Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Email etiquette

Anything you send over the internet is forever recorded on the world wide web. Email is no exception. While email might seem like a casual method of communicating, you should be careful of what you are sending and to whom you are sending it.

Do not send jokes, chain letters, or suspicious emails to business associates. Double and triple check emails before sending. Because email lacks any tone, its imperative that whatever you send out be error free in order to avoid any misunderstandings. Avoid using all CAPS throughout an email as it can be misconstrued as yelling.

When composing an email get to the point as quickly as possible and likewise, people expect prompt responses. If you are someone who only checks email once a week, let people know that so they can plan on it.

1 comment:

Tracy Langgle said...

This is so good. I had a situation with my son's teacher last year in which I was misreading some of our correspondence through email due to not being able to hear her voice and judge her heart in the matter. Much stress and misunderstanding followed for a season until we were able to meet in person and recognized that emails had been misjudged. It is so important to go over your email with out your added accents, etc to make sure it comes across clearly.

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