Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Conquer The Email Mountain

“It ain’t whatcha write, it’s the way atcha write it.” – Jack Kerouac

I have posted many times on the topic of email. Here are a few, maybe you missed them:

What Kind of Impression Do Your Emails Make?

Don’t Read Email First Thing In The Morning.

CPA Live In The World of Email

If you need to be more efficient with our email, go to the search box on the right and type in “email” – you will find even more posts about email.

Email is one of the most frustrating things in the life of CPA firm citizens. It is often a love/hate relationship. It is convenient, easy and quick. It can also be tiring, over-whelming and frustrating.

Just a few more tips today:

  • Be very thorough when you are requesting something by email. It doesn’t mean you need a long email, just one that clearly explains the purpose.
  • Keep your emails short and sweet. People will glance at your email and if it is long, they will not read it!
  • Avoid sending an email to a big group of people – include only essential people.
  • Be cautious with your signature. Many people have way too much information in their signature box.
  • It is actually okay to NOT use a closing – just end the email. Think about how much time you spend mentally debating whether to end with best regards, thank-you, sincerely, warm regards…. depending on the person you are addressing. Because texts are so widely used, email can also be a quick back and forth, not signature needed.
  • "My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles and the letters get in the wrong places."
  • A. A. Milne

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