How to Start a Letter

How many of you have sat back, ready to convey your thoughts. Only to draw a complete blank. Often the way we start our thought process helps the with the flow of what we are trying to say. Depending on the type of communication we are using, we might start with a casual hey, how are you or a formal Mr. Smith opening statement.

You should consider the communication medium (email or formal letter), the person you are addressing, your relationship with the person you are addressing, and finally the sentiment of the point you are addressing in your communication.

Let’s take some examples.

Impersonal and friendly

Hey Frank, you want to hang out at Murphy’s, watch the ball game and flirt with the waitresses.

Formal and business like.

Mr. Esposito, I noticed you are a fan of hockey, Maybe you would like to meet up at Murphy’s later this evening to finalize our contract details. Let me know at your earliest convenience.

Sincerely,

Grammar C. Checkups.

 

There you have it. Anything else drop me a comment, and let’s talk about it.

 

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