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Everyone Secretly Hates Your 'Friendly Reminder' Email

Good advice for people who send the ‘friendly reminder’ emails - apart from generally being ineffective, they can cut your credibility too.

You might think that “friendly reminder” emails are a nice attempt to be professional while disguising your actual annoyance at whoever’s holding you up from finishing something. In other words, it’s just a non-confrontational way to ask for something that’s late.

Well guess what? That’s all a misguided fantasy and it’s making everybody you email with secretly resent you. You need to stop doing it–immediately.

I use ‘just’ far too often, a typically unneccesary ‘hedge word’. Need to stop this…

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Tom Pumford