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I receive so many bad emails these days.
They are boring, impersonal,
and go straight into my junk folder.
So, what are my ten rules
for writing effective emails?
1. Start with a greeting and
the person's name – 'Hi Paul'.
2. Begin the content with a personal question
e.g., relating to how they are,
their holiday or a recent activity.
3. Offer to assist with something.
4. Make suggestions to improve
the process, the project, etc.
5. Always be courteous –
'if possible', 'if that would suit'.
6. Always say 'thank you'.
7. Offer choices to make life easier.
8. Go out of your way if you can to be helpful.
9. Have a positive personal sign off
that is identifiable as you.
'Cheers', 'Take care', 'Have a good day',
'Look after yourself', etc.
10. Never use email marketing software.
It broadcasts that you don’t care about
the one you should really care about...
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT EXERCISE
1. How can you improve the effectiveness of your emails?
Day 539 of Des McCabe's Personal Development Exercises
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