Sit down at the keyboard and cinch that deal! Press the send button and get the account! Writing skills are more important than ever in determining business success. They can make the difference between climbing the corporate ladder and getting stuck on a low rung. An e-mail that's clear, concise, and targeted will get more than just a response -- it will get results ... including your boss's attention! No matter what the business or sector, top communication skills are in major demand. Why? Because businesses are bogged down with e-mails that are too long, wordy, and unclear. Instead of wasting time rewriting, clarifying, and still miscommunicating, write it once, write it right, and get the job done the first time. The Executive Guide to E-mail Correspondence will show you how to rapidly transform basic writing skills into global communications expertise. Geared to the computer-toting professional with little patience for instructions and explanations, The Executive Guide to E-mail Correspondence fills the gap between academic training and real-world writing by providing you with a range of e-mail templates that you can instantly adapt to your business needs. Written in a fresh and lively, here's-how style, The Executive Guide to E-mail Correspondence: -Demonstrates the hallmarks of effective business e-mails.-Features ready-to-use organizational plans.-Presents quick and easy editing techniques.-Furnishes before-and-after editing models.-Focuses on the do's and don'ts of proficient e-mails.-Supplies practical writing tips and tricks. The Executive Guide to E-mail Correspondence is a must-have book for anyone who wants to fast-forward his or her career in any business or industry. Dawn-Michelle Baude is an international corporate speaker specializing in global communications. She has lectured throughout Europe and Asia to businesses and alumni groups alike. An accomplished professional, she has written copy for Gucci perfumes and feature articles for Reader's Digest and Vogue. She also co-authored a self-help bestseller, Savoir Dire Non (Flammarion 2006). In 2000, she began working as a writing consultant for IBM Corp. She holds an M.A., an M.F.A., a D.E.A. and a Ph. D. in English. A 2005-06 Senior Fulbright Scholar in Creative Writing, she teaches at the American University of Paris.
Sit down at the keyboard and cinch that deal! Press the send button and get the account! Writing skills are more important than ever in determining business success. They can make the difference between climbing the corporate ladder and getting stuck on a low rung. An e-mail that's clear, concise, and targeted will get more than just a response—it will get results...including your boss's attention! No matter what the business or sector, top communication skills are in major demand. Why? Because businesses are bogged down with e-mails that are too long, wordy, and unclear. Instead of wasting time rewriting, clarifying, and still miscommunicating, write it once, write it right, and get the job done the first time. The Executive Guide to E-mail Correspondence will show you how to rapidly transform basic writing skills into global communications expertise. Geared to the computer-toting professional with little patience for instructions and explanations, The Executive Guide to E-mail Correspondence fills the gap between academic training and real-world writing by providing you with a range of E-mail templates that you can instantly adapt to your business needs. Written in a fresh and lively, here's-how style, The Executive Guide to E-mail Correspondence: Demonstrates the hallmarks of effective business E-mails. Features ready-to-use organizational plans. Presents quick and easy editing techniques. Furnishes before-and-after editing models. Focuses on the do's and don'ts of proficient E-mails. Supplies practical writing tips and tricks. The Executive Guide to E-mail Correspondence is a must-have book for anyone who wants to fast-forward his or her career in any business or industry.
The book is the updated version of E-Mail: A Write It Well Guide. In today's fast-paced, competitive business environment, everyone needs to communicate clearly and use time productively. E-Mail: A Write It Well Guide is a user-friendly book that is filled with guidelines, tips, and tools. Discover how to write professional e-mail that gets results, makes better use of e-mail time, and avoids problems that can be costly. The book includes questions and exercises. The updated version includes a section on using instant messaging and handheld devices. Used by individuals, corporations, and trainers, this is a must-have for anyone who writes e-mail at work.
The team that developed Effective E-Mail Made E-Z polled businesspeople about their experience with e-mail. Here are some of their responses: "We came to realize that our company's image rests with every employee who writes or answers e-mail." "We spend a lot of time opening and reading e-mail. If the message is clear, this is time well spent. But when the messages require further e-mails to explain the original e-mail, time is wasted." "I often wonder: Should I use a greeting? If so, what kind of greeting? I usually use Sincerely for my closing, but I notice that most of the international e-mails close with Regards. Should I use Regards?" "If I'm sending an e-mail to Sweden, do I write dates like we do here in the United States, or should I write them like they do in Sweden?" "Right now our biggest need is to learn how to use e-mail to better manage our teams of workers. Our second challenge is to implement an e-mail policy."
