Email Responding

The Communication Blog

discusses the often encountered problem of sending someone an email and not receiving a response. At least an acknowledgement that the email was received. And you don’t want to ask for a receipt which is generally considered inappropriate for personal email. The email asks you to do something and you don’t have the time or interest and it goes onto the back burner and eventually forgotten. The email is one of too many, a case of information overload.

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3 acronyms to make email messages a little more effective

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Hey are three acronyms you can use to make your email communication a little more effective. If an email contains no actionable items add FYI to the subject line to tell the reader. Communication Productivity Writing emailNNTR / NRN**. If you put NNTR in the end of the subject line (No need to reply, or no response needed), it tells the recipient that you are not expecting a response. e.g.: > Minutes of last night’s meeting attached NNTR.

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Emotionally intelligent Email

SpeakerSue Says...

How many emails do you receive that get you wondering, “What’s wrong with her today?” ” And how often do the recipients of your emails think that about your messaging? Receiving thoughtless emails can ruin the day and they happen more than we think.

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Diamonds (Emails, Facebook and MySpace) Are Forever

Matt Eventoff

Today it is emails, Facebook pages, MySpace pages, Flickr pages, and the list goes on and on. Emails Last Forever. Granted, this email exchange is a bit unusual. does not get meeting for said client, receives countless harsh emails, and apologizes 6 different times. This goes on for 19 emails. Calling the scheduler “Liz&# as opposed to “Elizabeth&# on one email. Emails (and diamonds) are forever.

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Email Marketing - 8 Common Mistakes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Email marketing is low in cost. The reality, though, is that many email campaigns fail. I know that because more of my marketing communications business is coming from those totally frustrated because their email had no reach. Most businesses need more than just email.

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Online Communication – Email is Not Dead

Matt Eventoff

Email’s impending death has been written about ad nauseum, and never seems to come. Email has been, and in my opinion will continue to be, the dominant online communication medium of choice. Here is Elie’s post: Email is not dead – be careful the Silicon Valley koolaid that you drink by Elie Seidman on October 12, 2009. Jessica Vascellaro ( of lipsyncing fame ), the WSJ’s Silicon Valley reporter, has an article in todays’ WSJ titled “The end of the email era”.

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What is your email style? Take this quick quiz…

SpeakerSue Says...

The out-of-office reply you receive says: “Thank you for your email. I will check my email at random times and will get back to you when I can. Want more “Email Wall of Shame” examples? What if it had said this: “Thank you for your email.

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Email Etiquette meets I Love Lucy: Part 2

SpeakerSue Says...

Then, I start responding to my key emails and by the time I’ve finished writing one or two emails, my box is full again. By afternoon, I’m throwing emails everywhere just to keep up. The only chance you have to get your email read is to make it look appealing to read.

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Cold Emailing in Job Search - 5 Tips

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For a while I had been sending email pitches to trade associations. Direct email to a person. Keep changing the email as the marketplace and you change. Most jobs, contract assignments, and new business for our enterprises aren't advertised.

11 Tips: When Technology Comes to Work

Matt Eventoff

While this post is not a definitive guide by any means, these 11 tips will help you to safely navigate the new workplace, and avoid situations that put a lot of people in bad positions each and every day: #1 Email Does Not Emote! – Emails are rarely seen as being too soft.

Vocal Impact Tip: How to make them choose you over email

Kate's Voice

Check this out: 82% of people are likely to do something unrelated while on a conference call such as email or even chasing their dog down the street.

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A Survival Guide: Email Error #1: Sending an email to the wrong person

SpeakerSue Says...

If you haven’t yet had that horribly nauseating feeling of realizing, about a nanosecond after hitting send, that you just sent an email to the wrong person, you will. Speak your truth as in: I never should have sent that email. Email them.

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The Extreme Hazards of Email - Steve Bannon Smart about That

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Author Michael Wolff reports that when Bannon received emails, his response usually consisted of one word.  Routine in e-discovery, emails, as well as text messages, are retrieved and analyzed. When choosing that fork in the road, Steve Bannon opted for business school.

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3 Important Tips from Psychology to Write Better Emails

SpeakerSue Says...

Attractive people earn an average of 3% to 4% than those with average looks , and your email will get better results too if you make it look appealing. That means: Subject line is reader relevant, truthful and a to-the-point summary of the content of that specific email.

