Email is the language of business. To be taken seriously at work, one needs to be professional and respectable when communicating via email. It’s hard to find the balance between saying too little or sharing too much and so we take a look today at email sign offs and how you can improve yours.
Before going through the sign off list, here are a few reminders:
DO NOT USE A QUOTE.
Why would you include a quote in your sign off? To inspire people? If you wanted to inspire them, work your way to the top and show them how hard work pays off. Your colleagues don’t need to scroll down at the bottom of your email looking for an added PS and find an overused quote. You’re not working to make friends. You’re not sending emails to get chummy with the client. Remove those quotes ASAP.
Include your title and contact information but don’t overdo it.
Name, Title, Company
There’s no need to add any more. It has all the information your recipient needs to know who you’re working with and how to contact you for any questions about your email. The function of a sign off is to let the recipient know that it’s the end of a message and nothing like a short and simple signature to let them know of that.
Here’s a list of 15 email sign-offs you can use:
- All the best
- Best regards
- Warm regards
- Warmest regards
- Thank you
- Many thanks
- Looking forward
- Hope this helps
- Be well
- Much appreciated
- Talk soon
Can you add more to this list? Let us know in the comments box below!