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 CAPS Appears Like You’re SHOUTING!!!

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

 

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B Corp Movement: Redefining Success in Business

Certified B Corps logo-iconCertified B Corporations are leading a global movement to redefine success in business.

“By voluntarily meeting higher standards of transparency, accountability, and performance, Certified B Corps are distinguishing themselves in a cluttered marketplace by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.”

With a growing community of more than 1,000 Certified B Corps which include 33 countries spanning over 60 industries, they are working together toward one unifying goal: to redefine success in business.

 

Certified B Corps are not just about shareholders. They embrace a purpose beyond just earning money. What a concept?
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