Earth Day 2020 – An Opportunity for a New Beginning

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April 22, Earth Day celebrates 50 years. However, Earth Day 2020 will be markedly different than years past given the COVID-19 pandemic! With lockdowns and quarantines in place, there will be no celebrations or climate protests in the streets. But fear not, there will be countless virtual and digital events around the globe!

Participating in these virtual events can still allow your voice to be heard for a new beginning for the planet ūüôā

“Thanks to technology, Earth Day will be going digital. People will have to engage in meaningful and impactful conversations about the environment via the internet. We can all participate from home while social distancing and protesting virtually. You can create a poster and share it on social media with hashtags #EarthDayNetwork; attending a virtual presentation organized by students, universities and other leaders and more.‚ÄĚ

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Why You Should Keep Your Website’s Copyright Notice Current

copyright noticeWhen it comes to outdated¬†Copyright info on websites, I’m a bit of a stickler. That little ¬© Copyright notice at the bottom of your website may not be something you pay much attention to. But at least once a year you should. Often it’s an oversight. However, an outdated copyright on your website can be perceived or reflect business services and products which are old or outdated.
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Is that the message you want to convey to potential customers?

Think of it this way:
“When the decision to stay or navigate away is made in a few seconds, perception is everything.”

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Email Etiquette for Business and Personal Communications

email etiquette for business communicationsWhether for business or personal, email remains a primary mode of communication. However, email etiquette very often goes out the window in our informal world.  

I do not share people’s love of texting. I do so with friends sparingly. But I do not text with clients. With them, it’s email. Email does takes more time, effort and thought – and that’s a good thing. Because done correctly, email can reflect more professionalism.

 

So below are some tips on better business email etiquette. It can be especially important if you are communicating with someone for the first time! On the personal front, much of this can apply too.
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Writing in All CAPITAL Letters Appears Like You’re SHOUTING!!!

man shouting all capsI once received an email from an aunt which was written entirely in CAPITAL letters. I replied and 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? Isn’t this a grammatical given? I guess there¬†was¬†some ‘splaining to do.

 

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