business writing discussion

business writing discussion


Discussion 1:

For this discussion, read Chapter One of Kolin and discuss your thoughts on the importance of ethical considerations in writing in the workplace and expand on one of the “guidelines to help you reach ethical decisions” (1-9) on pages 24-25 (your initial posting) and discuss with another class member (your one response posting). 400 words at least 

Discussion 2:

For this discussion, you are to set up an initial posting with the following information: 

Read Kolin Chapter Two and then do the following (your initial posting) and discuss (your one response posting):

Read the following minutes from a business meeting and correct and revise the minutes into a clear and accurate summary written in a professional tone. Add any details or information you think are relevant, remembering that meeting minutes are LEGAL documents. Your revision counts as your initial posting.( 300 words at least)

Minutes from the Pacific Management Consulting Group meeting January 3, 2020, at 9:30 am, in the Conference Room at 123 Pacific Street.

Members present: Natasha Romanoff (President), Bruce Banner, Maria Hill, Steve Rogers, Tony Stark

Members absent: Pepper Potts

Old business:
The minutes from the previous meeting a week ago were approved.


1. Tony Stark insisted on going first as usual and brought up the issue of bringing in new clients. He reported that the existing client base is stable but that the group could accommodate an additional 30% increase based on resources. These resources include manpower for actual consulting and administrative tasks like filing and account management. He looked at everyone at the table and then said how he was open to suggestions. Maria Hill looked at Tony, raised her hand, and when called on, she suggested identifying local businesses who may benefit from services, then approaching them with a document listing services offered.

2. Steve Rogers followed up on his assignment from two weeks ago regarding marketing for the group. He has a contact who may be able to draft some print ads and informative brochures, along with an estimate for creating such documents. Motion was made to ask Steves friend for samples. Motion was seconded and passed.    

New business:
1. Natasha Romanoff inquired about the status of acquiring new computers. Tony Stark asked if we were getting laptops or desktop computers. Steve said laptops, if that was OK. Natasha said it was OK but wanted to know what kind (what brand). Bruce asked how many computers. Steve said the budget would allow for three and he felt PCs would be better than Macs. Steve asked if anyone had preferences of a brand. No one specified. Steve said he would buy Dell laptops unless someone objected. No one objected.

1. Tony Stark asked about the location of the annual retreat, making a joke about last years location and how he is allergic to bees. Everyone laughed except Natasha. Pepper Potts was assigned the task of securing a location but since she will now be absent for three months on maternity leave (its a girl!), the task of finding a location was reassigned by Natasha Romanoff to Steve Rogers.

Meeting adjourned at 10:45 a.m.

Next meeting: One week, same time, same place!