Write with TASTE Blog
27 May 2010
Word count: 345
Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes
Image by Ben Dodson
Are you wondering if the story structure for business writing is ‘grown up’ enough? You may be thinking, ‘What if I have to write about something really serious to someone really senior in my company? Won’t they be insulted if my writing sounds like a children’s fairy tale?’
20 May 2010
Word count: 740
Estimated reading time: 8 minutes
Image by wirralwater
Today I’d like to illustrate a business ‘story’ in the form of a real email I received recently.
As I mentioned before, I’ve been sorting through stuff in our house that we’ll need to get rid of, and we’ll be shipping some of those things to our US home in the next few weeks.
13 May 2010
Word count: 660
Estimated reading time: 6-7 minutes
Image by Rishi Menon
The story structure
In last week’s post we talked about organising documents using a story structure, specifically
1. Start with a familiar, stable situation.
2. Include more background information.
3. Add an unfamiliar element or a problem that makes the original situation
6 May 2010
Word count: 625
Estimated reading time: 6 minutes
Image by aye shamus
Once upon a time…
There was a corporate training department. The department’s trainers were highly qualified and had many years of experience. Members of the various training teams in the department came from a range of business backgrounds, including customer service, business operations, technical systems, management and sales.