Effective Email Communication: How To Use It To Get Ahead In Your Career

by Yvette McKenzie
Posted: September 13, 2015

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It’s a method of communication that we use everyday but all to often it is used incorrectly.

Thanks to the Internet, email is the primary communication method between people today and is now the application we turn to for both personal and professional contact especially when distance is at play.

But unlike face-to-face contact where it is easy to build up a trust and a relationship it can be difficult to put across those same thoughts, feelings and directions in the manner intended. Email can so often appear sterile and distant. People make all sorts of mistakes that can lead to miscommunication, embarrassment and in some cases a loss of employment.

However by employing certain trade tricks your email can become leaner, stronger and more effective. You can learn how to decode email messages in a way that will give you more time you get to the job at hand rather than wasting it trying to decipher what looks like an endless stream of garbage.

Learning to write a good email becomes important in this respect. It may sound dramatic but knowing that there is a face and a brand behind the address will help you build an effective line of communication rather than break it down.

You may have been using email in a professional capacity for years but no doubt you will have developed a whole host of bad habits without you even realising it. These habits could inadvertently be holding you back from progressing professionally and perhaps that promotion you have long been reaching after.

You need to discover how to “read between the lines” and in doing this you can quickly and effectively enhance the quality and effectiveness of what you are trying to say.

And here is how you do it.

 

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Yvette McKenzie

Yvette

Is the content strategist at Open Colleges. She has over a decade of professional experience at some of Australia’s largest media corporations, including Southern Cross Austereo and the Macquarie Media Network. With a degree in Communications (majoring in Journalism), she covers stories on education, new knowledge technologies and independent learning.

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