Since we're talking about communication these days, how about some tips on sending better e-mail. What, you think you're a pro already? Can you hold a moment, while I fall over laughing? Even Mr. Blogger, who sits at a computer for most of his waking hours, is an avowed idiot with electronic communication. We all are. We all send too damn much of the stuff. And we certainly receive more than we care for, right?
E-mail is simply too easy to send. What's the solution, then? Also easy. Step #1. Pay attention to your e-mail sending. Step #2. Repeat Step #1. Here are two things to read on this matter. First is a blog posting fom Seth Godin, his personal e-mail checklist. Second is a bonafide e-mail charter, part of a greater movement to "save our inbox." Here's a quote from Godin that really says it all: "If I had to pay 42 cents to send this email, would I?"
Here’s some links with some hints on email that we can probably all do well to try and remember:
Paul - 07/19/11 - 09:35