To: Recipient’s Name, Recipient’s Title
From: Your Name, Your Title
CC: Name and title of individuals you want to copy in on your correspondence; if there are no courtesy copies, leave this line off
Date: The date you are sending the memo
Subject: A clear subject line reflecting the focus of your document
This document is an example of the memo layout used for business communications. The guidelines detailed in this memo can assist you in ...view middle of the document...
Make certain your subject is clear, precise, and complete.
Open your memo with the most important point or the purpose of the memo in the first paragraph. Tell the reader why you are writing, putting the Bottom Line On Top (B.L.O.T.). Include enough white space between paragraphs to provide white space. Always single space business communications and place a double space between paragraphs.
Give your rationale or supporting reasons for your request in the middle of the document. Explain why it is important that you receive a positive response to your request. Detail how it will help the organization. Provide the specifications of the request you are making, for example date, time, cost, location, etc. Discuss the main points in the body of the memo.
In the final paragraph sum up the memo and thank the reader for their time and attention. You should restate the most important point. Don’t forget to include your contact information in all correspondence. This makes it easier for the recipient to find you. You can put your email and telephone numbers in the last paragraph. A salutation is not needed.
Please let me know if you have any questions. You may post questions in the Virtual Office, or you may email me directly. My email is in the course syllabus.