When your reader reads your message with their tone, your message may be misunderstood.
Four ideas to increase your success with an appropriate writing tone include:
- Use “You” instead of “I”. i.e.
Instead of: We have a new program that we think is very interesting.
Write: You’ll find our new program very interesting.
- Use the active approach VS passive approach.
Instead of: Careful consideration will be given to your request.
Write: We will give careful consideration to your request.
- Write with more verbs and fewer nouns.
Instead of: I have knowledge
Write: I know
Instead of: I have reservations
Write: I doubt
Instead of: May I make a suggestion
Write: I suggest
- Be positive.
Instead of: We have written twice and to date you have not replied.
Write: When can we expect your reply?
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