Describe how you know the person. Give some context for your recommendation. Let the reader know how you met them, how you worked together, and your basic qualifications.
Close the letter affirmatively. Reiterate your recommendation of the candidate and, if appropriate, invite the recipient to contact you. For example, say, "For all of these reasons, I think Michael will make a fine addition to your team. Should you have any questions, I invite you to contact me at the number or address, above