Part 1 of our guidance on writing a good BLUF

The world got the idea of BLUF from the American marines. It stands for Bottom Line Up Front, and it's a way to communicate the most important thing (the bottom line) quickly and efficiently. Not every email demands BLUF. When you want a decision or an answer BLUF is perfect. We see so many people mess it up though. BLUF isn't a paragraph. BLIM and the BLAE (Bottom Line In the Middle and Bottom Line At the End) are sometimes funny but rarely helpful. Here's how to write a good BLUF.

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  • What is BLUF?
  • Why is BLUF Important?
  • How do I encourage people to do what I want them to?

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