The days of letter writing are long gone, nowadays people communicate through twitter, Facebook and other means of online communication. When writing an email to a professional though sometimes we make mistakes without realising, the next time you send an email to a firm, school or university teacher be sure not to make these mistakes.
1. Capitalising the first letter of every word
2. Not spell checking
3. Writing informally
Dear Sir/Madam is not something you have to write every time but writing things like ‘whats up?’ is a definite no
4. Replying to all
When you realised you replied all and included some people who aren’t supposed to be there.
5. Sending mails without a subject
Everyone should know what the email is about and the best way to do that is writing a subject. Don’t. Ever. Forget.
6. Writing please or thank you go a long way
Not only is it good manners but the receiver of the mail will like you.
7. Keep emails brief and to the point
8. Say no to emoticons
This isn’t your friend you’re email, it’s a co-worker
9. Not acknowledging emails
You need to atleast acknowledge that you’ve received the E-mail.. come on !
10. Respond on time
Don’t take too long to reply to e-mails.
11. End it with warm regards or your sincerely
It’s kind and courteous will leave a good impression on whoever you mail to.
12. Never email with emoji’s
If you’re wondering which emoji to use the answer is no emoji
13. Know when to call
Sometimes you don’t understand something one party is saying or you can’t explain what you’re trying to through emails. The best option is to call.