For non-native English speakers, New Year’s greetings can be a little challenging. Celebrating the New Year is a very big deal in many cultures, so it’s important to address it in our professional communication – rather than ignore it.
So what’s the best way to start or end an email or phone conversation around this celebrated time of year?
Whilst “Happy New Year” is pretty much a no-brainer, there are some excellent alternatives:
For Written English:
Great openers for phone calls or when networking:
Acknowledging the New Year can be a wonderful ice-breaker, and is also a valuable way of showing respect to our professional contacts.
So – have a happy, healthy and successful 2018, all!