Saturday, October 11, 2014

Netiquette IQ Quotation ( Poem ) From Robert Frost Regarding A Note in a Mailboxt

My blog of 10/11/14 was on full email boxes. Here is a poem/quote for another time and place! There are no emails for this type of message!
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No, in your rural letter box
I leave this note without a stamp

To tell you it was just a tramp
Who used your pasture for a camp.


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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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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.


 


Netiquette IQ Blog Post of The Day - Tools For Controlling Your Inbox - An Ever Incresing Drain On Time and Productivity!


 
 In some of my recent speaking engagements, a number of people have commented on the fact that their mailboxes are too full. So they feel they need to compromise some of the Netiquette basics such as replying promptly to messages. Although I believe better time utilization can solve many of these issues, here are some mail tools which can be of tremendous benefit as well. This is a great article for those who feel they need better email control.
11 Web tools for controlling internal email chaos

Scott Gerber – thenextweb.com
Whether your team works remotely or side by side, minimizing inessential inbox chaos is a constant challenge startups face. Luckily, there are now countless resources dedicated to fixing this very problem. (Actually asking people to stop emailing you doesn’t seem to be an option.)
To find out which tools are the best bets for entrepreneurs who rely on email 24/7, I asked 11 founders from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following question:
What is your favorite Web tool for streamlining internal email among team members and why is it better than the rest?
Their favorites are below.
1. Flowdock
We use Flowdock as a hybrid tool. It works as both a private messaging app and a group discussion solution. We find that it drastically cuts down on internal emails, and it often gets an answer back in seconds instead of minutes or hours. It also supports file sharing, so we can share ideas and screen shots easily when communicating ideas remotely.
- Patrick Conley, Automation Heroes
2. Redbooth
We’ve been testing out Redbooth, and we really like the way notifications work on projects. Instead of looping everyone in on discussions, we can keep emails to a minimum.
My daily digest email gives me a great overview of the moving parts, and it zeros in on what needs to be done without having to read 100 emails.
- Kelly Azevedo, She’s Got Systems
3. Basecamp
Basecamp’s platform is rather intuitive, and it allows you to keep all the necessary documents and team communications in one place for each project. You can also apply email notifications that go out to your team members if something important is updated.
A lot can get lost in back-and-forth emails, so it’s nice to have a good project management system such as Basecamp to organize everything.
- Andy Karuza, Brandbuddee
4. P2 on WordPress
P2 is a great WordPress theme that we use for internal communication. Instead of sending emails to the team, everyone makes posts to the blog. This way all our communication is public and searchable. It keeps us on the same page and reminds us why we made past decisions.
- Wade Foster, Zapier
5. Evernote and Yammer
We share notes and messages via Evernote, and it dramatically reduces the need to send attachments. Yammer is for non-urgent business communications such as social events and other announcements. We really like the “like” feature in Yammer — every “like” saves an email.
- Ryan Buckley, Scripted, Inc.
6. Atlassian Products
In my opinion, internal emails are handled wonderfully by Gmail. For other communications,Atlassian has a great line of products I’m very partial to — namely JIRA and HipChat. The integration with both into Gmail is also superb.
- Daniel Wesley, Creditloan.com
7. HipChat
HipChat is the best enterprise chat client out there. By engaging in chat rooms and one-on-one chats, we are able to keep conversations out of email. Chat is always faster and more actionable than email.
- Adam Lieb, Duxter
8. Skype
Skype is great for sending messages that need to be known immediately, but don’t need the formality of checking your email. Every employee has a copy of Skype, and we set up chat groups divided into departments, so any employee can send a message to an individual employee or to a department.
Everyone knows Skype. It’s easy to use, and best of all, it’s free in comparison to HipChat or other instant messaging apps.
- Liam Martin, Staff.com
9. iDoneThis
All team members send a complete list of what they worked on that day to iDoneThis. The software then compiles these lists and sends a report out to the entire team the next morning. Back-and-forth email is greatly reduced when everyone can easily stay abreast of the progress of the entire team.
- Laura Roeder, LKR Social Media
10. Google Hangouts and Adium
We use email for things that don’t require an immediate response. We use Google Hangouts for our real-time communication. It works inside of Gmail and Google Plus, but it also works with any Jabber-compatible client.
We use Adium for Mac to keep it tied to together. It keeps a lot of noise out of our inboxes.
- Jared Brown, Hubstaff
11. Help Scout
Help Scout is awesome tool for keeping our team on the same page. It’s basically a way for any team of two or more people to share the same inbox and delegate to the appropriate departments
It lets you streamline specific inquires to others, add private notes about the client/case, keep track of previous history with people and more. It’s a good way to prevent things from slipping through the cracks.
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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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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.

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Netiquette IQ Quotation of 10/11/14 is From a Romance Letter By Napolean

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"Until then, mio dolce amor, a thousand kisses; but give me none in return, for they set my blood on fire."  ~Napolean Bonaparte, letter to wife Josephine, December 1795
 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 New Jersey.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Netiquette Core Concepts For Dating Email Via Netiquette IQ


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Dating email requires sound thinking and balance. Just as in a business email, a single word or phrase can derail forever any opportunity to move forward with your friend. Also keep in mind that what begins as a simple email might end up being a lifetime fulfillment.

Follow all basic Netiquette rules! They are all over this blog site or in my book, "Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance, and Add Power to Your Email". It is essential that simple items such as emoticons, abbreviations, spelling, and format are handled properly. More advanced areas to avoid are:

Do not overstate the obvious
Do not brag about accomplishments
Do not discuss money
Avoid jokes on the initial emails
Never bring up politics
Do not respond too quickly, respond back from between 24-36 hours
Respond during normal times time of polite correspondence, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Never make assumptions
Do not make unnecessary apologies
Do not comment on other on-line dating experiences
Do not make any references or innuendos to adult language or conduct

The number one, most important rule of date email Netiquette is to never exaggerate or prevaricate! Sooner or later, if a relationship begins to develop and grow, the truth will prevail.

