Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Ten Core Netiquette Tips to Improve Your Email in Five Minutes (Part III) - Via Netiquette IQ

This is the third of a three part blog series.

Throughout all of my blogs, I have offered many suggestions on email issues. Some of these are simple, others involve utilizing a process.

It suddenly occurred to me earlier that most of us would like to have a means of quickly improving our email skills, at least some of them. Therefore I have put together a composite of suggestions and ask you, the reader, to deploy these and combine them with some of your own.
Five Minutes

When you choose these, consciously implement them in your emails over the course of one week. See if an improvement happens. One more suggestion . . .do all you can to make them permanent!

Do I use respond too quickly when angry?
Do I correct people's mistakes unnecessarily?
Are my emails consistent in tone?
Do I often criticize others?
Do I respond within 24 hours?
Do I use too much humor or sarcasm?
Do I use company email for personal use?
Do I stay on patient?
Do I provide an acknowledgement to received email?
Do I show enthusiasm?

Good Netiquette to all!
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