Do you use “Regards?” Do you use “Sincerely?” Do you use “Cheers?” Do you use whatever pops into your head?
I’ve tried a few different endings or ‘sign-offs’ to my emails, even “till next time.” But, none really seemed to feel comfortable or natural.
And, there is also the factor of who you are emailing. Is it a friend, an acquaintance, a business associate, a client – who you’re emailing matters also. Another relevant aspect is the nature of the email - Is it formal, informal, promotional, informational, or other?
It’s easy to see there are a few things to think about when signing-off.
I did narrow it down to “Regards” when emailing or replying to someone I don’t know. But, getting a handle on all the other types of emails was important . . . at least to me.
There were many emails that I didn’t include a sign-off. I just ended it with my name. So, it was definitely on my mind and I began to take notice of how others signed-off.
Then I happened upon a helpful article about email endings at PRDaily.com and it gave me lots of ideas.
While I still don’t have a ‘set’ sign-off, I do limit mine to the following, depending on the situation:
- Have a great day
- Have a great weekend
- Have a good one
- Hope this helps
- Thanks a bunch
Check out the PRDaily email sign-off article for yourself!
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