20 Ways You Are Ineffectively Using Email

Photo by bruce mars from Pexels

Email continues to be our primary means of communicating, both personally and professionally. Because of this, it needs to be an important consideration as part of our personal brand, reflecting in every email we send who we are and how we want to be seen.

Unfortunately, we seem to be getting worse rather than better when it comes to email etiquette.

Each day, over 200 billion emails are sent and received around the globe, and U.S. workers spend an average of 6.3 hours on email daily. Add to this the constant flow of information and content from countless other sources, and it is easy to understand how we might be suffering from email fatigue and getting lazy.

With that said, here are a few common email mistakes you can avoid.

  1. Including vague subject descriptions: We all look to the “sender” first when deciding whether to open an email, then to the “subject” line. Clearly describe the purpose of your email so that if you aren’t cool enough to pass the first criteria, at least you can win them over with the second.

Email is certainly not dying anytime soon, which means we need to continue to be on our toes. Adopt and practice a few good habits and adhere topolite and useful mail etiquette, and you will avoid being filtered into everyone’s email blacklist.

This article originally appeared at Entrepreneur.com.

Living at the xsection of #business, #parenting, #fitness. Entrepreneur consultant, higher education advocate, idea pundit.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store