Tricks to make sure people will read your emails

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Emma Miller, LearnVest

There’s nothing like an overcrowded inbox to make you long for the days of smoke signals and carrier pigeons.

But unless you’ve been living under a rock without a Wi-Fi signal, email plays a huge role in your work and personal communication. In fact, we’re willing to bet you have yours open in another tab right now.

Email is so prevalent that last year, workers worldwide collectively sent and received about 112.5 billion business emails each day, according to The Radicati Group, a technology market research firm. The average user sent and received 122 work messages daily. (Now that would be a lot of pigeons.)

That’s why making sure your message gets read can seem almost impossible. But there are some small things you can do to make your emails more likely to get a response.

To help you cut through the noise and really get your point across, we consulted productivity expert Chris Bailey, author of the “The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention and Energy,” for quick tips on sending emails your colleagues will actually want to read.

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