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The Grown-up Story

27 May 2010

Word count: 345

Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes


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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?’

A Sample Business Story

20 May 2010

Word count:  740

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

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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.

The Story ‘Dialogue’

13 May 2010


Word count: 660

Estimated reading time: 6-7 minutes


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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

Organising Your ‘Story’

6 May 2010

Word count: 625

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

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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.

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