Replies? Forget about replies.
I’d be happy to just get my emails read!
But apparently – for everyone else in the world – the bigger problem is “not getting replies” to email messages.
Oh well, shows you what I know.
I just hope they know what they’re wishing for.
Fortunately, after studying more than 350,000 emails and their replies (or lack thereof), an Australian research firm came up with a trick to help them out.
I can’t tell you if any of your personal email messages were part of the extensive study.
All I know is mine weren’t.
As even the research firm wouldn’t open any of my emails.
The research firm said that if you end your emails with a phrase of common courtesy, you will only get only get replies in the range of 39-49%.
Here are examples of loser phrases:
• Hope to see you
If you want to score in the 65-70% range of getting replies to your emails, forget courtesy and go right for gratitude.
Gratitude’s the ticket.
A winning email close will go something like this:
• I know your time is valuable. Thanks for your consideration.
Now, wouldn’t it be great if every problem had a solution as easy as this one?
I never guessed so many people were troubled by it.
But how I know?
I can’t get anyone to ready my emails in the first place.
You just did.
And I’m awfully grateful.
You helped get my week off to a good start.
I hope you’re off and rolling, too!
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