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Business writing blues? Use THIS technique

Submitted by on Wednesday, 8 December 2010No Comment

Preparing to write an important business letter and stuck with what to say, and how and when to say it?

Then using the IDAC approach to planning your letter may help.

IDAC is one of the techniques that we use on our Business Writing Talent! training programme to help participants get their message across more quickly and more succinctly.

It’s also a technique you can put to use right away.

IDAC stands for Introduction, Details, Action and Close. No matter what letter you are writing, these are the four parts you need to pay attention to.


Here you need to be clear yourself why you are writing.

Refer to a previous letter, contact or document.

Give information and instructions.

Ask for information.


Provide all relevant details.

Divide those details into sections and paragraphs.

Ensure a logical flow to your letter.


Make it clear – in no more than a sentence – the Action the reader should take. Also add any action here that you will take.

Give a deadline if necessary.


End with a simple one-line closing sentence.

… And that’s the structure of your letter – done!

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