How To: Write Effective Emails

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It is important to learn this skill early in your professional career! These are great suggestions. Thanks to @edensmith16 for sharing!

Black Public Relations Society of New York

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We all spend hours each day writing multiple emails to our colleagues, but are we using them to communicate effectively?  BPRSNY’s Vice President Simone Thomas gives us a few pointers on how to make the most of our emails.

It is important to write with care and consideration for your reader. Your reader doesn’t have an hour to read your novel of an email and attempt to understand its significance. And you can’t afford to have your reader misunderstand the call to action and either not complete the task, or email back and forth for two hours until clarity is reached.

Your goal: Communicate the call to action in a way that is easy for the reader to understand. If the recipient does not a) understand the task or b) think it’s not easy to do, he/she will simply not do it.

COMPONENTS OF AN EMAIL

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