How to Write Amazing Emails
1. Keep it short.
- Most people are busy.
They would watch Netflix, rather than read emails.
- Brevity = Gold; use the subject line effectively.
2. KISS (Keep it simple, silly)
- People would read your email once (that's it).
- If they understand it, great, else they would move on.
- Don't become a living embodiment of the Oxford dictionary.
- Sentences should be interconnected.
- Each paragraph should serve a purpose.
- This makes your email easy to read.
Example: Let's say you need advice.
[Subject line]: Hello from an INSEAD-er
[Intro]: Hi Akshat, I am a fellow INSEAD-er and met you [during event X].
[Mid]: Our recruitments start next week. And, I was hoping if you could answer [X] and [Y] about firm [XYZ].
[End]: Any insights would help me write a more effective Cover Letter.
I know that you love pizza and beer, so that's on me when we meet.
Final words: Be nice, be specific and don't ask for time-intensive favours (eg. refer me, review my CV etc).