Please Stop Writing in ALL CAPS!

man shouting all capsI once received an email from an aunt written in ALL CAPS. Replying to her email, I asked her why she was SHOUTING!?

It became obvious she was perplexed by my response. Apparently she was oblivious to the fact that writing in ALL CAPS translated in to shouting.

Was she not aware of this? Shouldn’t it be a given? I guess there was some ‘splaining to do.

 

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Earth Day 2017 Making a Difference vs. Just Making $$

earth day 2017 treeEarth Day 2017 is just about upon us rolling in on Saturday April, 22nd. Truth be told, I’m a mighty big fan of this big, blue marble we call home. I love the trees and critters too.

So with Earth Day approaching, I have to ask: are you just into making a buck with your business – or are you looking to make a difference too?

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Design Studio Frequently Asked Questions

frequently asked questionsIf you’ve never worked with a designer before, you likely have questions. The truth is, many folks are unfamiliar with the actual design process – what to expect and how it unfolds.

They may not be aware of their responsibility when working with a creative professional.

If that’s the case, you’ll likely find the following information quite useful. The list below covers some very common frequently asked questions.
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Email Etiquette for Business Communications

email etiquette for business communicationsEmail etiquette very often goes out the window in our informal world. And with email as a primary mode for professional business communications, you should pay a bit more attention to some important details.

Realistically, email takes more time, effort and thought. Which is a good thing. That is if you want to reflect professionalism by better engaging with business owners or customers. Texting, imho, is like speaking in grunts and clicks (and why I do not do it with clients).

So the following business email etiquette information is important. It’s especially so if you are communicating with someone for the first time!
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How to Request Services from a Designer

request servicesNeed to request services from a designer? Well there’s a right way and a wrong way to do so. That is if you actually want them to want to work with you. This is not some elitist attitude. How you present yourself or your buisness matters.

Think of it in terms of an attorney taking you on as a client. There’s a process involved. You’ll need to provide relevant info so that he will want to take you on and win your case.

Creatives services can be thought of in a similar vein. So be it graphic design, web design, logo development, site maintenance or SEO, there are things you need to know.
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Ideally the following information will provide some tips for the next time you may require creative services.

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