In the world of email, being efficient equates to being succinct. Here’s some tips on writing shorter emails:
- Use the subject line for a quick response eg “thanks for that, see you Friday at 2pm” “Perfect! I’ll send you a copy in the mail” etc
- Use bullet points and key words instead of long, drawn out sentences. Bullet points are far easier to digest and keep things visually simple.
- Want less email altogether? Pick up the phone. A phone call is superior when dealing with conflict, negotiations or decision making.
- You also might light to try this Steve Jobs email reply generator. It’s lots of fun! We found it via Jeri Dansky. It always makes me laff.
What are your best tips for keeping emails shorter? I’d love to hear them.