Don’t Be Mediocre: 5 Quick Ideas to Improve Your Email Writing Skill

Pawan Kumar
Jan 2, 2018 · 7 min read

1. Write a meaningful subject line which quickly answers “what’s the point?”

Do you read newspaper every day?

2. Address the recipients by their names

In his book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie stated that,

3. Keep your message clear and brief which states the purpose clearly

We’re all busy and people don’t like to waste time reading long and non-relevant emails. It’s your job to help them and provide them something which is valuable.

  • How can this email add some value to reader’s life?
  • And I always keep the primary benefit (or purpose) of email in the upper part of email to make reader able to see the purpose of my message in just 10 seconds.
  • I keep paragraphs short, use simple language, and break the long content in bullet points.
  • I used short paragraphs and bullet points to make the copy easily readable.

4. Show your human side and make your tone natural

Let me tell you one bitter truth — most of the emails we write sound boring and robotic.

5. Ask a clear question which guides them to what you want them to do

If you want a response to your email, it’s your job to guide your recipient — what you want him/her to do.

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I hope you find these ideas helpful. Got ideas for writing emails? Please share your views and thoughts here.

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