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BUSINESS LETTER FORMAT

Business letter format
BUSINESS LETTER FORMAT

A bus iness letter is usually a letter from one company to another, it could also be a letter from a company to its clients, customer, or some other bodies. The requirement for writing a standard and suitable business letter could vary depending on the form of relationship that exists between the bodies involved. The content of a business letter could vary, depending on the situation to which it is aimed at addressing, such as an invitation to an official event, important information, a reply to a request, an apology, etc. An appropriate business letter format gives a sense of professionalism and creates the right impression for your business.

There are four (4) basic types of business letter format:

  1. Block Letter Format: In a block letter, the entire text of the letter is aligned and single-spaced. The only exception to the single space is the double space between the paragraphs.
  2. Modified Block Letter format: In an alternative block format, the date, closing, signature name, and title begin at the center point on the page line. The length of a modified block letter could determine whether to use a single or double line space.
  3. Simplified Letter Format: A simplified letter format is most useful when the gender of the recipient is unknown, because there is usually no greeting or salutation, and that’s its main difference from a block letter.
  4. Semi-block letter format: A semi-block letter and block letter format is quite alike, only that semi-block appears more informal, and each paragraph on semi-block are indented

Required Sections in a Business Letter format.

  1. Heading: The heading will be on the left margin, and should bear the return address, as well as the date, a line before the date that carries contact information such; email, phone number, etc. could also be included. A return address might not be included if it is already written on the letterhead.
    Example:
    (Name)
    Ms. XYZ
    (Address)
    30 Sacramento Street
    Suit NZ121889
    (contact)
    Tel:
    Email:
    Phone:
    (Date)
    September 7, 20202. Recipient’s address: Give a detailed address, and if you know the recipients you could include their title name, e.g Dr., Prof., etc.
  2. The Salutation: The salutation mostly begins with “Dear (Recipients name).” If know, then titles should be included e.g Dr., Mr., Mrs. Or Ms. And if it is unknown, then just the recipient name would do. The salutation should end with a colon.
    NOTE: The Salutation in a business letter is always informal.
  3. The Body: The body of your letter should be single-spaced unless it is very short. The body of the letter contains the message you are trying to pass across. Use the first paragraph to introduce yourself, the second and third should include the purpose of the letter as well your request(s), and appreciation.
  4. The Complimentary Close: This is a short remark at the end of your letter followed by a comma. e.g Sincerely, Thank You, Yours truly.
  5. Signature: The signature should be written neatly in the space between the two parts of the closing.
  6. Your Name: Your full name should come on a line after the signature.

Example oof business letter format

Business letter format
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Conclusion:

A business letter is a formal letter usually written from a company to another company, clients, customers, or another official recipient. Whatever the need for your business letter, this article is designed to be able to effectively address it, if strictly followed. Business letter creation can sometimes be simplified the right word processing software, such as in Microsoft words, by simply selecting a business letter from the available templates.
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HOW TO WRITE A CHECK

How to write a check

What is a check

A check is a written order especially by a payer, to pay a stated amount to a payee, from the payer’s account. In other words, a check is a written document, that states a particular amount to be paid to a party, from the drawer’s account. 
Types of Check

How to write a check
How to write a check


1. Bearer Check
2. Crossed Check
3. Open Check
4. Order Check
5. Banker’s Check
6. Stale Check
7. Traveller’s Check
8. Post-Dated Check
9. Self Check

a. Bearer Check: A bearer check has the word “bearer” stated on them. This form of check is made payable to the person carrying them. These checks normally don’t need further authorization before they can be paid,
b. Crossed Check: This form of check usually carry two slant parallel line on them, and a “a/c payee” clearly stated on the top left corner. This form of check can only be paid to the person whose name is written on the check, and can only be cashed at the issuer’s bank.
c. Open Check: An open are usually not crossed. These form of check are made payable to the person carrying them, they can be cashed at any bank, and their ownership is transferable.
d. Order Check: This kind of check can only be issued to the person whose name is stated on the check, and it needs further certification of the bearer’s identity before they can be paid.
e. Banker’s Check: This kind of check has a validity period of three months. They are usually issued by a bank to another person, and the amount will be debited from the account owner’s account. These checks are usually honored because they have no reason for them to bounce once it is within the validity period.
f. Stale Check: This is simply a check that has passed its validity period, usually three months.
g. Traveller’s Chech: Traveller’s check doesn’t expire. These forms of checks are issued from one bank to person (usually substituted for carrying paper currencies) and could be cashed in any other bank in any location, even outside the issued country.
h. Post-Dated Cheque: These kinds of checks can only be processed on the date stated on them. If presented before this date, they won’t be processed, as they are only valid on and after the stated date.
i. Self Check: These check has the word “self” on the drawee column, and are cashable only at the issuer’s bank.

