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NAKED TEXT Email Writing Skills for Teenagers Paperback – October 9, 2015
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"... The biggest accomplishment of NAKED TEXT: Email Writing Skills for Teenagers is teaching teenagers and young adults how to make the transition between fun texts and professional looking emails.
In a time when teenagers might be seeking colleges, applying for jobs or internships, and dealing with adult responsibilities, the lessons and tools mentioned in the book will be invaluable. The book is written in a straightforward way with little fluff, so it should hold a teen's attention without sounding preachy. Also, author Gisela Hausmann stresses the importance of writing thank you emails and teaches teenagers that an email should not be about me, me, me, but about what you can do for someone else. This is great advice and should truly make a difference for teenagers entering the professional world.
I would recommend the book for teenagers, young adults, college students, and even adults. It would also be a great source to keep in school libraries...."
(Reviewed by Carla Trueheart for Readers' Favorite)
About the Author
Multi-award winning author Gisela Hausmann is an email evangelist, Amazon ecommerce expert, PR and communication coach.
She is also the winner of the 2016 Sparky Award "Best Subject Line," awarded by SparkPost, the company that sends over 25% of all legitimate emails, worldwide.
Her work has been featured in the SUCCESS magazine, on Brian Burns' PodCast "The Brutal Truth about Sales & Selling," dozens of publications, and on TV stations WYFF News 4 (Greenville, SC), WWAY TV3 (Wilmington, NC), and Local 10 WPLG (Miami, FL).
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Into this yawning gap between students' everyday peer communications and highly structured academic discourse in class steps cut-to-the-chase author Gisela Hausmann, with her "Naked Text: Email Writing Skills for Teenagers." Paired with Ms Hausmann's "Naked Words 2.0: The Effective 157 Word Email," my students reap the benefits of her clear, concise prose, and her candid assessment of the changing nature of 21st century communication conventions. These two brief but worth their weight in gift card dollars or gold bridge that gap that so many of Gen X and up had to learn on the fly as the technology emerged.
With the freedom to structure "Senior Seminar" around curriculum of my choice, now that the acceptance letters are in hand, my students have a new set of Language Skill needs. Ms. Hausmann's two Naked books on the most prevalent forms of communication give new focus to the same old writing skills. Her straight shooting prose challenges my students to analyze characters for things like soft skills, employability, and establish for characters first, then themselves, far more than a grade, but a professional on-line presence. LinkedIn, email address protocols and the reasons why Little Jimmy mightn't want to keep email@example.com as a professional contact help to teach he soft skills of communication. They're learning to choose he right tool or the job, and to understand the difference, as Ms. Hausmann so eloquently explained: texting indicates the present, the immediate, the right now; email, the future progressive and future perfect, the soon to be and the will be done; the changing nature of the phone call and direct communications.
As electronic communications has changed our own language use, so to has it changed my students.' They know no world sans cell phones. Textbooks are sadly, inadequately behind the learning curve. Ms Hausmann and her "Naked Text" series not only captures my students interest immediately, she hold their interests as they prepare themselves, with little coaching from me, via Gisela, for what lies ahead of them. Should this slice of Seminar prove as effective as I think it will, the sophomores may get a glimpse of "Naked Text" and "Naked Words 2.0," as well.
When Hausmann published NAKED TEXT Email Writing Skills for Teenagers I decided to download it and then purchased two paperback copies of the book for my two teenage daughters who are in high school. I think it will be a useful tool for them.
I liked what Hausmann wrote: “E-mail is a tool, just like a hammer. You can take a hammer and nail two boards together or you can build a fantastic tree house. Your only limitation is the amount of energy and efforts you want to put into pursuing your plan(s).”
This little book is a complete directive for teenagers to write effective emails that will impress authority figures. I also like how she “talked” to them about building their brand now, explaining how to set up an account on LinkedIn and reminding them to carefully consider what email name they use, because what seems cute and funny now, may not seem appropriate when they are trying to establish themselves and their credibility once they enter the “real world.”
I was impressed with the book and believe my granddaughters will make use of it. The book will be a stocking stuffer for them, but they will be gone through Christmas and the New Year, so I’ll give them their gifts when they get home.
Small business owners, who want to improve their chances of their emails being read, could benefit from reading “Naked Text.” This is also a must-have book for high school guidance counselors and English teachers. It could be used as a supplemental book for a writing class. Writing emails is a life skill that everyone, whether they like or not, is going to do in life. This book is the perfect length and gets straight to the facts about writing effective emails.
I plan to share this with my 15 year old!
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