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An email is a “necessary evil” for some yet a source of enjoyment and enrichment for others. The truth is, whether you like it or not, we cannot exist without sending and receiving emails in this day and age of the Internet.
A well-written email opens doors, closes deals, and gladdens hearts.
But a bad one can really wreak havoc with your life and business.
So here are some basic rules for writing effective emails that get the job done right:
1) CARDINAL RULE of writing an email: NEVER EVER write anything that you’d later on regret if it were read by “others.”
REMEMBER: On the Internet nothing remains a “secret” forever!
If you are writing and sending an email critical of your boss, a friend, your boss, or anybody else, it is safe to assume that eventually it will surface and eventually it will be read by the same person that you;re tearing down.
As my grandma used to remind me frequently: “if you don’t have anything nice to say for someone then don’t say it.” Same goes for your emails too.