This video guides you on how to write business emails and when it is necessary to be formal or informal.
- You may have learned before … how to write an email in English, … but how does that work in an everyday business setting? … One thing that may be confusing is the level … of formality required in a business email. … There are companies and countries … where it's required to be very formal, … for example in Asia or in the UK, … and others where this isn't the case, … in most of the US, to name one. … My advice is to always be formal … in the first emails you send, even to your colleagues. … Start with Dear Mr. or Dear Ms., … and close with Kind regards or Best regards. … After the first email, just adapt … to the tone the other person is using, … mimicking their openings and conclusions. … The most important thing … to remember when writing a business email … in English is keep it short. … Go straight to the point … and don't waste your time with too much small talk. … Time is money. … Write a short clear subject, … and introduce the purpose … of the email in the first two lines. … It's guaranteed that the other person would read it. …
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