Email is almost dead. I’m not going to go into all of the reasons why email is dying. You can Google Email is Dead to find out why.
I say “almost” because it’s not dead yet. Like many of you, I use some email almost every day. More and more I am finding myself utilizing social media platforms like texting, Twitter, and Facebook to communicate with people. It’s shorter and I typically get a quicker and more to-the-point response that way.
For those rare times where you do have to send an email (and it’s probably less than you realize) take a cue from ZenHabits.net and shorten them because Your Emails are Too Long:
How do you use social media to connect with the families and teams that you lead?
PS – Here’s more tips on How to Write Emails that Your Team Will Actually Read and Breaking Email Addiction.