Rules for simpler, more direct business emails

To whom it may concern,

It’s this simple; you need to write emails that start with the conclusion and use no more than three sentences.

Recipients – who like me are drowning in emails, texts, Inmails and so forth – are far more likely to appreciate and respond to this approach.

Attachments, meetings or even a phone call are better methods for communicating more indepth or complex messages.

Finally, be prepared to break the rules for impact.

Yours faithfully,

David “too many emails, not enough hours” Sealey

 


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David Sealey is a trusted adviser to senior executives on getting the most from their investment in digital and data. David created Storm81 as a place to share his passion for business, digital technologies, multichannel marketing and everything else around these topics.

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