Your business emails are not the venue for rambling random unorganized questions or your latest overly wordy sales pitch or manifesto. In business, time is money, and efficiency matters.
Study after study proves that long wordy emails tend not to be read entirely. Rather recipients scan. I’ve even caught myself scanning instead of reading when I am pressed for time. Haven’t you?
Tips for Succinct, Efficient, and Effective
Here are some quick and practical tips to add clarity to your communications. You’ll also increase the chance that recipients will read your emails in their entirety.
Simple, Easy, and Powerful
Get in the habit of integrating these simple tips to encourage those you email to read, review and absorb your information, especially if you need a reply.
One last thing…
Before you click that send button, reread your email — out loud. This will help confirm that your meaning, intent, and tone are what you desire. Reading your email aloud also serves to pinpoint those areas of your email that may need clarification or a bit of wordsmithing so that you are more concise.