Understanding a Business Letter

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Writing expert Tina Casalino discusses what a business letter is.

    Tina Casalino: Hi, my name is Tina Casalino and my company provides writing and proofreading services. Today I am going to show you how to write a business letter. In this clip we are going to talk about what a business letter is, and why you might need to write one? So business letters are current form of business correspondence. The usually distributed outside of your company organization. Usually they provide some kind of called action or convey some sort of message. Business letters can be written to persuade or convince the reader to do something. Typical example of business letter could include a sales letter, an invitational letter where you are being invited to attend an event or a cover letter which might accompany a resume. All business letters should be short, concise and plain. But there are a few other basic guidelines that all business letter should follow as well. Today we are going to take you through some of those guidelines. We will use these techniques as we go through the process and apply them to the type of business letter that you are writing. In the next clip I am going to show you how to address the business letter.