Saturday, May 3, 2014

10 Core Netiquette Forms of Business Mail - From Netiquette IQ




None of the different email categories have more of a need to employ Netiquette than business-related emails. Basically, virtually all categories of Netiquette are important within the business email. The composition and distribution of business emails requires full attention and care. This is in part because no category of email, other than solicitation or junk mail, is typically as distanced interpersonally as this category is.
             Any item related to a business email can have a profound or immediate effect in the business correspondence. This can be something such as the capitalization of a word, a punctuation mark, or the salutation.
            Personal, casual, or even generic emails present far more tolerance to Netiquette mistakes. For example, an email sent to a relative who  does not capitalize their name will rarely be taken badly, but a similar error in a message sent to a stranger in a business context might easily be noticed and reacted to negatively. There is a great deal of detail involved with business. These will be presented in blog postings (see http://netiquetteiq.blogspot.com). The specifics will be characteristics of these forms:
1.         Business to business
2.        Business to customer
3.        Marketing
4.        Invitations
5.         Business introductions
6.        Cover—résumés
7.        Cover—other attachments
8.        Newsletters
9.        Complaints
10.          Employment—offer/acceptance/decline
11.          Scheduling
12.          Memorandum of understanding
13.          Cover—proposal
14.          Reference
15.          Billing—reminders/invoices/other notifications
16.          Promotion
17.          Letter of credit
18.          Acknowledgement of receipt
19.          Nondisclosure
20.          Thank-you

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Netiquette IQ - A Book Review



For those of you unfamiliar with my book, here is a review of it published by Kirkus Reviews
Kirkus Reviews last Fall. If you enjoy this blog, I believe the book will provide both a short term and long term value!

TITLE INFORMATION
NETIQUETTEIQ
A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email
Babicki, Paul
CreateSpace (264 pp.)
$18.95 paperback
ISBN: 978-1481849524; September 14, 2013
BOOK REVIEW
A revealing primer on the art of effective emails and other communications.
Babicki, in his debut self-help guide, covers the many peculiarities of computerized messaging: How to shape an eye-catching subject line; how to troubleshoot error messages from a returned email; what the file-extension suffixes on attachments mean; what the email time stamp tells others about your personality (night owl vs. early riser); and how to
craft a corporate email security policy. His advice on these sometimes-arcane topics is precise—“RTF format should only be used when it is certain that the recipient uses Outlook”—while also remaining intelligible to laypeople. The author also instructs readers on time-honored principles of proper English and clear expression. He delves with detailed
lucidity into rules of grammar, punctuation and usage; prescribes the proper formatting of numbers and dates; and inveighs against the dangling participle. He also explores the tonal shadings of different kinds of salutations, crusades for concise and gracious style, warns against the gassy redundancy of such wordings as “final outcome” and “at an early time,” and appends a blacklist of “the most irritating phrases,” from “out of the box” to “team player.” Good writing grows from good thinking, so he instructs readers on the pitfalls of logical fallacies, from the ad hominem attack to the begged question, and on the distinctions between assumption, presumption and inference. Furthermore, since communication is the cornerstone of civilized life, he limns its legal and moral underpinnings in copyright and plagiarism strictures, codes of courteous Internet deportment and techniques for pacifying flame wars. (He recommends a “Zen” approach, for example, in replying to angry missives.) The result is a mashup of Strunk and White, Miss Manners, Aristotle and Microsoft Help, all laid out in a well-organized, very readable text sprinkled with amusing examples and phrased in the tart, aphoristic style of an exacting schoolmaster (“The better it sounds, the more it is trusted”). Overall, Babicki’s technical expertise and literary aplomb make this a fine manual for the everyday scribe. A comprehensive, stimulating guide to getting the word out.


Friday, May 2, 2014

Netiquette and LinkedIn - Some Observations - Via Nertiquette IQ


LinkIn is arguably the most influential social media product. Of course, Netiquette applies to it as significantly as it does to email. Here are some excellent tips from the article below. These are approaches not to take! Refer to this blog and others for positive tips.


