Letter Writing and Written Communications
Have you been referring to 'Wren and Martin' as your
Bible for Perfect Letter Writing? No wonder your communication may be
grammatically perfect and perfunctory to the dot but has rhetoric and
boring written all over it.
Throw it away (maybe just shift it to you bottom drawer) and get
your yourself a copy of
Of course we all know Groucho Marx. 'You bet your life'
you know him. You know he was a rage in vaudeville, on screen and then
again on television. But, did you know he was a superb author too? And this
collection of his letters to all and sundry is a real eye-opener on the
art of communication.
To buy now
Want to know more about it? Why I think its such a
valuable resource? OK, Let's a take a look at just one example letter and
analyze a bit what we can learn from it.
To see example
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So you had a look, what did you gather?
What I gathered and have kept trying to practice are ...
1) Dynamic catchy opening
2) Highlighting and exaggerating the problem or idea, to ridiculousness, to
get your idea across
3) Ridiculing the idea... not the person. Closing with a softener
by complimenting the person. And adding "Of course you're much too smart to
do such a dumb thing... it must be an error."
And this is just one letter out of hundreds. If you're
serious about livening up your communication, this book is a must have.
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