An email to congratulate a colleague

An email to congratulate a colleague

Learn how to write an email to congratulate a colleague.

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and tips and do the exercises.

Preparation

Reading text

To: Jon
From: Sue
Subject: Great presentation!

Hi Jon

I'm just writing to say well done on your presentation this morning. It was not an easy task and I'm glad it went well.

You were well prepared. The content was relevant and easy to follow. You also thought about the questions people would have. I think they were impressed! I'm sure everyone feels happier about the new system now.

If you have time, please could you listen to my presentation for next week?

See you later
Sue

Tips

  1. Write a clear subject line.
  2. It's OK to start with Hi for an informal or friendly email.
  3. Start with your reason for writing:
    I'm just writing to say …
  4. Give specific feedback about things that went well:
    The content was relevant and interesting …
    It was easy to follow …
    … you thought about the questions people would have.
  5. Say what effect their work has had:
    I think they were impressed!
    I'm sure everyone feels happier about the new system now.
  6. You can finish with See you later or Speak soon.

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Submitted by iEdd on Thu, 11/07/2019 - 00:04

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Yes, I for me it's easy congrat to my colleagues. As I do different stuff, such as teaching maths and physics, and play volleyball, I've several contact with people. They are amazing colleagues, and i learn form them every day. So, my congrats are in a personal way. That's all.

Submitted by Rodomi on Sun, 30/06/2019 - 23:50

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Recently, I congratulate my sister for her participation in a theatrical presentation. In my culture, we don't have the custom to write an email to congratulation a colleague, but we congratulation our colleagues in person.

Submitted by Cho on Tue, 25/06/2019 - 04:44

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Yes, I congratulate my collegues when they promote.
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Submitted by teddysl on Sun, 26/05/2019 - 04:39

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Yes, I congratulate my colleague for change his mind and start a new plan.

Submitted by Kavi on Sun, 26/05/2019 - 04:34

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Yes,I congratulate my colleague for her marketing plan.It was very easy to do & everyone agreed her plan.

Submitted by Setareh on Wed, 22/05/2019 - 16:21

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Yes, I congratulate my colleague for change position or start work with us.

Submitted by saydin on Sat, 04/05/2019 - 12:08

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Sure thing, I congratulate my colleague to your business change or new start position.

Submitted by Nhungskun on Mon, 18/03/2019 - 09:59

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yes i do, i wrote an email congratulate my colleague for her presentation last week. Her speech inspired to me and everyone a lot in the Stand.

Submitted by aliyyan on Wed, 13/03/2019 - 06:36

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Of course yes, I am going to email my colleague to congratulate for presentation he had this morning. I know it was not easy but I'm glad it went well.