Monday, April 14th, 2014 CareerSearch

LinkedIn “Netiquette” Are You Asking for Too Much Too Soon?
I was recently interviewed by my hometown newspaper, the New York Post, about the do’s and don’ts of LinkedIn etiquette. One of the biggest problems I see with people’s approach to using LinkedIn for job search is that many have unrealistic expectations for the online relationship and ask for too much too soon.
Something strange seems to happen to some people when they network online. It’s as if some people think that none of the common rules for building relationships exist. Could you imagine ever saying any of the following things over the phone or in person to someone you don’t know?
  1. I’ve seen you walking down this block in the neighborhood before. Want to meet for coffee?
  2. Someone told me we used to work for the same company that employs 20,000 people. Want to chat sometime?
  3. I found your number in the phone book. Maybe we have something in common.
  4. I heard through the grapevine that you work for a company where I would really like to work. Can you tell me more about what it’s like to work there?
  5. I found you in the 1997 student alumni directory. I’m a graduate of the class of 1980. Would you like to compare notes?
  6. I know I’ve never actually met you before and you have no idea who I am. But someone suggested I say “since you are someone I know and trust, I would like to add you to my network.” Does that work for you? (Hint: that’s verbatim from a LinkedIn template that people seem to use whether they know you or not).
  7. You looked like someone I should know so I followed you home, made note of your address and then did a search to find your phone number. Would love to meet formally sometime.
  8. I found your name and number written on a cocktail napkin at a local restaurant and I decided to call you. I figured, “what do I have to lose?”
Of course you wouldn’t say any of these things! So why do people think this approach will work online? If you are using LinkedIn or other social media tools to connect with others, create authentic relationships and recognize that the affinity will grow over time. Even on Twitter where there are generally no gatekeepers for connecting with others, it’s still advisable to follow the person for awhile and create a supportive and non-threatening dialogue before bringing the relationship face to face.
I am a fairly open connector on LinkedIn as well as other social media platforms. But I have to know a little bit about you and why you want to connect before I accept. Isn’t that just common sense?
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  In addition to this blog, I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, " Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:
 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki
 If you would like to listen to experts in all aspects of Netiquette and communication, try my radio show on BlogtalkRadio  and an online newsletter via paper.li.I have established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and  Yahoo I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and I have been contributing to the blogs Everything Email and emailmonday . My work has appeared in numerous publications and I have presented to groups such as The Breakfast Club of NJ Rider University and  PSG of Mercer County, NJ.

 Great Reasons for Purchasing Netiquette IQ
·         Get more email opens.  Improve 100% or more.
·         Receive more responses, interviews, appointments, prospects and sales.
·         Be better understood.
·         Eliminate indecision.
·         Avoid being spammed 100% or more.
·         Have recipient finish reading your email content. 
·         Save time by reducing questions.
·         Increase your level of clarity.
·         Improve you time management with your email.
·        Have quick access to a wealth of relevant email information.
Enjoy most of what you need for email in a single book.
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Netiquette - Security Bulletin - Microsoft Vulernability Updates for This Week Via Netiquette IQ

As many of you readers know, Netiquette puts out security bulletins on a regular basis from US-CERT. There are a multitude this week. Security is an essential part of Netiquette as it maximizes the integrity of your electronic communications in many ways.

Kindly refer to the link:

MS14-021 



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 In addition to this blog, I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, " Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:
 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki
 If you would like to listen to experts in all aspects of Netiquette and communication, try my radio show on BlogtalkRadio  and an online newsletter via paper.li.I have established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and  Yahoo I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and I have been contributing to the blogs Everything Email and emailmonday . My work has appeared in numerous publications and I have presented to groups such as The Breakfast Club of NJ Rider University and  PSG of Mercer County, NJ.

 Great Reasons for Purchasing Netiquette IQ
·         Get more email opens.  Improve 100% or more.
·         Receive more responses, interviews, appointments, prospects and sales.
·         Be better understood.
·         Eliminate indecision.
·         Avoid being spammed 100% or more.
·         Have recipient finish reading your email content. 
·         Save time by reducing questions.
·         Increase your level of clarity.
·         Improve you time management with your email.
·        Have quick access to a wealth of relevant email information.
Enjoy most of what you need for email in a single book.
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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Netiquette Quote of The Day - Privacy - Via Netiquette IQ

Earlier this week, I did a post of surveillance and privacy. The desire for humans to have some sort of privacy is not new. This quote beautifully conveys the message of how devastating a lack of privacy can be .
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"Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded."
Fyodor Dostoevsky
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 In addition to this blog, I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, " Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:
 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki
 If you would like to listen to experts in all aspects of Netiquette and communication, try my radio show on BlogtalkRadio  and an online newsletter via paper.li.I have established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and  Yahoo I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and I have been contributing to the blogs Everything Email and emailmonday . My work has appeared in numerous publications and I have presented to groups such as The Breakfast Club of NJ Rider University and  PSG of Mercer County, NJ.

 Great Reasons for Purchasing Netiquette IQ
·         Get more email opens.  Improve 100% or more.
·         Receive more responses, interviews, appointments, prospects and sales.
·         Be better understood.
·         Eliminate indecision.
·         Avoid being spammed 100% or more.
·         Have recipient finish reading your email content. 
·         Save time by reducing questions.
·         Increase your level of clarity.
·         Improve you time management with your email.
·        Have quick access to a wealth of relevant email information.
Enjoy most of what you need for email in a single book.
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