Have you been finding yourself sending e-mail after e-mail within the past few months? Staying in contact with team members and clients is important in order to ensure efficient communication and workflow. A part of my job involves sending out a number of cold emails to potential clients. This typically leaves it quite open ended for the recipient and never guaranteed a reply.
So I started wondering if there were any ways to increase my chances of people replying to the e-mails I was sending out. With a little internet digging, I found that there were actually quite a few; which I will be covering in the future, so let’s break it down into parts and discuss one today!
WHAT SIGN OFF DO YOU USE?
When it comes to your sign-off there are so many options to use and I actually found that some are better to use for e-mail than others. Studies have shown that when people signed off with an expression of gratitude, there was a 36% increase in responses! Something to definitely think about next time you’re drafting your next email.
Here is a breakdown of sign-offs and their response rates:
Did any of these surprise you? Are there any that you sign off that you like? If your inbox is a little lacking after you’ve sent out a few emails, try adding a “thanks!” or a “thanks in advance” at the very end to increase your chances of getting a response!