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business writing

Let's get controversial.

Business letters in formal English are not more professional. They're just odd. They're not better service; they're aloof and cold and say, 'This is our routine letter because we couldn't be bothered writing one especially for you'. 

Come right out with it. Tell them what you've decided in the first or second sentence. If they're due an apology, do it there.

Most people don't. Instead...

About Ralph Brown

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Ralph is our founder and managing director. He has a background in psychology, television journalism and business.

Ralph's passions are psychology and writing. He leads workshops on both and speaks to conferences on the psychology of thriving at work.

In 2011  Professional Speakers Australia awarded him its top speaking accreditation, the CSP.

He has written six books and more than a hundred articles on psychology and writing. International research journals have published his articles reviewing the research on resilience.

Ralph enjoys trips to France. He lives in rural Canterbury.

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