Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Wrap-up, part of Business Writing Strategies.
- That chess player may think long and hard…about her next move.…That football coach may have his players practice…a dozen different strategies before deciding…which one is best to defeat the next rival team.…And then those chess and football opponents…may not do what we wanted them to do,…or react the way we anticipated.…We have no guarantee.…But by anticipating, analyzing, and practicing,…we are better able to make quick adjustments…and implement a different strategy.…The same is true with choosing and analyzing…effective business writing strategies.…
We carefully anticipate our reader's response or reaction,…and use what we think are the best strategies,…knowing that we have no guarantee that we will always win.…But we do increase our chances.…So the next steps?…If you haven't already used the practice file…after each group was presented,…the routine, good news, bad news, and persuasion,…then practice revising those documents.…For more practice, you might look for situations…in your company for which you could draft documents,…
- Identify the correct outline for a direct strategy.
- Explain the best strategy for emphasizing good news.
- Give examples of different purposes for business writing.
- Summarize what you should consider when deciding whether to communicate externally.
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Deciding the Strategy
2. Analyzing the Situations
3. Analyzing the Audience
Understanding audience needs3m 34s
4. Determining the Correct Written Channel
5. Strategy Specifics
6. Choosing the Language
7. Strategy Outlines
8. Templates for Common Writing Strategies
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