Here’s a Tuesday Tip for you.
As a salesperson and leader, I write a lot at work. Sometimes, people respond. Sometimes they don’t. If you’re like me, you may benefit from these tips from Orendorff’s article.
- Write less often
- Use fewer words
- Put action words in your subject line
- Listen more, “talk” less
- Don’t answer, ask
- Invert the order: lead with the need
- Write a people-proof TL;DR
- Don’t make it about you
You may want to complement this with Tucker Max’s Harvard Business Review article on how to write a cold email.
The better we can communicate our ideas, the better the influence we’ll have over the outcomes of our lives.
PS – Happy St Patrick’s Day! Below is an Irish Prayer to add some color to your day.
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