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.
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. […]
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.
Should you have a different signature file for internal communications versus more formal e-mails with customers, partners and associates? Most definitely! Your coworkers do not need your phone number, contact information or alphabet soup designations in every communication they exchange with you — they already know all that. What I think happens is most use […]
Signature files have been around since, well, before most current Netizens were even aware that e-mail existed. Before the Web, folks generally had basic contact info and included their favorite quote to show their feelings or perspective on certain issues. Now, most will use their signature file as a quick identifier of who they are […]
A site visitor was curious and pondered: You claim we should create our business e-mails the same as if they were on our business letterhead. After my closing (Sincerely,) am I supposed to include my actual handwritten signature like I do on off-line business letterhead, before my signature file? No, you are not supposed to […]
E-mails arrive daily inquiring about the correctness of adding pro-environment statements in signature files. Or as one e-mailer put it, “I don’t appreciate preachy greenies telling me what to do.” Many e-mailers wondering if it is proper to add such comments or possibly bad e-mail etiquette asking how I feel about company-wide signature file statements […]