The Secret of Typewriting Speed

The Secret of Typewriting Speed

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...100 words a minute, and any stenographer who is sure of her ability to take that number of words and read it without hesitation, is certain of a position. Keep a pencil in the rubber band which you have put around the finished pages of your notebook. Be sure you get everything down clearly in your shorthand notes. Whenever there is a pause in dictation, instead of gazing absently about, look back over your notes, so that you can read them like print when you are asked to do so, and, you know, this you will be called upon to do many, many times; for there are few business men who are able to dictate perfectly. When your employer asks you what he "said last," always begin to read to him from the last period. Don't read to him from the middle of a sentence. Quote the entire sentence from the last period so that he may get the sense of what he is dictating. Study letters wherever you find them, particularly if they come from up-to-date business houses. Watch the different forms of letter-writing. In a previous chapter I have given you two of the neatest and most business-like forms. GOOD WORK VS. CARELESSNESS Make it a rule to be slow and sure rather than rapid and careless. Whatever you do, make sense of your transcribed notes. Don't forget that your employer dislikes to have it known that he made a mistake in dictation. Don't argue with him; take a reprimand and be glad to rewrite the letter rather than try to convince him that he "dictated it that way." To those of my girl readers who are about to take their first positions I want to give an important "Don't." It is--never, never, to get on too familiar terms with the male attaches of the office. There is always a half-way post between geniality and...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236877756
  • 9781236877758