Email & Communication

Freedom Week – (Highlights)

In the United States, we’ll be celebrating Independence Day on the 4th. It’s also prime time for summer festivities and a more relaxed attitude. So this week, instead of a formal post, we’ll have a “Freedom Week.” Here are some past posts that you might have missed, all with the idea of giving you freedom …

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Consider Yourself a Professional? Here’s What You Should Avoid on Facebook (Acrostic)

If you don’t use Facebook or Instagram, you can skip this acrostic. 🙂 But if you’re part of the 2.13 billion users out there, here are eight things an excellent professional should avoid doing on Facebook. Fake news We’ve all seen it. Inflammatory articles based on pieces of truth or short sound bites, but that …

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How to Communicate with Non-Responsive People (3 Minute Read)

You’ve sent an email to that client or customer multiple times, and you haven’t received an answer. Or you’ve called someone, and left more than one message (or found their voice mail box to be full.) You may have even resorted to sending snail mail, to no avail.What do you do now? The fact remains, that …

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10 Steps to Publishing Your Own Book (Flashback)

Do you have a book inside you? I’ve self-published a handful of books, all of which are available on Amazon and provide me some monthly income (click on the links in the sidebar to learn more.) From time to time, when people realize I have self-published, they become intrigued because they have a book inside of them, too. …

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Work Wisdom: Ten Tips to Help You Excel and Exhale (Slide Show)

It’s time for Work Wisdom, a random collection of tips and thoughts to encourage you to excel and exhale at work!  Click on the video to watch a slide show, or read the list that follows.     Plan ahead, but stay present. When setting up a project, break it into small pieces, and be more …

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How I Use Asana to Manage My Blogging (with Screencast)

If you’re a regular blogger like I am, sometimes it can be a challenge to develop a sustainable practice for adding fresh content to your blog. I’ve been working on streamlining my blogging process, even though I’ve been blogging regularly for years. While it’s always a work in progress, I thought it might be helpful …

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How an Overflowing Inbox Can Make You Lose Business

“I am hoping these are your “Spam” emails that are outrageously high… guess I’ll be checking this post before I decide to contact anyone for assistance.” Ouch. This was a comment that was added to a poll I conducted some time ago on a “Young Professionals” Group.  I asked people to admit how many emails …

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Mobile Email

Three Reasons Not to Announce When You Will Be Checking Email

“I check email daily at 11:00am and again at 4:00pm.” Have you ever received a message like that? It communicates that the writer is disciplined. It gives people an estimated time for when they may hear back. It’s impressive–or is it? Some professionals find that if they schedule times to check email, they can spend …

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