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How To Write an Email, Part 6: The Closing


Robby

I recently got an email which was missing something. Sure, it had my name in the top and all of the words were spelled correctly, but for some reason it just didn’t feel right. Here, I’ll include the email and you can decide for yourself:

Robby,

I’m heading out of town, but lets keep this discussion active. I suggest Oct 26 at 10AM.

You can tell that it’s missing something.

Look how much better this email becomes if I add just one word:

Robby,

I’m heading out of town, but lets keep this discussion active. I suggest Oct 26 at 10AM.

Suzanne

Now, you know who sent the message. It places everything into context. If you personally know “Suzanne”, you can probably picture her face and are reminded of what you were talking about.

Let me add one more word and make it even better:

Robby,

I’m heading out of town, but lets keep this discussion active. I suggest Oct 26 at 10AM.

Best,
Suzanne

There’s lot of discussion online about email etiquette. One podcast says that the formality of the message should depend on how well you know the recipient. Other posts (such as this one from Microsoft) focus on ┬áseveral different aspects of email.

But ultimately, the way you end an email is the last thing a person remembers. And if you’re going to have them remember anything, why not make it a nice comment followed by your own name?

Here are some closings I like:

Regards

Have a great day!

Enjoy your weekend!

Best wishes

Sincerely

Kindly

So, don’t forget the closing of your email!

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About the Blogger: Robby Slaughter is a productivity speaker and expert. He is a principal with a AccelaWork, an Indianapolis consulting firm.

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