Why you should KISS your emails if you want results

Have you ever noticed that the second point on a business email you send sometimes gets ignored? The person answers you about the first topic, but you have to remind them that there was another important issue to discuss a few lines further down?

Why you should KISS your emails if you want results

Stick to one topic only per email. If you have more than one issue to discuss, send more than one email.

This is a problem that’s increasing in our ever-busier working lives. It’s not because our colleagues, clients and customers are stupid. Here are some thoughts on how to make sure it doesn’t happen to you. [Read more…]

How to write emails that work – 10 Quick Tips

Here on HTWB we have looked at email a few times in the last four years, but its criteria have evolved since its early days and it makes sense to keep up with the way that has been happening.

How to write emails that work - 10 Quick TipsIf for no other reason, we need to do this because the volume of emails we write for work or even for our social and other activities has doubled or even tripled.

Consequently if we want to get results from the emails we write and send now, they have to be even more targeted and focused than they were a mere couple of years ago, or they are likely to get lost in the junk file or accidentally deleted. [Read more…]

Thank you for my life-transforming emails

Thank you for my life-transforming emails

Thank you for my life-transforming emails

A special thank you, and particularly to whoever shared initially this sad list of conclusions arising from the unbelievably stupid emails we receive throughout the year…

At this time of year, I want to thank all of you who have taken the time and trouble to send me your chain letters over the past 12 months. [Read more…]

The comma – don’t abuse its poor powers of arrest

commas,semi-colons,colons,blogging,business writing,English,marketing,business success,writing,copywriting,articles,PR,advertising,emailsDo you abuse the poor, unsuspecting, low-powered comma in your writing? Are you using it in the hope of stopping readers to focus on your next major notion, rather than as a means of separating much less critical thoughts? [Read more…]

Business writing experience: worth a bit, or pile of sh*t?

small__4612873059People snigger, with justification, when you mention “experience” – largely because experience comes in two forms: e.g. 20 years’ real  experience? Or is it really 1 year’s experience repeated 19 times?”

This applies to blogging and writing for business every bit as much as it does to any other profession. For the purposes of this article/post (Artipost? Posticle?), other professions can deal with this as they want.

But how exactly does it affect writing for business blogs and other online content? [Read more…]

Business English Quick Tips: tautology

 

Business English Quick Tips

If you need to write for your job or business in English, these quick tips will help you succeed.

For all the others in the series check out the categories “business writing” or “writing tips” in the sidebar to the right —>>> [Read more…]

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