After reading the first two parts of our “Strengthen your Email Writing” series you’ve learned how to make your writing more impactful and easier to read.
In this post, I’m going to share with you a powerful writing tip that will make all of your business writing more succinct and consistent – writing in the Active Voice.
Have you ever read a “beach book” before? They’re those books you take with you on holiday that help you pass the time while relaxing, ideally on a beach. They’re short, fun, and above all - easy to read. What they lack in depth is made up for in readability.
People have enough focus-laden tasks in their day-to-day routine. The last thing you want to do is make your email writing dense; your emails should be as easy to read as possible.
In part two of my four past series “Strengthen your Email Writing,” I’ll quickly walk you through two best-practices employed by “beach book” authors that will turn your emails from dense thickets of words into sleek message carriers.
108.7 billion business emails were sent and received per day in 2014 (The Radicati Group, 2014).
With so many emails landing in our inboxes every day, we spend less time reading each one. The result: no-one is focusing on one document or task at a time, including your email. All of us are skimming to pick out the main points, so it’s important to write your emails to be skimmable.
So how do you write at a level that allows your reader to easily skim your email but still understand its core message? I’ll be answering this question over a four part series entitled “Strengthen your Email Writing.”
Diana is President of The Soft Skills Group Inc. She is a senior training & development professional with 20 years of experience in delivery, design & consulting with Fortune 500 companies, Universities & Colleges in Canada, the USA, Mexico and Europe.