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How to Write an Effective Memo
Permanent availability has led to a permanent flow of information. Where we stuck post-it stickers to someone's monitor or keyboard, or dropped a hand written note on someone's table in the past, we now send short text messages (SMS) or emails. In this chapter we will have a look at how we can create quick and efficient memos.
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Understanding and support are important elements for company synergies and a good team spirit. To reach people contentwise as well as emotionally can be pivotal for your success.

For temporary important messages to well known people like colleagues and team members etc. you should consider a personal and friendly starting line like:

  • I hope you had a good morning so far.
  • I hope all is well. 
  • I am sorry to bother you, but …

Here are a few suggestions for a starting line:

I know it's a nuisance ...xx
It came to my attention ...xx
Please be informed ...xx
Please note ...xx
With [much] regret I have to inform you
I am glad to let you know ...xx
I have the pleasure to let you know
You are kindly invited
You are kindly requested
Your immediate attention is required to the following matter: xx
On behalf of
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