Your Emails Will Get Attention If They Sound Like Tweets

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Want everyone's attention? Then listen to Lifehacker and take advantage of the fact that most email clients preview about 50-75 characters of a message in the inbox view by making your opening line sound like a tweet.

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Now while it's a rather clever approach, Lifehacker tip isn't all you need to do: You need to have a clear subject line too. [Lifehacker]

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Long ago in another life I filed lots of incident reports, and I learned to be very concise and precise in my writing. It's been a hard habit to break, and most people prefer to read notes and emails written more "verbosely." But my abbreviated style has come in handy with Twitter.