Business Communications. Saint Paul College. Chapter 6 writing assignment. Information Request: Meeting at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.
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Chapter 6 involved learning about positive messages. For this particular assignment, we had to send a letter to the manager of Caesars Palace requesting information about their hotel. The letter had to request information for a four-day combination conference and vacation spot for my company, Software.com. It specifically had to request what room rates, and accommodations they could offer for my group of 85 engineers, managers, and marketing staff. The next slide shows includes the letter.
Chapter 7 we learned about writing negative messages. Our assignment for this chapter was to write an email to two co-workers who requested an illegal copy of Adobe Photoshop for personal use. As the manager of the Reprographics Department, I had to write the email refusing the request. You will see the email on the next slide.
Sent: Thursday, November 8, 2010 11:10 AM
To: Robert Barnes firstname.lastname@example.org; Jose Lopez email@example.com
Subject: Adobe Photoshop
I appreciate your request for a copied version of Photoshop for personal use. Photoshop is a great program offered to Reprographics for its ability to perform the extensive editing and enhancing that we need to provide excellent service to our customers.
Currently our contract with Adobe only allows us to install the software on one server, and to use it on up to five computers on the network. Unfortunately, I am unable to give you a copy of Photoshop for your personal use. Photoshop is a very expensive program that is licensed, not to mention that it is against the law to copy licensed software. Software companies would go out of business if illegal coping of the software occurred. I would be breaking the law and the contract if I allowed coping of the software for you. I hope you do understand.
If you would like me to, I could - show you and or other employees how our department uses it. It would be a great learning experience for the rest of the team. And if we find that it would be helpful for your team to have it, it may be something that we can discuss in another meeting.
Chapter 8 was about writing persuasive requests, writing sales and marketing messages, and writing online messages. For the assignment, our task was to be the program chair of the Associated Student Organization committee for the University of Nevada. We had to write a persuasive letter requesting the attendance of Suze Orman – author of The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke. The next slide is the letter that I wrote.
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA Young, Fabulous, and Broke
ADMISSIONS (702) 398-6654 WWW.UOFNV.COM LAS VEGAS, NV 89109
November 17, 2010
Ms. Suze Orman
P.O. Box 4502
New York, NY 10014
Dear Ms. Orman:
We were honored to see a part of your speech, Career Advice for Young People, on YouTube and found it to be very inspiring for all of us.
More and more college students are graduating with top-of-the-line college degrees but have no sense when it comes to personal finance. They are so consumed with research papers and spending countless hours in the classrooms that they don’t put aside time to learn the basics of personal finance. They rack up bad credit and take on bad jobs only to be stuck in debt for 20 or more years.
The Associated Student Organization at the University of Nevada and I would like to invite you to be our keynote speaker on May 26, 2011. We would like you to come and share your expertise and wisdom on financial planning. And have a chance to speak to our graduates about your book The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke. Although we can only offer an honorarium of $1,000, you will be pleased to know that many of our graduates will be in attendance. Many have already expressed excitement, and eagerness to hear you speak.
Can we put you down to be our keynote speaker on May 26, 2011, at 5 p.m. at the University of Nevada’s college graduation? Please call me at (651)222-6897 by January 15, 2011, to discuss details.
Program Chair, ASO
University of Nevada