Get to the point! writing effective email, letters, reports and proposals

Professional Communication reviews the book, Get to the Point!, in Volume: 44 Issue: 3 , Sep 2001. Of particular interest might be the chapters on writing short and long reports. Get to the Point! is a well-written, easily understood book that focuses on the most important issues facing the communication of written information in today’s fast-paced, diverse, and global environment. It is written in a conversational style that still maintains academic rigor. The techniques provided offer practical suggestions for communicating effectively, concisely, and persuasively. As the authors state, “you have only one chance, in writing, to make your impression. You need to make sure it is the impression you intend” (p. 103).