Remember . . . 
 
  Diamonds are forever, email comes close.
-- Jane Kronholz

There are other categories of email which share some similarities of dating email. These concern social situations such as applications for membership in a group or organization, introductory letters outside of business and certain solicitations.

As much as any other aspect of email, tone is very critical. Also, in my opinion, being yourself is as well. Try to develop an "ethos" or consistent way to express yourself in a balanced and objectified way. You want the person you are communicating with to receive a message that is you. All of the dos and don’ts are really just a vehicle to make that happen. 
Good Netiquette to All!

Netiquette IQ Technical Term of The Day - ZigBee

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From whatis.com

ZigBee
ZigBee is a mesh network specification for low-power wireless local area networks (WLANs) that cover a large area.
ZigBee was designed to provide high data throughput in applications where the duty cycle is low and low power consumption is an important consideration. Because ZigBee is often used in industrial automation and physical plant operation, it is often associated with machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and the Internet of Things (IoT).
ZigBee is based on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association's 802.15 specification. It operates on the IEEE 802.15.4 physical radio specification and in unlicensed radio frequency bands, including 2.4 GHz, 900 MHz and 868 MHz. The specifications are maintained and updated by the ZigBee Alliance.
As of this writing, there are three ZigBee specifications: ZigBee, ZigBee IP and ZigBee RF4CE. ZigBee IP optimizes the specification for IPv6 full mesh networks and ZigBee RF4CE optimizes the specification for partial mesh networks.
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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 New Jersey.

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Netiquette IQ Quotation of The Day - Confucius and Jobs



“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
― Confucius

 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 New Jersey.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Netiquette IQ Blog Post of The Day - Thank You Email Policy After a Meeing or Interview




How to Write a Thank You Email After an Interview
Posted: 10/07/2014 Updated: 10/07/2014 Stacia Pierce Huffington Post

Saying "thank you" is sadly becoming a lost art. The days of handwritten cards or notes of appreciation sent after receiving a gift are dwindling. What about a thank you note after a job interview? This is often overlooked or entirely forgotten. However, a thank you email following an interview could be just the thing to cause an employer to take a closer and more serious look at you as a hiring candidate.
While many remark these days about the job market being "tough," the truth is that most employers are in desperate need of qualified candidates that are skilled and willing to work hard. If you are such a candidate, then how do you make yourself stand out from the rest? I have an easy answer for you: by sending a thank you email after your interview.
You might be surprised how few people actually do this. They are either a) so confident in how the interview went that they don't see it as necessary, b) so busy preparing for the interview that they forget to prepare anything to send afterward, or c) simply don't think it's important.
Here's a wake-up call for you: It is that important! A follow-up thank you could literally mean the difference in you getting a job offer or not. Imagine for a moment that you are on the other side: You are a hiring manager who has just conducted a round of interviews. You have narrowed it down to your final two candidates. You enjoyed your meetings with each of them, and on paper, their qualifications are both a match for what you are looking for. You are feeling stuck on which one to go with.
Then, you receive an email from one of the candidates thanking you for your time in the interview, and restating their interest in the position and why they believe they are the best fit. At this point, like most hiring managers, receiving an email like this will seal the deal for you. It gives the one candidate just enough of an edge to help you finalize your decision and feel confident about your choice.
You can be that one candidate -- the last one standing, with a job offer in hand. And that's just one example of the benefit of sending a thank you. It is also a benefit when an employer isn't sure about you. They might be hesitant after interviewing you for one reason or another. Or, they simply could be very busy or not in a rush to move forward in filling the position. Receiving a thank you email from you could be just the thing to get them off the fence.
Here's how to craft the perfect letter:
1.    As you are preparing for your interview, identify the key points that make you the best candidate for the position. What do you bring to the table, and why should they hire you? Preparing these key points is important because not only will you talk about them in your interview, but you will include them in your thank you email.
2.    Write your first draft before the interview. Have it ready to go so that you don't have to spend time after the interview thinking of what to write.
3.    Before leaving the interview, ask the hiring manager for their business card, so that you will have their email address and direct contact information.
4.    Within no more than 24 hours of the interview, write your final draft and send the email.
5.    Every thank you email should include the following:
·         An opening that says "thank you" and expresses gratitude for the hiring manager's time. This shows that you appreciate and value their time and insight, as well as respect their authority.
·         A few remarks stating your interest and enthusiasm for the position. Once the interview is over, you should know even more about the position and be able to sincerely express your excitement about the opportunity.
·         A few reasons or key points why -- based on the interview discussion -- you are the best fit. This is so important. Don't just write something generic. Instead, tailor your points to the conversation you had with the hiring manager. Hopefully in the interview, you asked them what they are looking for in the perfect candidate, or what qualities they believe are necessary to excel in the position (hint, hint). You can now take the information they gave you in their response, and point out those qualities you have that they specifically said they are looking for. To take it a step further, you can give examples of how you have demonstrated these key skills in a previous position.
·         If there are any key accomplishments that you didn't get an opportunity to highlight during the interview, then the thank you email is your final opportunity to do so. It's OK to brag about yourself!
·         Close the letter by thanking them again and letting them know that you look forward to hearing from them.
In the past, it was really only acceptable to send a hand-written thank you letter following an interview. However, it is now perfectly fine to send an email. In fact, email is preferred because it's faster and you can ensure it goes directly to the right person.
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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 New Jersey.

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