Back
The War Room
Question
Post

How do you end your emails?

We had a bit of an internal debate on this so I figured I'd bring it to the War Room. How do you sign off your email?

End the email with...
Attached poll
*Voting in this poll no longer yields commission.
๐Ÿ‘‘ Sales Strategy
๐Ÿ’Œ Cold Emailing
145
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
Kahluapons
Talk soon,
Telehealth_2the_Moon
Notable Contributor
+12
Director of Business Development
Dig it, letting them know you ain't leaving
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
I rotate between this and Best,
Show 3 more replies
HarryCaray
Notable Contributor
+14
Regional VP
Switched to this earlier this year, like it a lot better than "Best"
CCP
Opinionated
+5
VP, Business Development
Mine is similar, I go with "look forward to connecting,"
SaaSyPants
Old School Bravo
Sales Development Rep
exact same here!ย  It is polite but assumptive.ย  We will be connecting damnit!
Show 2 more replies
Savagedoge
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
Came here to say this! Yup.
trainer
Opinionated
+2
Sales Trainer
Talk soon came up in salesloft data recently as increasing reply rates! I've been using it ever since. Or 'Speak Soon'
Na
Nanderson
Account Executive
I use this as well and I love it
NoSuperhero
Politicker
+6
BDR
Yep this is my go to unless I'm closing the interactions and best regards, wishes, or whatever.ย 
ChiefGreef45
Catalyst
+5
Account Executive
Oh wow I like this.ย 
CR
CRE_TREP
Good Citizen
Associate Director
I use this Talk soon,

Best,

Look forward to continuing the conversation,
sahil
Notorious Answer
+13
Deepak Chopra of Sales
One of my sales "secrets" was using a PS at the end of my emails as a way of driving action.ย 

Whenever you see a PS in a note, your brain is trained to pay special attention. It's reflex, Pavlovian even. Perhaps PS's are at the intersection of "something interesting" and "something personal" that force our monkey brains to zoom in. But zoom in we do, and it's best to use that to your advantage my fellow savages.ย 

So here's how I'd end most of my "post-demo" emails:


====

Cheers,
SM

PS - Totally forgot to mention, you had brought up automatic SFDC syncing during our call. I pinged the eng team and ... good news. We can support and even migrate over your old API calls for free!

^^^

I would use the PS to highlight something the prospect was very excited about during the call and build additional momentum around it. It leaves the prospect with a positive taste in their mouth at the end of the note.ย 

It's a subtle one, but these are the little tips and tricks that keep momentum on your side. Let inertia work in your favor, not against you.
Telehealth_2the_Moon
Notable Contributor
+12
Director of Business Development
That's pretty fantastic of an idea, thank you for sharing it. I will definitely be using this one.
SalesOctopus
Opinionated
+2
Enterprise Business Development Representative
Also a big fan of the PS, good call out!
ChiefGreef45
Catalyst
+5
Account Executive
I like this a lot.ย  Such a good idea. I've been trying to do this when connecting with people on LinkedIn, but will certainly be adding this to the routine.ย  Appreciate you sharing!
jaguwar
Senior Pharmacy Sales Executive
I was REALLY hoping for a PS at the end of this commentโ€ฆ regardless, great tip. Thanks!
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
It depends which email it is and what the content is as well.ย 

First email? Best regards. Am I asking for something? Thanks. Have you low key pissed me off? Sincerely.ย 
Telehealth_2the_Moon
Notable Contributor
+12
Director of Business Development
I like the layers you put in there!
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
I have many layers ๐Ÿ˜†
Show 2 more replies
wahmsales
WR Officer
+10
SDR
I tried the Jon Buchan sign-off of "Awaiting your profanity-filled response," until a guy wrote me back, "is this supposed to be funny? Never contact this company again."
wahmsales
WR Officer
+10
SDR
I think he would have sworn at me too, if I wasn't already expecting it.
Telehealth_2the_Moon
Notable Contributor
+12
Director of Business Development
Hahaha that's great, someone must shit in his cereal daily!
krnshrm
Opinionated
+1
Managing Director
There always someone that get pissed offย  because of your attempt at humour, but mostly it'll increase your chances of getting a reply.
AinslieStreet
Politicker
+5
Sales Consultant
Exclamation points. So many exclamation points. Just in case they didn't understand how perky and personable I am.ย 
Telehealth_2the_Moon
Notable Contributor
+12
Director of Business Development
I'm not like all those other salespeople, I'm a fun and cool sales person
AinslieStreet
Politicker
+5
Sales Consultant
Exactly. You get it.
JSaaSy
SDR
Same!!!ย  !!!
sfdc
Valued Contributor
+5
Senior BDM, Enterprise
Iโ€™m from Australia and โ€œCheers,โ€ is really common here. Iโ€™ve got a habit of it now hahaย 
Telehealth_2the_Moon
Notable Contributor
+12
Director of Business Development
I like it, for a US based person it's a big different which I think is great.
Ca
Cabbie
Good Citizen
Business Development Manager
Yeah, I used to recruit for rural Aus. and not being laid-back and "Aussie enough" was a bit of a turn-off for some. "Cheers" just stuck.ย 


