Saturday, January 11, 2014

12 Netiquette Concepts to Keep Email From Being Too Long

Winston Churchill once said,

"This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read".

All of us have had far too many of these! Just by their very presentation or composition, any email can almost immediately become simply too tedious to read and can be glossed over or abandoned. As a sender, once a point is made, the longer you continue the email, the greater risk you may express something in the wrong manner. So it is good email not to have any lengthy introduction until the intended topic is related. The following are categories where senders most often become verbose:

Job qualifications
Anger ( be careful here! )
Duplication of the same statement
Rambling sentences
Multiple subjects, often unrelated
Long threads
Unnecessary details, particularly personal ones
Unwanted details, often not pertaining directly to the recipient

In conclusion, if a sender is careful of avoiding the above considerations, the likelihood of a well received correspondence will greatly increase.

About Netiquette IQ:
My book, "Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email" and the Kindle version are now available on Amazon. Please visit my profile at:

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 Paul Babicki and Frank Kovacs are co-authoring a new book on Netiquette IQ for job seekers, recruiters and employers (no official title as yet!). This book is a follow up to Paul’s current release. This book will be a part of the forthcoming Netiquette IQ compendium featuring a series of books on specific areas of Netiquette; education, sales, social media, etc. We would desire and encourage feedback from anyone who would like to contribute their thought ideas, even a segment to include in the book.

We wish to have the book to cover as many pertinent topics as possible for the job seeker, recruiter and employer. There will be an acknowledgement page in the book listing those whose ideas or suggestions are used. The persons with the five top ideas will be sent a complimentary signed copy of my current book and a copy of the new one. Comments will be closed on 1/31/2014. Kindly submit your suggestion(s) to my blog post of 12/26/2013 in the comment field.

 Happy emailing and good Netiquette!

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