If you want a reply to an email, be brief

People are busy these days.

You spend a lot of time writing an important email and you make sure to provide as much detail as possible (including background info). You hit “Send” and wait for a response…and wait…and wait…and you never get a reply.

If you want people to reply to an email (and this would apply to other forms of communication as well), be detailed but keep in brief. People are busy and might not have the time to read a 7 paragraph email. Even if they have time to read it, they might not have time to reply adequately because it’s difficult to reply to a 7 paragraph email with a one line response.

Be considerate of other peoples time and keep it brief and it will increase the likelihood of a response.

Just something to think about

Have a great day!


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