The phrase you use to close your professional e-mail messages can add a touch of personality or continue the theme of your brand, but finding the right one isn’t always easy to do. With the frequent and often informal use of e-mail, some people have broken away from formal closings for professional e-mail messages. If you are in my email list, you may have noticed I’ve been using a variety of closings lately. I “went out” in search of new ways to close my e-mails and thought I would share the more professional phrases I found. I hope you might find one or two that fit you well.
The ones we all are likely familiar with…
- Best wishes
You get the idea. We’ve all seen them and their variations, right? For a lot of us these are perfectly fine and appropriate closings. However, some business professionals like service providers and advice givers are looking for a more personal or catchy way to close their e-mails.
Here are a few that are a bit out of the norm but still can be used professionally…
- Hope to hear from you soon
- Until next time
- At your service
- With confidence
- Your colleague
- To your success
For “special” occasions…
- Be well
- Kind thoughts
- Thinking the best for you
- Wishing you the best
- With kindest regards
- Safe travelling
- Wishing you a safe journey
- I hope to receive news from you soon
- Thank you for your kindness and consideration
- In Gratitude
The following are great for those with inspirational roles…
- Onward and upward
- Shine on
- Love & light
- Best wishes for your future
- Smiles and laughter
- Stay on the road ‘cos its going somewhere nice
- Happiness is a choice
- Be prosperous, fare well
- Be continually prosperous
- Peace and progress
- Keep smiling
- Grace and peace
- In peace
- Keeping it real
- Here’s to always having loving ways and perfect days
- With joy
- Live well, laugh often and be merry
- May blessings & smiles be yours
- Seize the day
And finally, my personal favorite…
- Get me a mars bar while you’re out!
(OK, not very professional but a girl has to try!)
If you don’t feel all tingly about any of the above mentioned, try choosing one word that describes what you do and build on it with a personal touch or perhaps your company slogan or tagline will do nicely. I would love to hear your out of the ordinary closings, so please leave a comment and share!
My time is up and I thank you for yours!
P.S. Thank you, Lisa for inspiring me on this topic. It’s been fun searching for creative new ways to close my e-mails!