33 Ways Not to Screw Up Your Business Emails
33 Ways Series
by Anne Janzer
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 15 May 2021 | Archive Date 5 Nov 2021
It's time to write better business emails
Business runs on emails, yet we rarely give them enough thought. Carelessness can lead to embarrassment, damaged relationships, or worse. And too often, our messages are misunderstood, misfiled, or ignored.
In a world filled with remote collaboration and virtual teams, people who master email writing rise above the noise. You can be one of those people.
Learn how to make your emails work for you rather than against you with this short, practical guide. Topics include
* Crafting effective subject lines
* Writing emails that people respond to
* Protecting yourself from accidental misfires
Whether you’re just starting in your career or have been emailing for decades, you’ll find valuable advice and tips you can put into practice right away.
Read it now and see the difference you can make with a few simple practices and habits.
This book is part of the 33 Ways Not to Screw Up series of short, actionable business books from Networlding Publishing.
A Note From the Publisher
"“Most business emails are self-serving. Anne shows you how to educate and inform instead of interrupt and sell. And there is way more about doing email right in this quick read from a smarty pants I’ve been following for years.”
David Meerman Scott, bestselling author of 12 books including The New Rules of Marketing and PR and Fanocracy"
Average rating from 7 members
Each day we send and receives tens, if not hundreds, of emails. It’s how we conduct business, if not pleasure as well. But while this is part of our everyday, it’s not a taught skill and something that can go wrong pretty quickly. As someone who’s been told that my emails sometimes hit the wrong tone (whoops!), this title caught my eye. I’ve also been sending emails to staff and students recently to try and increase use of the school library and our services but for the many recipients, I’ve not been getting many responses. I was hoping this book could give me some pointers. This book does exactly what its title describes. It provides you with 33 quick and simple tips on how not to screw up your emails. From effectively using the subject line to setting the wrong tone, use of emojis and using the right signature, this book covers the basics of sending business emails. It has some good tips, but I found most of it to be pretty obvious. There were a few new points, like using Dear to start an email is not the preferred salutation and can be found to be overly formal (guess I should stop using it in my text messages then). This book doesn’t enter into the world of marketing and doesn’t give too many tips on how to get people to respond to your emails, but I think by using the strategies outlined, like getting the length of your emails right and including just one point in your email with the action right at the start. This book is easy to read. Each of the 33 tips has their own section and the sections are short and easy to read through, with research and examples. The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.
Writing emails is a critical skill but not everyone knows how to compose a professional and effective email. This book lists the top email principles that could help improve workplace communication and increase productivity. Although 33 tips seem to be a lot, they are straightforward and easy to follow. Some of these suggestions are familiar to me, while some are really mind-blowing! Overall, this is a simple yet effective read! I recommend this book to those who have been in the workforce for a while and are eager to communicate more effectively with colleagues and business partners.
Dear Reader, Are you searching for a better way to write your emails? Do you find yourself with issues such as: -Frequent typos -Too many emails -People not responding to your emails -Lack of control of your emails -Lack of purpose with your writing This book will help you tackle your issues and fix things you didn't even realize were wrong. This is a quick and easy read, perfect for everyone who deals with email. I recommend managers read this book and have their whole team read it as well!