Small Business Tips

Ready-to-Use Templates for Email Debt Forgiveness Day

On any given day, you have about 200 unread emails sitting in your inbox. Some you peeked at, some you ignored, some you read and then marked unread again. Some (roughly 25%) only get answered after the third attempt.

Email Debt Forgiveness Day templates

You express some concern at first. “How can I be too busy to even open an email?” “How long will the sender be awaiting a reply?”

But as the emails start piling up, you become dismissive. “If they really wanted to reach me, they could’ve called instead.” “They’re probably just as busy and likely forgot about the email anyway.”

frustrated office workerThe truth of the matter is, it takes about 25 minutes to get back into the groove of things when interrupted by something as minute as answering an email. Not to fear, however.

Enter Email Debt Forgiveness Day, the creation of Reply All podcast co-hosts Alex Goldman and P.J. Vogt. Finally there exists a day (April 30) when you can reply to all those emails in your inbox graveyard without incident.

HIT REPLY

Better late than never, right? Newsweek declares Email Debt Forgiveness Day “the digital holiday we need.”

Here’s how it works in a nutshell:

  1. Start by opening the unread email.
  2. Type the long-awaited reply.
  3. Do not miss this step! Include the explainer link about Email Debt Forgiveness Day.

    Please forgive me http://emaildebtforgiveness.me/

  4. Repeat until your inbox shrinks down to “0.”

female using laptop on deskPRESS SEND

In some instances, replying immediately to an email speaks to your character and may even land you a job offer. Consider your aim in business and use these email templates to compose your message.

Referral Business

Reconnect with colleagues and industry professionals for referral business.

Hi [name of colleague],

It’s been a while since the [networking or industry event]. Let’s continue our chat about the potential partnership opportunities between our businesses. Would you like to grab a coffee or lunch sometime this week?

Best regards,

[You name]

Customer Satisfaction

Keep communications open with customers by sending a Customer Satisfaction Survey.

Dear [name],

We know you haven’t heard from us in a while, so let us know how you’re doing! Tell us how satisfied you are with our [product or services].

As a thank you, please accept this gift of [promotion or free offer.]

At your service,

[Company name]

CLEAN SWEEP

And while you’re at it, spring clean your inbox to avoid another important message getting buried between your e-bill and your secret subscription to the Perez Hilton RSS feed.

It takes five simple steps to achieve the coveted Inbox Zero, according to Mashable.

So go ahead – knock out all those replies you never had the nerve to type out, and press Send.

Liked this advice? Subscribe to the Overnight Prints blog for more articles on business marketing.

You Might Also Like

What Chlorine Free Means

Mom & Pop Shops That Made it Big

New Custom T-Shirts Designer Is Available!

3 Best Print Product Ideas

5 OF THE BEST SMALL BUSINESS/SMALL BUDGET MARKETING IDEAS!

Skip The Rush By Shopping Small This Year

Mini Business Cards

Trade Show Tips to Steal

Overnight Prints Magazine Discount

The Most Powerful Red Logos in Marketing

Small Business Conference Planning Checklist

Do Your Business Cards & Marketing Materials Need Revamping?

Upload your Business Cards for FREE – Overnight Prints’ new and improved online service

Top 7 Ways to Spring Clean Your Business Marketing

Be a Showstopper at the Las Vegas MAGIC Convention

Secure Customers Before and After Cyber Monday

Will You Be My Valentine? How to Attract Customers

Stop Bailing on Mailing (Services)

Create a Simple Holiday Postcard in Photoshop- using the Clipping Mask, Warp Tool, and other Text Effects!

Going The Extra Mile: OvernightPrints.com Mailing Service

Small Business Marketing Lessons from the Rose Parade

Make your own Holiday Gift Stationery at OvernightPrints!

Promote yourself – 50 self-promotional tips for Graphic Designers & Freelancers

Start Being The Best You!

Tips on Creating Direct Mail Services for your Small Business

Best business cards

New Year’s Resolution: Dance Away

Revolutionary Skin Cream Reverses Time Naturally

Steve Jobs 1979 business card

Top Sites and Useful Resources for Freelancers

Create a design portfolio booklet at Overnight Prints

5 ESSENTIAL TIPS ON CREATING MESSAGING FOR COMPANY GREETING CARDS

The Best 4 Marketing Tools for Branding a Professional Speaker

Where Print Marketing Wins

4 Reasons to Use Direct Mail Marketing

5 Budget-Friendly Print Products for Small Businesses

Feel Good On the Outside And The Inside With JEUNESSE

5 ways to add value to your business cards

Essential Print Marketing for the Tourism Industry

Death of the Business Card?

Roses are Red

Brochure Minimalism

postcard vs e-postcard

4 Reasons Why Brand Consistency Makes Sales

16 Secrets to a Successful Black Friday

Staycations That Will Improve Work Performance

Top 4 Marketing Books That Will Transform Your Small Business

Stand Out From The Crowd By Using Spot-UV

Small Business Story: Kristin Bleyenberg Design

Increase The Productivity Of Your Business

Top 5 Advice for Entrepreneurs on Small Business Saturday

Overnight Prints Web Commercial – how we made it!

Top 5 list of Digital Designers you should know about!

Address Labels are now available at OvernightPrints.com

QR Codes in Posters and Mini BCs

Are You a Shark in Business?

10 Tips on Creating a Brochure

Black Friday Promotion – Spend $50 get $50

Tell Your Story With A Business Card

Halloween Print Products for October Promotions

A Paperless Society

Crazy March Media, Money & Marketing

5 Best Custom Business Card ideas from Small Business Customers!

Tax Advice: 5 Small Business Marketing Deductions to Know

Become our No.1 Fan on Flickr, Twitter, or Facebook and Win 500 Free Business Cards!

How one photographer used savvy marketing to skyrocket his leads

Taking Stock of Your Business Card Paper

Print vs. Digital: Where to spend your ad dollars

New Year, New Marketing Materials.

#InspireMe2017: Finance Tips

Presenting the Pocket Folder

Business Cards: Here today…Not Gone Tomorrow

Not Convinced? Free Samples To Change Your Mind!

Brilliant Art & Design Work

Shop the Story!