- The letter must communicate appreciation for the sender's eagerness, curiosity, and suggestion. Do not be very defensive. Make the tone positive, this will help to acquire direct inputs in the future. In case that you do not agree with the negative comment, still keep the positive tone, do not argue in the letter nor agree with it.
- Recognize his or her negative comment.
- Ensure him or her that you will not take it personally and will use it to improve yourself.
- Tell him or her you are grateful for his or her feedbacks.
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[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-
Dear [Recipients Name],
Firstly, I'd like to apologize for the rude behavior of one of our crew members, as well as the seemingly dismissive attitude she may have had regarding your concern. We have always worked hard to maintain the high level of our client service, and you can be sure that this incident was an isolated case. Nonetheless, we appreciate your feedback. It has certainly helped us identify weak spots in our training and will surely help us as we strive to provide you with the very best customer service.
[Senders Title] -Optional-
[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -
Sample letter to respond positively to a negative feedback.
Further things to consider when writing response letters to business partners
Response letters are letters written to provide answers or information requested in letters of inquiry. The main purpose of such letters is to satisfy the recipient with an action that fulfills his/her request. A response letter can be used to respond to a query about company's products and services or just to respond to a complaint. It makes the recipient feel valued and helps maintain strong relationships between the parties involved. A response letter also gives you an opportunity to clear up any misunderstandings with the recipient or ask questions. Response letters should be sent promptly, and all issues must be addressed courteously (even those that seem irrelevant).
When writing response letters, it is advisable to keep the message short and to the point, taking into account that the recipient may lack your expertise. Make sure to address the letter to the person who made the inquiry and mention that this is a response to that inquiry. Maintain a positive tone even if the letter contains negative information. Make your response as clear as possible. If you are responding to multiple questions, for instance, consider putting your answers in bullet form. Close by offering to give further assistance.
Letters to Business Partners
Letters to business partners are letters you write to people with whom you have some degree of involvement with their business dealings. A business partnership is a legal relationship formed when two or more people agree to run a business together are co-owners. When you make such a partnership, you need to write a letter to your business partners to convey your message clearly and strongly, and to keep a legal record of the partnership. The letter should be formal and must contain the partnership offer, names of all the business partners, and the terms and conditions of the partnership.
Letters to business partners should be written with a professional tone. They should conform to all the accepted business letters standards. State the purpose of the letter. Give all the necessary details regarding the partnership as outlined in the contract. Include the name and title of the recipient. Employ the appropriate formal salutations and closings. State the date clearly and mention any document that is enclosed with the letter. Close the letter on a positive note and sign it off with your name and title. Letters to business partners should be printed on the company's letterhead.