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Paterno family: Release all emails and records

TJ Walker Interactive

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Unfriend on Facebook/Click "Block" on Email and Smartphone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In these social network times most of those on Facebook don't have the contact information for our email and smartphone. "Do that and you're running away from yourself, again."

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Chris Christie Congratulates Obama by Phone, Tells Mitt Romney Tough Luck by Email

TJ Walker Interactive

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Drudge Report - Emails Come Back To Blow Up HillaryLand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Then there is a link to an article about this in the respected The Washington Post: Here is an excerpt: " Newly discovered emails found on a  seized computer during an investigation of disgraced former Rep.

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Email - Why Weren't Leaders Socialized To Be Circumspect?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Lawyers worth their salt warn clients to be totally circumspect in the content of their email. The most recent example of that is what is being revealed from the email sent by Colin Powell. Like many email accounts of big brandnames, his had been hacked.

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A Survival Guide: Email Error #1: Sending an email to the wrong person

SpeakerSue Says...

If you haven’t yet had that horribly nauseating feeling of realizing, about a nanosecond after hitting send, that you just sent an email to the wrong person, you will. Sending an email (or text) that you forgot to proof, wasn’t complete, ranted when you should have found a way to rave, was poorly, foolishly and childishly written or worst of all, sent to the person you ranted about, is just one click away. Speak your truth as in: I never should have sent that email.

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10 Warning Signs that Your Team Needs to Update Their Email Selling Skills

SpeakerSue Says...

Here are 10 warning signs that indicate your emails are past the Use by date: Fake rapport: Opening an email with something like, How are you? No touchpoint: This is particularly important in a prospecting email. How much are your poor emails costing you and your organization?

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What Your Email Says About You…

SpeakerSue Says...

In my opinion, it’s the same with email. It amazes me how people within an organization treat each other in their emails. Email Etiquette & Productivity Communication Skills email etiquette how to say it to sell it SpeakerSue You know how when people treat people who can do something for them really well, but treat people who seemingly can’t do anything for them, really not well, and you notice it, how you never think the same about the person.

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Joe Paterno emails Show Greater Involvement with Sandusky Scandal

TJ Walker Interactive

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To Say Thank You or Not to say Thank You: The Email Dilemma

SpeakerSue Says...

Then she sent me a thank you email and added another bit referencing something she and I had talked about during a break (how she gets the curl to look just so in her hair!). Now, do I send another email to thank her for reminding me about the product she uses in her hair or just let it go?

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Since Webisites Don't Provide Email Addresses.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, as is increasingly the new normal, it was impossible to track down Uber's email address on its website. More and more websites don't provide an email address as a mode of contact. The Georgia law firm Butler Tobin had a problem. Its client had been badly injured in an Uber accident. Therefore, the letter of spoilage couldn't be sent. However, what Butler Tobin did accomplish was to pick up on Uber's twitter handle. It launched communications in that matter.

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Words and phrases to never use in email. Ever.

SpeakerSue Says...

Don’t use the phrase, “Hope this helps” in an email. On the other hand, if you want a laugh (and you don’t mind a bit of obscene language), read ScaryDuck’s post: A bit of email etiquette. Finally, one of my favorites is ending an email with “What do you think?” Communication Skills Email Etiquette & Productivity email as a sales tool email etiquette say it to sell it SpeakerSue

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The Persuasive Email: 3 Quick Tips

SpeakerSue Says...

If you could change one thing about the way other people write emails, what would it be? don’t make me guess which email you’re responding to. The key to being persuasive in email is to respect the other person. When checking your email, see which words can be cut. But if you’re like most sales professionals, you’ll quickly get the point about how you can write a more persuasive email.

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The Persuasive Email: 3 Quick Tips

SpeakerSue Says...

If you could change one thing about the way other people write emails, what would it be? don’t make me guess which email you’re responding to. The key to being persuasive in email is to respect the other person. When checking your email, see which words can be cut. But if you’re like most sales professionals, you’ll quickly get the point about how you can write a more persuasive email.

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3 email bloopers that cost sales

SpeakerSue Says...

