Any email message we send has the potential to be read in the wrong context, or misinterpreted entirely by the recipient. Even if we have smiley faces in the email, it is no match ...
Due to the limitations and the multifacetedness of language, emails often lead to miscommunication, guessed intentions, or total awareness of what the person is trying to convey.
These types of emails (with the entire email is a sentence in the subject line, with no email body, just the signature)are usually sent by a very direct person, that either feels very busy or t...
Writing ‘Please Advice’ at the end of the email is a way to shift the burden on the recipient, and then sit back until one is provided with the full instructions.
If this annoys you, you can...
... means that the sender sees the recipient as a peer, and not as some authority figure. Formally structured emails normally do not begin with a ‘Hey’.
Don’t forget to greet though...
The use of emojis is a way to communicate our intentions and not just a ‘fun’ thing that young people do. In fact, due to their universal nature, emojis transcend language barriers, and normally ca...
Asking for favors requires some give and take. Sending a cold email instructing about some work that the recipient has to do, can come off as annoying and intrusive.
It is better to...
Each of us has their own communication style and also tend to take things personally.
While there are some apps that help with the tone of an email, and also remind us that the other person ...
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