your competence and experience. Avoid any language that your audience may not understand. Your finished piece of writing should indicate how you meet the requirements you've listed and answer any questions raised in the description or prompt. Strive to be exact and specific, avoiding vagueness, ambiguity, and platitudes. If there are industry- or field-specific concepts or terminology that are relevant to the task at hand, use them in a manner that will convey your competence and experience. Avoid any language that your audience may not understand. Your finished piece of writing should indicate how you meet the requirements you've listed and answer any questions raised in the description or prompt.

8 Your Objective You will be writing a business letter to a D- List celebrity in an effort to obtain an autograph for your beloved teacher, Ms.Rubin. You will be writing a business letter to a D- List celebrity in an effort to obtain an autograph for your beloved teacher, Ms.Rubin. This assignment is not designed to benefit Ms.Rubin in any way, other than the sheer joy she will feel if your letters actually work. This assignment is not designed to benefit Ms.Rubin in any way, other than the sheer joy she will feel if your letters actually work.

9 Your Objective Every second quarter my students are expected to write a business letter. This letter that you will be writing is much more than a light-hearted assignment. Your final letter will illustrate your commitment to the objective at hand, as you demonstrate the proper techniques of writing a skillful business letter. This letter must be in the desired format, showing a dedication to the requirements, and an understanding that words and letters can make a difference in the lives of others. Your words have meaning, and you need to choose them wisely. Every second quarter my students are expected to write a business letter. This letter that you will be writing is much more than a light-hearted assignment. Your final letter will illustrate your commitment to the objective at hand, as you demonstrate the proper techniques of writing a skillful business letter. This letter must be in the desired format, showing a dedication to the requirements, and an understanding that words and letters can make a difference in the lives of others. Your words have meaning, and you need to choose them wisely.

10 Bryan Adams

11 A Canadian rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, bassist, producer, actor, and photographer. A Canadian rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, bassist, producer, actor, and photographer. Winner of twenty Juno Awards among fifty-six nominations, fifteen Grammy Award nominations including a win for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television in Winner of twenty Juno Awards among fifty-six nominations, fifteen Grammy Award nominations including a win for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television in Won two Ivor Novello Awards for song composition and has been nominated for several Golden Globe Awards and has won MTV, ASCAP, and American Music Awards. Won two Ivor Novello Awards for song composition and has been nominated for several Golden Globe Awards and has won MTV, ASCAP, and American Music Awards. Awarded the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia for contributions to popular music and philanthropic work via his own foundation, which helps improve education for people around the world. Awarded the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia for contributions to popular music and philanthropic work via his own foundation, which helps improve education for people around the world.

12 Bryan Adams It was also Adams's first Academy-Award nomination and Golden Globe nomination as the song was written for the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991). "Waking Up the Neighbours" sold four million albums in the United States and garnered him six Grammy nominations (a record for a Canadian). He won one for best song written specifically for a motion picture or television ("(Everything I Do) I Do It For You"). In 1993, he released a greatest hits album, titled "So Far So Good", which spawned a #1 hit, "Please Forgive Me". In 1995, Adams released the single "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" from the movie Don Juan DeMarco (1994), which became his fourth #1 hit and his second Academy- Award nomination. It was also Adams's first Academy-Award nomination and Golden Globe nomination as the song was written for the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991). "Waking Up the Neighbours" sold four million albums in the United States and garnered him six Grammy nominations (a record for a Canadian). He won one for best song written specifically for a motion picture or television ("(Everything I Do) I Do It For You"). In 1993, he released a greatest hits album, titled "So Far So Good", which spawned a #1 hit, "Please Forgive Me". In 1995, Adams released the single "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" from the movie Don Juan DeMarco (1994), which became his fourth #1 hit and his second Academy- Award nomination.

13 Bryan Adams He is one of two non-American singers to have four number one hits and the most successful Canadian singer ever. In 1996, he released the album "18 Til I Die", which has garnered him another two Grammy nominations. Later that year, he sang and wrote the single, "I Finally Found Someone", a duet with Barbra Streisand for her movie, The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996), later that year. "I Finally Found Someone" became a top ten hit and won Adams his third Academy-Award nomination. He is one of two non-American singers to have four number one hits and the most successful Canadian singer ever. In 1996, he released the album "18 Til I Die", which has garnered him another two Grammy nominations. Later that year, he sang and wrote the single, "I Finally Found Someone", a duet with Barbra Streisand for her movie, The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996), later that year. "I Finally Found Someone" became a top ten hit and won Adams his third Academy-Award nomination.

