Class Introduction and Book Intro
email is the single most important form of communication in the workplace today. Yes, I said it. I know email has a bad name. I know people like to talk trash on email, but I'm here is stand up for email. Email, in and of itself is not a bad thing. There's Onley, bad e mails, bad emails are bad. And more specifically, people who write bad emails are bad. So let's stand up for emails. Now here's the thing. Who am I? I'm the guy who literally wrote the book on how to write an email. Now, when I say I wrote the book on how to write email, what I mean is, I literally wrote a book, and it's called How to write an email. I'm that passionate about what I'm talking about. Now the good news for you is all of my tips and tricks. Everything I know about how to write an email is in my new book called How to Be Great at Your Job, which was published by Chronicle Books. So go out to any bookstore around the country and buy this book, and it will tell you everything you need to know about how to writ...
e an email. So let's get to work
Despite the surge in popularity of messaging tools like Slack, HipChat, and Basecamp, email remains the single most important means of communication in corporate America. And yet, people love to bash email, most likely because they’re simply not good at writing them.
Being able to write an effective email is a critical skill for anyone wanting to be successful at their job. Best-selling author, podcaster, and corporate executive Justin Kerr breaks down the do’s and don'ts of email writing (e.g., never say “EOD” and always “Reply All”) and how good emails with bullet points hold the secret to an optimal work/life balance.
In this class, you’ll learn how to:
- Win an email fight.
- Get replies to your emails.
- Set effective deadlines.
- Design a high-quality email.
- Avoid using attachments.