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.
David “too many emails, not enough hours” Sealey
- The Three Sentences manifesto
- Scott Adams – the day you became a better writer
- Inverted Pyramids in Cyberspace
And some books worth picking up
- Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing
- How to Make an IMPACT: Influence, Inform and Impress with Your Reports, Presentations, Business Documents, Charts and Graphs: Influence, Inform and Business Documents
- Simple & Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers
- On Writing Well: The Classic Guide To Writing Nonfiction: 30th Anniversary Edition