Usually I recommend amazing products and experiences and restaurants that change your life and leave you indebted to me forever. Today, something different. I want to recommend a few tips on good email etiquette.
- NEVER CC a group of people unless you have a very specific and intentional reason for doing so. If you’re emailing your staff and want them all to interact on the topic, okay. But I do not want to be included in some group email in a way that gives my email address out, or allows people to “reply to all” and now I’m having to receive all their responses. There’s a blind copy function for a reason.
- Keep your email as short as possible. Definitely under ten sentences.
- Strategically use the subject line – let the person know why you’re emailing.
- If you’re asking for something, ask for it. Don’t hint, ask.