So what's new?
The next time you find yourself trying to write a memo in less-than-ideal conditions like these, try organizing your thoughts using this simple, three-step formula:
3. Proposed action.
It is more than a time-saver for you. It also ensures that you are stating your purpose clearly and getting to the point quickly for your reader. Here's how it works:
Organize your message into three paragraphs beginning with these phrases:
I am writing because (or to) . . .
The facts are . . .
I propose that you . . .
From Wilbers: The Three-Step Memo.
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