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.
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 […]
How often have you wondered how you can save time with your business e-mail communications? Every day, right? We never seem to have enough time to accomplish everything we need to. With each passing day it seems more e-mails land in our inbox. Emails that require our time to review and then properly respond to. […]
With business e-mail, do you thank a contact or associate for sending you a thank you e-mail? Believe it or not many folks have relay to me that they are so pleasantly surprised to get a “thank you” that they want to thank the sender for actually having the courtesy to thank them! It appears […]