Truly, I do. And yet, sometimes, it doesn’t feel like that, does it?
Everyone should respect other people’s time and understand that we each have a lot going on in our lives and even if we don’t…. well, that’s out of choice. It means that important news should not be buried or made difficult to comprehend.
I wrote a long email yesterday. I’ve always been a fan of the long email. And frankly, sometimes, I worry whether it’s too much and whether others are as excited about it as I am. Groan.
And then I got this reply, from a friend and trusted colleague, “What a super long email!”. Which got me thinking about how hard…
… it is to write effectively;
… it is to keep things short;
… it is to get people to react or respond to your calls to action.
This was the clincher for me.
I won’t commit to five sentences as yet … man, that is too hard and I need to start at an easier level. But I am going to start writing shorter emails and here’s why.
I know that you don’t always get my point even when I’ve taken the time to explain myself.
I know you don’t want to wade through an entire email just to get to my point.
I know I don’t want my email to get shoved into the ‘To Read Later’ pile, not to be read or shudder, be deleted.
In furtherance of this, I have come up with a list of 20 https://rowenamorais.wordpress.com/2014/08/14/how-i-respect-your-time-tip-7-communication-channel-should-be-a-fit-with-the-message/things you (and I) can do that demonstrate how you respect other people’s time.
And because I respect your time, I’ve laid out my plan 20 posts in. You can then decide if you’d like to partake.