33 Ways Not To Screw Up Your Business Emails
– Anne Janzer –
Published 15 September 2021
Each day we send and receives tens, if not hundreds, of emails. It’s how we conduct business, if not pleasure as well. But while this is part of our everyday, it’s not a taught skill and something that can go wrong pretty quickly.
As someone who’s been told that my emails sometimes hit the wrong tone (whoops!), this title caught my eye. I’ve also been sending emails to staff and students recently to try and increase use of the school library and our services but for the many recipients, I’ve not been getting many responses. I was hoping this book could give me some pointers.
This book does exactly what its title describes. It provides you with 33 quick and simple tips on how not to screw up your emails. From effectively using the subject line to setting the wrong tone, use of emojis and using the right signature, this book covers the basics of sending business emails. It has some good tips, but I found most of it to be pretty obvious. There were a few new points, like using Dear to start an email is not the preferred salutation and can be found to be overly formal (guess I should stop using it in my text messages then). This book doesn’t enter into the world of marketing and doesn’t give too many tips on how to get people to respond to your emails, but I think by using the strategies outlined, like getting the length of your emails right and including just one point in your email with the action right at the start.
This book is easy to read. Each of the 33 tips has their own section and the sections are short and easy to read through, with research and examples.
The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.
Category: Non fiction
Subjects: Business, Emails, Communication.
Published: 15 September 2021 by Networlding Publishing