Plain English at Work

Drawing on two earlier and popular books, The Plain English Approach to Business Writing and A Practical Guide for Business Speaking, this new volume has been significantly updated.

Author: Edward P. Bailey Jr.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199880324

Category: Business & Economics

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Everyday we write countless memos, letters, and reports without a second thought. Likewise, we give presentations, both formal and informal. Often this writing and speaking gets criticized for being jargon-ridden, obscure, or long-winded--in short, for not being in "plain English." But what is plain English, and how do we go about writing and speaking it? In Plain English at Work, Edward Bailey gives the answer, with down-to-earth tips and practical advice. Bailey, an expert in business communication, gives us a simple model for writing: · Style: write more the way you talk. · Organization: make your point easy to find. · Layout: use headings, lists, and other white space so readers can see the structure of your writing. Psycholinguists, Bailey points out, have proven that the techniques of plain English writing are far easier on your readers; experience has proven that writing in plain English is easier on you--the writer, too. Bailey also gives you a wealth of practical advice for presentations including: · How to remember your talk. · How to design visual aids. · How to design computer presentations. · How to set up the room you'll be speaking in. · How to develop a successful delivery style. Perhaps most impressive are the many detailed tips he gives here. For instance, when using a pointer, hold it in the hand closer to the screen (otherwise, you turn your back on the audience, making it harder to hear you). When designing a visual aid, use at least 28-point type, and seldom use all capital letters (which are harder to read). And when presenting a bar chart during a computer presentation, build it--a bar at a time--to focus your audience's attention. Drawing on two earlier and popular books, The Plain English Approach to Business Writing and A Practical Guide for Business Speaking, this new volume has been significantly updated. It includes up-to-the-minute information on using computers, computer graphics, and typography for your writing, and on using the same technology for designing your presentations. The result is an authoritative and comprehensive single volume that will be the essential guide for everyone wishing to communicate more easily and effectively at work.

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Writing at Work

EXERCISE 2-7 Rewrite the following passage in plain English ( don't discard
your draft ; you'll need it for Chapter 6 ) ... Edward P. Bailey , Jr. , The Plain
English Approach to Business Writing ( New York : Oxford University Press , 1990
) , p .

Author: Michael J. Betz

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ISBN: PSU:000058130490

Category: Business writing

Page: 291

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Management Communication

Writing That Works : How to Improve Your Memos , Letters , Reports , Speeches ,
Resumes , Plans , and Other ... Stott , B . Write to the Point : And Feel Better About
Your Writing . ... Bailey , E . The Plain English Approach to Business Writing .

Author: James S. O'Rourke

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: IND:30000122574878

Category: Business & Economics

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Strategic communication methods that support the development of ethical and effective managers at all levels of business. For professors who know students need effective communication skills to be successful in the business world, this text provides a strategic, yet practical view of managerial communication. In this fourth edition, three dozen case studies are provided to help students see how their new skills would work in a real setting. A new chapter has also been added on Persuasion, examining the science behind influencing decision making in others. Management Communication in Transition; Communication and Strategy; Communication Ethics; Speaking; Writing; Persuasion; Technology; Listening and Feedback; Nonverbal Communication; Intercultural and International Communication; Conflict Management; Business Meetings; Meeting the Media Effective communication can make or break an individual career or an entire business. By developing powerful techniques to get their message across, students can learn to turn ideas into action and success.

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ISBN: 0131829092

Category: English language

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Publisher: Macmillan College

ISBN: 0134554116

Category: English language

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Small Business Sourcebook

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Business Communications

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Author: Claudia Rawlins

Publisher: Perennial

ISBN: 0064671550

Category: Business communication.

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Library Journal

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Canadian Business Writing

Write in Plain Language The plain language approach to business and
government writing is based upon making documents as easy to read as
possible for the audience . This means using simple words and phrases ;
avoiding the use of the ...

Author: Nathan M. Greenfield

Publisher: Scarborough, Ont. : Thomson Nelson

ISBN: 0774737212

Category: Business writing

Page: 382

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Marketing Research 7e Instructors Manual

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The Practical Writer with Readings

THE PRACTICAL WRITER WITH READINGS clearly and succinctly provides both developmental and first-year composition students with a manageable and accessible step-by-step approach to writing, from the one-paragraph essay to the five-paragraph ...

Author: Edward Bailey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1413032214

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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THE PRACTICAL WRITER WITH READINGS clearly and succinctly provides both developmental and first-year composition students with a manageable and accessible step-by-step approach to writing, from the one-paragraph essay to the five-paragraph essay, and beyond-into the research-driven paper and different organizational strategies. Beginning with sections that help students develop simpler pieces of writing-the one-paragraph essay, for example-the book progresses through the five paragraph essay, discussing issues of topic sentences, unity, coherence, support, and layout. Section Two of the book is devoted to forms that deepen students' ability, including fuller treatment of common patterns of development (modes) for five-paragraph essays and essays that go beyond the five paragraph essay-comparison and contrast, cause and effect, classification, and process. An entire part (Part 5) is devoted to the research paper. The text includes a mini-handbook (Section Three, Improving Your Punctuation and Expression) that provides a concise review of key Standard English rules and principles that students must apply to become more confident and effective writers. Sample essays in Section Four illustrate how some writers approach the writing process-from the one-paragraph essay to the five-paragraph essay. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Practical Writer with Readings

THE PRACTICAL WRITER provides both developmental and first-year composition students with a step-by-step approach to writing, from the one-paragraph essay to the five-paragraph essay to the research paper.

Author: Edward P. Bailey

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 083846064X

Category: Education

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THE PRACTICAL WRITER provides both developmental and first-year composition students with a step-by-step approach to writing, from the one-paragraph essay to the five-paragraph essay to the research paper.