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Sample Memo

Sample Memo - What is a memo?
A memo, or memorandum, is a type of communication commonly used in businesses. Memo's are sent to colleagues and co-workers. They differ from letters as they are more informal and do not require a salutation or a closure statement as in Business Letters. The Purpose of a Memo. A memo is used as a written reminder or to convey a short proposal or some basic information. A memo format is generally short consisting of between one and four sentences.

Sample Memo - What is a memo?
A longer format might consist of several paragraphs but should never exceed one page in length. If the information you need to communicate exceeds one page it is better to write a report (Don't panic! See our guide to Report Writing). In these instances a simple memo can be used to introduce a report which would be attached to the memorandum.

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Definition of a Memo
The word memorandum (commonly abbreviated to memo) is derived from the Middle English word 'memorandus' meaning 'to be remembered'. The following link provides access to a short, but highly effective, free training presentation on letter writing which will also help in your work:

Sample Memo Format - Format Hints and Tips on How to write a Memo
Writing a memorandum is a relatively simple and informal task. Some things to and tips to consider when writing and considering the format of a Memo:

How much information do you need to convey?

Who do you need to communicate with?
The content of a memo includes information such as:
    * Times, dates and places to meet
    * Reminders
    * New basic information
    * Requests for confirmation, information or feedback
    * Donít use a memorandum format for lots of information
Use this format to communicate with your colleagues or co-workers

How to write a Memo - Sample Memo Format & Template
The Sample Memorandum format and template provides details of a suggested layout and content for this common business task.


How to write a Memo - Format & Template

Sample Memo Format / Template


First Sentence:
Reason for the communication

Second Sentence - Main Body:
Any Instructions or information

Closing Sentence
What is required of the reader e.g. Confirmation, answers or feedback

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How to write a Memo - Watch the Video!
We have provided a short video on how to write a Memo containing a simple step-by-step guide to writing letters using a professional format, etiquette and wording.


How to write a Memo Video


How to write a Memo

Confronted with a task? Need to write a Memorandum? Not sure where to start? Our Samples and Examples Help! Writing letters can sometimes be difficult or tricky. Our video sample provides a good example of how to write a Memo and is designed to provide some inspiration to approaching this task. Save yourself some time and look at the video example with the correct format and layout to use when writing a Memorandum. You have now learnt how to write a business memorandum!

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