Emailing is an art to me. I hold to the rule that I email only when face-to-face is not quicker and more effective, which is a lot of the time. That being said, I typically have bad art form because I am trying to write a novel in one sitting, same as with the voicemails that I leave.
I think that details need to be communicated, otherwise the ball is still in your court. If you need to communicate ministry details to volunteers, say all of it, and if they don’t follow through, that’s on them. Of course, if you are contacting your pastor and he never reads emails longer than 150 words, then you need to play with that art and move to a better form of communication with them.
Here are my three favorite tips on how to write better emails from the infographic below:
- Having your own domain is important (hence having your own personal domain can be very important too). The best part is that it isn’t hard to setup.
- 35% of recipients open an email based on the subject line alone. I personally fall into that category for nearly all my emails.
- 47% of emails are opened on a mobile device. So if you have a SUPER long email and embedded HTML, don’t expect a quick or detailed response like you had just given.