3330_Chap_06_Insley_Text_Revised_2008

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Unformatted text preview: MGMT 3330 – Communicating in Business Lecture notes for chapter 6. Professor Mike Sexton Department of Management – COBA The University of North Texas Office: 213b Email: [email protected] © 2 4 The Writing Process: Drafting Documents Chapter 6 © 2 4 2 Step 2: Drafting • Organization –Determine structure and strategy • Writing Style –Words, sentences, paragraphs © 2 4 3 Ineffective Messages • Poor Organization* • Inappropriate Tone • Passive Language • Lengthy Sentences • Lengthy Paragraphs © 2 4 4 Ineffective Messages • Poor spelling • Poor capitalization • Hedging • Irrelevant information* • Necessary information excluded.* • Grammar & Punctuation © 2 4 5 Achieving Good Organization 1. Define Main Idea 2. Group Points 3. Choose organizational strategy © 2 4 6 Procrastination? • Fast Writing – Half time spent writing, then revise • Bird-by-Bird – Nothing more than point by point • ABDCE – Action, Background, Development, Climax, Ending MGMT 3330 – Communicating in Business Lecture notes for chapter 6. Professor Mike Sexton Department of Management – COBA The University of North Texas Office: 213b Email: [email protected] © 2 4 7 Procrastination? • Story Boarding – Started by Walt Disney – List all of the main categories you can think of – Then list sub points below each category – Determine which categories have more sub points • Less than two, drop the category • Prioritize categories and sub points © 2 4 8 Defining Main Idea • Makes a statement about the topic – One central point that sums up everything – Not the same as the topic! – Topic: writing Business messages © 2 4 9 Anatomy of a Main Idea Topic Major Point Evidence Major Point Evidence Major Point Evidence Main Idea © 2 4 10 More Focused • Topic: • Purpose: • Specific Purpose:...
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course MGMT 3330 taught by Professor Insley during the Spring '08 term at North Texas.

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