Tip Number 4 in Real Simple’s How to Write Emails That Actually Get Answered — is one of mine: Remember You’re Talking to a Person. We’re often so focused on ourselves that we forget others are tangled in their own messy, demanding lives as well. While meeting at 2 pm for coffee may seem like a smart idea, to you, put yourself in the other person’s shoes before firing off the email. Read all the suggestions on how to do email better, here.
J. Kelly Hoey is a problem solver who believes that most professional challenges—whether funding, landing a board position or getting a new job—are solved by tapping into networks.Kelly is a popular speaker on networking, community building and investing issues, especially as they relate to women, and has worked with the IEEE, PGA, Bank of America, Apple and countless others. Follow Kelly on Twitter @jkhoey and on Instagram @jkellyhoey and join the #BYDN community at www.buildyourdreamnetwork.com