People seem to respond to it well though.
sales7
Politicker
+5
Sales Enablement Manager
same here!
poweredbycaffeine
Politicker
+7
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
You guys don't just use your initials to sign off?
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
No but I always think those people are extra cool when I see them do thatย 
poweredbycaffeine
Politicker
+7
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Give it a go with a prospect/client you are fed up with. It's a wild feeling.
Show 3 more replies
Kiona
Opinionated
+2
Head of Business Development
I do this internally with emails. Everyone loves a casual contact
DJSpence
Catalyst
+5
Sales Director
You have to have really cool initials to pull this off. Like... JP....or KD
Money
Valued Contributor
+5
Director of Enterprise Sales
Nothing. After the last sentence it just has my signature. I try to keep all emails as brief and concise as possible.
Telehealth_2the_Moon
Notable Contributor
+12
Director of Business Development
I get that, people like to read short emails, extra lines make it look longer than it is. Thanks for sharing!
st
stan
Good Citizen
+1
Account Executive
Same - unless internally to sales ops or services, etc.. give them a thanks or thanks so much, mentally hoping it makes things I'm asking for happen faster
SlanginHCSaaS
Opinionated
+1
Regional Sales Director
Honestly, wtf are "regards"?
Telehealth_2the_Moon
Notable Contributor
+12
Director of Business Development
It's regarding... things... I think...
Kiona
Opinionated
+2
Head of Business Development
it is a synonym for wishes. IRL
DJSpence
Catalyst
+5
Sales Director
Fighting words
TheRealPezDog
Notable Contributor
+7
Account Manager
Kind Retards,ย 
WildManRandy
Opinionated
+3
Business Development Representative
Cheers!ย 
Telehealth_2the_Moon
Notable Contributor
+12
Director of Business Development
I dig the upbeat approach!
TheSolicitorGeneral
Politicker
+5
Small Market AE
Just โ€œThanksโ€ radiates such Big Dick Energy
ZebraStripe
Opinionated
+1
Sr Sales Director
Let's get this bread,
braintank
Politicker
+6
Enterprise Account Executive
Typically just put my name.ย 
SalesGal
Politicker
+6
Account Manager / FSR
Sometimes I'll go with "Looking forward to hearing from you" or "Looking forward to working together" but more times than not its the classic "Regards" for me
ju
justatopproducer
Opinionated
+1
National Consultant
Best Regards,
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
Energetically yours, ย  (Jk but some people really do that)
Telehealth_2the_Moon
Notable Contributor
+12
Director of Business Development
That's a bit much, I'll feel like I'm stan-ing if I start closing with that.
Wo
Wolfof7thStreet
Opinionated
+5
AE
Talk soon,
RandomPaperclip
Valued Contributor
+4
Sr. AE
- Stay awesome
Telehealth_2the_Moon
Notable Contributor
+12
Director of Business Development
Pretty upbeat, thanks Clippy!
SlanginHCSaaS
Opinionated
+1
Regional Sales Director
I always use a custom sign off which is dependent upon what the request is. "Looking forward to talking soon", "thanks for your help", "hope this helps", etc
wahmsales
WR Officer
+10
SDR
Be well,
Smithy
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
Cheers

thats what I say when I speak to people, so thatโ€™s what I write
rekled
Opinionated
+2
Strategic Account Executive
Interesting. I never thought about it from that perspective. I would never end a conversation with "kind regards", which is how i close a majority of my emails.ย 
twothousandandchael
Good Citizen
+1
Director of Sales
Keep it real,
Telehealth_2the_Moon
Notable Contributor
+12
Director of Business Development
Dig it
TheRealPezDog
Notable Contributor
+7
Account Manager
Regards, like a the true asshole that I am...
salesnerd
WR Officer
+16
Head of Growth
I ended my emails with 'Best Regards' until one time I swapped the 'g' for a 't' on an email one time. I stick with just 'Best,' now.
Grant_Horun
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Usually I end it with "Cheers," but sometimes if internal team or colleagues I know, I throw in a "Skrrt Skrrt"ย 
RunDownTheStairs
Good Citizen
+1
Enterprise Account Executive
In my signature I provide a link for them to play me in chess. It actually works quite well, surprisingly.ย 

Telehealth_2the_Moon
Notable Contributor
+12
Director of Business Development
Now this is awesome, have you ever had a time where you had too many chess games going at once to keep up?ย 

Also, what site do you use to link to for that?
RunDownTheStairs
Good Citizen
+1
Enterprise Account Executive
I use the chess.com app on my iPhone. If you go to the browser version you can find your shareable link to hyperlink. I typically have 8-10 games going at a time, so never really felt I've had too many to keep up. I also use the option that gives each player 5 days to make a move before it times out. So if I get busy, I always have a few days to make a move. I hate Instagram, so spend my bored time playing chess. Good luck.ย 
Show 2 more replies
Ch
ChunkyButters
Politicker
+5
AE
Best, Talk Soon, Respectfully, or just my initials
Telehealth_2the_Moon
Notable Contributor
+12
Director of Business Development
I read that first as "and" instead of "or" and was thinking "wow that's a lot!"

Ch
ChunkyButters
Politicker
+5
AE
LOL -ย 

Hi Telehealth,

Buy my stuff please.

Thanks,
Talk Soon,
Have a Great Weekend,ย 
Respectfully,ย 
CB
TheFemaleWolf
Opinionated
+3
Director of Sales
Thanks so much,ย 

or have a great day!ย 

Iโ€™m a Libra and enneagram 7... If you know you know ๐Ÿ˜‚
SA
SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Business Development
Let me know what you think,
Telehealth_2the_Moon
Notable Contributor
+12
Director of Business Development
but I think a lot of weird stuff...
7
How do you end your emails? Best/worst sign off
Discussion
36
How do you end your emails?
jb
+69
jbeezy , ย  88mph , ย  verbalzzzzzz ย  and 69 people voted
2
Firewall sending emails into the abyss
Question
4
4
Emails Emails and .. Emails?
Question
6
Whatโ€™s the key to a great email?
+27
Ace , ย  sales4lyf , ย  Queenofsales ย  and 27 people voted