Your degree of command of the Dutch language determines the level of your written texts. The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) links language proficiency to six proficiency levels, ranging from A1, A2 (basic user), to B1, B2 (independent user) to C1, C2 (skilled user). Suppose you, as a skilled user, want to appeal to a target group of basic users with your text, then it is important not to write at your own level. Is your text intended for retired professors or adolescent loiterers? The style in which you write must also match your intended Dominican Republic Phone Number List readership. So I write to Professor Goochem ‘first type the targeted group’ and I write to Janne van de Jongesoos ‘know who you are writing for’.
Ask yourself what you want to achieve with your Dominican Republic Phone Number List text. Do your readers need to act? Do you want them to buy something from you? Do you want your readers to get an answer to a question? So think carefully about the actual core message of your text. Always ask yourself whether your target group can easily distill your message from it and whether they can easily understand your message. Also think about the tone that suits your target group. For example, do we go ‘you-and-you-and’ or do we address the target group with ‘you’?
2. Use words and phrases
With a business text, you naturally want 100% of your target Dominican Republic Phone Number List group to actually understand your message. This is how you generate the most action. If you use language that is too difficult for your target group or part of it, you exclude readers. Your readers will then give up. When writing intelligible language, people often think of writing at the so-called B1 level. The following is written about this on Communicatierijk.nl of the government: