Monday, August 26, 2013

Too much information . . .!

Winston Churchill once said,

"This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read".

All of us have had far too many of these! Just by their very presentation or composition, any email can almost immediately become simply too tedious to read and can be glossed over or abandoned. As a sender, once a point is made, the longer you continue the email, the greater risk you may express something in the wrong manner. So it is good email not to have any lengthy introduction until the intended topic is related. The following are catagoeis where senders most often become verbose:

Job qualifications
Anger ( be careful here! )
Duplication of the same statement
Rambling sentences
Multiple subjects, often unrelated
Undeleted threads
Unnecessary details, particularly personal ones
Unwanted details, often not pertaining directly to the recipient

In conclusion, if a sender is careful of avoiding the above considerations, the likelihood of a well received correspondence will greatly increase.

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