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Opening to a cold email... hi, hey, hello, greetings, etc.

How do you open your cold emails? For years I was a 'Hello' kinda person, but recently have converted to 'Hey'.


Do you always use the same one? Do you think it matters?

How do you start cold emails?
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Trinity
WR Officer
+7
BusDev
I use "Hi" and switch to Hey only after connecting with them and have a feel of their approach/tonality (business-like/casual)
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
If I use a greeting I use "Hi." Otherwise I simply use their name.
salesnerd
WR Officer
+16
Head of Growth
When it's super serious I don't even bother with the name... that's when you KNOW it's gametime.ย 
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
I go with โ€˜helloโ€™ or โ€˜hiโ€™ or just their name, or no initial greeting at all.

โ€˜Greetingsโ€™ seems the most insincere of the lot to me. Iโ€™ve never been greeted with a โ€˜greetingsโ€™ face to face so it seems unnatural to me ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ
salesnerd
WR Officer
+16
Head of Growth
I think โ€˜salutationsโ€™ would be the only more absurd way to greet someone.ย 
BillyHoyle
Tycoon
+10
Senior Account Executive
Depends on the vibe I get from them.
BillyHoyle
Tycoon
+10
Senior Account Executive
Sometimes I hit em with a Wuzzup
LordBusiness
Politicker
+7
Chief Revenue Officer
Just the first name here unless itโ€™s a close contact Iโ€™ve got a really tight relationship with.ย 
LoneMaverick
Opinionated
+2
Strategic Account Leader
I use โ€œHiโ€ for the first email in a thread. ย Subsequent emails I just use their name.
PeterSwan
Opinionated
+2
Business Development Manager
The same as Trinity, I use "Hi" and switch to Hey only after connecting with them.
CRMLord
Good Citizen
Business Development Representative
Iโ€™m still building up the courage to begin an email with just the name, no greeting. What a power move! However, for now Iโ€™m sticking with โ€œHiโ€.ย 
Ba
Bandido
Politicker
+3
Client Director
This is embarrassing but I caught myself doing Hey for men, and Hi for women which makes zero sense.....I couldn't even tell you why or what caused my brain to default that way.ย  Once I caught it I stopped and now tend to just use their names on a cold email.ย  However, if I know you already you're definitely getting a "Hey"
Stringer
Arsonist
+8
SDR
Salesnerd,

Finatical prospecting by Jeb Blunt says no greeting.

Salespeople from 1990-2012 had been doing that, so people are over it. It's too formal to have a greeting for someone you don't know.

Cheers,
Stinger
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