Everyone gets unexpected emails from time to time, and more often than not, they get ignored.
From a quick glance, it’s clear whether one of these emails will be worth your time. Overly wordy messages or false friendliness reduce the chances you’ll respond.
But when you’re the one who has to reach out to a stranger, there are certain phrases you want to avoid to increase your chances of a reply.
Straight to the point
Inc.com contributor Jeff Haden compiled a list of 11 phrases to cut out of your vocabulary when you’re emailing someone out of the blue.