..so I’ve just read this article about a Chinese space station that the Chinese have actually lost control over (no, this is not a sci-fi horror movie plot. It’s actually happened.)
And it got me to thinking about the risks of sending out business emails without properly editing and proofreading them.
So – what are these risks? Is it really such a big deal to dash off an email once you’ve typed the thing up and gotten your thoughts off your chest?
Mmm..here’s the thing. When your boss/client/team member receives a badly-written email, it can create a pretty scary chain reaction that might go something like this:
You get the idea. Lots of fallout.
So, how can you prevent this kind of disaster from happening, with a minimum of fuss?
Easy. Just follow these steps:
Once you’ve done this – do it again. No joke. If the email is important enough to send, it’s important enough to edit twice (I edit mine 3-4 times, but that’s the control freak in me..)
By following these simple steps, you’ll send off a clear, well-written and professional email which will hopefully have the desired results..and may even help save the world.