How to end emails in English with flair (and still be professional)

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How do you end your business emails in English?

“Best regards”?

“Thanks”?

Sure, those are ok. But maybe you want to add a little flair, something more unique and personal, but professional at the same time.

This was a question that came up in a recent Question & Answer session for Faster Fluency Conversation Club members.

Since we all send tons of emails every day, I thought it would be a very practical blog post for you too!

So let’s see how you can end your emails in English with more personality than the standard “Best regards,”

Index:

1. Why change the way you end your emails in English? 

2. Email ending #1: “Keep up the good work,”

3. Email ending #2: “Thank you for [something specific they did],”

4. Email ending #3: “Can’t wait to [something specific that’s coming soon] with you,”

5. Take the next step: Improve your English in the comment

6. Become more fluent & comfortable in conversations

 


1. Why change the way you end your emails in English?

Does anyone care about the way you end your emails in English?

Maybe they don’t pay much attention to the end of your email because you don’t pay much attention to it!

But you can use the end of your email to :

  • Be more memorable because you do something different
  • Create a positive emotion for your reader, so they think positively of you
  • Increase your chance to get a (positive) responseAnd good news: it’s easy to choose a better, more memorable ending for your emails in English.

Let’s look at some practical examples of positive ways to end your emails in English.


2. Email ending #1: “Keep up the good work,”

Use this email ending if you want to encourage someone who is doing good work. You can also use it if they did good work recently.

When you give someone encouragement, you recognize their efforts. They feel appreciated. We all like to feel appreciated and encouraged in our work.

So if you are happy with the work of a colleague, client, or partner, sign off your email with “Keep up the good work,”

Also check out my lesson: No “Hi,” on Emails: What’s the Deal About Greetings?


3. Email ending #2: “Thank you for [something specific they did],”

This is much more powerful and personal than the generic “Thanks,”.
Again, you specifically recognize the work that someone did, and you express your gratitude for their efforts.

To use this email ending, include a specific action the person did.

Examples:


4. Email ending #3: “Can’t wait to [something specific that’s coming soon] with you,”

Excitement is contagious! When the other person sees that you are excited about a future event, they will become more excited too.

Use this email ending if you are planning an event with someone, or you will attend an event together.

Examples:

  • Can’t wait to start this project with you,
  • Can’t wait to see you at the conference,
  • Can’t wait to meet you in person,

This is especially good if it will be the first time you meet the person in real life (or on Zoom 😉

Also check out my lesson: Vacation Absence Email Message

And now, you’re one step closer to feeling more confident speaking (or in this case, writing) Business English!


5. Take the next step: Improve your English in the comments

The best way to become more confident using Business English is to practice!
Here’s what you can do to take the next step to improve your English with me:

  1. In the comments, write a short email in English.
  2. Use one of the email endings from this article, or try another ending if you would like to know if it’s good

Please share this article with your coworkers & friends. You can send your message to them in English!

6. Become more fluent & comfortable in conversations

If you would like to take the next step with me, discover my Faster Fluency Conversation Club Membership Program!

It helps you become more confident speaking in conversations, and get a lot more vocabulary on many different topics! And it’s a fabulous community of “English buddies” from around the world!

More details at https://christinarebuffetcourses.com/faster-fluency-conversation-club/join-now

Can’t wait to see you in the Club,
Christina

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