Certainly you’d never fire off a snippy email but I’ll bet you work with people who would and do. I know this because I’ve experienced it and I also hear about it every single week from people in corporate America. So this post isn’t really about you. It’s for you to share with those other people. From now on when I say “you” I mean “them.” Moving along.
Do you know how people are handling the floods of e-mail?
They’re not reading them. The important e-mail that has been carefully crafted is sitting in some in-box somewhere. Ignored.
By using stand-out subject lines you can improve the odds that people will read and respond to your e-mails. A few tips…
Re-entry from a week-long vacation. It was a mostly lazy week at the beach with family. A little bit of sightseeing, but mostly kicking back and relaxing. Upon my return I woke up energized and ready to take on the email and tasks that had collected in my absence.
The laptop went along in order to spend some time writing and of course my iPhone was tucked safely into the carry-on — but I still unplugged almost completely. My life and career have been built so that everything doesn’t collapse if I’m out of touch. I work because I love what I do but I also work in order to have enough money to not work.
Many people not only crave busy-ness but require it and
You enjoy dealing with email about as much as you enjoy death and taxes. But like death and taxes, email’s a certainty. The methods to receive email keep growing; desktops, laptops, smart phones, tablets, iPad. Additionally, most people have multiple emails addresses. So you can fight a losing battle or
There are simple ways to draft productive email and make it less annoying. Here are three quick and easy tips you can implement right away. And the more these ideas get around, the more they will be standard procedure, making it better for all of us.
Add your phone number to your signature on ALL of your email correspondence. Too often it’s only on the first message in a thread and you can’t count on that message still being available to the reader. It’s easy to create a few signature options if you don’t want your full signature block added to every email.
There’s a disturbing networking trend going on. If you hand out your business card, the recipient sometimes thinks that’s permission to automatically sign you up for their bulk sales and marketing email messages.
I understand many people have something to sell, whether a product or service, and they’re therefore looking to increase