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Email Etiquette

Email Like a Cat

Peter Schwartz | Posted 03.02.2015 | Small Business
Peter Schwartz

In face-to-face conversations, both non-verbal and verbal communication are often about positioning yourself in relation to others, so that you can achieve your goals and reinforce your sense of yourself. Oddly, power dynamics play out differently via email.

A Toolbox for Managing Email Overwhelm at Work

David Brendel | Posted 02.24.2015 | Business
David Brendel

The problem presented by too many emails and too little time to reply is not new. But much of the advice about how to manage this challenge is unrealistic. Here are three strategy considerations for those of us who continue to receive far too many emails.

How to Email Celebrities and CEOs

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 02.18.2015 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Cold Emails are a part of email culture. We send them. We receive them. They aren't going anywhere.

10 Funny Jobs You Need to Fill

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 01.22.2015 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Jobs. We all need them. Are you interested in creating jobs? I am too! Not in the traditional way, but in the literal one. Below are some jobs we need to create to make the world a better place at home and in the office.

5 Business Email Etiquette Faux Pas

Diane Gottsman | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

It would be nice if we all received an immediate reply, but the reality is our message is probably one of several that have not been opened. The person may be out of the office, in a meeting or simply prioritizing their responses.

Mark Gongloff

Perhaps The Most Shocking Sony Hack Revelation

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.18.2014 | Business

One of the most shocking revelations to come out of the Sony hack is that people are still saying stupid things in email. For the zillionth time: Y...

The Characters You Follow On Twitter

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 01.25.2015 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Twitter lies. There are definitely more than 140 characters allowed in the Twittersphere. Here are some of the many idiots and characters that you follow on Twitter.

How to Get What You Want in Academe

Gary A. Olson | Posted 01.16.2015 | College
Gary A. Olson

Professors may be among the most highly educated members of society, but when it comes to negotiating our daily professional relationships, we sometimes seem to check our intelligence at the door.

How to Triage Your Email

Derek Lampert | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business
Derek Lampert

Why do we allow our inbox to be the organization system for everyone else's to-do list? How can we give our immediate attention to something based purely on the order in which it arrived?

15 Tricks to Appear Smart in Email

Sarah Cooper | Posted 12.28.2014 | Comedy
Sarah Cooper

Your email writing, sending and ignoring skills are just as important as your nodding skills, and even more important than your copying and pasting skills. Here are 15 email tricks that will make you appear smart, passionate, dedicated and most of all, smart.

Major Bank Asks Traders To Be Polite, They Promptly Quit

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business

Deutsche Bank is losing some of its best-performing traders, the Financial Times reports. The bank says it's no longer keen on rewarding people to rig...

E-Mails Are Forever

Gary A. Olson | Posted 12.06.2014 | College
Gary A. Olson

it is unethical to discuss such personnel issues outside of the committee to begin with, but by revealing the decision-making process in writing, he inadvertently gave his colleague and her lawyer a document that later became the centerpiece of a successful lawsuit.

Have You Accepted Your Position as Chief Email Processor?

Derek Lampert | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business
Derek Lampert

The office workplace is riddled with interruptions from ringing phones, dinging emails, and reminders going off from every device imaginable.. The best of us manage to hang on to fleeting moments where we actually work on our primary job, but have reluctantly accepted our new position as C.E.P. - Chief Email Processor.

There Is Almost Never A Good Time To Check Your Email

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business

Don't check your email first thing when you wake up. -- HuffPost Don't check your email during the first 10 minutes of getting to work either. ...

Email Subject Lines Are Like Newspaper Headlines

Bruce Mayhew | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Bruce Mayhew

If you want your email to be noticed and answered quickly, think about your email subject lines as being a lot like newspaper headlines or great adver...

Business Etiquette: 7 Ways to Make the Most of a Professional Email

Diane Gottsman | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

An email has to make an immediate impact to stand out among the dozens (or even hundreds) of messages a busy executive is bombarded with each day.

Just Pick Up the F*#@ing Phone

Matt Douglas | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Matt Douglas

Like most people, I send dozens of emails a day. Pretty much anything that I work on can be dealt with using email. But is that always the right choice?

The Characters in the Story of Your Inbox

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 08.19.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Everyone does the same thing in today's digital world; read and write emails. The difference is the content, but what if that is similar? A friend requested I oversee his emails while he attended to something urgent.

Rudeness, Responsiveness, Respect ... a Bridge Over Troubled Email Waters

Jim Finkelstein | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Jim Finkelstein

Do any of us get too many emails to be rude, not respond, and not show respect to those who are sending us matters of substance? And who gets to define what is and isn't a "matter of substance?"

Life Before Email and Social Media

Kate Gale | Posted 08.02.2014 | Technology
Kate Gale

What have we gained? Speed of communication. And for this generation, speed is everything. What have we lost? Closeness, voice contact, the intimate communication of actually knowing what a person is feeling, and that can only come from presence.

10 Rules Of Email Etiquette Every Woman Should Follow

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 06.03.2014 | Women

If you reply to a deadline extension with the same "OMG Thank you!!!!" you'd use when your BFF offers to pick up wine for your upcoming dinner date, i...

Close the Networking Loop

Suzanne Grossman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
Suzanne Grossman

Relationship building is important. For jobseekers, it's critical. As a self-identified super-connector, I introduce people on a weekly, sometimes daily, basis. I am always grateful when people acknowledge the introduction and let me know what resulted. I call this closing the networking loop.

If You Do This, Your Emails Might Be Rude

Adam Grant | Posted 07.16.2014 | Technology
Adam Grant

When we walk up to introduce ourselves to strangers, we intuitively follow basic cultural rules of politeness. On email, though, it's the Wild West.

The Etiquette of a Professional Email

Diane Gottsman | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

One additional tip: leave the "TO" field blank until you are ready to send, so you don't accidentally launch the email before you are ready.

Email Etiquette: Should You Reply to My Email?

Bruce Mayhew | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Bruce Mayhew

This email etiquette question boils down to, 'Are people supposed to respond to every email, even if it's only to say yes, no or thank you?'