Sunday, 13 April 2008

Emailing to people of different personality

Some suggestions for tailoring your emails to people of different styles, the purpose is to help us get connected with others easier.
RELATERS
Indirect and Open
*Relaters like emails that are updates on people or that keep in touch and let them know you're thinking of them.

*Relaters like thank you emails for almost anything: inviting them to an office party, bringing lunch back for them or including them on a company function. They may even send a thank you email to you to acknowledge your thank you email.

SOCIALIZERS

Direct and Open
*Feel free to use exclamation points, underlining and bold highlighting,
unusual fonts, several colors and graphics.

*In your text, emphasize emotion-laden, picturesque adjectives and adverbs.

*Write in the same stimulating, energetic way that Socializers speak.

*When possible, include personal anecdotes or references to shared
experiences. Socializers like postscripts and even a "P.P.S.: ____"

THINKERS
Indirect and Guarded
*Thinkers seek to clarify positions and address processes. Consequently,
emails can be rather long and filled with information and questions, while at the same time being somewhat indirect and intentionally obtuse.

*A second type of email you can send to a Thinker is a short communiqué with an accompanying host of enclosures, citations or references.

*The purpose of your emails to Thinkers is for them to to process information in ways that maintain or enhance their position.

DIRECTORS
Direct and Guarded
*Be brief and to the point.

*Highlight your conversations or materials, but do not get into too much detail unless necessary.

*Include specifics for your follow-through or raise questions you need answers to... now!

*Emails should take on abbreviated forms and with little or no strong feelings and/or tone expressed.

2 comments:

Malaysia Page said...

lol thanks for sharing here! i guess it not only applies in emails... but sometimes even in conversations! :)

stormwhistle said...

Hi thanks your right to say that:)