As busy rabbis and educators, we are all sending and receiving thousands of emails a month.

To that end, it’s important to be aware of how you can get people to not just read your messages — but to respond to them as well!

Over the past year, Boomerang researched what factors contribute to getting higher response rates to the messages we send. Email closings matter!

In short, while some people sign-off an email with Best, others with Regards, and many omit a closing altogether, Boomerang found that there is indeed an optimal way to close an email: with gratitude!



Thanks in advance was the most effective closing of all, and emails that closed with a variation of thanks or thank you achieved a reply-rate 36% more than the other emails. Below,is an infographic that summarizes how the eight most popular closings in their data set fared with regard to response rate.




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