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  • Writer's pictureCarole Gilmore

The Importance of Reading Emails Consistently.

Reading emails is important because it allows you to stay informed about important updates, communicate effectively with colleagues and clients, and prioritize tasks to stay organized. Neglecting to read emails could result in missed opportunities, misunderstandings, and decreased productivity.

4 Steps to getting emails read when your audience is extremely busy

  1. Write a clear and concise subject line that conveys the main point of your email.

  2. Keep the email body brief and to the point, using bullet points or numbered lists if possible.

  3. Highlight important information or action items in bold or a different color to make them stand out.

  4. Follow up with a short and polite reminder if you don't receive a response within a reasonable timeframe.

5 Consequences of NOT reading your email in a timely fashion

  1. Missed Opportunities: You may miss important opportunities such as job offers, business deals, or event invitations that require a timely response.

  2. Missed or Rescheduled Appointments: You may miss important scheduling updates or deadlines that are critical and impact your schedule.

  3. Delayed Communication: Not responding to emails promptly can lead to delayed communication, which can cause frustration and confusion for both parties.

  4. Increased Workload: If you don't respond to emails in a timely fashion, your inbox can quickly become cluttered and overwhelming, making it more difficult to manage your workload.

  5. Damaged Relationships: Failing to respond to important emails can harm your relationships with colleagues, clients, and other professional contacts, leading to a loss of trust and potentially damaging your reputation.


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