If you work in an office or sit (or stand) at a computer, chances are you spend time writing emails. Lots of time. Maybe a shitload of time.
And you know what else?
You could be writing those emails better. Faster. More purposefully. More EFFECTIVELY. It’s MAGICAL once you realise how much a well-written email can influence your reader’s behaviour.
And I read aaaaaaall kinds of advice about how to write better emails. Grammarly has about 50 blogs on it. All of them try to teach you how to be a wordsmith, and sculpt more prose. But you’re not a freaking author. You’re not writing novels. That advice PISSES ME OFF because it will slow you down.
They also tell you you can choose just the right words to get just the right tone. But that relies on people reading your email word for word which they WON’T. And it completely ignores everything we know about neurolinguistics and emotional leakage (sounds messy. And it is.) because the more words you use, the more people will think they can read between the lines and pick up on some subtle tone or emotion which may or may not exist but it’s out of your control.
Faaaaaaaak, don’t let them lie to you!
I have a science-based, research-proven approach to writing an email that WORKS. You don’t need to be a wordsmith. You don’t need to write fluffy, flowery stuff. The exact opposite.
Write less. Get more results.
Use these powers for good, y’all – cos you’re about to Get Shit Done.
I literally had someone tell me recently that after a year of using these emails she stopped because she felt so manipulative. Everyone was replying. Everyone was saying yes to things she asked for. Everyone was sending her the stuff she needed. She felt like she had an unfair advantage!
Let’s get that unfair advantage, shall we?
10 VERY SHORT (and frankly, entertaining) videos
Watch them all in one short sharp hit, or work through them as you feel like it. Like when you’re feeling stabby and need to get your mind off John the office dickhead. Or when you want to email that client and say career-ending things. Or instead of eating on a coffee-break cos you’re doing intermittent fasting (and how did the day get so loooooooong?).
A step-by-step guide to writing even the trickiest emails
Like the NO email.
Or the push-back email.
Or the let-them-down-gently email.
Or the yes-fine-I-still-don’t-like-you-but-look-at-me-being-civil-like-a-boss-anyway email.
Or the read-my-lips-while-I-speak-slowly-these-are-not-hard-instructions-but-you’ll-get-them-wrong-anyway email.
Or the you’re-up-the-foodchain-from-me-but-I-still-need-you-to-hear-that-you’re-wrong email.
Or just your standard I-need-you-to-do-this-thing-but-I-don’t-want-to-sound-like-an-ass email.
I’ll give you 10 steps to follow. That’s just so you can learn the process. Once you’ve used it a few times, it gets easy. Like, next-level easy. Like “pitch for and win $60k work in a 3-minute email” easy.
Downloadable PDF resources so you have reference examples
Confidence. And speed. I’m not kidding.
The way you’ll rock through your emails now will be mind-blowing. You’ll write FAST with next-level confidence. No more reading and re-reading your emails before you hit SEND with a cold sweat on your brow. Your clients/manager/colleagues/stakeholders/whoever you’re emailing will see a person who doesn’t muck around, knows their shit, can be trusted to be efficient and up-front, and basically is the epitome of all things professional.
I’ve known people to get promotions and raises because of these emails.
Want some of that?
Shelly Davies is a New Zealand-based corporate and government writing trainer (OK, that’s me, so we’ll stop with the third person, k?).
Here’s what you need to know about me:
I had no idea a simple email could influence someone’s behaviour SO MUCH.
(Interested in this course as a corporate solution? Contact me for a bulk discount.)
Quick and easy
Slow and gentle