How to write a check


How to write a Check: Steps in writing a check

How to write a check
How to write a check


Date: This is usually on the top right corner, you should write the current day’s dated here, unless a post date, as in Post-Dated checks
Name of Payee: This is where the name of the person or corporation, the check needs to be paid to is written. Make sure the name is accurately written.
Amount in Numbers: This is the amount you are willing to pay to the payee, written in numbers. Example. ($) 520
Amount Written in Words: This is where you are expected to rewrite the amount you are willing to pay, but now in words. Example. FIVE HUNDRED AND TWENTY (DOLLARS)
Signature: An unsigned check is not valid. Make sure you sign the signature attached to your bank account, to make it valid, as any other type will be rejected.
Memo: This part is optional, and does not affect the processing of the check. It can be used to leave a short note, instruction, or reminder on a check.

How to write a check

Conclusion

It is most advisable to write your check in capital letters. By now you must have gotten a real insight on the type you are writing, or want to write and how to fill them out. To give leave feedback, kindly reach us through the comment section, and we will be most happy to get back to you.

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HOW TO MAKE FRENCH TOAST

How to make french toast
How to make french toast

Did you know French toast was invented in 1724, by Joseph French, Who made it and advertised it as “French Toast” because he was grammatically inept?
You probably aren’t here to learn about the history of french toast, but how to make a french toast, and I won’t disappoint on that. Here you are going to learn how to make french toast and other important things about it.

Things you need to make a french toast
1. Sliced bread (big slices)
2. Egg
3. A bowl that will be easy to dip the bread into
4. A whisk
5. A griddle or a frying pan
6. Salt
7. Sugar
8. Milk
9. Cinnamon or nutmeg


How to make a french toast (5 slices of bread)

How to make french toast
How to make french toast


Step 1: Crack the egg into the bowl wide enough that you can easily dip your bread into it. Now depending on the size of the egg, you may decide to use 1 or 2.
Step 2: Pour 2/3 of a cup of milk into the bowl
Step 3: Add 1/6 or just a pinch of salt
Step 4: Add a 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon or nutmeg
Step 5: Stir them well together Step 6: Drop the big sliced bread into the mixture, turn the bread over, and make sure both sides get soaked.
Step 7: Add slight butter to the surface of the griddle or a frying pan you are willing to use. Make sure the temperature is set at a minimum, to avoid burning.
Step 8: Place the soaked bread on the surface griddle or pan. Flip and cook until both sides turn golden-brown.
Now your french toast is ready to be served with your favorite types of buttermilk, chocolate, grapes, orange slices, berry, banana, peaches, yogurt, salmon, etc.


HOW TO MAKE CINNAMON FRENCH TOAST STICKS

How to make french toast
How to make french toast


Step 1: Slice stale bread into thick slices, the size should be about 4 times bigger than the regular sliced bread.
Step 2: Trim all four brown sides of the thick slices.
Step 3: Cut into three equal rectangular shapes.
Step 4: Crack two to three eggs into a bowl, add a cup of milk, add half a teaspoon of salt. Then whisk together, until the ingredients are evenly distributed.
Step 5: On another plate, add half a cup of caster sugar, and cinnamon powder, then mix.
Step 6: Melt butter on a griddle or in a frying pan, whichever one that is available (griddle preferred).
Step 7: Dip the rectangular bread into the egg mixture, turn in the mixture until all surfaces are soaked.
Step 8: Place onto the oiled griddle, or into the pan. Tun each side, until all sides turn golden brown.
Step 9: Place the golden brown sticks immediately into the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Turn each side, to make sure they all contain the mixtures.
And that is it, you just made a cinnamon french toast stick.


