We have all had to email busy people from VCs to reporters to even our own bosses and colleagues. Here is a great post by Jason Freedman from HumbledMBA* about how to email busy people. If you are busy too, these are the key highlights.
- Subject Lines Matter
- Use Your Company Email Address
- Remind Him of Context
- Limit Your Entire Email to 5 sentences or Less
- Make Your Ask Explicit
- Respond Immediately
- Include a Short, Professional Signature