The following is taken from my books on Netiquette. They are the most compresnive written and anyone can benefit from them. One single email can literally change a person's life in just about any context! These are worth the investment and will be useful for years to come.
"The smartest people can write the worst emails and those of less intellect can write the best"
- Paul Babicki
Optimized email Netiquette involves a basic understanding of the core components of an email message, how they work and their attributes. By simply learning these, anyone can improve their communication skills, reduce mistakes, mishaps and produce emails which will enhance communication skills and benefit all email users whether personal, general or business. By initiating a process of consistent application in the implementation of simple proper utilization of basic email construction, any person of age, social standing, demographic or education can communicate better. As communication improves a better world community results with benefits all can experience and enjoy.
Need for speed? With the proliferation of email, texting, Twitter and IM, the very basics of letter writing and English usage have dramatically suffered. Even the most “learned” of people have dramatically compromised their otherwise stellar or normal writing habits when utilizing electronic communications.
The following is an example taken from the "Daily Mail" where considerable email “shorthand” is shown.
"2 b, r nt 2 b dat is d Q wthr ts noblr nd mnd 2 sufr d slngs& arowz o ourtAjs fortn r 2 tAk armz agnst a C f trblz, & by oposn nd em?"
This example is, of course, text-speak for Shakespeare:
"To be or not to be: that is the question. Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing end them?"
The number of keystrokes which were reduced constitute 70 in this example. At an average typist speed of 240 characters per minute, the time utilizing shortened words, omission of punctuation, basic format, capitalization and basic grammar may marginally reduce input time, but actually can result in overall time loss. The average time saved in this example is less than 20 seconds. It would probably take the recipient longer to translate and read the shortened message. Many email readers may not recognize acronyms, internet slang, emoticons or abbreviations. Similarly, lack of punctuation may confuse text meaning, cause additional time to be spent rereading messages or elicit a completely different meaning.
By contrast, a well structured, “Netiquette” compliant structured message will convey, or has a far better chance to deliver a lucid, easier to understand and effective message. This applies to personal, standard or business messages alike. For individuals, accuracy with personal or basic communication will optimize relationships and achieve more accuracy. For professionals or organizations, good Netiquette will convey professionalism, improve communication value and reduce potentially damaging or embarrassing situations.
Good Netiquette And A Green Internet To All! =====================================================================
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