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  1. 1. BUSINESS LETTER SUBMITTED TO: Mrs.Seema Khokhar Asst.Prof. MBA Dept. SUBMITTED BY: Amrit Pal Singh R.No. 01213026
  2. 2. BUSINESS LETTER    Business letters differ from other kinds of writing activities in several ways:Firstly, It is usually addressed to only one specific person so letter should be according to reader’s point of view. Secondly, It can be legal document so that it is important to have a good strategy for letter writing. According to Herbert N. Casson “A good business letter brings back two lost customers, creates three new customers, motivates four travelling salesman, creates five goodwills,obtain six bad-debts removes seven customer’s complaint and creates eight new markets”
  3. 3. CHARACTERISTICS OF BUSINESS LETTERS    Clear Content A tone of goodwill Correct form. Types Of Business Letters    Good news and goodwill messages Bad news messages Persuasive Writing
  4. 4. Examples of Good/ Neutral news letters:  Approving Credit  Acknowledgements  Acceptance letters  Letters of Appreciation, Congratulations, Condolence  Confirmations, Granting favors and other requests         Examples of Bad/ Negative News letters Refusing Credit. Refusing adjustments on Claims and Complaints. Answering Non-Sales related inquiries. Declining invitations and requests for favours. Announcing a bad news about prices or services. Rejection Letters.
  5. 5. IMPORTANCE OF BUSINESS LETTERS Maintain contacts at distant places  Effective mode of contact  Helps in development of business  Acts as reference and certificates  Cheap and easier means of communication  Creation of goodwill 
  6. 6. ESSENTIALS OF GOOD BUSINESS LETTERS Write clearly  Prefer short, simple words  Write with vigour  Write concisely  Prefer positive language  Use a variety of sentence types  Use active and passive voice appropriately  Keep paragraphs unified and coherent  Use parallel structure  Control paragraph length 
  7. 7. FUNCTIONS OF BUSINESS LETTERS Sales promotion Function  Goodwill Function  Reference Function  Legal Function 
  8. 8. 1. THE LETTER HEAD / THE SENDER’S ADDRESS Includes the company’s logo / symbol / name, address, ZIP, telephone number, fax number, email address and website of the company.  Printed at the top center/left or the right side.  SENDER’S ADDRESS: It is usually given in the letter head, but if there is none, the Sender’s Name, Address and Contact details can be typed.
  9. 9. 2.RECEIVER OF THE LETTER Includes the name ,Address, logo of the company to whom you are sending the message.  Printed at the left side of letter. 
  10. 10. 3.REFERENCE Include a reference line to identify a file or case number, invoice number or any other internal identifying information, if your company requires one.  Some companies have specific reference codes that they place either in a reference line below the date, or at the very bottom of the letter.  REF.HMT/25/2005/114
  11. 11. 4. DATE     1. 2.  Date consists of the date, name of the month and the year. If the letter sheet includes a letterhead, type the date from 2 to 3 lines under the letterhead, else type it under the return address. Never send a letter without a date. The date is written in two styles. The British Method (ordinal numbers) : 4th July, 2012 The American Method (cardinal numbers) : July 4, 2012 Never write like 7-2-12 or 7/2/12 because it shows that the writer is careless or in a great hurry.
  12. 12. 5. ATTENTION LINE     Includes the name and address of the firm or the individual to whom the letter is written. Written on the left side, beside the margin, two spaces below the date- line. Use Courtesy titles before names of the receiver such as Mr., Mrs., Shri, Smt., Miss, Ms, Messrs, Dr, Prof., Capt., Maj., Col., Gen. etc. The address can also begin with a job title or a department (if you don’t know the name). For e.g. : The Sales Manager, The Accounts Department etc.
  13. 13. 5. SUBJECT AND RECEIVERS REFERENCE NO       Subject is use so that the reader immediately knows what your letter is about. Use “Subject” or “Re”. Subject usually comes between Salutation and body. The receiver's references i.e. the receiver’s pervious letter number is mentioned under the heading reference. This will enable the receiver to easily take out a copy of his own letter from his files and understand the matter in the reply. e.g. Your Reference :MBM/SD/285/05 DATED 5th oct.2005
  14. 14. 6. SALUTATION     It is a compliment or greeting. Written beside the left hand margin, two spaces below the Inside address and two lines above the body of the letter. It is followed by a comma (,) or a colon (:). Salutation depends on the gender, type, number or the social status of the person addressed. Ex: Dear Sir, Dear Madam, Dear Amit Das, Dear Mr. John, Dear Nancy, Dear Sales Manager, Dear Customer, Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, Respected Sir,
  15. 15. 7.  1) 2) 3) BODY It is divided normally into 3 parts: Introductory paragraph Main Subject paragraph Summary paragraph
  16. 16. 8. COMPLIMENTARY CLOSE  It is written two spaces below the last line of the body.  It is a polite way of saying “ Good bye”.  It depends on the tone and degree of formality. Formal: Respectfully yours, Sincerely, Yours faithfully Informal: Cordially yours, Warm Regards, Best wishes
  17. 17. 9. THE SIGNATURE AND DESIGNATION  Written double space below the complimentary close.  First comes Signature (pen written). Sign your first and last name.  Second line - type written name.  Third line - business title.  The signature acts as proof.
  18. 18. 10. ENCLOSURES  This line tells the reader to look in the envelope for more.  Write Enc./Encl./Enclosure below the signature block. e.g. : Enclosure Enclosures: 3 Enclosures : Check #231 for $500  If you don't enclose anything, skip it.
  19. 19. 12. COPY DISTRIBUTION When other people are to receive a copy of the same letter, their names are noted either by their ranks or by alphabetically.  Written just below the reference initials or the enclosure whichever is last.  Type “cc” before the names if sending a “carbon copy(to)” and “pc” for photocopy (to).  CC: GM, Directors. etc
  20. 20. 9. THE SIGNATURE AND DESIGNATION  Written double space below the complimentary close.  First comes Signature (pen written). Sign your first and last name.  Second line - type written name.  Third line - business title.  The signature acts as proof.
  21. 21. WRITING GOODWILL MESSAGE  Goodwill message includes thanks, recognition, sympathy and concentrate on 5 S. Selfless  Specific  Sincere  Spontaneous  Short 
  22. 22. WRITING MEMO  Memo is a brief document of a page in length used for day to day exchange of information for internal and inter office communication among units of same organization. It is a medium of informal communication and the tone of familiarity between writer and recipient is evident.
  23. 23. FORMAT OF MEMO WRITING
  24. 24. ESSENTIALS OF GOOD BUSINESS MEMOS Clarity in writing  Use short and simple words.  Use positive language  Write concisely  Keep paragraphs unified  One idea in one paragraph  Use YOU attitude  Right tone 
  25. 25. CONCLUSION It is concluded that a good business letter and memos are discussed. A good business letter is one which maintains conformity and standards. It is characterized by clear content, a tone of goodwill, and correct form. Whereas Memos is a brief document of a page in length used for day to day exchange of information for internal and inter office communication among units of same Organization.

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