order of email writing

The Order of Email Writing

We interrupt our regular blog posting to recount this super fun day of learning with PRCA (Public Relations Council of Alabama) to discuss the order of email writing.

#PRCA joined forces with #AAF to offer the Wel-Comm Y’all Workshop for Communications Pros. We heard from marketing, public relations, and storytelling specialists such as Gene Lewis, Sarah Minor, Carolyn Walsh, and several other spellbinding speakers. The day’s festivities were organized by Julie Mann and Megan York, two amazing event planners who thought of every detail and hosted at the University of Alabama’s Entrepreneurship Institute.


I had the privilege of keynoting “Help! I’m Buried Under Email—and I Can’t Get Up.” The audience drove home the problems with composing and sending hasty emails off the top of their heads. Rather, we reviewed the four steps of composing an email in order to prevent careless mistakes, such as forgetting an attachment and leaving the subject line empty.


The Order of Email Writing


  1. Attach any attachment before you type the first word
  2. Compose the subject line
  3. Draft the body copy
  4. And last, complete the recipient(s) fields


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Certified Speaking Professional Mandi Stanley works with business leaders who want to boost their professional image by becoming better speakers and writers through interactive high-content keynotes, breakout sessions, workshops, technical writing seminars, and fun proofreading classes. 

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