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.
Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network (January 2017 / Tarcher Perigee). She has been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“1 of the 25 Smartest Women On Twitter”) to Business Insider (“1 of the 100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter”) and Inc. (1 of “10 Most Well-Connected People in New York City's Startup Scene”). Empowering A Billion Women By 2020 included her on their list of the “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide”. Not bad for a former corporate lawyer. She’s a limited partner in two emerging tech funds (Laconia Capital Group and Lattice Ventures) and can frequently be found on Twitter @jkhoey.