The number one attention grabber for email is your subject line.  Yet I see people continually using innocuous email subject lines that don’t help the reader.

Your email communication should tell the person, from the subject line, what you expect from them.

If you need two answers to two questions, put that in the subject line.

If you have a deadline, put that in the subject line.

If you need clarification on one point of a contract, put in the subject line, “Cclarification of point 17 in contract” so the person knows exactly where to zero in and what you are looking for.

TAKE ACTION:  Commit to having your subject lines tell the recipient EXACTLY what to expect from the email and what to do with it.  They should be able to scan just their subject line and know why they should open it.