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When you send an email without seeing things from the other person’s perspective, your email ends up sounding generic.
Tailoring your email to an individual lets them know you put effort and thought into your message. And when you take the time to understand the other person, chances are, they’ll do the same for you.
Be tactful, but also straightforward. If you need help or advice, it’s okay to ask. And to get the best results, warm up your approach first. Get to know the other person.
People can see through messages like that easily. It comes off as insincere if you offer someone help and then immediately ask for something in return.
When you send a message that asks the receiver a number of things, the other person can easily end up overwhelmed. In the end, the person will struggle to provide the answer you’re looking for and can even choose to not answer at all.
Ending your email with your one question makes it much easier for the other person to figure out what it is you want.
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