Effective Email (part two)
Karie, if you’re talking about what happens when you make a subject line too long and things get “cut of…” that was purely on purpose. That’s an illustration of what happens. It can result in some really funny lines sometimes. Thanks for the kind words. I am so happy that so many are finding this series helpful!
All good points! One that is showing up constantly is a subject line with the word “Your” in it when they mean “You’re.” That, to me, is a dead giveaway and it goes in the trash. Lots of times, these are foreign emails, too. Great series!
I saw this via your FaceBook link and felt compelled to comment. Your instructions are inspiring to the teacher in me as well as the wanta-be writer within.
First of all, I want to tell you that this is an excellent series that you have began! I’m going to follow it with my teenage son as e-mail communication is a must in the modern world we live in.
Secondly, and on a humorous note, is there a bonus if your reader(s) can find the “error” in your composition? I am joking with you, but I thought it was kinda funny, and I may not have found the “error” if we had not been reading this out loud to one another! (I’m always telling my son to re-read his writing aloud to himself so he can “hear” how it sounds, so that was a good example.) Sometimes errors may be a matter of perception, or those personal filters (paradigms) you mentioned in the first post.
I enjoy your blog and witticism so VERY much. Keep up the excellent work & may God bless you in all that you do!
Thanks so much for commenting. I have been hearing a great deal from folks about this series. I’m always excited when I hear that my work has helped someone’s ability to relate better to others and accomplish the work the Lord has for them more easily and effectively.
JoJo. Thanks for this series! As an email administrator it pains me when I see people abusing or just plain mis-using email. It can be an effective means of communication only if you understand it’s limitations. This is a series I will book mark and point people to for a long time. Great work! Thanks and Blessings!