E-mail and computer keyboards may have replaced dictation and typewriters in the business world, but the importance of clear and effective written communication has never been greater. In her all-new book, business-writing expert Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts offers practical advice on writing messages guaranteed to get results. Drawing on her experience leading writing workshops for Fortune 500 companies, Lindsell-Roberts walks the reader through a variety of letter-writing exercises and shows how a well-crafted message can make any writer stand out in the crowd. Getting from a blank page or screen to a results-oriented message is easy with Lindsell-Roberts’s proven Six Step Process. And numerous tips and reminders help make the central point that a successful message should always focus on what the primary reader needs to know. Best of all, Strategic Business Letters and E-mail is designed to save the user time and effort. Specific chapters on such areas as sales and marketing, customer relations, and personal business offer hundreds of sample letters, memos, and e-mail messages that can be used verbatim or with minimal alteration to fit a particular circumstance. Opening this invaluable book is the first step to jump-starting effective business communication.
Hospitals and health systems are facing many challenges, including shrinking reimbursements and the need to improve patient safety and quality. A growing number of healthcare organizations are turning to the Lean management system as an alternative to traditional cost cutting and layoffs. "Kaizen," which is translated from Japanese as "good change" or "change for the better," is a core pillar of the Lean strategy for today’s best healthcare organizations. Kaizen is a powerful approach for creating a continuously learning and continuously improving organizations. A Kaizen culture leads to everyday actions that improve patient care and create better workplaces, while improving the organization’s long-term bottom line. The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen is the perfect introduction to executives and leaders who want to create and support this culture of continuous improvement. The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen is an introduction to kaizen principles and an overview of the leadership behaviors and mindsets required to create a kaizen culture or a culture of continuous improvement. The book is specifically written for busy C-level executives, vice presidents, directors, and managers who need to understand the power of this methodology. The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen shares real and practical examples and stories from leading healthcare organizations, including Franciscan St. Francis Health System, located in Indiana. Franciscan St. Francis’ employees and physicians have implemented and documented 4,000 Kaizen improvements each of the last three years, resulting in millions of dollars in hard savings and softer benefits for patients and staff. Chapters cover topics such as the need for Kaizen, different types of Kaizen (including Rapid Improvement Events and daily Kaizen), creating a Kaizen culture, practical methods for facilitating Kaizen improvements, the role of senior leaders and other leaders in Kaizen, and creating an organization-wide Kaizen program. The book contains a new introduction by Gary Kaplan, MD, CEO of Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, which was named "Hospital of the Decade" in 2012. The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen is a companion book to the larger book Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Front-Line Staff in Sustainable Continuous Improvements (2012). Healthcare Kaizen is a longer, more complete "how to" guide that includes over 200 full color images, including over 100 real kaizen examples from various health systems around the world. Healthcare Kaizen was named a recipient of the prestigious Shingo Professional Publication and Research Award. Check out what the experts at the Franciscan St. Francis Health System have to say about Healthcare Kaizen. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcGmP5gLEPo&feature=c4-overview&list=UU7jiTxn4nkMzOE5eTbf0Upw
Are you frustrated with the amount of time you spend managing your emails every day? Don't Reply All will show you how to use email more efficiently. Most employees spend over 11 hours a week reading and replying to emails. In this book, you'll learn how to spend less time and make your messages more effective. You'll get research-based guidelines for improving the way you communicate with your team members. Here is a partial list of what's covered: How to use the "3Ws" to clearly assign tasks in emails and get things done. Four recommendations to help you create powerful subject lines to ensure that your emails are read. How to use "If...then..." statements in your messages to improve clarity, increase accountability, and reduce the amount of follow-ups. Tips to show you how to format your email so readers will easily be able to see the most important parts of your message. How to list questions and present options instead of asking open-ended queries to reduce back & forth emails. How to improve your email open-rate by using the "Delay Delivery" feature to schedule your emails in advance. Here's what's included in the book: Tactic #1: Assign Tasks in an Email Using the "3Ws" Tactic #2: Write the Perfect Subject Line Tactic #3: TL;DR - Write Emails That are Five Sentences or Less Tactic #4: Break Long Emails into Two Parts Tactic #5: Make Your Emails Scannable Tactic #6: Show Instead of Tell by Attaching Screenshots Tactic #7: Spell Out Time Zones, Dates, and Acronyms Tactic #8: Use "If...then..." Statements Tactic #9: Present Options Instead of Asking Open-Ended Questions Tactic #10: Re-Read Your Email Once for a Content Check Tactic #11: Save Drafts of Repetitive Emails Tactic #12: Write It Now, Send It Later Using Delay Delivery Tactic #13: Don't Reply All (Unless You Absolutely Have To) Tactic #14: Reply to Questions Inline Tactic #15: Reply Immediately to Time-Sensitive Emails Tactic #16: Read the Latest Email on a Thread Before Responding Tactic #17: Write the Perfect Out-of-Office (OOO) Auto Reply Tactic #18: Share the Rules of Email Ahead of Time Free Bonus As a free bonus for purchasing this book, you'll get a downloadable cheat sheet (a PDF file) that summarizes the content on one single page. You'll also get a PowerPoint presentation (a PPT file) that also summarizes the tactics in the book, but in more detail so you can share the deck with your team. Would you like to learn more? Download Don't Reply All now to get started right away. Scroll to the top of this page and click on the "buy button.
