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Writing Effective Memos

A memo is a written message designed to provide a quick, convenient way for personnel to communicate with each other. Memos can range from informal, handwritten notes to formal, typewritten reports. The former are more common and are often used for handling day-to-day activities like conveying telephone messages, reminding people of upcoming events, and responding […]

Memos Giving Bad News

Memos Giving Bad News! Good-news memos or memos addressed to an audience receptive to our ideas are relatively easy to write. Such memos can be written deductively in a fairly straightforward manner. However, memos that convey bad news need to be written inductively, with a positive tone. But bear in mind that being inductive is […]

Memo Types: 5 Main Types of Memos

This article throws light upon the five main types of memos. The types are: 1. Request Memo 2. Confirmation Memo 3. Periodic Report Memo 4. Ideas and Suggestions Memo 5. Informal Study Results Memo. Type # 1. Request Memo: The objective of a request memo is to gain a favorable response to a request. The […]

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