Work Your Way Through Someone's Confusing Email By Rewriting It

Work Your Way Through Someone's Confusing Email By Rewriting It

We've all had to read those rambling emails before. You'll improve your writing skills if you occasionally rewrite a confusing incoming email.

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The Muse shares some tips on how to be a more effective communicator. Long, rambling emails aren't effective. The next time you get one of those emails, look at what's wrong with the message:

Rewriting and shortening at least one incoming email a day gradually helps you communicate in smaller sentences and with simpler words. This, in turn, makes your own writing more likely to cut through the noise.

Don't send the email. Don't even open it in your email program. Open a text editor or word processor and rewrite the message, like you're organising your thoughts and tasks.

Check out the link for other short tips to improve your communication skills.

How to Become a Truly Brilliant Communicator With Just One Hour a Week [The Muse]


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