It’s frustrating when people don’t respond to your emails, or worse, when they respond to only bits and pieces of them, forcing you to write again and clarify what you were asking for in the first place. Surely there has to be a way to get your message across the first time clearly, quickly, and concisely so that you don’t waste your time and that of your reader with follow up messages.
There is! Register for Writing that Gets Results and
Here’s what you’ll learn:
• Diplomatic ways to remind someone you’re still waiting for their response
• What we can learn from “junk mail” about getting through to readers
• How to use transitional words and phrases to guide your reader through your message
• Grammar Refresher: a review of comma splices, sentence fragments, run-on sentences, and other mistakes we should remember from high school, but may not
Bonus Handout: Guide to Effective Emails
Hot tip: Close the email loop quickly by writing, “Thanks EOM” in the subject line of your response. EOM stands for “End Of Message” and signals to the recipient that there’s nothing in the body of the email, so they can simply delete the whole message.
Speaker: Fred Kniggendorf, Ph.D., President, Gravyloaf, LLC
Fred Kniggendorf, Ph.D. is an organizational training and adult education consultant with over thirty years of corporate experience with U.S. Steel, The American Management Association, and most recently as president of Gravyloaf, LLC. He holds degrees in English from Indiana State University, Purdue University, and the University of Kansas. He is a member of Mensa, NAACP, and has been named to International Who's Who of Professionals.
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