Listen Now: 5 Email Openers To Avoid At All Costs
First impressions are important… and that includes the opening line of an email.
Every email is different and chances are most you send are work related. But despite different people writing them, experts say most emails start the same and should probably start with something else.
So to help with your opening line the job resource site Ladders.com has put together a list of the five opening lines for an email you should steer clear of.
For example, “dear sir or madam.” Experts say don’t even try this one. The opening is way too formal and tells whoever is receiving it that you have no idea who they are, and you didn’t try to find out.
Another one to avoid, “I thought I would circle back.” This one is basically calling the person out for not responding to you. And chances are they probably won’t respond to your second attempt either.
For the final three opening lines of an email you should avoid, check out the original article now. Or maybe you should consider just talking to them in person.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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