Write emails that matter and help you connect with people. Communication will always be a skill in demand.
Please don’t be that person who says: I hope this email finds you well.
When you are looking to interact with someone whether it’s getting them on board, working with them on a project or even normal day to day routine communications. Make it an interaction, this is what communication is all about.
When you start an email with: I hope this email finds you well, greetings from XXX, I hope this email finds you in good health. The first image I see is a messenger during world war running to deliver a letter to the other side. Because truly health and wellness are at jeopardy. (it would be cool if you watched 1917 before reading this)
It’s even worse when you have a connection with someone and the email starts off with I hope...
Anyways, this is not a venting platform. So here are some ways, not magical, that makes you connect with someone:
I haven’t mastered human communication yet, but I can tell you I spend time writing emails because they matter and human connections are the core of what I do.
My team members are going to audit my emails moving forward, but hey, the team is family.