14 Bryan Adams He has released three more albums since then, "MTV Unplugged" in 1997, "On a Day Like Today" in 1998 and most recently all of the songs for the Dreamworks animated film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) in which Adams got his second Golden Globe nomination for "Best song". He is currently touring the world. He has released three more albums since then, "MTV Unplugged" in 1997, "On a Day Like Today" in 1998 and most recently all of the songs for the Dreamworks animated film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) in which Adams got his second Golden Globe nomination for "Best song". He is currently touring the world. He may be Canada's most successful pop/rock singer, but his parents were both British citizens and he currently resides in Britain. However, he still has a studio in Canada. He may be Canada's most successful pop/rock singer, but his parents were both British citizens and he currently resides in Britain. However, he still has a studio in Canada. His fourth album, "Reckless", is the best-selling Canadian album of all time. He received the Diamond Sales Award (equivalent of a platinum award in the United States) for the album, a first for a Canadian. His fourth album, "Reckless", is the best-selling Canadian album of all time. He received the Diamond Sales Award (equivalent of a platinum award in the United States) for the album, a first for a Canadian. Has been nominated for 17 Grammy Awards. Has been nominated for 17 Grammy Awards. Of his #1 hits, only one ("Heaven") was not written for a motion picture. Of his #1 hits, only one ("Heaven") was not written for a motion picture.

15 Marc Summers

16 He was a magician, disc jockey, comedian, and studio page in LA during the 70’s. When Jack Barry’s announcer fell ill on “The Joker’s Wild” (1972), 1973, Marc (then a 22-year-old page) filled in. That was his big break. He was a magician, disc jockey, comedian, and studio page in LA during the 70’s. When Jack Barry’s announcer fell ill on “The Joker’s Wild” (1972), 1973, Marc (then a 22-year-old page) filled in. That was his big break. He began warming up audiences for network programs like “Soap” (1977), “Star Search” (1983), and “Alice” (1976). He began warming up audiences for network programs like “Soap” (1977), “Star Search” (1983), and “Alice” (1976). This helped him gain exposure which eventually led to his opportunity to appear on Nickelodeon’s “Double Dare” that he hosted from and “What Would You Do?” (1991) This helped him gain exposure which eventually led to his opportunity to appear on Nickelodeon’s “Double Dare” that he hosted from and “What Would You Do?” (1991)

17 Marc Summers During an interview with Dr. Eric Hollander on Biggers & Summers, Summers revealed that he has obsessive compulsive disorder. Summers went public about his condition on various television shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Today Show. In 1999, Summers co-wrote a book with Hollander about his experience, called Everything in Its Place: My Trials and Triumphs with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Summers also participated in a series of videos for Freedom from Fear, a non-profit organization with the goal of addressing anxiety disorders and other related behavioral disorders.[3] Despite his OCD, he was able to interact fully with his fans and contestants on Double Dare to the point of even allowing himself to get slimed. During an interview with Dr. Eric Hollander on Biggers & Summers, Summers revealed that he has obsessive compulsive disorder. Summers went public about his condition on various television shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Today Show. In 1999, Summers co-wrote a book with Hollander about his experience, called Everything in Its Place: My Trials and Triumphs with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Summers also participated in a series of videos for Freedom from Fear, a non-profit organization with the goal of addressing anxiety disorders and other related behavioral disorders.[3] Despite his OCD, he was able to interact fully with his fans and contestants on Double Dare to the point of even allowing himself to get slimed.

18 During the 1990s, Summers continued work on television shows, each with varying success. He created and hosted the short-lived children's game show Pick Your Brain, co-hosted Great Day America on the PAX Network, produced I Can't Believe You Said That, and hosted It's a Surprise on Food Network. During the 1990s, Summers continued work on television shows, each with varying success. He created and hosted the short-lived children's game show Pick Your Brain, co-hosted Great Day America on the PAX Network, produced I Can't Believe You Said That, and hosted It's a Surprise on Food Network. Summers returned to Nickelodeon in 2000 as the executive consultant for Double Dare 2000, an updated version of his original show. Two years later, he was the executive producer for another Nickelodeon resurrection, Wild and Crazy Kids. Summers returned to Nickelodeon in 2000 as the executive consultant for Double Dare 2000, an updated version of his original show. Two years later, he was the executive producer for another Nickelodeon resurrection, Wild and Crazy Kids. Marc Summers

19 He returned to television as the host of more shows, including History IQ with his old announcer Harvey on the History Channel; the Food Network series Unwrapped, currently in its ninth season; the Unwrapped spin-off game show, Trivia Unwrapped; and the Game Show Network series WinTuition. In 2005, Summers became the host of Food Network's reality series The Next Food Network Star. Most recently, Summers has joined Chef Guy Fieri as co-host of Food Network's Ultimate Recipe Showdown in Off the screen, Summers has been involved as an executive producer on the Food Network's Dinner: Impossible and "Restaurant: Impossible." Summers currently splits his time between homes in Los Angeles and Philadelphia where his company Marc Summers Productions has a branch. He returned to television as the host of more shows, including History IQ with his old announcer Harvey on the History Channel; the Food Network series Unwrapped, currently in its ninth season; the Unwrapped spin-off game show, Trivia Unwrapped; and the Game Show Network series WinTuition. In 2005, Summers became the host of Food Network's reality series The Next Food Network Star. Most recently, Summers has joined Chef Guy Fieri as co-host of Food Network's Ultimate Recipe Showdown in Off the screen, Summers has been involved as an executive producer on the Food Network's Dinner: Impossible and "Restaurant: Impossible." Summers currently splits his time between homes in Los Angeles and Philadelphia where his company Marc Summers Productions has a branch.

