Common Words to use in a PM

Last Update: July 06, 2021

Hi Folks,

I would like to introduce you to a few common words that can be used within a PM:

  • Hello: this one is my favourite as its a GREAT way to start a conversation
  • Thank you: this one is a fabulous way to show your appreciation
  • Please: this is a great way to potentially get that person you are PMing to answser your question or request
  • Regards: This one is a great way to end the message
  • Signature: It's always nice to know who you are addressing

Thank you for reading, I appreciate your time and if you feel someone could benefit from this post, please share it!


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I hope you are having a great day! I want to say that "Regards" is my favourite signature as it's such an elegant way to conclude a message. Just using one word can make the difference between someone feeling very valued and appreciated or not really cared about at all.
Please consider this when corresponding with others in the future.
Thanks, Jay simple words make all the difference
It was a cold winter morning when I woke up to find that my phone had died. I searched for the charger but couldn't find it anywhere. As soon as I found out, my mood went sour, and I started thinking about how much more of an inconvenience this would be while rushing around for the day ahead. Luckily, before going to work, I realized that there was one in the back seat of my car! And so, without being able to say goodbye or thank you, at least with words like "hello" or "regards," I drove off into the sunset with an overly cheerful tone.
Dhind1 Premium Plus
"Manners maketh man" - attributed to the 14th-century bishop William of Wykeham.

Today it mostly means that being polite costs you nothing - perhaps a modicum of your time. My preference is to deal with people who do show some manners. I was brought up with the phrase "children are to be seen and not heard."

Times change, but good manners do not.

To me, it is very similar to smiling when you interact with people. The smile costs you nothing, but you will gain acceptance and if lucky a reciprocal smile in return. Once you are both smiling then there is no telling what you may accomplish.

Christorv Premium Plus
Great addition to the post, Alex. Those good manners can get you out of so many hot potato situations that I hope people wise up to this- unfortunately too many people want their way nowadays and discourse is a much lessened commodity

Manners maketh man, indeed 👍
ColleenLVSJC Premium
So sorry to see that you needed to write a post like this, Jay. I hope members learn quickly that common courtesy is important here and in life. Without it, they will have trouble gaining the trust of their audiences which means they will have difficulty building their businesses. Hmm...

Thanks for all of the training and support you provide in WA! :)
etseil20 Premium Plus
Hi Jay,

I couldn’t write that any better- those are great words to use in PMs.

Oftentimes, we may forget to consider those terms. But it helps us be professional and respectful to those we write PMs to.

This short and simple post was so beneficial- thank you for sharing!