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1. Which of these are examples of the main purposes of a letter of inquiry or request in business?
Requesting a team member stand in for you at a meeting; asking for a refund; requesting a brochure.
Asking a customer to review or upgrade information; seeking a donation; taking a survey, etc.
Inquiring why you were not hired for a position; requesting a raise.
2. What are the three ‘Rules’, in order, for crafting a letter of request?
1. Give Notice; 2. Give a Reason; 3. Give an Out
1. Warn them; 2. Explain Yourself ; 3. Let them off the hook.
1. Give a Reason; 2. Give a Compliment; 3. Give an Out
3. Which is a good example of an appropriate way to make a request in a business letter?
We find ourselves without a Keynote Speaker for next year and were wondering if you would please come back and serve in this role for us again.
I don’t think we can hold the fundraiser next year unless we have a Keynote Speaker of your caliper – would you kindly open the evening for us?
Please consider offering your time as a Keynote Speaker at next year’s fundraiser.
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