Email Etiquette II

Written by Kathie M. Thomas


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Another suggestion - trimrepparttar message before sending it back torepparttar 109558 group. What I mean by this is do not leave allrepparttar 109559 original discussion and replies atrepparttar 109560 tail end as this is unnecessary and makes it inconvenient for those who have chosen to receive a daily digest of messages (they keep readingrepparttar 109561 same things over and over otherwise) and difficult for those who are on limited bandwidth for email. But don't deleterepparttar 109562 whole previous message - if you are responding to something, or adding torepparttar 109563 discussion. There are often multiple discussions going on and it could prove difficult forrepparttar 109564 reader to understand what you're saying, and in what context, ifrepparttar 109565 whole previous message is deleted from your response. I have at times read something posted to a group and thought 'huh?' There is a happy medium here.

Discussion groups give you an opportunity to learn from others and share ideas, but more than that, it allows you to make friends on a global scale, and thenrepparttar 109566 world really does seem to become smaller. And, if you are really knowledgeable in your field, it also helps enforce this to others and before you know it, you become a respected member that others seek to learn from and perhaps be mentored by. What a privilege that can be!

One word of warning - belonging to multiple groups can become time consuming and addictive! You could find yourself spending more time reading and responding to messages than getting your work done. So, if you work virtually like I, and my team do, that can become a real danger to your business. As in all things, moderation isrepparttar 109567 key, and you stand to learn many things and make lots of friends.

Article reprinted by permission Kathie M. Thomas, Founder "A Clayton's Secretary". Kathie is a multiple award winner in her industry as a Secretary and Virtual Business Operator, and has 30 years' experience in the secretarial/administrative field. www.asecretary.com.au


Email Etiquette I

Written by Kathie M. Thomas


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Third Ė take notice ofrepparttar correct spelling of peopleís names. Iíve lost count ofrepparttar 109557 number of times that people have replied to an email of mine and spelt my name as either Kathy or Cathy Ė itís neither. In addition, Iím surerepparttar 109558 spelling of your own name is just as important to you and it is quickly noticed when someone spells it incorrectly.

Itís these little things that makerepparttar 109559 difference between an average business operator and one who does that extra something Ė every little thing counts when it comes to attracting clients and associates and keeping them. Takingrepparttar 109560 time to care about these things and looking after even a clientís name goes a long way to developing good business relationships.



Article reprinted by permission Kathie M. Thomas, Founder "A Clayton's Secretary". Kathie is a multiple award winner in her industry as a Secretary and Virtual Business Operator, and has 30 years' experience in the secretarial/ administrative field. www.asecretary.com.au




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