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Every week, I maintain THE TEMPLATE, an award-winningWinner of the 2015 Plank Center Award (public relations org.) for commitment to mentorship. blog that's been viewed more than 1.5 million times by people all over the world. In every column, I provide step-by-step instruction to help you become a stronger communicator. Like I always say, "Write well, open doors!"

Future Farmers of America Uses Danny’s Book to Teach Writing Skills

Future Farmers of America is a fan of “Wait, How Do I Write This Email?”

My book, Wait, How Do I Write This Email?, is more than a useful writing guide for people who need to network or find a job. I hope the resource becomes an integral part of the way schools and organizations teach effective communication skills.

That’s why this week the book scored a major victory. The educational team at Future Farmers of America (FFA), an “intercurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership,” elected to use two templates from the book in a lesson plan for FFA members. As well, the information will become a supplement in agribusiness and agriscience courses.

The lesson plan instructs students to write an email that asks for a reference letter and then another email to thank the person for writing the reference letter (instructions on the reference letter here). In each instance, FFA includes my templates and then asks the students to practice their own e-mails based on my model.

The lesson plan is proprietary and not available to the public. But FFA assured me it now offers the lesson as a resource to its many thousands of members at the state and local levels.

Contact me to learn how Wait, How Do I Write This Email? can help your school, team or organization.


Featured photo: US Department of Education


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