Importance of being able to communicate to others via email, text, or call.

Conduct a research to gain knowledge and experience in regards to workplace writing. You are likely aware of the importance of being able to communicate to others via email, text, or call. In the workforce being proficient on how to conduct yourself either through email or oral communication can be the determining on future business opportunities. I am taking it upon myself to reach out professionals in the workforce to seek knowledge and guidance on the importances workplace writing. Specifically, I would greatly appreciate for you to discuss in more detail of the following questions:

  1. What do you consider important in regards to workplace writing and communication?
  2. How often do you have to give presentations? How do you prepare for them?
  3. What kind of judgements do you find yourself making about what you read from colleagues and/or clients?

Your experience and knowledge in business will help support the information in my research. If you are willing I would be honored to use your response in my report. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out.

Sincerely,

Colton Hamilton

Response:

Dear Mr. Lancaster:

I am conducting research to gain knowledge and experience in regards to workplace writing. You are likely aware of the importance of being able to communicate to others via email, text, or call. In the workforce being proficient on how to conduct yourself either through email or oral communication can be the determining on future business opportunities. I am taking it upon myself to reach out professionals in the workforce to seek knowledge and guidance on the importances workplace writing. Specifically, I would greatly appreciate for you to discuss in more detail of the following questions:

  1. What do you consider important in regards to workplace writing and communication?
    The basics – spelling, grammar, keep it simple
  2. How often do you have to give presentations?
    Weekly I lead meetings. Usually repeat some presentations to donors or volunteers bimonthly
  3. How do you prepare for them?
    I want this to relate to them. I use real stories to help connect me with them. I use an outline but I have found if I am too dependent on notes I lose the crowd.
  4. What kind of judgements do you find yourself making about what you read from colleagues and/or clients?
    Are we going in the same direction. I don’t want a map of where you have been but a compass of your direction.

    Dear Ruth Alexander:

I am conducting research to gain knowledge and experience in regards to workplace writing. You are likely aware of the importance of being able to communicate to others via email, text, or call. In the workforce being proficient on how to conduct yourself either through email or oral communication can be the determining on future business opportunities. I am taking it upon myself to reach out professionals in the workforce to seek knowledge and guidance on the importances workplace writing. Specifically, I would greatly appreciate for you to discuss in more detail of the following questions:

  1. If you do a lot of collaborative/team writing, How would you describe your collaboration? What is your main role? With whom do you work? What are their roles?
  2. Whom are you usually writing for? What kind of readers?

Your experience and knowledge in business will help support the information in my research. If you are willing I would be honored to use your response in my report. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out.

Sincerely,

Colton Hamilton

Response:

My main role is a pastor in Hospitality within a non-profit called We Will Go Ministries. I work with other three dynamics of people: pastors, missionaries and interns, our neighbours (recipients of services) and volunteers who come in and use the facilities we have here at We Will Go, and serve along side us. When I do collaborate/team writing, I tend to do this with my fellow missionaries and my pastors. Often I place together documents that I have placed together from missionaries writing about their part of the ministry. I only edit and put it together to make it flow, along with my part that I have written. Other times I put together documents that is sent to my pastors to edit and send back ideas. This helps with our overall communication within our team and those serving with us. Without this, we would loose the essence of how we serve together. We are creating something that is sustainable as the body of christ, and without the collaborative writing we would loose apart of the way we serve, guide and pastor. We would also loose something understandable that is solid for others to go back to and learn from. That writing gives us a platform to share with others that we serve and the volunteers that play a major role in helping us to provide services.

  1. The documents I normally write are for missionaries who live here, and our visitors who come and serve with the ministry, along side us. Like I said before, the writings are to sustain what we feel called to do here at We Will Go. We have many new interns that come in and need to be trained. Our new interns and our visitors need the collaborative/team writing to learn and know how to serve within our team, keeping Jesus as the focus. Our desire is to build upon what has already been established.  
    Dear Mr. Swann:

I am conducting research to gain knowledge and experience in regards to workplace writing. You are likely aware of the importance of being able to communicate to others via email, text, or call. In the workforce being proficient on how to conduct yourself either through email or oral communication can be the determining on future business opportunities. I am taking it upon myself to reach out professionals in the workforce to seek knowledge and guidance on the importances workplace writing. Specifically, I would greatly appreciate for you to discuss in more detail of the following questions:

  1. How would you define what “good writing” is?
  2. How often do you revise?
  3. What kinds of reading do you do at work?

Your experience and knowledge in business will help support the information in my research. If you are willing I would be honored to use your response in my report. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out.

Sincerely,

Colton Hamilton

Response:

. I would say that good writing is compelling. Too many people are in the information business, not enough people are in the transformation business. Good writing can transform thought, change actions, and shape generations. A great piece or writing doesn’t have to be long, it just has to move people. Something as small as the communist manifesto has changed our world completely. Some books are so good that they’ve lasted for generations. Good writing gets to the core of the human condition and shares the why of what and how we experience in life.