A reviewer commented that one of the most important chapters in the Second Edition of Power Sales Writing is the one about digital manners (aka email etiquette). Unless the buyer asked you to flag your email to her as a high-priority message, don’t do it. Email Etiquette & Productivity Selling Skills email email as a sales tool email etiquette sales skills sales strategy sales training say it to sell it

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THE 3 most embarrassing business emails/texts: Can you beat it?

SpeakerSue Says...

In my selling skills programs, I almost always spend at least a few minutes with the group talking about what email etiquette is today. One thing groups always ask is how to deal with humiliation like when you send an email/text to the wrong person. So when her client emailed her asking about the costs due, she wrote the following email to her director: “I am so dumb and I am sorry. Then I sent the email to the new client.

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How to Persuade Your Boss to Say Yes – in Email

SpeakerSue Says...

“We’d like to improve the way we sound in email,” said the client. If we can persuade each other to do what we need done, and if we can’t be civil and if we can’t do it without playing email ping pong all day – what a waste of time! Know why you’re bothering to email. Simple: What is it that you want as a result of this email? Not as an end result of a line of emails, meetings, whatever. This email.

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Email Etiquette: Proverbs and Productivity

SpeakerSue Says...

So, as a leading authority on email etiquette and productivity ( Power Sales Writing - McGraw Hill; How to Say It To Sell It! I received an email from a client marked !! Will she even check her email to see if I responded? Are your emails friendly and respectful? A friend received this email from her manager: I need X by Friday. Ask yourself: Would I be motivated by my email to give me the best outcome? Proverbs are cool.

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Social Justice Nonprofit, NYC - Email Marketing (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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6 Must-Know Ways to Respond to an Email Jerk Without Becoming One

SpeakerSue Says...

Do the emails you receive ever make you feel like you’re living a Dilbert cartoon? I can’t imagine what people are thinking when they send emails that they know will offend the recipient. The beauty of email is that this should never have to happen.

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Email blooped: How to avoid the morning after

SpeakerSue Says...

When I finally hit the send button, I was still awake and decided to reward myself for my perseverance by writing an email to a close girlfriend. Except, instead of sending the email to my friend, I somehow sent it to the prospect…the one I had just sent the proposal to. I didn’t realize my stupidity until the next morning when I received a very curt response from the prospect, attached to the um, graphic, email. I opened an email that was sent to me in error.

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Twitter's New Rules - Another step in eliminating traditional email

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's because conversations on Twitter, as well as on Facebook and LinkedIn, are replacing the use of traditional email. There is no email address. The message is: The cool dudes have already moved away from email. Of course, an email account can also be hacked. 

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Cultural Email Differences – Do they exist? 4 Considerations….

SpeakerSue Says...

One thing that did not come up was cultural email differences. It takes just a few seconds and not only shows courtesy and manners but sets the best tone for the email. It doesn’t matter if your 20 or 70 or if your recipient is, begin at least your first email of the day to that person with a greeting. Email Etiquette & Productivity Selling Skills Communication Skills email as a sales tool email etiquette how to say it to sell it sales training SpeakerSue

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Cultural Email Differences – Do they exist? 4 Considerations….

SpeakerSue Says...

One thing that did not come up was cultural email differences. It takes just a few seconds and not only shows courtesy and manners but sets the best tone for the email. It doesn’t matter if your 20 or 70 or if your recipient is, begin at least your first email of the day to that person with a greeting. Email Etiquette & Productivity Selling Skills Communication Skills email as a sales tool email etiquette how to say it to sell it sales training SpeakerSue

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2 Easy Email Changes to Sell More

SpeakerSue Says...

What are the first and second things you look at when you read an email? If the email passes that test, you open it, but wait… you probably don’t yet read it. Align the subject line with the email content. Make sure the subject line accurately reflects what the email is about.). Email Etiquette & Productivity Selling Skills email as a sales tool email etiquette how to say it to sell it Power Sales Writing sales skills

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Why your last email may destroy your career

SpeakerSue Says...

But when she emails, she is nothing short of rude. Her emails sound like she is barking out orders: Tell this person this and Do this and Remember this. Given what I do – help people communicate more persuasively and influentially – you’d think I would have sat down with her and gently explained how poorly she represents herself to others in the email she writes. I absolutely know this person would never be rude yet every time I open an email, I bristle!

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