Email Etiquette IWritten by Kathie M. Thomas
It is important to consider that when emailing people you are on show, whether you like it or not, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is one of my ‘pet’ subjects on which I speak when giving a public presentation about Internet. I am constantly amazed at number of people who have never thought about it, including secretaries, but once it’s mentioned they say ‘oh, yes, I hadn’t thought about that!’ Let’s face it – many people use email at work AND at home – but who they are does not change.
It is best to type messages in full, and do not use phonetic spelling or lots of abbreviated words and half sentences. I know it is common practice on chat programs to shortcut process, but email is quite different, and these days, generally accepted almost same as a written letter. The reason not to type email in shortcut form is that it can become habit-forming and not something you would want to promote to prospective clients, bosses or other business associates. It is important to remember that your 'professionalism' is on show 24 hours a day via email - a small point, but important.
Another thing – develop a signature block and let people know who you are and what you do! I have it set as an automatic feature whenever emailing, or replying to email, and sometimes forget to delete it when emailing my parents or other family members – but that doesn’t really matter. The thing to remember is that anyone is a potential business associate and letting them know who you are and what you do helps promote your business or your industry. It is a business card that is on show all time.
Email TipsWritten by Regina Stevens
Have you ever received an email and every recipients email address was in body of message? I bet you have. Isn’t it annoying? Well try two tips below. They will help decrease some of your junk email too.
When forwarding messages, cut (Ctrl + C) and paste (Ctrl + V) body of message into a new email.
The next tip is