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Do people respond to your emails?

  • YES – You probably do 5 key things.
  • NO – You could do 5 key things.

Subject Line:
Add “Response Needed” at the end of the subject line.

Greeting:
Make it positive and personalized to set the email tone and indicate this isn’t a mass email.

Call to Action:
Tell the reader what you want at the beginning of the email. Use bold, color or type size to further highlight your request/deadline.

Information:
Email content is best with:

  • 1 subject per email, to stay on topic
  • 1-3 short sentences per paragraph
  • bulleted points, for easy reading

Note: Emails between 50 and 125 words are 50% more likely to be read (according to Boomerang).

Closing:
Solidify your relationship with the reader and encourage/discourage a response.

Use these 5 key tips to get a response to your emails, as the average office worker receives 120 emails every day.

Getting Emails Read

Thanks to Karen Turner for sharing this tip with us.

Published on 21st September 2017 by Ian Brady.

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