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How to Write Emails People Want to Respond to.

SALES TEMPLATE

1 Prep Your Email 2Subject Lines 3 Opening Line 4 Body Copy 5Signature

Want people to respond to your email? Heres our 5-part formula:

Prep Your Email. 1

Before you start writing ...

Before you start writing ...

Take 5 10 minutes to prep ...

Before you start writing ...

Take 5 10 minutes to prep ...

... so you can weave recipient context into your email content.

Heres How:

Try a simple Google search.

See if they blog If so, what do they care enough

about to write about it?

Find their social presence Do they have an interesting new post? Have any recent updates?

Find their social presence Do they have an interesting new post? Have any recent updates?

Pro Tip:

Sign up for Newsle to be alerted when your contacts make

the news.

Check company website Review the about us page or

management page.

But dont let your newly acquired bank of information

end your prep.

You actually need a reason to reach out to someone.

You actually need a reason to reach out to someone.

This is where outbound sales meets inbound sales.

Heres How:

WHAT IS A KEYWORD?

PERSPECTIVE: Consumer/

Prospect

Think: How are you connected?

Do you have mutual connections? Use them in your introduction to establish credibility.

Use a Trigger Event:

Did an internal or external event happen that influences your email introduction?

Jill Konrath Author of SNAP Selling

A trigger event is something that happens either internally or

externally to an organization that has the potential to create an urgent and

compelling need for your product, service or solution. Suddenly new

priorities emerge from this occurrence ones that are

a catalyst for change.

WHAT IS A KEYWORD?

PERSPECTIVE: Consumer/

Prospect

Leverage Lead Intelligence:

What pages did they most recently view on your site? Which search terms drove them to

your business?

Once you have established context, you can leverage that information to start a pe#onalized email conversation.

Subject Lines. 2

Now lets use that context to script our email.

First set a goal thats not closing the deal.

First set a goal thats not closing the deal.

Instead, focus on ge$ing a response.

Here are some subject line

variations to try.

Mike, quick question for you.

Mike, quick question for you.

Pro Tip:

This is my highest performing subject

line.

[Mutual connection] recommended I get in touch.

Ideas for [thing that is important to them].

Question about [recent trigger event or goal they have].

Thoughts about [title of their blog post].

Have you considered [your thought or recommendation]?

And here are words to avoid in your subject lines.

Final Reminder Sale Tempting Specials Complimentary Help Donation

Dont Exciting Unique Discount Solution Partner State of the Art

And here are words to avoid in your subject lines.

Credit: Jill Konrath

Opening Line. 3

Now lets begin writing the content inside your email.

How many emails do you reply to that begin with,

My name is ...

How many emails do you reply to that begin with,

My name is ...

Thats what we thought.

Start o by saying something about them, not you.

Start o by saying something about them, not you.

Here are some examples:

Mike, I noticed you ...

Mike, [Mutual connection] mentioned ...

Mike, Saw that we both ...

Mike, I loved your post on ...

Mike, Congratulations on ...

Body Copy. 4

Your body copy should then relay your value by co&ecting you

to your message recipient.

Avoid generic value propositions like:

We help web marketing firms increase their lead generation by 400% and eortlessly prove ROI to

their clients.

Avoid generic value propositions like:

We help web marketing firms increase their lead generation by 400% and eortlessly prove ROI to

their clients.

Instead, use your research to align with your prospect by focusing on ideas and insights

that will help your prospect achieve their goals.

Try asking a great question.

How, if at all, would you like to improve your strategy?

Is [benefit to them] a priority for you right now?

Do you have any unanswered questions about [topic of learning]?

Are you after a lifestyle business, or world domination?

Are you alone on this?

Has it always been this way?

Would it be nice, or does it have to happen?

What would you do if you were me?

Was this all your idea?

Rick Roberge Sales Coach

Heres the secret. I ask lots of questions. I ask

good questions. I ask until I cant think of any more to

ask.

For more questions: http://rickroberge.com/questions/

Signature. 5

Your email signature shouldnt be a diraction.

Instead, you should:

Keep it short aka no need to scroll.

Use plain, black and white, text.

Leave contact information and a link to view your online profile of choice.

Want deeper insight into which emails are working?

Try Signals a free chrome extension

that shows who has opened and clicked

your emails.

Try Signals a free chrome extension

that shows who has opened and clicked

your emails.

GET SIGNALS TODAY

By Michael Pici

THANK YOU.