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Your Emails Are Too Long

Craig Jarrow, author of The Time Management Ninja, writes in his blog:

One of the top reasons your email isn’t getting read is because it is too long. Writing long emails doesn’t mean you are getting more work done.

Craig then lists ten reasons people write long emails:

  • You don’t know what you are trying to say.
  • You don’t know what you are talking about.
  • Your signature is unnecessary.
  • You are writing a book.
  • You are spamming.
  • You are rambling.
  • You are forwarding a mess.
  • It shouldn’t be an email.
  • It should be multiple emails.
  • You don’t edit your emails.

Craig then finishes with a simple message:

Make Sure Your Email Gets to the Point

You can read Craig’s article in full on his blog.

We discuss email productivity at length in the Cooperate With Them chapter of the book.