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Email Writing Tips 4 – Keep Messages Short


‘Ugh! This 1-page message should have been just half a page.’ If your readers are thinking this, then you are wasting time: yours and theirs. So, starting with your very next email, keep it as short as possible. Remember that extra details don’t always clarify, but often confuse. If your messages are on average 10-20% too long, then you are probably wasting 1-2 hours weekly. Remember, a message can actually consist of only a few words in the Subject Line, with no message text as in:
Subject: Requested Pricing File Attached