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How to write impactful emails

How to write impactful emails

If you are tired of getting your email lost in other people’s inboxes and looking to use alternative correspondence, this article is for you.


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1. It’s great to hear from you

  • perfect formal phrase, a classic
  • genuine & comes from the heart
  • says thank you
  • a beginning line


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2. I’m eager to get your expertise on [insert topic]

  • top performers ask for advice rather than feedback
  • flatters & butters up the person you're emailing
  • but polite & respectful too
  • helps improve your performance


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3. I loved your recent [insert activity]

  • a phrase that congratulates or signifies your appreciation for their personal activity
  • great way to win the favour of the recipient
  • an excellent way to deepen a relationship
  • helps you grow relationships with your colleagues


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4. It was great to see you [insert where]

  • use when you haven’t seen someone in a while and hope to continue to grow the relationship
  • add details to this phrase on why it was great to see them
  • don’t assume that the other person remembers seeing you
  • helps you connect with colleagues you have lost touch with


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5. This [article or photo] made me think of you

  • you see something that reminds you of someone in a positive way, you should send that energy out into the world and share those thoughts with the other person
  • don't be afraid to share what you are thinking
  • it works because you make work more personal and less formal
  • everyone loves to hear that other people are thinking about them


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6. I hope today is treating you well

  • a twist on the “I hope you had a good weekend.”
  • goes into your curiosity about how their day is going
  • better than, “how are you?”


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7. Thank you for your quick response

  • works when you are emailing the other person, and they responded within 24 hours
  • thanking the other person that they made you a priority should not go unnoticed
  • if your colleagues work/live in a different time zone, this shows how grateful you are for their time and input
  • colleagues like to work with others who are humble and thankful


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Bringing It All Together

Ensure your emails get read and you become known as a good person with good email correspondence etiquette. Intelligent people have mastered phrases that make sure their emails are returned.


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