College Texting: How to Write the Ultimate Introduction Message
Writing an engaging introduction text is the easiest way to grab your students' attention - and keep it! Connecting personally with your students early on keeps them engaged for the duration of your texting campaign. However, college texting can be complicated if you don't have a set of best practices to follow. Luckily, we have laid out to how to write a powerful introductory text message.
College Texting: How to catch your students' attention in that very first message.
1. MAKE IT PERSONAL
The easiest way to stand out to students is to use their names and other personal information. By addressing your message personally, you're letting them know that this message really is directed just to them and that it’s important that they take a good look.
2. INTRODUCE YOURSELF
Let your student know that there’s a real person behind that text! Introduce yourself and let them know how they can best reach out to you. Additionally, you can pull in personalized contact info for each counselor.
3. KEEP IT RELEVANT
Give your students the most important information in a clear and concise way. Equally important is staying under the 160 character limit and abbreviating is a great way to quickly deliver key information.
4. BE FUN
Remember that letting students know how to cancel is important, too. Let them know they can text in “stop,” “cancel,” or “unsubscribe” to stop receiving messages.
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