NATIONAL MEMO DAY | May 21
Each year on May 21st, we recognize National Memo Day. We will send you a reminder, just in case you forget.
A memo, short for a memorandum, is a document or other communication, intended to inform a group of people about a specific topic. Usually used in an office setting, memos serve a variety of purposes. A memo may be a note, email, or other record made for future use. It is produced as a written message, especially in business or diplomacy.
These missives also have gained a bad reputation by slipping into the wrong hands. In the modern world, that means shared infinitely on social media. When the messages contain proprietary business information, state secrets, or passionate opinions, memos are usually best kept out of print.
The observance aims to reduce the number of memos issued in the workplace. It also hopes that memo writers keep their messages brief and to the point.
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL MEMO DAY
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Develop your memo-writing skills. Reduce the number of memos you send. If you never send memos, maybe send a memo to celebrate the day with tips and suggestions.
- Know your audience
- Keep them short and to the point
- Date them
- Proofread them
Don’t forget to summarize your message and share your memos using #NationalMemoDay on social media.
Educators and Families, visit the National Day Calendar Classroom for projects and ideas designed to #CelebrateEveryDay. This week we include a time capsule project perfect for sending a memo to yourself.
NATIONAL MEMO DAY HISTORY HISTORY
In 1989, KMJI Majic Radio 100 FM out of Denver, Colorado, created the observance to shine a spotlight on the mountain of memos flooding the American workplace.