In my last blog post, I began the conversation about proper e-mail etiquette — sharing the first four of eight tips to ensure your digital messages get results and not considered as spam.
If you missed that first blog post, you might want to read it here and then come back.
People are so used to getting and sending e-mails, that they take them entirely for granted. While e-mail can be a very powerful tool in your communication arsenal, proper etiquette and professionalism should not be overlooked when sending them..
If you think writing effective business e-mails is a no-brainer, you might have your eyes opened by this article on BusinessInsider.com: “11 Cringeworthy ‘Reply-All’ Email Disasters.”
Here are the remaining four of my eight business e-mail tips:
By one statistic I found, every single day there are 144.8 billion business-related e-mails sent.
E-mail can be an effective tool for business, networking, relationship building, sales, and interoffice communications. But, like all communication skills, your e-mails can brand you either as a lax amateur, or the consummate professional.
Do you know proper e-mail etiquette?
It’s not that hard to learn the skills for professional business correspondence in our digital age. My new “mini” book Write It Right: Business Writing for Results delves into this topic — how to craft more impactful business correspondence.
Writing an effective business e-mail, however, is not the same thing as a proposal or client letter.
Whether it’s an e-mail cover letter for a job, a pitch to a new client, an interoffice memo, a correspondence with a vendor, or any other business e-mail, the guidelines are common sense, straightforward, and simple.