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 […]
Too busy to type a Hello or Hi? Do you think that it isn’t necessary to include a brief greeting at the beginning of your business e-mails? Then, know that you may be coming off as terse or being perceived as bossy. The little effort it takes to type a Hey, John!, Hi, Jane: or […]
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 […]
Part and parcel of effective e-mail communications is the ability to communicate with clarity — which includes ensuring that your tone is consistently relayed as the conversation is ongoing.
Funny how so many want to trivialize proper e-mail practices. E-mail is informal (very), e-mail is just a tool; why take e-mail so darned seriously? Whenever I kindly correct someone or discuss something that they need to be aware of so that they are perceived positively, which is critical when it comes to business e-mails, […]
To Whom it May Concern strikes again! Yes, I’ve written about this before — and now it is time for a reminder. Through this site, my every-day Email Etiquette and WordPress Consultant sites I received 7 e-mails addressed “To Whom It May Concern” just today! With a click or two on all three sites you would […]