Conclusion


Just a little recap on how to make a french toast, break two eggs, into a bowl big enough to contain a slice of bread without folding, add a 2/3 cup of milk, a pinch of salt, 1/4 tablespoon of cinnamon or nutmeg powder, stir the mixture together, dip your bread into the bowl and soak each side, add butter unto the surface of the griddle under minimum temperature, place your bread unto the griddle, then turn both side, and remove when both sides turn golden brown.
Making either a french toast stick or a french toast stick is very easy, provided you have all the right ingredients, and you follow the right process listed above.
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BUSINESS CASUAL FOR MEN AND WOMEN WITH EXAMPLES

Business casual
Business casual
Business casual

BUSINESS CASUAL FOR MEN AND WOMEN

Business casual for men and women could sound like a dress code easy to understand, and maintain, but it turns out in most cases that it could be tricky and easy to mix up with other ideas entirely. The idea of a business casual could vary depending on the setting it is meant for.
Although there is no actual definition for business casual, and this normally confuse workers and interviewees. But in normal sense, a business casual could simply be expressed as professional-standard and morally appropriate clothing.
To further clarify and give answers to unanswered questions about business casual, we have put together the best guide in various subcategories of business casual for men and women, to guide you to making the best decision when it comes to choosing business clothing.
Business casual for men
Most times its is better to always have a personal dress code, and if you are the manager in your office, then it is not optional, having a personal dress code (like when your colleagues or subordinate knows you will never wear a particular cloth, it might be because of the color, pattern, etc.), makes you stand out, unique because you are guided by a principle.

An appropriate Business casual for men would usually be a combination of dress slacks or chinos, a button-down shirt, dark socks, and leather dark shoes. For an interview, you are advised not to wear a polo shirt, jeans, or shorts.

Perfect business casual clothing for men

Business Casual for men
Business Casual for men


Top: Cotton long-sleeve, button-down shirt, sweaters, button-up or collared shirt, blazer, or business suit.
Bottom: Cotton pants, gabardine, dress slack,
Belt: Brown or black leather belt.
Shoe: Brown or black leather shoe
With a good combination of the above-listed business casual clothing, it will be hard to make an error.
Always make sure not to wear too tight clothes (they tend to be inconvenient and nonprofessional) or an unbuttoned shirt that shows hair on the chest. Don’t wear hoods, sportswear, boots, ripped jeans, sandals, or denim.

Business casual for women

Business Casual for women
Business Casual for women

It’s easier for women to go off when it comes to selecting a cloth for a particular need, but the key to making the right choice is centered around being appropriate, and being moderate.
Perfect business casual clothing for women
Top: Polo shirt, sweater, leather blazer, blouse with appropriate details, jacket.
Bottom: Smart jeans, silky slip skirt, casual pants.
Shoes: Loafers, ankle boots, ballet shoes, brogues, women have a lot of options for a business casual shoe, be careful if you decide to wear ones not listed here. If you don’t have a code, just make sure your shoe is appropriate and comfortable.

Things You Should Note When Choosing an Appropriate Business Casual Clothing When there is Dress Code or not, for Men and Women.


When there is no dress code, then making the best decision could become a little tricky, because you have to maintain casual, and at the same time not be too casual. If there is a dress code or not, always note these 2 tips to make the best decisions.


Wear what makes you comfortable: No matter how good looking and appropriate your clothing is, if you are not comfortable in it, then it is still a bad choice. Make sure you choose an option that is suitable for the work you do and make sure your clothes are not too revealing.
Make sure you are confident in it: When your clothing makes you feel uncomfortable, then there are chances that you won’t feel confident as well. While you are trying to impress your interviewer or look good yourself, you also watch out for a thing that makes your day from within and gives you that extra little confidence.
CONCLUSION
As you now know, making the right business casual attire could be tricky, although by putting both being appropriate and moderate in mind, then making the right choice would be pretty much easier. I believe you have learned what business casual for men and women really is now. Kindly leave a comment below if you have a question or any contribution.

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