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What Your Email Sign-Off Is Really Saying

What do business etiquette experts have to say about the expressions we use to end work-related emails?

You've just finished composing an email to a potential client you've talked with a few times before. Now for the tricky part: your sign-off. Should you use "Sincerely," "Kind regards" or "Cheers"? How do you sound friendly without coming across as unprofessional? ...

by Kristin Edelhauser  | February 22, 2019 06:00:00
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It's Time to Stop Using Email as a To-Do List

Using email as a task manager can work, but it's the wrong tool for the job

When M.G. Siegler started using Gmail's task feature to convert his emails into a to-do list, he made a shocking discovery.As many as 50 to 75 percent of the emails he received were actually to-dos from other people.Taken individually, each request was reasonable. But, ...

by Natalie Lambert  | October 08, 2018 11:00:00
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There are Four Basic Email Styles. Which One is Yours?

Find out what your email style says about your personality

As you move through the world, you tend to follow one of four general patterns. The idea of different personality types is old, observed as long ago as the ancient Greeks, who categorized people's personalities into four humors. In the last century, various personality ...

by Carol Tuttle  | August 28, 2018 02:00:00
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10 Things to Never Say in an Email

Emails can stick around for a long time, and you never know what might get dug up down the road

There are some things you already know not to mention via email -- political opinions, anything that could be considered sexual harassment and office gossip are among the no-brainers. But there are also some less obvious topics and phrases you’d do well to stay ...

by Julia Malacoff  | April 05, 2018 06:00:00
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How to Write Emails People Will Actually Open

Try these 4 tips to become a welcome sight in your prospect's inbox

Most of the erroneous talk about email's demise comes from those whose email campaigns have failed or those who simply don't like receiving emails to begin with. For companies that focus on their customer experience and consumers who like to stay informed, ...

by Chirag Kulkarni  | March 26, 2018 02:00:00
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10 Email Productivity Tools That Will Make You Fall in Love Again With Your Inbox

Check out these tools to pause your email, filter your email, automatically reply to your email and more

If you're like most office professionals, you spend a lot of time emailing. You have to delegate tasks, give updates, exchange information and stay on top of any incoming emergencies -- tasks that eat up more of your day than you might realize.By ...

by Jayson Demers  | February 28, 2018 08:00:00
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5 Ways to Get People to Respond to Your Email

Here's a tip: Offer your recipients a no-strings-attached favor. They'll likely feel indebted to reply

Email can be an extremely effective method of communication for business -- but only when people actually read and respond to those messages.If email outreach is an important part of your business, you know that getting a response (or not) can have a ...

by Jayson Demers  | September 27, 2017 08:00:00
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Should You Ignore Your Emails or Get Them to Zero?

Two entrepreneurs explain the reasoning behind their email-management methods

Let your emails pile up, or fight to achieve inbox zero? Two entrepreneurs from different schools of thought explain the reasoning behind their email-management methods. “The day I realized my email was not my to-do list but just other people’s to-do list for me, I had ...

by Entrepreneur US Staff  | July 19, 2017 08:00:00
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(Infographic) How to Prioritize Your Inbox

Inbox zero isn't as hard as it sounds

It’s easy for emails to quickly pile up -- one minute you’ve got five unread emails and the next 20. And going through emails is no simple task. In fact, 28 percent of the average person’s workweek is spent managing emails. However, with certain ...

by Rose Leadem  | July 11, 2017 06:00:00
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Are You Swamped by Email? You're Not Alone

People have more email to deal with now than they did three years ago

Despite the companies out there building tech platforms they claim will make email obsolete, the messaging medium is alive and well -- and occupying an increasing proportion of Americans’ time.In fact, 54 percent of people report that they have more email to ...

by Lydia Belanger  | June 28, 2017 08:00:00
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4 Email Habits to Avoid for Improved Productivity at Work

Some 64 seconds, on average, elapse between reading an email and getting back on task

In 2015, according to a study by the Radicati Group, over 205 billion emails were sent and received worldwide each day. There were also about 2.58 billion email users and 4.53 billion emails in existence that same year.In January this year, meanwhile, another study ...

by Toby Nwazor  | June 03, 2017 02:00:00
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(Infographic) The Best Days and Times to Send Your Email

Here are some tips to help you boost your email marketing efforts

From creating copy to the best time to hit send, email marketing is not an easy task, but there are certain things you can do to help make your campaign successful.If you really want to get your email opened and read, one of the ...

by Rose Leadem  | May 24, 2017 04:00:00
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Simple Tips for Writing Emails That Get Read

Consider your audience

If you’ve spent an afternoon (or 20) trawling through the muddy depths of a corporate inbox, you may be surprised to learn the original purpose of email was to build relationships, specifically within academia. Professors used early email to connect with colleagues, ...

by David Hammer  | March 28, 2017 02:00:00
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