Thursday, June 23, 2011

What to put in a Business Letter Closing

·         Adios,
·         All best wishes,
·         All best, always,
·         Always in my thoughts,
·         As always, with affection,
·         As usual,
·         As ever,
·         Be good,
·         Be well,
·         Best Regards,
·         Best wishes for your future,
·         Best Wishes,
·         Bye for now...,
·         Cheerio,
·         Cheers
·         Chill,
·         Cordially,
·         Enjoy,
·         Enthusiastically,
·         Forever yours,
·         God bless
·         God be with you,
·         Godspeed
·         Good wishes, always,
·         Goodbye
·         Gotta boogie,
·         Grace and peace,
·         Have fun,
·         Health & Happiness,
·         Hope to hear from ya soon
·         Hope all is well,
·         I look forward to hearing from you soon,
·         I hope to receive news from you soon,
·         I'll be thinking of you,
·         Just to keep in touch with you,
·         Keep the faith,
·         Keep smiling,
·         Kind regards
·         Kind Regards,
·         Kind thoughts,
·         Later Vader!,
·         Later
·         Later alligator
·         Later,
·         LET'S GO,
·         Looking forward to seeing you again,
·         Lots of love,
·         Love
·         Many thanks,
·         May the horse be with you,
·         May the Force be with you,
·         May I always live to serve you and your crown
·         Miss ya,
·         More later,
·         More shortly,
·         Most sincerely,
·         Onward and upward
·         Over & Out,
·         Over and out,
·         Peace, Love & Happiness,
·         Peace be with you,
·         Peace & Love,
·         Peace out,
·         Peace and Blessings,
·         Peace
·         Prayerfully,
·         Regards,
·         Rock on,
·         Season's blessings,
·         See ya,
·         Sincerely yours,
·         Sincerely
·         Smell ya later
·         SMILE!,
·         Smiles,
·         Ta ta,
·         Take care
·         Take good care,
·         Take it easy,
·         Talk to you later
·         Thank you for your time and consideration,
·         Thank you,
·         Thank you for yor kindness and consideration,
·         Thinking the best for you,
·         Til then, my beloved,
·         Till we meet again,
·         Toodles,
·         Truly,
·         ttyl,
·         Until we meet again,
·         Until next time,
·         Very truly yours,
·         Waiting for you,
·         Warm regards,
·         Warmest greetings to all,
·         Warmest Regards,
·         Wishing you all the best of everything,
·         Wishing you the best,
·         Wishing you a safe journey,
·         With confidence,
·         With kind affection,
·         With kindest personal regards,
·         With warmth,
·         With gratitude,
·         With all best wishes,
·         With love
·         With all good wishes,
·         Yearning for you,
·         You're in my prayers,
·         You're in my thoughts,
·         Your friend,
·         Yours truly
·         Yours faithfully
·         Yours sincerely
·         Yours regardless,
·         Yours 'til the cat meows,
·         Yours most sincerely,
·         Yours always,
·         Yours ever
·         Yours respectfully
·         Yours,

Friday, June 17, 2011

Top five reasons community service exposure is good for students

There have been many questions about the need for community service exposure of students. Can you even imagine the world without community service? It means a society where people don’t know what charity and usefulness are. More than just a prerequisite for graduation, it actually addresses problems in the community commonly missed by the government or the non government organizations.

All smiles. The recipients of our college's annual community service weekend.
Good Shepherd's Fold Academy and Orphanage, Buenavista, Guimaras.  
Other than fulfilling your subject’s requirements, experiencing community outreach programs help push communities for the better. With my experience as a student-volunteer in my university for four years and as an active support faculty for the National Service Training Program of the college, I will be enumerating the top five reasons it is good for students.

1. Assist and make a difference to someone’s life
With many students who prefer to get jobs and earn, there are young minds that think of benefitting society than just themselves. A simple act of helping to take care of the elderly and the handicapped might not be pocket-friendly, but can create changes that will make someone believe he/she is useful. They might not be earning something monetary, yet the experience of changing people’s lives is infinitely more than what any amount can afford.

2. Gaining confidence

Having the chance to be with different kinds of people can make one gain confidence. In the community, a student-volunteer will have the chance to experience things first hand. They may even be given responsibilities to design or implement changes. As they needed to go on some processes with this, meeting people of diverse personalities will help them gain confidence. Believe me, it is more than just how much you earn that will boost your self-image. In most cases, having the feeling of being able to help someone is in itself gratifying.

3. Improve one’s self

Going out of your way and reaching out to help someone who is a total stranger at first will make you feel good about yourself. As time goes by, students will eventually develop a sense of concern and empathy for people. With such, they will continue to live by the values they acquired and most likely be socially involved. Someone who has an in-depth understanding of people will be flexible enough to adjust, and will never have difficulty dealing with new faces. With their understanding of the realities of life, they won’t be hard enough on themselves, and will even be more appreciative of their blessings. They are bound to enjoy the many different experiences life has to offer.

