9 Tactics to Ensure Your Emails Get Results

SpeakerSue Says...

Email is the default communication in most offices today. Yet, poorly written emails • waste time. • 1.Know what you want to gain from the email before you begin writing it. Start your email with a greeting (Hi Name) to set a friendly, collaborative tone.

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What is your email style? Take this quick quiz…

SpeakerSue Says...

The out-of-office reply you receive says: “Thank you for your email. I will check my email at random times and will get back to you when I can. Want more “Email Wall of Shame” examples? What if it had said this: “Thank you for your email.

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Email Etiquette meets I Love Lucy: Part 2

SpeakerSue Says...

Then, I start responding to my key emails and by the time I’ve finished writing one or two emails, my box is full again. By afternoon, I’m throwing emails everywhere just to keep up. The only chance you have to get your email read is to make it look appealing to read.

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3 Important Tips from Psychology to Write Better Emails

SpeakerSue Says...

Attractive people earn an average of 3% to 4% than those with average looks , and your email will get better results too if you make it look appealing. That means: Subject line is reader relevant, truthful and a to-the-point summary of the content of that specific email.

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11 Tips: When Technology Comes to Work

Matt Eventoff

While this post is not a definitive guide by any means, these 11 tips will help you to safely navigate the new workplace, and avoid situations that put a lot of people in bad positions each and every day: #1 Email Does Not Emote! – Emails are rarely seen as being too soft.

Answer W5 before writing your next email

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

An excerpt on email writing from Harness the Business Writing Process and from Harness the Email Writing Process. I know those who primarily write short messages sometimes feel that following the writing process will add significantly to the time they spend writing email messages. With that in mind, I want to show you the W5 email-writing shortcut. With that in mind, let’s go through the W5 process for several email messages and do some writing.

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Diamonds (Emails, Facebook and MySpace) Are Forever

Matt Eventoff

Today it is emails, Facebook pages, MySpace pages, Flickr pages, and the list goes on and on. Emails Last Forever. Granted, this email exchange is a bit unusual. does not get meeting for said client, receives countless harsh emails, and apologizes 6 different times. This goes on for 19 emails. Calling the scheduler “Liz&# as opposed to “Elizabeth&# on one email. Emails (and diamonds) are forever.

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Answer W5 before you write your next email

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

An excerpt on email writing from Harness the Business Writing Process and from Harness the Email Writing Process : I know those who primarily write short messages sometimes feel that following the writing process will add significantly to the time they spend writing email messages. With that in mind, I want to show you the W5 email-writing shortcut. With that in mind, let’s go through the W5 process for several email messages and do some writing.

Vocal Impact Tip: How to make them choose you over email

Kate's Voice

Check this out: 82% of people are likely to do something unrelated while on a conference call such as email or even chasing their dog down the street.

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THE 3 most embarrassing business emails/texts: Can you beat it?

SpeakerSue Says...

In my selling skills programs, I almost always spend at least a few minutes with the group talking about what email etiquette is today. One thing groups always ask is how to deal with humiliation like when you send an email/text to the wrong person. So when her client emailed her asking about the costs due, she wrote the following email to her director: “I am so dumb and I am sorry. Then I sent the email to the new client.

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Cultural Email Differences – Do they exist? 4 Considerations….

SpeakerSue Says...

One thing that did not come up was cultural email differences. It takes just a few seconds and not only shows courtesy and manners but sets the best tone for the email. It doesn’t matter if your 20 or 70 or if your recipient is, begin at least your first email of the day to that person with a greeting. Email Etiquette & Productivity Selling Skills Communication Skills email as a sales tool email etiquette how to say it to sell it sales training SpeakerSue

How to Persuade Your Boss to Say Yes – in Email

SpeakerSue Says...

“We’d like to improve the way we sound in email,” said the client. If we can persuade each other to do what we need done, and if we can’t be civil and if we can’t do it without playing email ping pong all day – what a waste of time! Know why you’re bothering to email. Simple: What is it that you want as a result of this email? Not as an end result of a line of emails, meetings, whatever. This email.

Email Marketing - 8 Common Mistakes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Email marketing is low in cost. The reality, though, is that many email campaigns fail. I know that because more of my marketing communications business is coming from those totally frustrated because their email had no reach. Most businesses need more than just email.

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Compress your PowerPoint (and other) files for easy emailing and handling

PowerPoint Tips

Typically these files don’t reduce much with traditional compression, but our software can often reduce them enough to easily send by email. Mike Power: Anyone with a file that’s too large to email can use our software to quickly reduce it and send it on its way.

