Remember when we first started using the internet and sending emails?
We couldn’t get enough of it…
Fast forward to today’s super-fast, super-crowded 24/7 stream of emails, texts, voicemails, direct messages, etc.
Am I alone in thinking we’ve overdone this time-saving creation?
Just to prove a point, I found this email waiting for me this morning. I’ve never seen one from this person …but there it was…
So I’m sharing some of the tips I found most helpful:)
YOU DON’T ALWAYS HAVE TO ANSWER THEM.
THE LONGER THE EMAIL, THE LESS LIKELY IT WILL BE READ.
IF A MESSAGE WERE TRULY URGENT, IT WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN SENT AS AN EMAIL.
THE FIRST SENTENCE IN AN EMAIL IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE.
JUST CLICK SEND.
AN EMAIL ISN’T A LETTER. BE BRIEF AND CONCISE.
EMAILS ARE A TERRIBLE PLACE FOR IDLE CHIT CHAT.
IF YOU GET A “FREE” EMAIL THAT YOU DON’T READ, IT ISN’T REALLY “FREE”, RIGHT?
YOU DON’T NEED TO SIGN YOUR NAME AT THE END OF AN EMAIL, THEY KNOW IT’S YOU.
IF YOU ANSWER AN EMAIL IMMEDIATELY, YOU TRAIN PEOPLE TO EXPECT AN IMMEDIATE RESPONSE.
THE MORE AN EMAIL SOUNDS LIKE YOU, THE MORE EFFECTIVE IT WILL BE.
THERE IS SUCH A THING AS BEING TOO AVAILABLE.
Have any email tips you’d like to share? Leave them in the comments – we can all use help with emails, right?!