By: Maggie Keller
How do you end an email? In elementary school, we were taught to close a letter with “Sincerely.” But the times, they are a-changing, and our friends over at Boomerang have some new research on effective closings.
Boomerang analyzed 350,000 emails and found that signing off with an expression of gratefulness yielded the best response rates. I guess Mom was on to something when she taught me to say “please” and “thank you!” The top response is actually “Thanks in advance,” which has always been our favorite way to cut back on redundant emails!
The next time you send an email, don’t just cross your fingers for a response, sign off with one of these closings: