Xcom 285 Final Business Writing Portfolio
Business Writing Portfolio
XCOM/285 Essentials of Managerial Communication
Xcom285 has taught me many valuable assets that I can use in my future, but I believe that the most valuable thing that I have learned is that communications is not just talking. Communications is about listening and writing as well. It is important in business communications to understand that to effectively communicate one need’s to tune into everything that is going on around him or her. This means that he or she needs to understand the audience, the purpose of, and the most effective way to deliver or receive the message. When discussing resources businesses use to effectively communicate, I learned other methods of communications, ...view middle of the document...
It was also fun to read about what was considered socially acceptable, un-acceptable, and the norm for different parts of the world. Week eight’s discussion about the laws and policies of companies was also a fun discussion and I enjoyed hearing about everyone and their experiences with the policies and procedures of certain companies and the company’s right to monitor them. I will be able to take this information and one day when I open my own business, I will already know my rights to monitoring my employees and my company merchandise.
Part I: Business Writing Steps
Analyzing the problem, defining your purposes, and analyzing the audience.
Brainstorming information, benefits, and objections to include in the document.
Gathering the information you need—from the message you’re answering, a person, a book, or the Web.
Choosing a pattern of organization, making an outline, creating a list, writing headings.
Putting words on paper or on a screen. Writing can be lists, fragmentary notes, stream-of-consciousness writing, incomplete drafts, and ultimately a formal draft.
Evaluating your work and measuring it against your goals and the requirements of the situation and audience. The best evaluation results from re-seeing your draft as if someone else had written it. Will your audience understand it? Is it complete? Convincing? Friendly?
Business Writing Graphic Organizer
Store Operations Messages
To: All Store Employees
Re: Store Operations and schedule modifications
Because of challenging economic times and the soaring costs of gas, ALC’s Clothing Store would wish to inform you about upcoming changes in company policies and regulations. These alterations will make joggling between your personal and work lives easier and at the same time