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    Clickable dictation at various speeds is available at the bottom of this page. The transcript of the dictation appears here as well.

    With the demise of Windows7, I have all new software and all new problems formatting. If this doesn't quite look or sound like it used to, my apologies while I work out the kinks of the new software.

Shorterhand Skills for the Future, Pitman Publishing Corporation, 1974, p 171, 176, and 186.

Theory Practice

            We are planning to hold a conference with members of the local community concerning the complaint that we have received regarding our facilities.  We are insisting on this meeting because we feel that we must have the confidence of local business men in order to develop our plans adequately.

            The complaints that we have received claim that our contract with the community is contrary to their best interests chiefly because they have the impression that we plan to reduce our production in this area.  W can recognize the feeling of some people in this community toward such a plan and that is why we are recommending that you communicate with us as soon as you know more about the content of their complaints.

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            I am attaching a copy of their letter containing the complaint about our delivery service.  I am sure that their complaint is worthless but I have no assurance as yet that they have told me the complete story.  I shall be staying in touch with them as long as necessary to find out all the facts in the case.  That is the only thing preventing me from telling them that we do not expect to pay them any money on their claim or that we are willing to enter into any sort of compromise.

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            We would like to suggest that you arrange to have someone from our office accompany you on your trip.  We are sure that you will be able to accomplish your goal better if someone from our firm is with you.  It will take a great deal of self-control to conduct the conferences of which you are in charge and it will be difficult to give instructions to your assistants if you become involved in discussions over a long period of time.  As you requested, we have made the necessary inquiries and we have learned that the conference room will be large enough to accommodate at least thirty people.

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Instructions for Self-Dictation Practice:
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Dictation Practice:
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