Get your email message read

quick tip - outlook

Even after all these years of email, it seems like people assume others are just waiting at their computer with bated breath for their message. Surprise, they’re not. I get at least 50 messages a day. Others get hundreds. If you want your message noticed and read, be clear in the subject. Let the recipient know what it’s about and why they should care. Sometimes, I use the subject as the entire message. The sales mantra of WIIFM applies…what’s in it for me. Answer that question and your messages will get read. Just be sure and deliver on that promise.

On a related note, if you’re changing a topic in an email thread, start a new thread with a clear subject. It will make it much easier for everyone to find that information again.

Tricia Santos

After 18 years of providing computer consulting, training and speaking, I fell into a "real" job (managing a dental specialist practice). So, I gave up my business in 2007. However, I left my websites up (although stagnant) since I never gave up hope of some day getting back into training and writing. I recently decided it was time to do something with them and realized I have a lot of really good stuff here. And, most of it is actually still relevant. I guess it's time for me to get back into writing.

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