The answer is a resounding “NO”! There are certain habits and skills one must acquire to succeed in business. If business success were so easy; everyone would be a tycoon, right? We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ~ Will Durant Business success is directly determined by […]
Happy New Year! New attitude? New habits? The last year brought many changes, unfortunately, when it comes to proper technology use, many still do not take their business e-mail habits and activities as seriously as they should.
December 25th became an official Federal holiday in 1870 when it was signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. Americans have been officially “Merry Christmasing” for 146 years. A few years ago a Rasmussen poll reflected: Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 66% of American Adults prefer Merry Christmas. Just 21% like Happy […]
Many believe that e-mail is instantaneous. Depending on the current network status many times e-mail is pretty darned quick. But there will be times, due to network traffic or geographic issues that will cause e-mail to take longer, sometimes several hours or more to get to the other side. Regardless of how speedy that e-mail […]
Do you know when it is appropriate to use the Cc: (Courtesy Copy) option when e-mailing business associates? Is there a difference between informing and tattling? You bet! Prioritize “Need to Know” E-mail overload and lost productivity can be avoided by minimizing e-mail volume for yourself and others. Only Cc: others when it is important […]
This saying applies to e-mail as well. By putting in the extra effort and thought into being a pleasure to communicate with you will always experience better results. For example, this past week I started most e-mails with “Hope you are enjoying your summer!” before I went into my request. Courtesy isn’t only about holding […]