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

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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.


There is no one-size-fits-all alternative to "just checking in" and It’s not a new phrase you need but an entirely new strategy.

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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 how things are going with the Great Big Infographic design brief. Could you give me a quick status upd...

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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.

Example:

Last Friday, we talked about growth strategies over lunch, and you shared some thoughts. Y...

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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.

Example: Did this thread get buried? I wanted to make sure things were still in progress. Let me know if you...

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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.

Example: Are you still looking for solutions to convert [company] website visitors to subscribers? I read a ...

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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 reason to check-in.

Example: I read your blog post about email funnel strategies yesterday. I...

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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 Larson yesterday and your name came up. (All good things!) She said your team is still looking for the ...

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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 Event the weekend of July 7th and it occurred to me you might be interested in going. If you decide to r...

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