Monday, October 6, 2014
You may be emailing all WRONG!
I agree--many people will answer me with no snippet or context--just say YES or something. Yes what? I may be emailing more than one person at the time.
The first sin is not proofreading. That auto-correct can get you in trouble--check everything.
Don't be slangy or too informal in a business situation-- don't put "u" for you and so on.
Break text into paragraphs...otherwise, it's a gray expanse.
Copy or insert a snip of the incoming email to provid context or use a program that attaches the email being answered. I prefer the former.
Don't attached giant files..use DropBox, Hightail or DropSend.
Almost never "Reply All."
Don't send racy or questionable material on office accts.
Create a descriptive title..blank may even be thrown in SPAM.
Don't be wimpy--don't apologize if you are asking for something you have a right to ask for. Don't use weak words like "I feel."
I would add--spit it out! Say it, ask for it, explain it...get to the point.
And remember--all emails are saved. Be wise.