- Appreciating the reader on an accomplishment would motivate him or her to achieve more. A written appreciation has more impact than casual verbal comments. Use a positive tone to encourage and boost the reader's enthusiasm to excel.
- Appreciate the achievement of the reader.
- Encourage the reader for further accomplishments.
- Offer any required help. Express your confidence in the reader's future endeavors.
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[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-
Dear [Recipients Name],
I am proud of you that you have managed to complete your article and after reading it, I was amazed at the quality of your written work. I am sure you have invested precious hours in gathering all this data, and I can imagine the hard work it took to present all this material in such an exposing manner. Lily and I had the opportunity of sharing your article with a couple of our friends, and they too are greatly impressed.
If you continue working in the investigative arena of journalism, you will have a bright future. Your work is a great service to the community. We look forward to more articles by you.
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cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -
Example of a motivational letter to a journalist.
Further things to consider when writing encouragement letters to professionals
Encouragement letters are letters you write to give someone confidence, support, and hope. Such letters are written to motivate people to do something that seems impossible or give them hope during difficult times. The objective of encouragement letters is to put a smile on people's face and help them have a positive outlook when facing a difficult situation. If drafted honestly, and passionately, these letters can have a powerful impact on others and encourage them to do greater things.
Encouragement letters are often prompted by circumstances that need to be endured. Therefore sincerity is important when writing them. Be truthful and practical. If you do not believe that the recipient can get through the situation, do not tell them that they can. Maintain a positive tone and focus on what can be achieved. Avoid strong language that may discourage the recipient. Mention the required suggestions or instructions for such situations. Clearly express your support and encourage the recipient to go ahead with his/her decision. Motivate the recipient and inspire him/her to reach his goal. Keep the letter short and to the point and avoid adding unnecessary details. End on a positive note and offer to give assistance if needed.
Letters to Professionals
Letters to professionals are letters sent to people who are engaged and qualified in a profession. The recipients of such letters could be professionals in business and administration, health, information and communication technology, legal issues, science and engineering, teaching, etc. There are many occasions where you may want to write to a professional. For instance, to obtain information, to apply for a job or academic program, to raise a complaint, or just to express your opinion in a coherent manner. In all scenarios, letters to professionals must be well-written and correctly formatted.
When writing to any professional, your letter needs to be focused and concise, so that your point is made clearly, definitively, and politely. State the purpose of your letter in the beginning without veering from the subject. Use a polite and respectful tone even if you are complaining; avoid slang or jargon and any other informal language. Adhere to the standard conventions and format of good formal letter writing and present your letter attractively. Reread your letter to find spots that need grammar and punctuation correction and to make sure that the recipient is addressed properly. Close the letter with your full, formal name and signature.