Just Checking In: 7 Better Ways to Follow up on Email - Deepstash
We all instantly see through a "just checking in" email

A check-in is an indirect request for our time or attention, and we find ourselves wishing the sender had gotten straight to the point.


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Just Checking In: 7 Better Ways to Follow up on Email

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Use the request for a status update as a call-to-action, and make it time-sensitive so you’re more likely to get a response.

Example: I’d love to hear ho...

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If you’re concerned that a task may have fallen through the cracks, start with a little context. It can be helpful to explain why the task is important to you, too.

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Emails get lost in busy inboxes. It happens. Your contact might appreciate a reminder that there’s still an open email chain needing attention.

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Even when you’re ultimately trying to get something, it can be helpful to give something useful as a lead-in.

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It’s likely you and your contacts and sales leads have some common interests. When a contact or their company posts something relevant to you, that’s a perfect rea...

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It never hurts to mention the connections you and your contact have in common as long as they’re relevant to the ongoing conversation.

Example: I had lunch with Kylie Lar...

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There’s no better way to network than going to events, so why not invite your most valuable contacts to join you?

Example: I was making plans to attend the Great Big Even...

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