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1 Week 7 Writing Personal Business Letters Personal business letters are an important type of business correspondence.These letters and notes express:ThanksCongratulationsCondolencesThey show concern and establish a social link between the writer and the recipient.For some occasions, such as birthdays and holidays, most business people do not write letters. They send greeting cards and add a short, personal note.Before you write the letter, make sure you have all the right information. These letters are very important to the relationship between the writer and the recipient.
2 Week 7A. Getting Started1. Read the s between an executive and her assistant. They discuss several personal business letters.2. Complete the December calendar.
3 Week 7 B. Model Letter: Expressing Thanks Useful language Look at the different elements of a letter expressing thanks.Useful languageThank you for ______ .I hope to see you soon.Again, thank you for ______ .
4 Week 7 C. Composing Your Message The body of a letter expressing thanks generally has four parts.Part 1, OpeningContent: Tell why you are writing.Ex: Thank you for referring us to Xenest Industries.Part 2, FocusContent: Give specific information.Ex: I met with Tae Yun last week in Beijing. …………………………………………………..
5 Week 7 C. Composing Your Message Part 3, Action Part 4, Closing Content: Show appreciation.Ex: I hope to see you soon in Beijing so I can thank you personally for your introduction.Part 4, ClosingContent: Restate the main idea.Ex: Again, thank you for putting me in touch with your contacts in Beijing.Practice 2Write O for Opening, F for Focus, A for Action, or C for Closing.
6 Week 7 That’s Good Business Keep a list of major holidays in the countries where you have clients.When you mention the holiday or send an appropriate card, you show your clients that you care about them.
7 Week 7 D. Model Letter: Expressing Congratulations Useful language Look at the different elements of a letter expressing congratulations.Useful languageCongratulations on ______ .All of us are pleased that ______ .We look forward to continuing our working relationship with you.Again, congratulations ______ .
8 Week 7 E. Composing Your Message The body of a letter expressing congratulations generally has four parts.Part 1, OpeningContent: Tell why you are writing.Ex: Congratulations on your promotion to Vice President. ……………………………………..Part 2, FocusContent: Personalize the information and be positive.Ex: When we first heard that Abbas Zaki resigned, we immediately thought of you for the position. ………………………..
9 Week 7 E. Composing Your Message Part 3, Action Part 4, Closing Content: Refer to the future.Ex: We look forward to continuing our working relationship with you and your bank.Part 4, ClosingContent: Restate the main idea..Ex: Again, congratulations from all of us here at SecurityNow.com …………………………………………………..
10 Week 7Practice 4Read these opening sentences for letters of congratulation. Then circle the letter of the closing sentence that best restates the main idea of the letter.Well SaidThe salutation and signature for a personal note should be more personalized and less businesslike than a standard business letter.In the salutation, address the person as if you were speaking to him or her directly.
11 Week 7 Writing you Message Well Said Giving Praise When you praise someone in a letter of congratulations, be specific. Avoid less specific words like really, good, great, very, and a lot.Practice 5Choose the sentence that is more specific.Well SaidA personal note may be handwritten or typed, but it should always be signed by hand.A name stamp, computer-generated signature, or general signing, such as “From All of Us” may seem impersonal.
12 Week 7 F. Model Letter: Expressing Condolences Useful language Look at the different elements of a letter expressing condolences.Useful languageI’m sorry to hear ______ .Please accept my condolences.Please know that I’ll also be keeping you in my thoughts.
13 Week 7 G. Composing Your Message The body of a letter expressing condolences generally has four parts.Part 1, OpeningContent: Tell why you are writing.Ex: I’m sorry to hear of your father’s death. …..Part 2, FocusContent: Share you thoughts.Ex: I know that it is impossible to prepare for the loss of a parent.
14 Week 7 G. Composing Your Message Part 3, Action Part 4, Closing Content: Offer a suggestion.Ex: I’m sure you have many good memories of your father, and when you think of him, you can take comfort in these memories.Part 4, ClosingContent: Restate the main idea.Ex: Please accept my condolences. ……………… ……………………….……………………………
15 Week 7 Personal versus Professional That’s Good Business When sending a letter of condolence to a business associate, you can make the letter personal by using I or professional by using we. We includes you associates at work.Practice 7Rewrite the sentences. Change the focus of the sentences from professional to personal.That’s Good BusinessIn a personal business letter, a writer who knows the recipient well may use an informal style.For example, you can use a first name followed by a comma in the salutation (Dear Jeong-tae,) and you can use contractions (I’m),
16 Week 4 Writing Your Message Well Said Prepositions Be careful bit to use the preposition to where you should use at or of.Practice 8Circle the prepositions in the sentences. If the preposition is wrong, correct it using at or of. Not all the prepositions are wrong.Well SaidWords are often abbreviated in short, informal messages especially between friends and co-workersyou can become uwith can become w/by the way can become BTWcongratulations can become congrats
17 Week 7 Homework Assignment Write a personal business letter for one of the following situations.1. Write a letter of condolences to wife of Peter Kovalenko.2. Write a letter of congratulation to Pressman company for their 50th anniversary3. Please look definitions of these words in the glossary at the end of the book: a). Boxing Day , b). Christmas, c). Hanukkah, d). Kwanzaa, e). New Year’s Eve, f). Ramadhan, g). commitment, h). drop by, h). mention, i). resignation, j). sponsor, k). strengthen, l). ties.