Writing in ALL CAPS Appears Like You Are Shouting!

man shouting all capsI once received an email from an aunt which was written in ALL CAPS. In my email reply, I asked why she was SHOUTING!?

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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Understanding a Designer’s Availability

understanding a designer's availability - ASAP may mean rush chargesWe now live in a world of immediate gratification. Everything is urgent or
“I want it now”.

You may have that OMG moment where you realize you want a new logo, brochure or website for your business. And want it done ASAP!

The truth is, your project’s desired completion timeframe may not coincide with a designer’s availability.

 

Yes, things do pop-up. But as the saying goes, “your poor planning is not someone else’s problem”. This can certainly apply in the case of a designer you may want to work with. So an explanation is in order – along with some tough luv…
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