Description : An anthology Malcolm Gladwell has called "riveting and indispensable," The Best Business Writing is a far-ranging survey of business's dynamic relationship with politics, culture, and life. This year's selections include John Markoff (New York Times) on innovations in robot technology and the decline of the factory worker; Evgeny Morozov (New Republic) on the questionable value of the popular TED conference series and the idea industry behind it; Paul Kiel (ProPublica) on the ripple effects of the ongoing foreclosure crisis; and the infamous op-ed by Greg Smith, published in the New York Times, announcing his break with Goldman Sachs over its trading practices and corrupt corporate ethos. Jessica Pressler (New York) delves into the personal and professional rivalry between Tory and Christopher Burch, former spouses now competing to dominate the fashion world. Peter Whoriskey (Washington Post) exposes the human cost of promoting pharmaceuticals off-label. Charles Duhigg and David Barboza (New York Times) investigate Apple's unethical labor practices in China. Max Abelson (Bloomberg) reports on Wall Street's amusing reaction to the diminishing annual bonus. Mina Kimes (Fortune) recounts the grisly story of a company's illegal testing—and misuse—of a medical device for profit, and Jeff Tietz (Rolling Stone) composes one of the most poignant and comprehensive portraits of the financial crisis's dissolution of the American middle class.
Description : Nowadays, letters, reports and emails are vital components of business practice. Communication is increasingly global, but it’s not any easier to understand or contribute to for non-fluent English speakers. There is increasing pressure to be able to produce effective documents for a business environment but little help out there to do so efficiently, resulting in wasted time and uncomfortable business communication. This book provides a wealth of practical information for any person who aims to produce short, effective documents within the work environment. It offers sensible, valuable and helpful rules for producing effective short reports, memos, letters and e-mails that are clear, concise and easy to read for the busy manager or supervisor working in the demanding setting of modern industry or commerce. But it goes further: not only are rules provided for the inexperienced business writer, but models are proposed which provide solutions for a whole host of business situations – providing help, support and encouragement for the many thousands of business writers who need to feel confident in their writing.
Description : Book 3 of the Smart Skills series: practical guides to mastering vital business skills and techniques. Using proven strategies from business experts, these essential smart skills can empower anyone with the tools to get ahead. Gain a competitive edge at work with your business writing skills Effective business writing skills can help you win that million-pound contract, earn a promotion, resolve a dispute or generate a significant increase in business leads. Our Smart Skills book offers proven, practical advice on how to put over a clear and impressive message in a style that's deceptively simple and even enjoyable to read. These guidelines will teach you how to: Write and format business reports, proposals or presentations Recognise the dangers of poor writing Write effectively under time pressure Use persuasive techniques and structures Deal with all types of documentation from a "simple" email to a long report Accessibly written, it includes checklists, templates and exercises to help you work through even the most basic building blocks of good writing. Business Writing provides an antidote to the dangers of 'gobbledegook' and 'business-speak' and allows you to generate any kind of document with confidence. After reading this guide, your writing will be effective, engaging and memorable- a vital skill for all professionals. *** Contents Preface: The dangers of poor writing and the opportunities of good 1. Introduction: Good writing is the business equivalent of an open goal 2. Getting it down right 3. Making language work for you 4. Making it persuasive 5. Horses for courses: linking style to method 6. The brief, the very brief and the ubiquitous email 7. At length: reports and proposals Postscript
Description : Natalie Canavor presents a step-by-step system that shows what to say and how to say it, along with practical techniques to improve writing skills. The book builds confidence, and provides a solid foundation that applies to traditional media such as letters and proposals, and also to email, blogs, web sites, social media and PowerPoint. Readers develop tools to keep improving on their own, and to handle new communication channels as they emerge.
Description : A ground-breaking approach to writing with a greater focus on planning and revising documents. When you complete this book, you will know how to write with clarity and style, so your ideas come across clearly and quickly. You’ll become a sharp-eyed critic, constantly spurring yourself to do better. Best of all, you’ll learn by doing—by building and evaluating your own business letter. You’ll discover how to avoid writer's block by making writing a process with a beginning, middle, and end. You will learn how to: • Sharpen your competitive edge through good, clear writing • Make sure your written words say exactly what you mean • Identify words and phrases that get in the way of clear, concise communication • Quickly analyze, organize, write, and revise any document • Use expressive words; keep sentences and paragraphs short; keep thoughts simple • Use techniques that involve the reader and create the feeling of personal communication • Format documents so they're inviting to look at and easy to read. This is an ebook version of the AMA Self-Study course. If you want to take the course for credit you need to either purchase a hard copy of the course through amaselfstudy.org or purchase an online version of the course through www.flexstudy.com.
Description : How many pieces of paper land on your desk each day, or emailsin your inbox? Your readers – the people you communicate withat work – are no different. So how can you make your communication stand out from the pileand get the job done? Whether you’re crafting a short andsweet email or bidding for a crucial project, Business WritingFor Dummies is the only guide you need. Inside you’llfind: The basic principles of how to write well How to avoid the common pitfalls that immediately turn a readeroff Crucial tips for self-editing and revision techniques toheighten your impact Lots of practical advice and examples covering a range ofdifferent types of communication, including emails, letters, majorbusiness documents such as reports and proposals, promotionalmaterials, web copy and blogs - even tweets The global touch - understand the key differences in writtencommunication around the world, and how to tailor your writing forinternational audiences
Description : The ability the write well in professional situations is a much sought-after and all too rare skill. Business Writing takes a hands-on approach to help you excel in writing a range of hard-copy and electronic documents. Learn how to write effective: letters memos emails reports website text. Expert communicator Baden Eunson shows you how to design documents, employ persuasive techniques and how to recognise (and foil) the mind games some people play. Also, discover how to avoid the pitfalls of planning and editing documents to become a proficient and fluent writer. Effective writing is a skill that everyone can develop and is a vital attribute for those who wish to succeed in the highly competitive business world.
Description : Most of us spend hours every day typing emails and other documents at work, yet how many of us have ever had any training in writing skills? New and aspiring managers find themselves having to write advertising copy or press releases, while many businesses want to engage successfully online. Effective Business Writing in a week is a practical guide to better communication at work, whether through more traditional forms such as business reports or through email, websites and social media. Keywords: Style Structure Email Business reports Presentations Letters Advertising Press releases Letters social media website copy
Description : Confident writers succeed. Whether you aim for a career in the business, nonprofit or government world, good writing equips you to stand out. In this accessible and reader-friendly book, Natalie Canavor shares a step-by-step framework to help you write strategically, win opportunities, and perform better on the job. You’ll know what to say and how to say it in any medium from email to blog, cover letter, proposal, resume, report, website, tweet, news release, and more. You’ll discover practical, grammar-free techniques to improve all your writing and learn how to recognize and fix your own problems with clear demonstrations. Business Writing Today, Second Edition, gives you tools, techniques and inside tips drawn from the worlds of journalism, corporate communications and public relations. It prepares you to better understand the business world and communicate in ways that achieve your own immediate and long range goals in today’s highly competitive work environment.
Description : Would you like to learn how to get decision makers to read your documents? Would you like your materials to be placed at the top of the stack? Now you can! Learn from Laura Stack, the author of several published books, as she offers sage advice for successful business writing. Whether you're crafting cover letters, resumes, or emails, keep these five key communication principles in mind. Your writing must be: 1. Clear: free from confusion; understandable 2. Concise: short and to the point; brief 3. Concrete: specific; not vague 4. Correct: free from error; accurate; 5. Conversational: familiar; friendly