Master communication in your company.

Elon Musk’s secret weapon is email. He uses email a lot. He is very clear, direct, and concise in his emails. He frequently updates the company vision, mission, and productivity via emails to the entire company.

Instructions

Communicate effectively with the entire company, preferably via email.

  1. Keep it short.
    Write the fewest number of sentences possible to get your point across.
  2. Avoid squishy words.
    For example, “I feel,” “I’m not sure,” and “perhaps.” Also avoid using the passive voice or any confusing adverbs.
  3. Know what you want.
    Outline your email first. Once the outline is complete, it will be your email.
  4. Use bold text for the important portions.
    Using bold text saves the reader’s time by highlighting the really important portions of the email.
  5. Forward emails with a clear explanation of why you’re forwarding.
    When forwarding emails, add your notes, a quick summary, and a list of action items that you need from the email receiver.
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