Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Book Review: "Naked Text: Email-Writing Skills for Teenagers" (Gisela Hausmann)

Adults aren't the only ones who need to be able to communicate effectively in the world today. After all, how many teenagers and young people do you know who are currently holding down one or more jobs?

If you've got a job, or you're a student, or you're volunteering in society in some way, then you're professionally connected, like it or not, and you need to be able to communicate like the professionals alongside whom you're working.

Which is why it's such a pleasure for me to introduce to you Gisela Hausmann's latest nonfiction work, Naked Text: Email-Writing Skills for Teenagers, an in-depth resource for teenagers on the importance of being able to write an effective, approachable, and courteous email.

Hausmann, who is also the author of Naked Words: The Effective 157-Word Email, writes an easy-to-understand and easily applicable guide that, in fact, applies to anybody looking for simple, straightforward, and unapologetic wisdom about email writing. The principles she espouses will even be applicable in personal relationships, as with friends or family members. (Can you really imagine yourself sending a well-received email to your grandmother and not including a salutation?)

Email has leveled the playing field, in many ways, for young people. Today, it's just as easy for a teenager to draft a courteous, professional email and send it to a potential employer, and be taken seriously as a result, as it is for an adult to do the same. Teenagers have an opportunity of which they should take considered advantage.

And with a thorough reference tool like Naked Text: Email-Writing Skills for Teenagers on your (literal or virtual) bookshelf, no one will have any excuses left to justify a sloppy email doomed to be deleted.

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Author: Gisela Hausmann
Title: Naked Text: Email-Writing Skills for Teenagers
ISBN: 978-0-9963893-9-6
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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this work from the author in exchange for an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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