The Secret to Effective Email

By | December 2, 2013


Young girl using tablet

Are you effective?

Earlier we posted about asking for favors on the phone, but we know that email is a more common communications tool for many of us. What is it that makes some emails get ignored while others get action?

At the Inc. blog, Geoffrey James has a six-step system for writing emails that produce results. Here’s step #1:

Have a specific decision in mind.

The goal of an e-mail is always to get the recipient(s) to make a decision of some kind. Otherwise, why bother writing it?

Therefore, before you write anything, ask yourself: exactly what decision do I want the recipient to make?

As with all business writing, vagueness is the opposite of useful. The clearer the goal, the more convincing your e-mail will be.

As a new dentist, which of these do you use the most for professional communications?

  • Email
  • Texting
  • Social Media

Do you have the same preference with your personal communications? Leave your answers in the comments