  1. Constantly. I even have others revise after me. That way their unique perspective can help me with any errors and any times that the curse of knowledge has inhibited my ability to share conclusions I’ve come to.
  2. Almost exclusively leadership, but if I’m studying a specific topic I’ll read everything I can get my hands on.
    Sent from the iPhone of:
    Jason Swann
    Executive Pastor
    FCFC Clovis, NM

Dear Mrs. Brotton:

I am conducting research to gain knowledge and experience in regards to workplace writing. You are likely aware of the importance of being able to communicate to others via email, text, or call. In the workforce being proficient on how to conduct yourself either through email or oral communication can be the determining on future business opportunities. I am taking it upon myself to reach out professionals in the workforce to seek knowledge and guidance on the importances workplace writing. Specifically, I would greatly appreciate for you to discuss in more detail of the following questions:

  1. What type of workplace writing is most important and why?
  2. What advice do you have for students preparing to enter the workplace?
  3. How tolerant are you and others in your workplace to writing errors?

Your experience and knowledge in business will help support the information in my research. If you are willing I would be honored to use your response in my report. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out.

Sincerely,

Colton Hamilton

Response:

Dear Mrs. Brotton:

I am conducting research to gain knowledge and experience in regards to workplace writing. You are likely aware of the importance of being able to communicate to others via email, text, or call. In the workforce being proficient on how to conduct yourself either through email or oral communication can be the determining on future business opportunities. I am taking it upon myself to reach out professionals in the workforce to seek knowledge and guidance on the importance workplace writing. Specifically, I would greatly appreciate for you to discuss in more detail of the following questions:

  1. What type of workplace writing is most important and why? In my world, the most important type of writing is writing for clarity in assignments and syllabi. I am currently teaching an online course with 65 students. Being able to explain exactly what I want through written communication is by far my biggest challenge.
  2. What advice do you have for students preparing to enter the workplace? Reread what you have written and make sure it makes sense. I get emails from students often that do not make sense. These could be easily fixed by rereading what you wrote before you send it.
  3. How tolerant are you and others in your workplace to writing errors? I think as professors, we are extremely tolerant of students mistakes; however, in the marketing industry, mistakes are not tolerated. One misspelled word or poorly chosen piece of grammar can ruin an entire marketing campaign.

Your experience and knowledge in business will help support the information in my research. If you are willing I would be honored to use your response in my report. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out.

Sincerely,

Dear Mrs. Curtis:

I am conducting research to gain knowledge and experience in regards to workplace writing. You are likely aware of the importance of being able to communicate to others via email, text, or call. In the workforce being proficient on how to conduct yourself either through email or oral communication can be the determining on future business opportunities. I am taking it upon myself to reach out professionals in the workforce to seek knowledge and guidance on the importances workplace writing. Specifically, I would greatly appreciate for you to discuss in more detail of the following questions:

  1. How would you describe your writing process?
  2. How does digital technology affect your writing and reading at work?
  3. What are other types of writing that you are asked to do occasionally?

Your experience and knowledge in business will help support the information in my research. If you are willing I would be honored to use your response in my report. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out.

Sincerely,

Colton Hamilton
Dear Lori Roberts:

I am conducting research to gain knowledge and experience in regards to workplace writing. You are likely aware of the importance of being able to communicate to others via email, text, or call. In the workforce being proficient on how to conduct yourself either through email or oral communication can be the determining on future business opportunities. I am taking it upon myself to reach out professionals in the workforce to seek knowledge and guidance on the importances workplace writing. Specifically, I would greatly appreciate for you to discuss in more detail of the following questions:

  1. What kinds of writing do you do on a daily basis at work?
  2. How often do you write to members of the public?
  3. How often do you have to manipulate visuals (figures, charts, etc.) when you write?

Your experience and knowledge in business will help support the information in my research. If you are willing I would be honored to use your response in my report. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out.

Sincerely,

Colton Hamilton

Response:

  1. Emails, texts, Glip messaging (internal only), case studies, vignettes, updates to internal knowledge base site, proposals and contracts
  2. 20-50 times per week
  3. 10-20 times per week

Dear Mrs. Randolph:

I am conducting research to gain knowledge and experience in regards to workplace writing. You are likely aware of the importance of being able to communicate to others via email, text, or call. In the workforce being proficient on how to conduct yourself either through email or oral communication can be the determining on future business opportunities. I am taking it upon myself to reach out professionals in the workforce to seek knowledge and guidance on the importances workplace writing. Specifically, I would greatly appreciate for you to discuss in more detail of the following questions:

  1. How would you describe your writing process?
  2. What kinds of writing of writing do you do on a daily basis at work?
  3. Where did you learn how to write for the workplace?

Your experience and knowledge in business will help support the information in my research. If you are willing I would be honored to use your response in my report. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out.

Sincerely,

Colton Hamilton

Response:

  1. My writing process includes some old fashion pen and paper. Before typing anything out on the computer, I will brainstorm on paper. I like to make outlines and lists of what needs to be included in my writing so I can stay organized and make sure I do not leave anything out. After typing it up, I like to review it for grammatical errors and also to ensure that it flows and makes sense.
  2. On a daily basis as work I am writing emails, creating lists or how-to sheets, making calendar schedules, newsletters, and writing up invoices.
  3. I took the required writing classes in undergrad at college. That is where I learned my foundation of writing. I then went on to graduate school for my Masters in Business Administration where I further grew my writing abilities. But generally, my greatest learning has been on the job. I have been in the work force for 9 years now and am continually learning. I will accommodate my writing depending on who I am addressing or who will be reading my writing.