SERIOUS BUSINESS
BY Queenie Ann Y. Ku
BUSSINESS LETTER
• It is written with a specific purpose: to
apply for a job, to make a request, to file a
complaint, to i...
CHARACTERISTICS
OF A GOOD
BUSINESS LETTER
COMPLETENESS
• It contains all the
information needed
• The five W’s (what,
where, who, when,
why) and H (how)
are contain...
COMPLETENESS
• It is also achieved if you
indicate the complete
name/s of the person/s you
are writing to, his/her
designa...
CONCISENESS
• It is being brief
• You say what you want to say in a
few words
• A good business letter is limited
to one p...
CONCISENESS
• Conciseness is achieved by observing
the following:
1. Eliminate wordy expressions
2. Omit the relative pron...
CORRECTNESS
• It means observing the suitable
level of language usage,
appropriate words, right
grammar, spelling,
punctua...
COURTESY
• It denotes the polite or respectful behavior of a
letter writer
• Courteous messages strengthens goodwill
betwe...
PARTS
OF A
BUSSINESS
LETTER
HEADING
• Contains the writer's complete
address and the date when the
letter is written.
INSIDE ADDRESS
• Gives the reader’s
complete name, title
or designation, and
address.
SALUTATION
• It is the formal
greeting and begins
with “Dear” and
ends with a
colon, not a
semicolon or a
comma.
BODY
• Conveys the message to the
reader. The body should
consist of single-spaced
paragraphs with double spacing
in betwe...
COMPLIMENTARY CLOSE
• It is the formal ending of the letter.
• Examples include Very respectfully

yours, Respectfully you...
SIGNATURE
• It includes both
the writer’s
signature above
the typed name.
STYLES IN
WRITING A
BUSSINESS
LETTER
MODIFIED BLOCK
OR
INDENTED STYLE
BLOCK STYLE
THANK YOU

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  1. 1. SERIOUS BUSINESS BY Queenie Ann Y. Ku
  2. 2. BUSSINESS LETTER • It is written with a specific purpose: to apply for a job, to make a request, to file a complaint, to introduce a product or a person, and so on. • The letter writer may communicate with an individual, a group of people, an organization, or a business entity.
  3. 3. CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD BUSINESS LETTER
  4. 4. COMPLETENESS • It contains all the information needed • The five W’s (what, where, who, when, why) and H (how) are contained in the letter
  5. 5. COMPLETENESS • It is also achieved if you indicate the complete name/s of the person/s you are writing to, his/her designation, his/her address, the date when the letter is written, and other details necessary for the addressee to understand the message.
  6. 6. CONCISENESS • It is being brief • You say what you want to say in a few words • A good business letter is limited to one page, if at all possible • It should contain all the important information your reader needs to know, no more than that
  7. 7. CONCISENESS • Conciseness is achieved by observing the following: 1. Eliminate wordy expressions 2. Omit the relative pronouns “that” and “which” and other unnecessary words in clauses whenever possible 3. Avoid overusing “ It is, It was, There is, There are, There was, There were” to begin your sentence 4. Avoid unnecessary repetition
  8. 8. CORRECTNESS • It means observing the suitable level of language usage, appropriate words, right grammar, spelling, punctuation, and mechanics
  9. 9. COURTESY • It denotes the polite or respectful behavior of a letter writer • Courteous messages strengthens goodwill between and among people • Courtesy stems from a sincere and tactful attitude • In both oral and written messages, you should omit expressions that belittle, irritate, or insult the header
  10. 10. PARTS OF A BUSSINESS LETTER
  11. 11. HEADING • Contains the writer's complete address and the date when the letter is written.
  12. 12. INSIDE ADDRESS • Gives the reader’s complete name, title or designation, and address.
  13. 13. SALUTATION • It is the formal greeting and begins with “Dear” and ends with a colon, not a semicolon or a comma.
  14. 14. BODY • Conveys the message to the reader. The body should consist of single-spaced paragraphs with double spacing in between.
  15. 15. COMPLIMENTARY CLOSE • It is the formal ending of the letter. • Examples include Very respectfully yours, Respectfully yours, Truly yours, Sincerely, Yours sincerely followed by a comma.
  16. 16. SIGNATURE • It includes both the writer’s signature above the typed name.
  17. 17. STYLES IN WRITING A BUSSINESS LETTER
  18. 18. MODIFIED BLOCK OR INDENTED STYLE
  19. 19. BLOCK STYLE
  20. 20. THANK YOU 

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