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Introductory Email

Introductory Email

Formal Introductory Email



Business communication is dominated by  brief messages conveyed in several formats such as e-mail, letters, and memos. Even though these messages may only require a few minutes to complete, the principles of proper business writing apply: define the purpose, adapt to the audience, and select the appropriate medium. The simplest writing task can backfire if these principles are violated.

Email is one of the most common forms of business communication. In fact, some estimates show that over 200 billion emails are sent each day.  Writing a clear, concise email is an essential part of your 21st century business communication toolkit. You will use a formal introductory email in your future to send a cover letter to a prospective employer, for example, so practicing this format will be beneficial for your future.


Read Chapter 6: Formatting for Correspondence from your required textbook.

Compose a formal introductory email  to your instructor. Your email’s message or body should include a short summary of who you are, your business communication strengths, and what you hope to learn from this course.

Be aware  to submit an email, not a business letter, for this assignment: Formal Introductory Email. Although the format for a business letter, a memo, and an e-mail can be similar, there are distinct differences.

The key components [in this order] for an email are the following:

· To:

· From:

· Cc:

· Date:

· Subject:

· Greeting

· E-mail message or body

· Courteous closing

· Sender’s name

See page 139 of Chapter 6 of your text book, specifically, for a model of an email