Are YOU Addicted to Email?

Written by Kurt Geer

When you walk intorepparttar office or house, do you hurry pastrepparttar 109699 secretary or wife and go straight torepparttar 109700 computer to check your email for any sales?

Is your better half clueless about what you are doing onrepparttar 109701 computer and calling it Roxanne or Richard?

Do you shakerepparttar 109702 kids off your leg and step onrepparttar 109703 dog to get torepparttar 109704 computer?

Can't get any work done without checking your mail every 15 minutes?

Are you disappointed when your in box is empty?

"I'll be off in a few minutes" you say and an hour later you are still on.

If you are guilty of any ofrepparttar 109705 above repeat after me:


Say it out loud this time!


You have just takenrepparttar 109706 first step on your way to recovery with Email Anonymous (EA :)

Unless you are making $150 to $300 a day you are addicted to email, and if you are you still need to do something about it. There really is no reason to be checking for a sale every 15 minutes or so. You don't need to jeopardize your relationships constantly being onrepparttar 109707 BEAST!

Here are some tips and pointers to try to easerepparttar 109708 pain of being an email junkie.

* Take a break for a day. A whole day withoutrepparttar 109709 computer. If you need to plan it and then DO IT. Your business will survive and you will come back torepparttar 109710 computer with a fresh mind.

How To Write Emails That Sell (You)!

Written by Ron Sathoff

First off, let me offer a disclaimer: This article is NOT about those "sales letter" emails that a lot of us use to promote our businesses. Rather, I would like to discuss those OTHER emails....the ones that get ignored, overlooked, and even swept underrepparttar rug. That's right, I want to discuss those plain, everyday, "correspondence" emails andrepparttar 109698 effect they can have on your sales and marketing.

I work in a business where about 75 to 80 percent of our communication is done through email. That means I get to read a LOT of messages, and it is really surprising how many of them are either hard to understand or easy to misinterpret!

It is my opinion that, even though email is seen as being a "secondary" form of business communication, we should look at it as we would any other type of writing -- that is, as a permanent document that our customers and associates will use to judge our credibility.

The main problem, I think, isrepparttar 109699 fact that email is so instantaneous and so easy to use. It's very easy to think of email as being something that doesn't really matter, so we just jot off an email without thinking about it, just as if we were chatting in a conversation. Unfortunately, this often leads to messages that are hastily thought out, hard to understand, or -- worst of all -- written in anger.

This shouldn't berepparttar 109700 case -- we should make sure that our e- correspondence is as well-thought-out as our sales letters or office memos, and that they showrepparttar 109701 qualities that customers look for -- things such as a commitment to quality, friendliness, and service.

To help create this kind of image, here are a few simple suggestions. These are mostly common sense, but as I mentioned before, it's often easy to forget these things when you are in a rush to answer those 300 messages in your "In" box!

* Make sure e-mail isrepparttar 109702 best way to communicate your message. In other words, know when NOT to send an email. For instance, sending an Email is almost instant, but that doesn't mean that email isrepparttar 109703 quickest way to get in touch with a client. Most people will only read their email once or twice a day, which means that if you need to get in touch with a person right away, you probably will want to call them.

Confidential information is also best left off of email, for two reasons. First, Internet security is getting better and better, but there are still many ways that your sensitive email can be "hacked into" by unscrupulous individuals. The second problem, which I have heard about more often than I would like, isrepparttar 109704 fact that with one simple mistake, you or your recipient could send a sensitive email torepparttar 109705 whole corporation!

* Be correct in your writing. It's amazing how many emails get sent withoutrepparttar 109706 benefit of punctuation, capitalization, or even full sentences. Not only does this make it harder forrepparttar 109707 reader to understandrepparttar 109708 message, it givesrepparttar 109709 readerrepparttar 109710 impression thatrepparttar 109711 sender is either sloppy or incompetent -- or that they don't care enough to takerepparttar 109712 time to send a proper message.

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