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Email Etiquette

How To Get A Busy Person To Respond To Your Email

Mattan Griffel | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Mattan Griffel

Nothing drives people crazier than an email where someone sends over a lot of information but doesn't say what they'd like you to do. I often respond to those immediately by asking: What do you want me to do?

5 Essential Email Etiquette Habits: Write Smart Emails

Bruce Mayhew | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Bruce Mayhew

Re-read your email for poor grammar, spelling mistakes and the use of the wrong word. Spell check doesn't correct the wrong work -- I mean word. See what I mean?

Email Follies Plague Corporate America

Daniel Garrie | Posted 04.08.2014 | Technology
Daniel Garrie

It is beyond refute that for every email sent, there's an excellent chance that someone, or many persons, may have kept a copy.

Are You an E-mail E-diot?

Greg Savage | Posted 03.30.2014 | Business
Greg Savage

It seems the more ways they invent for us to communicate, the worse we become at it. Meet 5 e-mail e-diots that need to learn the error of their ways. I am pretty sure you know them already.

Worst Email of the Week

Erin Donley | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business
Erin Donley

An email arrived from a friend who runs a business course for entrepreneurs. Her new sessions start this week. "Hi Erin. I noticed your article about...

How Lewis Carroll Can Improve Your Email

Steve Leveen | Posted 03.17.2014 | Books
Steve Leveen

Although Lewis Carroll knew only handwritten correspondence, I invite you to observe how seven of his suggestions, now 150 years old, might help you with your keyboard correspondence. (His words come first, followed by my commentary, adjusted for email.)

We're All Guilty Of These Irritating Email Faux Pas. Let's Agree To Stop.

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living

At this point, email is an inescapable fact of daily life for pretty much everyone. And yet, we rarely stop to think about the etiquette of sending, r...

You're Spending Way Too Much Time Checking Your Email. Here's What To Do

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living

The time it would take for us to binge-watch the complete first season of "Orange Is The New Black" is equivalent to the amount of time we actually sp...

Magic Words

Dennis Welch | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business
Dennis Welch

Chapter 1: Drowning in a Sea of Words Let's face it. We're drowning in a sea of words. Too many ways to communicate, too much pressure to respond NOW...

WATCH: Should You Friend Your Professor On Facebook?

Posted 08.08.2013 | College

Freshman year of college is all about newfound freedom, but it also leaves students struggling to figure out what's appropriate and how to communicate...

A Little Email Etiquette Can Help Banish Workplace Blues

Ian Emery | Posted 09.24.2013 | Technology
Ian Emery

Take the trouble to understand the personalities of those you work with and remember their preferences when you email them. It can lead to a harmonious working atmosphere and greater spirit of cooperation.

Susan Cain: 7 Ways to Use the Power of Powerless Communication

Susan Cain | Posted 09.01.2013 | Women
Susan Cain

When people think you're trying to influence them, they put their guard up. But when they feel you're trying to help them, or to muse your way to the right answer, or to be honest about your own imperfections, they open up to you. They hear what you have to say.

Technology Etiquette: How to Properly Address a Negative Online Comment

Diane Gottsman | Posted 08.03.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

If you manage a blog, business, Twitter profile or Facebook page, the chances you'll receive a negative comment, tweet, rating or review are high. Before you panic and respond with something you may later regret, refer to my tips below.

Top 10 Ways to Sabotage Your Personal Brand Online

Barbara Ellis | Posted 06.29.2013 | DC
Barbara Ellis

1. Constantly post questionable jokes and tasteless photos. HR directors love pranksters and those with low moral standards.

No More Boring Out Of Office Replies!

Maile Keone | Posted 05.18.2013 | Travel
Maile Keone

"While you are sitting in a meeting, I'm sitting on the beach."

9 Rules of Email Etiquette

Dana Sachs | Posted 05.08.2013 | College
Dana Sachs

Emily Post said that "Manners are a sensitive awareness of the needs of others." Here are some tips that, with some concentrated effort, will help make your emails fit for Mrs. Post's inbox.

Just Call Someone Already

Dan Pallotta | Posted 04.06.2013 | Small Business
Dan Pallotta

The overuse of email as an alternative to a call creates emotional distance. In advertising, it is said that the medium is the message. In this case, the medium is email and the message is "I don't actually want to talk to you."

Bless the Subject Field

Kyle Jarrard | Posted 04.01.2013 | Technology
Kyle Jarrard

I believe the empty subject field is a product of either haste or laziness, or both.

Do You Suffer From Social Media Anxiety Disorder?

Julie Spira | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Spira

At the end of the digital day, understand that we live in a busy world that operates 24/7. Sometimes you just need to take a deep breath and go to sleep. You might feel better about it in the morning.

10 Easy Ways To Get More Done

Inc. | Posted 03.10.2013 | Small Business

By Geoffrey James, visit Inc. The New York Times recently ran an article about how email can make people less productive. However, misuse of em...

The One Rule Of Electronic Communication

Carla Naumburg | Posted 03.05.2013 | TED Weekends
Carla Naumburg

Just as there are choices we can make to improve the nature and outcome of face-to-face communication, there are also things we can do to decrease the likelihood of problems over email, texting, and social networking.

Managing Your Inbox

Jennifer Langione | Posted 12.24.2012 | Business
Jennifer Langione

The average person is bombarded with 75 emails a day and urgent emails often get lost in the clutter. Fortunately, though, email management tactics are easy to implement. Three strategies you can adopt to start controlling your inbox

eWise: Socially Engaged, Email Address Woes

Posted 09.22.2013 | Technology

Have a question about electronic etiquette? Email ewise@huffingtonpost.com. I recently found out my niece got engaged — over Facebook. I tal...

Three Tips for Managing Conflict via Email -- Before You Even Begin to Manage the Conflict Itself

Joseph Bubman | Posted 12.04.2012 | Business
Joseph Bubman

As a globalized workforce increasingly turns to email to manage inevitable conflict, the impact of how we communicate by email is greater than ever.

14 Ways to Go Beyond the Email Blues

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 12.02.2012 | Technology
Mitch Ditkoff

Before sending off yet another email, ask yourself if email is really the right platform to communicate your message. Maybe a phone call would be more suitable. Or a face-to-face meeting. Or skywriting.