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Business letter

  1. 1. Presented By: Shailendra Kumar Damodaram. P Parthiban R Kasimeena Anitha BUSINESS LETTER
  2. 2. What is a business letter? Business letter is a form of written communication within an organization or between two organizations. It is differentiated from a general letter by its layout and form which is well established by convention and practice.
  3. 3. TYPES OF BUSINESS LETTERS BUSINESS LETTER CLAIM LETTER QUOTATION LETTER SALES LETTER COLLECTION LETTER ENQUIRY LETTER JOB APPLICATION ADJUSTMENT LETTER
  4. 4. SALES LETTER Sales letter is used to convince the customers for an existing product or a new particular product. A sales letter should be persuasive and contain the main features of the product.
  5. 5. GUIDELINES FOR SALES LETTER *Get attention from attractive opening. *Arouse interest in the product. *Present reader benefit information. *Close with a clincher sentence. *Mention about enclosures if added.
  6. 6. CLAIM LETTER A claim letter is also called as complaint letter. It is written to rectify the mistakes made or wrongs done.
  7. 7. *Explain clearly what has gone wrong. *Give sufficient data if necessary. *Motivate prompt action. *Specify clearly what adjustment you would consider fair. *Address the letter to a senior officer of the organization. GUIDELINES FOR CLAIM LETTER
  8. 8. Adjustment letter is a reply to a claim letter. It should not be sent in a moment of excitement or anger. Take sometime to restore to one’s usual self before writing such letter. ADJUSTMENT LETTER
  9. 9. *Convey good news first. *Explain why things went wrong. *Give additional information for the same product. GUIDELINES FOR ADJUSTMENT LETTER
  10. 10. CONTINUED… *Send new sales material about other product in which the customer might be interested. *Close the letter, emphasizing the action to be taken by customer. *Address the letter to the claimant by name.
  11. 11. COLLECTION LETTER A collection letter is written to persuade the customers to make them the delayed payment. Utmost tact should be used in reminding them which should not affect the business link.
  12. 12. *Tone should be persuasive. *Purpose is to get the money and maintain the business link. *Do not use straightforward language to ask for the payment. GUIDELINES FOR COLLECTION LETTER
  13. 13. ENQUIRY LETTER An enquiry letter is written to seek information from other organizations. It may deal with a simple matter or a matter of wider dimensions.
  14. 14. *Indicate the nature of enquiry at the beginning. *State reasons for the enquiry. *Clearly state what information you are seeking. *Close with a statement which would elicit quick response. GUIDELINES FOR ENQUIRY LETTER
  15. 15. QUOTATION LETTER A quotation letter is sent in reply to an enquiry letter. It should contain point by point detailed information.
  16. 16. *Mention the letter number and date of enquiry letter to which reply is made. *Give detailed information in points. *Mention the terms and conditioned involved. *Keep in mind that the letter will be examined from several points of view: quality, price, promptness in reply, etc. GUIDELINES FOR QUOTATION LETTER
  17. 17. JOB APPLICATION LETTER A job application letter is like a sales letter; it is written to sell one’s services. A job application should be drafted carefully as it is related with one’s career. It carries sequence of information regarding the qualification and experience.
  18. 18. The sequence of information in job application letter usually follows the following pattern. *Personal details. *Educational details. *Training its nature and duration. GUIDELINES FOR JOB APPLICATION LETTER
  19. 19. CONTINUED… *Experience – organization in which you worked, nature of duties and duration. *Other accomplishments – prizes and awards won, research paper and books published. *References.

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