Are you ready to write professional emails that get noticed?

A free course with simple guidelines to help you write more professional emails

I'm Josh, a published author, technical writer, MBA, engineer, app developer, project manager, and consultant.

Sound familiar?

Your mouse is hovering over the “Send” button, but you can’t quite bring yourself to click it. This email is important—you need a response immediately. You said everything you need to say, but will they read it all? Can you be absolutely sure they’ll send the answer you need?

Email 101 walks you through each email field, showing you exactly how to use each field to write professional emails that get noticed.

Each week, you'll get a lesson with clear instructions and action items so you know exactly what to do and why to do it. By the end of the course, you'll have a complete, easy-to-follow method for writing more professional emails, so you can be absolutely sure they’ll read your email and respond with the answer you need.

Learn to write more professional emails that get noticed

Sign up now and get your first lesson—Start with a useful subject—right away!

What will we cover?

Each week, you'll get a short lesson with specific objectives and clear instructions, and I'll give you very specific action items at the end of each lesson.

  • Lesson 1: Start with a useful subjectThe email subject has two objectives—convince the recipient to open the email, and make it easy to find this email thread later on. I'll give you a simple formula you can use to be confident your subjects accomplish both objectives.
  • Lesson 2: Addressing your emailHow to address your emails so the right people read and respond to them.
  • Lesson 3: Crafting an effective email bodyThe organization of an email should emphasize two things: readability and skimmability. I'll teach you a specific method to make sure all your emails are readable and skimmable so things don't fall through the cracks.
  • Lesson 4: Managing attachmentsI'll show you how to make it clear what you’re sending, what it’s for, and how to use it.
  • Quick reference guideOnce you complete the course, you'll get a printable field-by-field quick reference guide so you can refer back to it at any time.

Why do I need to write more professional email?

You need to put your best foot forward with every email you send because each one is an opportunity to demonstrate superior professionalism.

  • Managers promote professionals. They know more professional people require less handholding in new roles.
  • People go to professionals for help. When people need help, they go to the people most likely to solve their problems as efficiently as possible. The more professionally you communicate, the more likely they are to come to you and that people will recommend you.
  • Clients prefer to work with professionals. Your clients—current and future—have many options. They'll form a first impression right away when you email them, so make sure that first impression is a good one.
  • Unprofessional emails may cost you opportunities. You're competing against colleagues and budgets for a limited number of opportunities. Professionalism can win you those opportunities.

More professional emails will lead to more opportunities.

About Me

I'm Josh Doody. I studied Computer and Electrical Engineering at the University of Florida, graduating in 2003. Then I worked as an electrical engineer for a Department of Defense contractor for a few years before switching to project management and consulting in the software industry.

It wasn't long before I went back to the University of Florida for my MBA (while still working full-time), finishing in 2011.

In 2012, I moved into project management full-time, and have since managed a technical team and many projects big and small.

I'm currently writing Mastering Business Email to help people write more professional emails.

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