The best part: it will be completely free on all digital platforms. Woop!
I expect to release the book next month (August 2017), and will share updates on this blog and on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
So, what’s this e-book all about?
Here is a preview of what’s to come.
100 of your Toughest Business Emails: Solved
Plug and Play Ideas from a Seasoned Corporate Communications Manager
Email. We live and breathe it at work. Most of us can’t get away from it. The average office worker receives 121 emails per day.
Our increasingly global economy also means that we work across time zones. When those time zones don’t match up, we often rely on email to get work done.
As a former Corporate Communications Manager for a fast-paced IT consulting company, I know firsthand the power of words to help or hinder.
I spent nearly six years ghost writing for executives and coming up with innumerable ways to say things that people might not like.
This experience bestowed upon me an unexpected gift: the ability to conjure up a tactful way of saying just about anything, usually on the fly.
Yet, most of us in the business world don’t have a Corporate Communications Manager we can run to when we’re not quite sure how to word an email.
That is why I have created this book.
I want to help you smooth over your email language while still making your point.
I want to provide you with an easy reference guide for whenever you’re stumped on what to say.
And, finally, I want to help you avoid some of the inevitable drama that goes hand in hand with business communications.
It’s important to note that much of the language found in this book relies on references and colloquialisms most familiar to American readers. When dealing with an international audience, please consider your reader’s likely familiarity with the language you choose.
With my plug and play templates, you, too, can master even the toughest of business emails.
Let’s dive in!
He/she is the expert on…
He/she is the right person for…
He/she is best suited to…
He/she has firsthand knowledge of…
He/she is your go-to person for…
He/she is your best bet for...
I disagree (sometimes it’s perfectly appropriate to say!)
I beg to differ
I don’t agree
I’m not so sure about that…
I don’t see it that way
I see it differently
I have a different perspective
I have an opposing view
I don’t have the bandwidth
I’m stretched too thin
I’m afraid I’m not available to…
If I had more availability, I would be happy to…
My time is limited
I can’t dedicate the time
I’m pressed for time
I wish I could help
I wish I had more time
My schedule is full
As I mentioned before…
As we discussed previously…
Per my previous email…
Per our recent conversation…
As you know…
Since our last discussion…
As previously agreed...
I’d prefer if we didn’t
Let’s think of some alternatives
Let’s brainstorm some ideas
I would rather not
It wouldn’t be my first choice
It’s not my favorite idea
I’m not a huge fan
Let’s take a different direction
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