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The way you ask, especially in email, can have a very positive or very negative effect on how successful you will be. Here are 5 points to keep in mind if you want to increase your professional presence and get that information.
1 Set the tone by being courteous.
Start your email with “Dear” or “Hello”, even if it’s to someone you know well. Starting with a blunt request without a salutation can seem rather unrefined. If you don’t know the name of the person.
2 Thank the person in advance
When you thank someone in advance you are more likely to get a reply.
3 Give the person enough time to answer
It’s difficult when people ask me for help with their letters or emails, but don’t give me enough time. I recently received a 4-page document with the request to
translate it “for tomorrow”. This just can’t be done. If you need something within a certain time frame, at least ask politely.
4 Say thank you
After you receive your reply, say thank you. Describe how the information helped you, or how you intend to use it. I’m sure all our customers will find it very useful.
5 Say thank you even if you didn’t get what you wanted
Sometimes, you won’t get what you want. Perhaps your request was unreasonable or you asked the wrong person, or you asked too late. Show that you understand why the person couldn’t or wouldn’t help you.
Too few people actually take the time to write a thank you note or email. You can really set yourself apart by adopting this habit. Moreover, you never know when you may need help from that person again. A special thank you paves the way for a successful future relationship.
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