3 ways to level up your English emails

Shocking news – English people usually don’t speak Dutch. We read text through English eyes. This is often where it goes dramatically wrong – when writing emails from a Dutch perspective, then translating it into English.

Here are 3 tips to help you write like a boss. Because your business deserves the best.

  1. KEEP IT CLASSY: When responding to a request, always start with a ‘thank you’ first. This is our way of elevating the conversation. Unlike many languages, we do NOT have a ‘formal’ and an ‘informal’ way of saying ‘you’. We use other words or phrases to sound professional and polite. Starting off with phrases like:

 ‘Thank you for your request/for getting back to us/ for your inquiry/for your useful feedback’ sets the tone that you want to express gratitude before getting down to business. And that goes a long way. 

  1.  DRESS IT UP: Use polite and formal language where appropriate. This nifty chart will help you level up your vocabulary. Try to use a few of these in your next mail, especially if you feel like you are using the same words over and over again. 
  2. KINDNESS IS MAGIC. Show your client that the door is always open if they need anything else. Phrases like these will help:

Should you require further assistance, do not hesitate to contact me. (formal)

If you need anything else, just let me know, I’m happy to help! (informal)

Oh, I nearly forgot a 4th one! And that is to join my Great in 8 coaching group. Not only will we go into this (and SO much more) in depth, I’ll also be checking all your material, including your mails (if desired), to give you 100% personal feedback. This means you will get amazing results by June 1st when the program ends. Great in 8 graduates give this program a 9.2. 

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