The Persuasive Email: 3 Quick Tips

SpeakerSue Says...

If you could change one thing about the way other people write emails, what would it be? don’t make me guess which email you’re responding to. The key to being persuasive in email is to respect the other person. When checking your email, see which words can be cut. But if you’re like most sales professionals, you’ll quickly get the point about how you can write a more persuasive email.

4 must know tips to get your emails read

SpeakerSue Says...

So the word on the street is that no one reads email anymore. Here is what he should have said: No one reads irrelevant, inauthentic emails anymore. Or, he could have said that no one reads long, rambling emails. He would have been totally right-on had he said that no one reads emails that say nothing new, are copied to too many people, are all about the writer, are negative, incomplete or boring. Apply these 4 must know tips to ensure your emails are read: 1.

Sell more at a better rate: Do this NOW in your next email!

SpeakerSue Says...

Can you figure out why this is a loser’s email and what must be done to sell better? She emails the salesperson with a few questions. How can you make this easy for your prospect or is it that you want to write another email and then go back and forth with this issue and customer?). Here is the salesperson’s 17th email : Sophie!!! Tell the truth (See email #1: the best rate…).

Online Communication – Email is Not Dead

Matt Eventoff

Email’s impending death has been written about ad nauseum, and never seems to come. Email has been, and in my opinion will continue to be, the dominant online communication medium of choice. Here is Elie’s post: Email is not dead – be careful the Silicon Valley koolaid that you drink by Elie Seidman on October 12, 2009. Jessica Vascellaro ( of lipsyncing fame ), the WSJ’s Silicon Valley reporter, has an article in todays’ WSJ titled “The end of the email era”.

Words and phrases to never use in email. Ever.

SpeakerSue Says...

Don’t use the phrase, “Hope this helps” in an email. On the other hand, if you want a laugh (and you don’t mind a bit of obscene language), read ScaryDuck’s post: A bit of email etiquette. Finally, one of my favorites is ending an email with “What do you think?” Communication Skills Email Etiquette & Productivity email as a sales tool email etiquette say it to sell it SpeakerSue

How Email Can Diffuse Difficult Situations

SpeakerSue Says...

and you receive this email from a colleague: I tried phoning you but your voice message says that you’re in Las Vegas at a conference. And, because I believe that what you want is to maintain a positive working relationship – to motivate and engage them – use your email to help the writer feel safe and smart. Communication Skills Email Etiquette & ProductivityA participant asked (and commented), today, “What if I have already sent a reminder?

7 things you didn’t know email could do for you

SpeakerSue Says...

It’s true that an email – even a great email – can’t convey the tone and depth of passion for the other person’s success. But well-crafted email sales messages can: 1. So how do you get your emails to do all that for you? You’re not emailing (or phoning) to see if they use widgets or have a need because you’ve checked their website and know the answer to both.

Executive Communication Skills: Tech Habits

Matt Eventoff

Asking people not to take notes digitally is a stretch, but asking them not to check email while meeting is not. #6 Important phone calls come in, and there are critical emails we all get. 7 Email over everything – Constantly checking your smartphone or tablet email client in front of colleagues, clients, or the boss (I’ve seen all 3) sends a message you don’t want to send. 8 Email Does Not Emote!

Email Responding

The Communication Blog

discusses the often encountered problem of sending someone an email and not receiving a response. At least an acknowledgement that the email was received. And you don’t want to ask for a receipt which is generally considered inappropriate for personal email. The email asks you to do something and you don’t have the time or interest and it goes onto the back burner and eventually forgotten. The email is one of too many, a case of information overload.

Why your last email may destroy your career

SpeakerSue Says...

But when she emails, she is nothing short of rude. Her emails sound like she is barking out orders: Tell this person this and Do this and Remember this. Given what I do – help people communicate more persuasively and influentially – you’d think I would have sat down with her and gently explained how poorly she represents herself to others in the email she writes. I absolutely know this person would never be rude yet every time I open an email, I bristle!

3 acronyms to make email messages a little more effective

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Hey are three acronyms you can use to make your email communication a little more effective. If an email contains no actionable items add FYI to the subject line to tell the reader. Communication Productivity Writing emailNNTR / NRN**. If you put NNTR in the end of the subject line (No need to reply, or no response needed), it tells the recipient that you are not expecting a response. e.g.: > Minutes of last night’s meeting attached NNTR.

