When’s the last time you went more than 24 hours without looking at an email? If you’re like me, the answer is “Not recently!” Email is a tool we access nearly every day and it’s the main mode of communication in business.
Given our dependence on it, be sure to practice these three things when writing a great email:
- Write a killer subject line. What I mean by that is write a subject line that lets your recipient know exactly what your email is about. There should be no guessing required.
- Keep your email as brief as possible. People no longer have time to read lengthy messages and often admit to skimming most.
- Clearly communicate future decisions or responses needed from the recipient(s) of your email. There should be NO QUESTION as to what their next action needs to be.
In keeping with #2 above, that’s my entire tip…in less than one minute.