Ready to get better email sales results? Spring clean your email messaging!

Here is my latest list of phrases and words to avoid when sending a sales email.

Why should you eliminate them? They’re either
exclusive (rather than inclusive), or
they stimulate negative thoughts and un-likeability rather than positivity and likeability.

How many do you use? What have I missed? Please add your favorite annoying phrase to the comments, because if the words feel like a fingernail on the blackboard to you, it’s likely you aren’t the only one.
Every example here was written since January 2022.

Email messaging to eliminate now!
Let’s hop/jump on a call–
I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didin’t—
I’m writing to introduce myself —
Let me know if you have questions or concerns.
I’m reaching out—
Just circling back—
I hope you’re safe and well—
I would love to have the chance to talk to you—
Just tried calling you…
Are you the right person to talk to?
Attached please find
I wanted to reach out to you in regards to—
Not sure if I’m in the right spot, but hopefully you can help—
Not sure if you received my other email—
I’m just bubbling up—
Let me know your thoughts!
How interested are you in making this happen?
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Curious to see if there is a fit—
Haven’t heard back from you regarding my previous email.
A pleasure to meet you electronically—
I hope you are off to a great start in the new year (sent mid-February)
Let me know if you’d like to connect further—
I haven’t been able to reach you so I assume you are not interested in —
I’ll shoot this over to you–
Happy almost Friday!
Happy Friday!
Happy February!
If not yourself, who would be the best person to be speaking with regarding above?
I’d love to learn more about your role on the team–
I would love to figure out a best fit.
Does this make sense?
Per my voicemail—
Following up on my previous email
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
No problem.
See below
Hope to chat soon!

And special for my hospitality friends: property! (IT’S A HOTEL NOT A PROPERTY!)

Top performers constantly update their skills. And when the only way people can judge us is through the words we use, to get top results it makes good sense to use smart, brain-friendly words!

Before you go—
The whirlwind is behind us and the future is bright! With two-thirds of buyers preferring remote interactions – digital and virtual – polishing your email selling skills is key to dramatically improving sales.

It’s time to stop sending email after email only to be ignored! You can write quick, strategic, smart messages that get results and drive sales!

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Join the discussion 2 Comments

  • Rhett Hirko says:

    For me, the worst new trend in sales is asking to set up a meeting with dates and times without asking, or even just sending a meeting invitation blindly. And lastly, I probably get 2 emails a week from people wanting to sell me something without understanding what my role is or my company’s business model. In any of these, even if they may have a good product, I literally ask to unsubscribe and block the sender. Sales people: do your research before reaching out.

    • Yes, you are so right. Top achievers build value and excitement, and as corny as it sounds, earn the right to the ask for a next step. Smart & efficient prospecting today should be a two step, frictionless process. Thanks so much for your comment.

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