How to Email Like a Boss

Here's the secret to getting the highest ROI from email: Write less.

That's it.

This is easier said than done. It takes hard work as demonstrated in this clip from the great movie, A River Runs Through It:

You'll see the most influential people respond to tons of email with just a handful of words in each.

One method I've learned recently to hone this skill:

Take an idea and describe it in 25 words. Then, do it again in 12 words. Finally, use only 5 words.

My experience is this exercise can hone your ability to write concisely.

Michael Girdley