9 alternatives to "looking forward to hearing from you"

     

Your sales process is only as strong as your communication skills. Prospects receive so much outreach from salespeople, it"s important to lớn keep your messaging fresh và eye-catching.

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One way to achieve this is khổng lồ swap tired, meaningless phrases like, "I am looking forward khổng lồ hearing from you," with more actionable requests like, "I appreciate your quick response."

You"ll stand out from the competition, increase your chances of eliciting a response, & ensure you move more đơn hàng along quickly.

"I look forward lớn hearing from you" is a common email sign-off. While this sign-off conveys familiarity & warm sentiment, it isn"t always appropriate because it can convey the wrong message. In this context, the sign-off could be perceived as passive-aggressively demanding a response, it could be easily forgotten or ignored without clear directives, and it leaves you (the sender) in the position of waiting to hear from them to make your next move.

If you"re waiting for a colleague or connection to lớn get back to you, you might consider using one of the following "I look forward to lớn hearing from you" alternatives. Instead, we suggest using one of the following alternatives khổng lồ better convey your request, ideal timeframe, & steps both you and the recipient can take to lớn work more expeditiously via email.

1. "Could you return all proposal feedback by Friday?"

Giving your prospects a deadline to lớn meet takes the guesswork out of your timeline. You"ve removed your prospect"s tendency khổng lồ star an e-mail for later or think, "I"ll get khổng lồ that next week." Instead, you"ve stated your expectations up front và given them a direct goal to lớn meet.

If your deadline"s flexible, you might add, "Does this timeline meet your expectations?" This allows your prospect to lớn push back if they"ll need more time. Make sure there"s always a deadline, however. If your prospect replies, "Actually, I think I"ll need a few more days," say, "Not a problem. Let"s move the deadline khổng lồ next Wednesday." You"ve given them the time they need while sticking with a firm goal date.

2. "Could you help me find the answer here?"

Humans generally lượt thích helping other humans. Use this fact lớn your advantage. This approach is especially helpful early in the sales process when you"re identifying the decision maker — or even make initial contact.

Sending an thư điện tử that says, "I"d lượt thích to speak with the person in purchasing at your company, but I"m not sure who to reach out to. Could you help me?" is much more persuasive than simply saying, "Are you the person in charge of purchasing at Geo Enterprises?"

3. "I saw X và thought of you. What are your thoughts?"

If your prospect has gone dark or you"re having trouble getting them to meet one particular requirement — stop hitting them over the head with the same ask. By this time, they"re probably immune khổng lồ it.

Instead, send them a casual, non-work-related thư điện tử such as, "I saw Oklahoma had some tornadoes last weekend. Were any close khổng lồ you?" There"s less pressure to reply và a greater likelihood they will, because it"s a personal question. Once you"ve gotten them talking again, you can ask the business questions you need answered.

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4. "It would really help me out if you could reply by Wednesday."

This is a similar approach to lớn number two. If you need an answer quickly, ask for help. Frame the request as a favor instead of a demand, saying, "It would really help me out — và help us stick lớn our timeline — if you could give me an answer by the over of the day on Thursday."

When you hit or miss a deadline, that reflects on you — even if you"re reliant on someone else lớn get there. We"ve all been in those situations, & most of us (including your prospects) are more than willing to lớn step up & get you the results you need.

5. "If you"re too busy to lớn handle this request, is there someone else I can reach out to?"

This is a direct approach — & one khổng lồ only use when absolutely necessary. It"s essentially presenting your prospect with a light threat by explaining, if they don"t respond, you"ll go around them.

Reserve this for situations in which the khuyến mãi is on the verge of falling through. For example, if you sent the contract several weeks ago, have touched based several times, and have still heard nothing back.

6. "If I don"t hear from you by X date, I"ll assume we"re good khổng lồ move forward here."

When you have a request that doesn"t necessarily require an answer — lượt thích the final draft of a contract or a proposed timeline — this approach works well. Simply send the document or update and say, "If I don"t hear from you by Friday, I"ll assume you don"t have any feedback và move forward."

This sets a firm timeline & puts the burden on them to get back lớn you with an answer quickly.

7. "I appreciate your quick response."

This is a gentle nudge for prospects. It communicates you"re serious about a response without being forceful or vaguely threatening. Drop it at the end of an email or địa chỉ a reason why their prompt response is important. For example, "I appreciate your quick response on this matter because our legal team is waiting on an answer before drawing up the contract details."

8. "Let me know if anything changes."

This is another opportunity khổng lồ put the responsibility back on your prospect. If all that"s required of them is lớn alert you to lớn feedback or changes to lớn the existing agreement, ask them lớn keep you in the loop and leave it at that. Unless they reach out, you can move forward freely.

9. "I haven"t heard from you regarding . Usually when this happens, it means . Is this correct?"

Save this as another last resort. If there"s a 50/50 chance the giảm giá is lost anyway, try this as a final effort to lớn elicit a response. Simply say, "I haven"t heard back from you regarding our final budgetary agreement. Usually when this happens, it means we haven"t met a mutually agreeable price và the khuyễn mãi giảm giá can"t move forward. Am I correct in assuming this is the case here?"

There is a chance they"ll reply, "Yes, we"re unable to lớn move forward with a contract at this time." But you might jolt them back into action and jumpstart the giảm giá once more. Either way, you"ll have a definitive answer allowing you to move on.

10. "If you"re not the right person, would you mind connecting me with the best person khổng lồ help me with this request?"

If you"re not in correspondence with the correct person lớn fulfill your request, and email ending in "I look forward lớn hearing from you" might result in your message being ignored. If you aren"t already in close communication or partnership with the recipient of your email, ask them if they"d be willing khổng lồ connect you to the person whocanhelp you.

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Try a few of these fresh takes on "Looking forward khổng lồ hearing from you," and let us know if they increase your response rates from those prospects that never seem lớn be in a hurry to reply.