In an email, it’s all too easy to be unintentionally off-putting. Emails lack the tone, inflection, and body language of face-to-face communication. It’s easy for a genuine message to come off snarky or contrived.
Whether you’re sending a one-to-one email or a large-scale campaign, certain phrases are sure to make your email strike the wrong chord. This week’s infographic covers twenty-one such sentences that you should avoid at all costs. It also provides tips for replacing these faux pas with stronger word choices.
Some of the worst offenders include
- “You don’t know me [but…]”
- “We should connect.”
- “I’m no expert [but…]”
- “[In case] you didn’t read my last email […]”
Let us know what you think:
- Do you agree with our list of phrases?
- Have you been guilty of using any of these?
- Would you add any sentences to the list?