Someone asked me last week, “How do I get more email responses?” That’s a good and timeless question. Salespeople spend all day cold calling and cold emailing prospects hoping someone will be interested in learning more. Public relations and media relations pros spend the same time pitching story ideas and coverage for their clients and companies hoping for the same thing — a response. Any response sometimes.

For your food for thought heading into the weekend, I thought I’d share my answer to that question and give you four topics to think about to improve your one-to-one email response rate. Give it a listen and let me know if you have more ideas in the comments!

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