TIPS: Get a Reply to Your Emails!


Boomerang, which makes an awesome email tool for Gmail users, studied emails that got the most responses.

• Use shorter sentences with simpler words. Third grade reading level works best.

• Include 1 to 3 questions in your email — max.

• Subject lines should be 3 to 4 words.

• Use a slightly positive or slightly negative tone. Both outperform a completely neutral tone.

• Take a stand. Opinionated messages see higher response rates than objective ones.

• Try to keep messages between 50-125 words.

So, if you are wondering why people aren't responding to your emails, consider the above and good luck!

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