I have a bunch of websites and I do tons of writing that requires I read, reread, and read again. I can go back to things I have written some time later and find errors that I missed. Many times I’m surprised I didn’t catch them in the first place. It happens to everyone. What […]
Misunderstandings abound in e-mail. Most times due to not taking the time to make sure that the message and intent is clear, while the other side reads into the e-mail things that may not be there. When it comes to business e-mails there those who in the midst of their frustration or aggravation will whip […]
With every business email you have the opportunity to make an impression. The onus is on you, as the author, to make sure that the intent and tone you wish to relay is what comes across to those you email. Professional? Credible? Trustworthy? And, with every email you also run the risk of giving a […]
How you email does in fact reflect on how you run your business. Part of growing and nurturing relationships, partnerships and new opportunities is to show, by your actions, that you do in fact respect and understand the value of the time of those who you communicate with.
This week I’ve had more than a handful of folks e-mail me with dilemmas that had to do with interpreting what someone “meant” in a business e-mail they received. When the verbiage they were upset about was provided to me, in most cases I didn’t have the same take or reaction. In regard to one […]
Business e-mails are not the venue for rambling random thoughts, your latest tirade or manifesto about whatever your brain sparks at the moment — save that for your Blog. Study after study proves out that long e-mails, especially those without paragraph breaks every several sentences and bullet points don’t get read. They get scanned. I’ve […]