4. Open new perspectives
 Nothing beats lessons from experiences. As students are exposed early on to the social forces that define their society, they will acquire awareness and even devise ideas to make life better. When people are used to living with all the conveniences, they lose interest and concern for society and become greedy. They may even look down to people who are already suffering enough. Giving them the chance to know or even feel the experiences of the less fortunate will open their minds on the possibilities of having to be understanding and non judgmental.

5. Foster long term changes
 With their understanding of the world, and the experiences and actions they did to change it, students exposed to community service are likely to foster long term changes. Other than the fact that they influenced the lives and beliefs of the locals, their acquired social concern and sensitivity will enable them to live by their values and pass them on to people they work with, or better yet, with their children. What else could be better with having children sensitive enough to answer the call for social actions?

I have learned so much from my community service years, and I am happy to have seen my students feel the same. The significance and value of committing one’s self to community service is beyond imagination. With students budding into individuals with concerns to the world they live in, we will find it easier to avoid, if not totally take away the problems that continue to exist. Exposing students to the glory of community service will benefit those who are in need. As they reach out, they will have conveyed to the community the message of unselfish love and knowledge that will foster developments. Social conscience leads to better life not just for the people we work for, but for ourselves at most.

Have you ever been onto community service? What have you learned so far?

How to Compliment or praise a product or service supplier


Tips: Keep your letter brief! Be sure to mention specifically what you like about the service or product and, if appropriate, mention the names of individuals who have provided extra help.

Sample Letter #1:
We want you to know that we are very pleased with the quality of service your company provides. We sincerely appreciate your responsiveness and the way you conduct business. We have recommended your company to others because of our satisfaction with your service. We look forward to doing business with you for years to come.
Sample Letter #2:
We want you to know how much we appreciate the way you have cared for our lawns and flowers this year. I can't remember a time when our lawns have looked so nicely groomed and weed-free, or when the flowers have been more beautiful. Several visitors to the corporate headquarters have commented on how nice things look. Thank you for your excellent service.
Sample Letter #3:
Thank you for your prompt deliveries to our Doe Plant.
In our business we must get our products to the stores on a regular schedule. We rely on dependable service from suppliers like you to help us keep our schedule and satisfy our customers. We want you to know that we appreciate your efforts and look forward to continuing our business relationship.

Sample Letter #4:
Thank you for the computer benchmarks produced by Springfield Computer Associates; they really are excellent!
Computer benchmarks produced by an independent third party such as your company provide a professional and unbiased standard that the industry relies on for making critical purchasing decisions. In addition, the software is easy to use and is updated regularly.
Thank you once again for your contribution to the industry.

1. Tell the supplier that you are pleased with the service or product.
·                     We want you to know how pleased we are with the outstanding service you have given us.
·                     I couldn't let our contract end without telling you how much I have enjoyed your friendly service.
·                     For five years you have faithfully delivered top quality products to our door.
·                     It's a pleasure to work with people who know the meaning of efficiency.
·                     I would like to compliment your foreman on finishing the work a week before the deadline. I appreciate the timely completion and the excellent workmanship.
·                     We have appreciated the friendly business relationship we have had with your company.
·                     The brochure you created for us was a huge success.

·                     have appreciated
·                     have been impressed with
·                     have enjoyed your
·                     how satisfied we have been
·                     how pleased we are
·                     how very much
·                     it's a pleasure to
·                     never fail to be impressed
·                     our sincere appreciation
·                     so rare nowadays
·                     such excellent quality
·                     the outstanding service
·                     the quality of
·                     to let you know
·                     to thank you for
·                     top quality products
·                     want to express our
·                     want you to know

2. Elaborate on the compliment.
·                     Rarely has a supplier given us such complete cooperation.
·                     We have always been able to rely on your flexibility and courteous service.
·                     Your staff has consistently made extra efforts to assist us in completing our projects on time.
·                     Your supporting work on the Doe project did not go unnoticed.
·                     You always seem to make something positive out of negative events.

·                     a commendable job
·                     at a very reasonable cost
·                     come through for us
·                     consistently excellent service
·                     creativity and initiative
·                     did a great job
·                     know that we can depend on
·                     knowledgeable and helpful
·                     made a special effort to
·                     most satisfactory relationship
·                     rendered invaluable assistance
·                     save me the trouble
·                     strong and durable
·                     such impressive efficiency
·                     the wonderful service you provide
·                     tireless efforts
·                     to meet our needs
·                     well before the deadline
3. Add a final word of thanks.
·                     Thank you for your support.
·                     Thank you for your assistance.
·                     We look forward to many more years of cooperation. Thanks.
·                     Thank you for the timely deliveries.
·                     Thank you for your promptness.
·                     a continuing relationship
·                     buy from you again
·                     convey our thanks
·                     dealing with you again
·                     for the excellent service
·                     for the fine job you did
·                     look forward to
·                     many more years of
·                     mutually profitable relationship
·                     our sincerest thanks
·                     our wholehearted appreciation
·                     please accept our
·                     please pass on my
·                     producing such a fine
·                     thank everyone involved
·                     thank you for
·                     the next time
·                     the quality of
·                     trying your other products
·                     will come back to you
·                     will be sure to
·                     working with you again