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How do you end your emails? Best/worst sign off

For several years I've ended my emails with:


Best,

<first name>


But I've recently seen some research around


Talk soon,

<first name>


And how it can increase response rates. What do y'all use?

How do you end your emails?
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funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
Kahluapons
I always go with "Talk soon" unless we aren't connecting soon and in that case it's "Take care." On Fridays I'll sprinkle in a "Have a great weekend."

Thinking of trying out xoxo, gossip girl or "Bye Felicia" with prospects I don't like.
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
please do hahaha
slaydie
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
xoxo Gossip Girl is a classic haha
Lumbergh
Politicker
+3
Sr Account Exec
kthxbai
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Brilliant Strategy and reasoning. Thanks for sharing. Lemme try this now on
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
"Best regards" actually :P
salesnerd
WR Officer
+16
Head of Growth
One time I swapped the g in regards for a t... thank GOD I caught it before I sent the email. That's why I avoid the word 'regards' now.
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
hahah, nice
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ViktorfromSales
Opinionated
+1
Enterprise Account Executive
Always have a DATED NEXT STEP. You want to create need and urgency with each point of contact. Without that youโ€™re dead in the water. Whenever Iโ€™m tired Iโ€™d fall into the trap of defaulting to โ€œlet me know if you need anything elseโ€ or โ€œbestโ€ or sth else. I then proofread and say wtf before creating urgency and need, ideally by adding an expected date with a specific next step at the outro and/or in the body of the email near the end.ย 
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
can you give an example? I never tried this so this sounds like solid advice
ViktorfromSales
Opinionated
+1
Enterprise Account Executive
Sure :) one frequent example that Iโ€™m facing is prospects booking a time to call but not giving context. Iโ€™d either send an email personally or ask the SDR on the lead to do it saying

โ€œhi XYZ, thanks for booking a call, can you give some context around what problems youโ€™re facing and what youโ€™d like to cover by the end of the call by [date and time 24 hours before the call takes place] at the latest? This way Iโ€™ll be able to prepare for your specific use case and invite a specialist if neededโ€ (benefit).

You can apply the same approach in any situation tbh as long as the email is short and contains a clear advantage to the recipient and a well defined next step date. I would often skip any salutation like โ€œbestโ€ talk soonโ€ or other so it doesnโ€™t dilute the message unnecessarily, unless Iโ€™m talking to someone with a more structured culture like Japan or Germany where it is common courtesy.ย 
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Incognito
Arsonist
+9
Master of Disaster
Kind regards. In an animated gif. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ
Omar
Enterprise Sales Executive
It's always ended with "Respectfully" never saw anyone use it.ย 

what I would avoid is "Regards or Best Regards" it's the "thoughts and prayers" of our time. Insensitive BUT most importantly if you're typing quick and hit the "T" instead of "G" when typing regards than you're in trouble.ย 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
Best Regards, Thank You, and Sincerely are my daily users. Sometimes please advise ๐Ÿ˜†
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
I never use sincerely except in French.ย 
I use insteadย 
Please suggest the way forward
SalesGal
Politicker
+6
Account Manager / FSR
I use "Regards" or "Looking forward to hearing from you".ย 
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
I hate just "regards" dunno why haha
HarryCaray
Notable Contributor
+14
Regional VP
Used to use "Best" but just saw some data that the one that gets the most responses is "talk soon".ย  Switched to that recently.
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
I wrote best, got meeting with VP and got schooled about this they were like Best what? why leave the person thinking?
YoungGoat
Opinionated
+2
Surgical Technology Specialist
I'm currently following the Salesloft data. Opening with Hey and closing with Talk soon. Seems to be working so far.
woof
WR Officer
+4
Account Executive
Does the data suggest "hey" is better than hi? I do the "talk soon" as well because I saw it has better response rates
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
Cheers, unless I get a comment from management some don't like it being a muslim market they think it's not applicable haha
wahmsales
WR Officer
+10
SDR
Be well
Trinity
WR Officer
+7
BusDev
I change it depending on the region Americas, APAC, EMEA)
slaydie
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
LOL to love - a prospect once signed off their email to me with love and it was not an accident
SaaSsyB
Opinionated
+1
SDR Manager
Depends - if we already have a relationship and we are continuing conversation I use Talk Soon or Best. ย If the email has a direct ask I use Kindly. ย If I have been chasing them I use Standing By. ย 
Soiboi
Politicker
+5
Account Executive, EIAS/Compliance
I don't really use any sign-off anymore (Not cold). I try and just end the sentence and use the signature or just my name. I don't think they care about my "best" and neither do I really....
MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+10
Senior Account Executive
Many thanks,ย 
SaleingAway
Opinionated
+1
Account Executive
Thanks or Kind Regardsย 
annonsales
Opinionated
+1
Sales Development Representative
I alternate with 3 different sign-offs depending on the context of the email.

"All the best"
"Talk soon"
"Many thanks"ย 
chips_aHeu
Opinionated
+1
Account Executive
unpopular signature: "with appreciation"
Lumbergh
Politicker
+3
Sr Account Exec
Seen on Twitter this morning:

Someone told me signing my emails with "Best" is passive aggressive so I'm changing it to "See you in hell" to eliminate any confusion
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Thanks & Regards,
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