These past few months I’ve been working to write shorter emails. 1-3 sentence emails is the sweet spot for me. I have two reasons for this.
- There’s less words to be misunderstood. Writing short emails forces me to get straight to the point. Every word counts.
- It saves time for the person receiving my email. Shorter emails are easier to read and more likely to garner a response.
Writing short emails requires efficiency in my words. My writing must be easy to understand. Often I’ll spend more time revising a short email to perfection than I would have spent on writing a long email without editing.