This book is the ultimate, single-source guide for writing clear, effective business documents. A comprehensive, easy-to-use reference book packed with valuable information, useful techniques, practical tips and guidelines.
Assessing the most valuable technology for an organization is becoming a growing challenge for business professionals confronted with an expanding array of options. This 2007 book is an A-Z compendium of technological terms written for the non-technical executive, allowing quick identification of what the term is and why it is significant. This is more than a dictionary - it is a concise review of the most important aspects of information technology from a business perspective: the major advantages, disadvantages and business value propositions of each term are discussed, as well as sources for further reading, and cross-referencing with other terms where applicable. The essential elements of each concept are covered in a succinct manner so the reader can quickly obtain the required knowledge without wading through exhaustive descriptions. With over 200 terms, this is a valuable reference for non- and semi-technical managers, executives and graduate students in business and technology management.
This guide to business email etiquette goes beyond the basics. Learn how to follow up to get action, email people from different cultures, and reply to a rude email. Find out why email can cause conflict and when not to email. Backed by research, this guide includes guidelines and practical examples to help you write clear, correct professional emails.
Whether it’s writing a proposal, motivating employees, or reaching out to customers, the Perfect Phrases series has the tools you need for precise, effective communication. Distilling complex ideas into specific phrases that diplomatically and honestly depict the concepts at hand, this invaluable series provides: The best techniques to communicate messages and goals in business letters and proposals Tips for bringing out the best in every employee in every business Dialogues and scripts to practice interactions with customers or employees— tailorable to any industry or company culture Phrases for each step of the sales process
Fun exercises to help you learn français! Bonjour, mon ami! So, you want to learn French but don't know where to start? Start ici, with The Everything Kids' Learning French Book. Inside, you'll find simple exercises, fun facts, tips on pronunciation, and popular phrases that enable you to read and speak French in no time at all. You'll learn how to: Address your family ("Ma famille") and pets ("Mes animaux familiers") Describe holidays and birthdays ("Fêtes et anniversaires") Ask "What time is it?" ("Quelle heure est-il?") Tell your friends, "Let's go outdoors" ("On va dehors") Express your feelings ("Exprimer mes sentiments") Talk about school ("Mon école") and your classes ("Mes cours") Dozens of puzzles and activities--plus an English-French Dictionary--make learning this exciting new language easy, fast, and fun!
Electric Power Transmission and Distribution is a comprehensive text, designed for undergraduate courses in power systems and transmission and distribution. A part of the electrical engineering curriculum, this book is designed to meet the requirements of students taking elementary courses in electric power transmission and distribution. Written in a simple, easy-to-understand manner, this book introduces the reader to electrical, mechanical and economic aspects of the design and construction of electric power transmission and distribution systems.
For anyone who wants to communicate effectively in business,this is your complete reference guide for any form of written communication. Packed with over 500 sample documents, over 100 tips for better business writing and useful templates you can apply to your writing immediately, Model Business Letters will help you put the key rules of good business writing into action.
A practical guide offers tips on how to develop a clear, effective writing style for proposals, PC documents, business memos, fund-raising announcements, resumes, cover letters, and more. Reprint.
Although the programming and use of a Digital Signal Processor (DSP) may not be the most complex process, utilizing DSPs in applications such as motor control can be extremely challenging for the first-time user. DSP-Based Electromechanical Motion Control provides a general application guide for students and engineers who want to implement DSP-based motion control systems in products and industrial systems. This overview explains the benefits of integrating DSP into motion control, detailing the degree of freedom provided by a a DSP for the development of constructive, computationally extensive algorithms. The authors explain how the use of these advanced algorithms can drastically increase the performance and efficiency of an electromechanical system. Chapters are supported by laboratory exercises, enabling you to immediately apply the information to practical scenarios. Following an extensive analysis of the LF2407 DSP processor, the book presents numerous real-world applications, demonstrating current use and inspiring future development.
This fifth book by Judith Kallos on E-mail Etiquette, covers the best practices and nuances specifically as they apply to Business E-mail Etiquette. In this "Manual," Judith details all the important topics, issues and skills that every business onliner needs to be aware of and embrace to ensure they are perceived as tech savvy professionals. Online, you generally only have one chance to make a positive impression when communicating with new customers and partners. Lack of proper Business E-mail Etiquette can lend to you being perceived as a fish out of water. This "Manual" is all you need and covers it all to ensure you are perceived positively and rise above your perceived competitors!