I get asked this all the time! How do I nicely ask someone not to keep forwarding me jokes and non-business related e-mails to my business e-mail address? I think it is telling that folks ask me how to ask “nicely.” I guess that reflects their frustration with folks who do not understand that sending […]
One must take the time to choose a sign-off that is indicative of the overall tone of your e-mail. A sign-off that does not match the essence of the e-mail’s text can be perceived as being sarcastic or down right rude.
As a National Sale Manager part of your job it to manage and that includes copying supervisors when need be based on your discretion. That position should not be compromised by having to include a babysitter signature file.
Well, you know what happens when you assume? Doing so with gender can have serious ramifications.
A concerned site visitor comments: “Do we overuse e-mail as a business communication medium? In many instances, e-mail is the “easy approach” but not necessarily the best approach.” Yes, we are. Many choose to take the lazy, easy way out and not pick up the telephone or have an in-person meeting when that is what […]
A site visitor wrote… I was the recipient of yet another “email” faux pas, the automatic reply, one that has not been carefully checked before the “enter” key was struck, to whit: I sent an email requesting information for an article. I received, in part, the following automated reply: “… it might take some time […]
Sometimes a short e-mail saying “thank you” may be appropriate but clearly there are times when only a handwritten and addressed card will do.