YOUR Business Rescue Coach asks:
Do YOU email “properly”?
Do you know if you should or shouldn’t use emoticons?
Gee, there are so many different ways I could have opened this posting… The one that kept popping up for me is: By now pretty much everyone knows the “don’t use Caps unless you’re yelling at someone” Rule, but do you know_____?”
Let’s move beyond the” Caps-yelling” etiquette rule and address some common courtesy via digital communication. I enjoyed reading Dave Johnson’s article: 9 Keys to Email Etiquette at CBS News. I believe it brought up some great points which we tend to overlook at times.
This is an important topic for your to address for the next 10 minutes Why? My question to you, “Is your box becoming more full or emptier?” That’s right, a pregnant inbox is common these days and sometimes we get a little sloppy in our e-communications so we can delete them and move on.
I had a professor, God bless you Clive, for consistently talking to us about the importance of effective communication. One point he repeatedly mentioned was how easy it was to be misunderstood when we write emails because the receiver of the message isn’t privy to our tone, body language, etc when we type. He proclaimed that it would be be critical to endlessly utilize emoticons 🙂 For the most part, I cannot disagree with him one iota!
Please take a moment to review a simple, light, and well written article (see link above) to help us remember what is important with our email communiques. Feel free to Comment which one you would like to experience more often 🙂 The one I’d like to see more people practice is “keeping the subject line current”, AKA: if the topic changes, change the subject line to reflect the new topic.
If you or your business needs rescuing on this particular topic
or any other Business Strategies we have been discussing,
please reach out to Maggie (262) 716.7750 FYI: I’m in the Central Time Zone
Blessings of Success to YOU ~
The Business Rescue Coach, Maggie Mongan
Brilliant Breakthroughs, Inc.