How many useless emails do you get in a day?
While we all enjoy the occasional joke or fun tid-bit of information, most emails we get are unhelpful or annoying. In addition, many email authors struggle to be as concise as they could be.
I use the same criteria for emails as I do for most of my communication.
I ask myself – Is it true, is it kind, is it necessary?
If the answer to any question is NO, the message won’t be sent.
The last question – is it necessary – is essential. Is this email as a whole actually necessary? Are the sentences too wordy? Is the important information lost in a bunch of irrelevant data, words or bumpf?
Action – Use the 3 question criteria – is it true, is it kind and is it necessary – for the next 10 emails you draft.
See what difference it makes to your correspondence AND your results!