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Letter Writing: Business Letters

Letter Writing: Business Letters

Business Letters: PURPOSE o To whom would you write a BUSINESS letter? …your father?

Business Letters: PURPOSE o To whom would you write a BUSINESS letter? …your father? …a school board member? …your state’s governor? …your uncle? …your best friend? …a restaurant manager?

Business Letters: PARTS o There are 6 parts of a business letter: 1) heading

Business Letters: PARTS o There are 6 parts of a business letter: 1) heading (YOUR contact info. & date), 2) business address, address 3) greeting / salutation, salutation 4) body, body 5) closing, closing and 6) signature

Business Letters: HEADING Format The HEADING goes at the upper, left-hand corner of your

Business Letters: HEADING Format The HEADING goes at the upper, left-hand corner of your letter. HEADING Sample Heading: 123 State Street Mobile, AL 36695 (251) 555 -1234 (Skip 2 lines here!) April 9, 2008 (Skip 2 lines here!)

Business Letters: BUSINESS ADDRESS Format The BUSINESS ADDRESS goes BELOW the heading of your

Business Letters: BUSINESS ADDRESS Format The BUSINESS ADDRESS goes BELOW the heading of your letter. BUSINESS ADDRESS Sample Business Address: ABC Company 456 Town Street Mobile, AL 36605 (Skip 2 lines here!)

Business Letters: GREETING Format The GREETING goes BELOW the business address. GREETING The first

Business Letters: GREETING Format The GREETING goes BELOW the business address. GREETING The first word and all titles in your greeting should be capitalized, capitalized AND you should add a colon (NOT a comma) after the greeting! (Skip 1 line AFTER the greeting!)

Business Letters: BODY Format The BODY is where you write your message. DO NOT

Business Letters: BODY Format The BODY is where you write your message. DO NOT indent paragraphs, SKIP LINES between them! BODY

Business Letters: CLOSING Format The CLOSING goes at the lower, left-hand corner of your

Business Letters: CLOSING Format The CLOSING goes at the lower, left-hand corner of your letter, 2 lines below your body. ONLY the FIRST word in your closing should be capitalized, capitalized AND you should add a comma after the closing! CLOSING

Business Letters: SIGNATURE Format The SIGNATURE goes 2 lines below your closing. It should

Business Letters: SIGNATURE Format The SIGNATURE goes 2 lines below your closing. It should be a CURSIVE signature, and 2 lines below that should be your printed name. SIGNATURE

Business Letters: SAMPLE Letter 123 Maple St. Mobile, AL 36695 (251) 555 -8755 May

Business Letters: SAMPLE Letter 123 Maple St. Mobile, AL 36695 (251) 555 -8755 May 9, 2008 Johnson Athletics 1522 Golden Blvd. Trenton, NJ 45667 To whom it may concern: I am writing to tell you how pleased I am with my new Air Balance shoes. They are the most comfortable and stylish shoes I own. Do you plan to make them in black or any other color? Yours truly, Jimmy Gates

POP QUIZ TIME! Identify each numbered part of the business letter! 4 1 6

POP QUIZ TIME! Identify each numbered part of the business letter! 4 1 6 5 3 2

POP QUIZ TIME! Answers: 1. Business Address 2. Signature 3. Closing 4. Heading 5.

POP QUIZ TIME! Answers: 1. Business Address 2. Signature 3. Closing 4. Heading 5. Body 6. Greeting 4 1 6 5 3 2

Assignment 1. Who are you sending your business letter to? 2. Search online for

Assignment 1. Who are you sending your business letter to? 2. Search online for their address. 3. Write a 3 paragraph letter using the correct business letter format. *Paragraph 1 – Tell them about yourself. *Paragraph 2 – What makes them so special? *Paragraph 3 - Ask for something specific. For example…. a quick response, an autographed photo, a concert or game schedule, etc…