Email for Networking

Business emails are exciting. They can either make or break deals. So how do you make sure that you are sending the right type of emails?

Business emails are a matter of etiquette. Not only have they replaced the traditional postal system, they also help build a network.
We talked to Saurav Dhakal, president and media director of Nepal Infopark about the different types of emails.

Group emails
“With the increased popularity of Facebook, people, these days, tend to respond instantly on Facebook rather than their emails. So we form a group chat consisting of the concerned team members and communicate through it. We get to work right from home and still be able to correspond with each other constantly and keep ourselves updated.” says Dhakal.

Gratitude emails
Always thank employees and everyone else who put in an extra effort. Thank that friend who helped you get your files together or your neighbor who picked up your little one from school when you got stuck at work. Send out gratitude emails during holidays when you’re in a lighter mood.

Repair emails
You might have said something you didn’t mean to in the heat of the moment. If you can’t do it in person, write up a clear and sincere email to apologize for the things said and done, and make it up to that person. Repair emails can mend broken relationships.

Pointed emails
Expressing your happiness and unhappiness is one of the most effective ways to boost the connection between two people. You need to point out if someone has not met your expectations in order to build mutual understanding and work on it. It’s best to convey hard truths verbally, but there are times, when pointing it out becomes easier through virtual means. Be direct and to the point to remind the person about what is bothering you and come to a mutual understanding. Always remember that you are not doing it to ruin someone’s day, but you have the right to put that person on notice.

Emails to build connections
Introducing people you think ought to know each other is one of the best things you can do. Take advantage of virtual communications to help people connect with each other. They say a favor done is a favor returned, they might inturn introduce you to people they think you need to know.

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