Must-Know Business Email Tips That Will Get Your Emails Seen and Appreciated
If you want to excel at your job, then knowing how to write a professional email is critical. It may sound easy, but you might be surprised at how the following tips will transform your emails into concise, professional emails that will get seen, read, and responded to.
Here are a few things you need to think about when it comes to writing a business email.
All too often, people write vague subject lines. Your email won’t get opened if your subject line is vague!
Your subject line should reflect the content of your email. If you want to know how long it should be, 2-6 words is often a sweet spot.
Avoid using subject lines like “Important” or “Due.” Instead, include a couple words specific to the content of the email.
I love using words like “ACTION ITEM” or “DUE DATE” in the subject lines of my emails, but only when paired with a brief couple words on what is due or what the action item is. This allows the email to stand out in a cluttered inbox and not get overlooked because it’s specific and looks important.
Keep your greetings simple by just saying “Hi” and addressing the recipient by name. This is simple, direct, friendly, and pretty fool-proof!
It’s always best to avoid using formal, vague language in a greeting such as “To Whom it May Concern” because this just feels disconnected. If you don’t know the person’s name, just say “Hello.” It’s more personable!
The content of the email
An email wouldn’t be an email without the content – so what about that? I have a short video for you that goes through detailed tips on writing the body of a business email. I also included tips on the closing of the email, what your signature should look like, and one final thing you don’t want to forget to do before sending it.
So, if you write work emails, you do NOT want to miss this. Follow me over to YouTube and we’ll finish this conversation there!
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Thanks for sharing your Youtube link! Would love to know more tips from you!
Thanks for taking the time to stop by to comment. There are many more videos on our YouTube channel with lots of tips: https://www.youtube.com/c/AdrianaGirdler – If you subscribe and hit the bell you’ll be notified when a new video is released every Wednesday.
Also, here is another video with email etiquette tips you might like: https://youtu.be/oI3rVQFye9w
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