How to Write the Best Subject Line Ever

SpeakerSue Says...

Readers determine if they’ll read first by checking the email address to identify the sender, then they read the subject line to see if that resonates for them.

Tech Habits Can Crush Careers: 10 Steps to Take Today

Matt Eventoff

Asking people not to take notes digitally is a stretch, but asking them not to check email while meeting is not. #6 Important phone calls come in, and there are critical emails we all get. 7 Email over everything – Constantly checking your smartphone or tablet email client in front of colleagues, clients, or the boss (I’ve seen all 3) sends a message you don’t want to send. 8 Email Does Not Emote!

Sell a Sense of Place for More Sales

SpeakerSue Says...

It’s not unprofessional for an email to begin with: G’day Mate! Email Etiquette & Productivity Communication Skills email etiquette how to say it to sell it sales skills Selling Skills SpeakerSue

An email template to lose customers: Don’t do these things!

SpeakerSue Says...

Dear Exhibiting Professional: Everyday exciting and important information is being communicated via email. In the future, we would like to communicate with you via email and send you useful and “Up to Date” information on current exhibit industry concerns, training opportunities, exhibit marketing “best practices” including new products and services that Internet business users like yourself would have interest in.

Beware the Stale Mailing List

Speaker Launcher

Most Recent Post Speaker Marketing cleaning your email list email list email marketing email marketing strategyWe all know how important having a list is to our business marketing efforts.

Do you open your email the right way?

SpeakerSue Says...

Here is a quick tip: It takes about a second to start an email with a greeting. If you and I have had emails flying between us, after the second or third email you can drop the greeting though the first time you drop it, use the recipient’s name in the first sentence-ish: Thanks, Sue, for that great information. Good morning, Sue), then please do the same in email. Set the best tone for success by starting your email the write way!

How to conduct an international media interview via email: TJ.

TJ Walker Interactive

Public speaking, media training, presentation training, crisis communications Home Live Video About TJ Products & Services FAQs « Be Fearless How Setting Effects Your Investor Pitch » How to conduct an international media interview via email: TJ Walker in Merca 2.0

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Are you Scaring Your Prospects at Trade Shows and in Email?

SpeakerSue Says...

When you ask questions in an email that require your prospect to provide a thoughtful response, you scare them away. No one frightens qualified prospects and interested people away knowingly. But what you may not know is….

Personalize Your Proposal … or Die!

SpeakerSue Says...

Personalize every email and every proposal. Email Sales Writing Selling Skills email as a sales tool how to say it to sell it Power Sales Writing sales mastery sales skills sales training SpeakerSueOkay… so the heading may be a bit extreme. Or, maybe not.

How NOT to write an “I’ll get back to you” email

SpeakerSue Says...

But without proper training, here is how the first email looked: (6 hours, plus a night, after original email!). This is exactly how not to write an “I’ll get back to you” email. The sales person could have saved herself an email if she had done that. Many organizations today require their sales teams to respond within some arbitrary amount of time to RFPs.

How to write an email sells for you

SpeakerSue Says...

Email is likely to be your primary way of connecting with prospects and customers. (I’m If you’re going to use email to build business, here are 5 must-follow tips: 1. Write an email that quickly describes the authentic outcomes your customer’s can expect. Make them the center of attention and you will write an email that sells for you. Email Etiquette & Productivity Selling Skills

Emotionally intelligent Email

SpeakerSue Says...

How many emails do you receive that get you wondering, “What’s wrong with her today?” ” And how often do the recipients of your emails think that about your messaging? Receiving thoughtless emails can ruin the day and they happen more than we think.

Emotionally intelligent Email

SpeakerSue Says...

How many emails do you receive that get you wondering, “What’s wrong with her today?” ” And how often do the recipients of your emails think that about your messaging? Receiving thoughtless emails can ruin the day and they happen more than we think. Our egos get in the way of realizing that our email isn’t delightful to read!). Emails that are too long. Too many emails sent from the same person.

Dump the Mystery Shop to Build More Sales

SpeakerSue Says...

Communication Skills Email Etiquette & Productivity Selling Skills high impact presentations how to say it to sell it sales mastery sales skills sales success sales training say it to sell it SpeakerSue

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10 Biggest Email Pet Peeves of 2013

SpeakerSue Says...

During my workshops, Cheers and Ciao are always brought up by someone in the group, as sounding inauthentic, unless of course it’s a Brit writing or an email from an Italian counterpart. Getting an email that ends with: Your thoughts? Using email to make others look stupid.