Email Etiquette Tips and Advice

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“How to Nicely Ask…”

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This is one of the top questions I get asked: “How do I nicely ask someone to stop forwarding me jokes and chain emails?” What I find interesting is when…

Offended When Mistake is Pointed Out?

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Why is it when folks do things wrong online and someone tries to inform them they get all offended? I sure hope you are not mad at me or will call me rude simply because I do not agree with how you handled the situation.

“?” In E-mail

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As my regular readers know, I remind folks to use proper sentence structure and grammar when composing their emails. I pretty much leave it at that — I am not…

When is a Joke Not a Joke?

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Joking and sarcasm do not translate well in email and should be avoided unless you are a skilled communicator.

Is a “Dear John” E-mail Appropriate?

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In a recent interview I was asked if on a scale of one to ten, with ten being the worst, how appropriate is it to break up with someone via…

Aplogize if you’re infected!

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Should you apologize if you get an email virus that starts sending out infected emails to all your friends and contacts?  You bet you should! Propagation of a virus of…

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