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My update of articles on Pocket threw up an interesting article on writing emails that I'm keen to implement.
The idea is to use a military style which basically translates as a less-is-more approach. So, yeah - I'm a fan already.
There are three points to note:
2. Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF). Military professionals lead their emails with a short, staccato statement known as the BLUF. (Yes, being the military, there is an acronym for everything.) It declares the purpose of the email and action required. The BLUF should quickly answer the five W’s: who, what, where, when, and why.
3. Be economical. Military personnel know that short emails are more effective than long ones, so they try to fit all content in one pane, so the recipient doesn’t have to scroll.
I'll let you know how it goes!