Sunday, April 7, 2013

Writing Great Emails is Not Art, 9 Ways to Get There / Gisela Hausmann

Reviewed by: BigAl

Genre: Non-Fiction

Approximate word count: 5-6,000 words

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Hausmann is an Austrian motivational consultant and author. For more, visit her website.


The average office worker in the US receives 100 emails each day. Getting your email noticed and acted on matters. In this short ebook, the author describes techniques for getting your emails noticed and some of the unspoken rules and etiquette of email.


According to the author, the typical office worker in the US receives an average of 100 emails each day, spending between 1/4 and 1/3 of our day “dealing with emails.” The idea behind this book is that in order for you to be able to maximize your own performance you need to be one of the people whose emails don’t get pushed off or ignored in the daily avalanche of electronic communications that those you’re corresponding with are receiving.

Of the nine suggestions, chances are some you’re already doing (but we can all use positive reinforcement) while others you probably aren’t. Most are easy to validate if you consider which of the emails you receive get the quickest responses from you. Only one do I question (having to do with the best subject lines), which doesn’t seem to conform to my experience (although it isn’t a technique I’ve used often) nor one that I believe changes the way I respond. But I’m not certain and will be experimenting with it in the future.

Although generally minor issues (missing or extra words in a sentence, singular/plural mismatches, and typos), for its length, this book had more proofing errors than I like to see.

Format/Typo Issues:

A large number of typos and other proofing errors, although most are relatively minor.

Rating: *** Three stars

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