Saturday, June 21, 2014

Netiquette IQ - 9 Core Reasons Not to Keep Email Drafts



Virtually every email user , from time to time, closes their email software with unsent messages. Many, if not most, programs will keep unsent messages as drafts. Some users will save messages as drafts with the intention of adding something not readily available, needing to pause, delaying a message containing bad news or even to prevent sending the email in haste or anger. Some users will keep drafts for a long time. In many, if not most, instances it is not useful to do so. Here is a list of specific items which can cause problems by having draft mails.

Time sensitive information may cease to be relevant
Incomplete messages may inadvertently be sent
Potential recipients may be excluded
Irrelevant recipients may still be included
Spelling checks may not be done
New information of benefit will be omitted
Whoever receives the message may be slighted because of the delay
The message might be mistakenly deleted or lost
You may end up sending two messages on the same topic!

If you find yourself needing to keep a draft, make sure you have the recipient fields blank so that you will not inadvertently send the incomplete, possibly damaging email. If there is any doubt you may be sending the message two or more times, make sure you check on this. Again, good Netiquette has good processes and habits at its core.

Keep good Netiquette by maintaining appropriate good processes of your mailbox, checking often for any drafts and completing them or discarding them.
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Netiquette IQ Definition of The Day - NFV

Here is today's tech definition of the day.
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NFV – Network Functions Virtualization

Related Terms
network
VNF - virtualized network function

Network Functions Virtualization, or NFV, is a network architecture philosophy that utilizes virtualization technologies to manage core networking functions via software as opposed to having to rely on hardware to handle these functions. The NFV concept is based on building blocks of virtualized network functions, or VNFs, that can be combined to create full-scale networking communication services.
In Network Functions Virtualization, virtualized network functions handle specific network functions that run in one or more virtual machines on top of the hardware networking infrastructure (both wired and wireless) such as routers, switches, servers or cloud computing systems.

Examples of the types of networking functions that can be managed by NFV include network security and firewalls, network address translation (NAT), domain name services (DNS), caching, intrusion detection and more.
Source - Webopedia.com
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 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 New Jersey.

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Netiquette IQ Quotation of The Day - Compliments - Via Mark Twain


My blog yesterday spoke about striving for compliments in your email. Mark Twain believed in looking to get as many compliments as he could as evidenced by this quotation!
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“I have been complimented many times and they always embarrass me; I always feel they have not said enough.” 
― Mark Twain
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 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 New Jersey.

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Ten Core Netiquette Basics For Striving to Receive Compliments - Via Netiquette IQ


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Strive For Compliments When Sending Email!

Remember when you have been complimented on a skill, hobby or other aspect of your activities?  It always feels great.  Email should not be an exception to this.  Not only is it a personal boost, but it is also a way to achieve better results in your communications.  All email senders want to be understood.  Similarly, most want to be complimented or at least feel that their messages are appreciated, well-received, opened and read.  Be mindful of the emails you send. Here are 12 core principals to follow. Add more of your own if you feel this to be appropriate. Implementing these principals should bring about a discernible increase in compliments, return messages and furthering of your goals.
  1. Pay attention to detail
  2. Reread your email from the perspective of how you would want to see it
  3. Be upbeat and enthusiastic
  4. If explaining something, verify the answer can be understood from any viewpoint
  5. Allow more detail when sending overseas or to strangers – avoid acronyms, colloquialisms and jokes
  6. Clearly separate questions from answers – Reread these and judge if the answers are clear
  7.  Request a response verifying receipt
  8. If you do not receive a response within 24 hours, write a follow up note (clearly state you are just making sure the email was delivered)
  9. Do not express overt disappointments or admonish the email receiver for failure to reply, brief answers or  Netiquette mistakes
  10. Encourage next steps
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     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 New Jersey.

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Netiquette IQ Definition of The Day - Industrial Internet



This term is an emerging one that I had not heard before. It makes a great deal of sense.
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  Yahoo News
Industrial Internet

It is an emerging communication infrastructure that connects people, data, and machines to enable access and control of mechanical devices in unprecedented ways. The Industrial Internet leverages the power of Cloud Storage and Computing to connect machines embedded with sensors and sophisticated software to other machines (and end users) so we can extract data, make sense of it, and find meaning where it did not exist before. Machines—from jet engines to gas turbines to medical scanners—connected via the Industrial Internet have the analytical intelligence to self-diagnose and self-correct, so they can deliver the right information to the right people at the right time (and in real-time).
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 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 New Jersey.

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Netiquette Quote of The Day - Thinking About What You Want To Say

My blog of 6/18/2014 discussed childish words. Many of us take using some of these for granted. If you follow the advice of Epictetus, you will do this much less often and much to your benefit.


"First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak."
Epictetus
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 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 New Jersey.

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