How to Get Your Emails Opened – and Read

Emails are the backbone of the internet, speeding up communication and changing the way that we do business. Whether you are dealing with someone on the other side of the planet, or you need to send a message to a colleague in the next office, email is a quick and easy tool.

Unfortunately, this convenience causes its own problems and many people waste time wondering how to deal with email overload. Instead of being a useful tool, handling emails can become a time-consuming chore.

What is the Problem with Email?

Far too often, your inbox is inundated with poorly written, aimless emails. The writer expects you to navigate through the poor grammar and rambling discourse, and you have to figure out what they are trying to say. This saps mental energy and valuable time that you need for the countless other daily tasks.

First, you have to scan the email and cut out the irrelevant, extraneous information, hoping to work out what the writer expects. After that, you have to work out how you are going to respond to the email. Finally, you have to find a way to store the important content, allowing you to retrieve the information at a later date.

If the topic or the writer are not particularly important, then there is a good chance that you will ignore or delete the email. There is also a strong possibility that any further emails from the same source will be ignored and written off as a waste of time.

Writing Emails is an Art: It is Different From Writing Business Reports

When you write emails, you want to ensure that they are read; otherwise, you waste time and effort. If people know that your emails are informative, relevant, and easy to read they will read and respond to your communications quickly. To achieve this, try a few tried-and-tested copywriting techniques to engage readers and maximize your effort.

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