Please allow me a few moments to rant about proper email usage. I have written in the past about it, but apparently nobody read my emails.
I have burrowed into my (admittedly disorganized, non-foldered) email list in the past to try to find a particular one, only to see that it didn’t have a subject line, which is why I couldn’t find it, or it didn’t have the person’s current phone number on it, so I have to go elsewhere to find her, and then I find that another email didn’t answer all of my questions, so I have to email her again.
Not that I haven’t been guilty of hitting the “send” button too soon, before double-checking that the attachment was there. At least it doesn’t happen as often now as it did when I first started sending them as attachments 25 years ago. (Oops, did I just tell you my age? Please disregard.)
Val Nelson is a good writer, a good coach and a good mentor from one of my networking groups. Take her “E-tiquette Quiz” on email usage and tell me how you do. While you are there, read some of her other helpful tips on blogging and email marketing, too.
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