Okay. Now, the next thing I want to talk about his reply. All very controversial. But I have a very simple application for this. Do you apply all, Do you not? My answer is yes. You have to reply all if you're included on a big email and someone asks you a question, you have no choice but to reply all because if you don't reply all and you just reply to one person that begins its own separate thread and you're over here. You're thinking about talking about these other things. Meanwhile, everyone else on the reply all threat is going. Did Justin even reply to this email? Is he just gonna let this hang out there all day? Wow. Just is not very good at his job. I can't believe Justin hasn't replied to this. So you have no choice but to hit, reply all and send that message back and it shows everyone. Oh, wow. Look at Justin's great reply. This is a chance to show off. There's a chance of short born. Hey, I'm really good at my job. Look at my great email. Use bullet points. I've got white spa...
ce. I'm organized. I replied in a timely fashion. So reply all is an opportunity. Now here's another little topic. Pro tip with black and white and red all over. It's not a newspaper, it's your email. So before you send out that email, give some thought to Do you want this email making its way around the organization? Representing you? You say one thing the wrong way. You think it's on Lee going to this one person. It's going everywhere. Think about that email sitting on a chars death. Do you want your boss to read that email? Don't send it. If you don't want the rest of the organization to read it, I'm that serious. Okay, so remember, e mails are black and white and the red all over.
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.