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helpWe live in a short attention span society so I'll keep this brief.  People are inundated with input - hundreds of emails, dozens of blogs and news sources. You need to get your point across, with few words, with details for those who want to know more.

My son Adam is taking a writing course this spring and much of what he is learning is "old school" - appropriate for writing essays that people will read, then re-read and digest. When writing to your boss, to your customer, and you are just one of a hundred that they will read that day, they need you to get to the point.

I am putting together a class proposal for a client on Effective Written Communications. This course will focus on how to increase the response rate to emails, generate action from status reports, gain approval for project proposals, and when/how to use short-format messaging for business.  Participants will learn a four-step process to create effective written communications. 

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slepping-emailHow many emails do you receive in a day? How many do you open? How many lead you to do something?


Like pointless PowerPoints, endless emails are time wasters and and a burden. Just as I spent years creating ineffective PowerPoint presentations before learning how to do better; I am working this spring to improve my emailing skills for my benefit and for my clients.


And so should you.


I write 10-20 emails per day. Since leaving HP/Agilent, I communicate more via email than through any other medium. Whether proposing a service to a potential client, asking for permission to proceed, or explaining what went wrong, emailing is a critical skill that I need to keep working on.


Geoffrey James gives six helpful tips for "How to Write a Convincing Email" in a recent Inc. magazine article.  Of his six tips, I am working on two of them this month.

 

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