Email Etiquette 101

Compulsively checking your email account is one thing every PR professional can relate to. Emails are a constant form of communication and it is important to know how to efficiently write one. Below are 4 of my favorite tips for writing an exceptional email:
1. Get straight the to point. Reading more than one is something no one enjoys doing. Cutting out unnecessary words is one way to get straight to the point. Focus on what is most important and people will be more inclined to read what you sent.
2. Use proper spelling and grammar. This will show that you are not careless and keep things professional. It is important to have a good reputation with your collegues and people you have to engage with.
3. Have a proper signature. It is important to have an appropriate signature depending on whom you are writing to. My favorite one to use is “Best” because it can be formal or casual. Using “Thank You” is also a good option when closing an email.
4. Keep it simple.Along with getting straight to the point, keeping it simple is another key tip. No fancy font or colors is the way to go.

Once you get the hang of writing emails they will be fun and quicker than you anticipated. Email is the most common form of communication and it is something one must be good at to do well in the professional world.
This guest blog post was written by PRowl staff member Gabrielle Lacherza.

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