20 Marc Summers Off the screen, Summers has been involved as an executive producer on the Food Network's Dinner: Impossible and "Restaurant: Impossible." Summers currently splits his time between homes in Los Angeles and Philadelphia where his company Marc Summers Productions has a branch. Off the screen, Summers has been involved as an executive producer on the Food Network's Dinner: Impossible and "Restaurant: Impossible." Summers currently splits his time between homes in Los Angeles and Philadelphia where his company Marc Summers Productions has a branch. Summers appears in the Good Charlotte music video for their song "Last Night", which uses Family Double Dare as the motif for the video. He has also played himself on The Cleveland Show, Robot Chicken, and Workaholics, and appeared in special segments on ABC's The Chew. Summers appears in the Good Charlotte music video for their song "Last Night", which uses Family Double Dare as the motif for the video. He has also played himself on The Cleveland Show, Robot Chicken, and Workaholics, and appeared in special segments on ABC's The Chew.

21 Soleil Moon Frye

22 Soleil Moon Frye began acting at the age of two, after seeing her father, veteran actor Virgil Frye, and brother, Meeno Peluce, on TV. Her father got her an agent, Herb Tannen & Associates in Hollywood, and her career soon took off. Her mother, Sondra Peluce, became her manager. At age eight, she became known worldwide as the title character in the "Punky Brewster" (1984) TV series on NBC. Since that show ended, she has appeared in numerous movies, directed a film and written a screenplay for a movie about experiences a group of teenagers encounter in a café. Soleil Moon Frye began acting at the age of two, after seeing her father, veteran actor Virgil Frye, and brother, Meeno Peluce, on TV. Her father got her an agent, Herb Tannen & Associates in Hollywood, and her career soon took off. Her mother, Sondra Peluce, became her manager. At age eight, she became known worldwide as the title character in the "Punky Brewster" (1984) TV series on NBC. Since that show ended, she has appeared in numerous movies, directed a film and written a screenplay for a movie about experiences a group of teenagers encounter in a café.

23 Soleil Moon Frye “Different Strokes” “Different Strokes” “Punky Brewster” “Punky Brewster” “The Wonder Years” “The Wonder Years” “Saved by the Bell” “Saved by the Bell” “The Ren and Stimpy Show” (voice) “The Ren and Stimpy Show” (voice) “Friends” “Friends” “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” “Robot Chicken” (voice) “Robot Chicken” (voice) “Planet Sheen” “Planet Sheen”

24 Anthony Michael Hall

25 Started out in show business as a Honeycomb Cereal kid and in Bounty commercials Started out in show business as a Honeycomb Cereal kid and in Bounty commercials Famous for starring in John Hughes movies in the 80’s such as The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, and Sixteen Candles Famous for starring in John Hughes movies in the 80’s such as The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, and Sixteen Candles He has over a three-decade Hollywood career He has over a three-decade Hollywood career

26 Anthony Michael Hall His true breakout role was playing Rusty in Vacation with Chevy Chase His true breakout role was playing Rusty in Vacation with Chevy Chase He turned down two John Hughes films Pretty in Pink and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off He turned down two John Hughes films Pretty in Pink and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off He was on SNL for one year, serving as the youngest cast member to date He was on SNL for one year, serving as the youngest cast member to date Played Mike Engel in The Dark Knight and Jim in Edward Scissorhands Played Mike Engel in The Dark Knight and Jim in Edward Scissorhands

27 Anthony Michael Hall He is the singer and songwriter of a band called Hall of Mirrors He is the singer and songwriter of a band called Hall of Mirrors He helps at risk youths at the Anthony Michael Hall Literacy Club in Los Angeles He helps at risk youths at the Anthony Michael Hall Literacy Club in Los Angeles He is known for being one of the “Brat Pack” which refers to a group of young actors that frequently appear together in the same coming-of-age movies in the 80’s. This came from the term Rat Pack by Sinatra He is known for being one of the “Brat Pack” which refers to a group of young actors that frequently appear together in the same coming-of-age movies in the 80’s. This came from the term Rat Pack by Sinatra


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