In today's world, the Internet rules. More and more business communication takes place online. Meeting with your clients and your co-workers face to face is the most effective means of creating and building relationships. However, it is not always possible to be there in person, especially in light of a pandemic.
Fortunately, we have a plethora of choices for how to connect virtually with anyone anywhere anytime in the world. In spite of the growing popularity of text messages, instant messaging, Zoom calls and Skype, email is still the most commonly used online communication.
Email comes with its own set of rules for using it effectively and efficiently as well as courteously and politely. From the small business owner to the corporate executive, it is critical to know the subtleties of this online communication. A business deal can be derailed when the proper format is not used, when the timing is wrong, when language is misunderstood and when good manners and respect are not present in the message.
This workshop will cover all aspects of email communication. It will begin with how to know when email is the correct way to correspond with clients or co-workers. It will guide you through every subtlety of crafting your message so the recipient will want to open your mail, read it and react appropriately.
Email is often your first opportunity to make a positive impression and to get off on the right foot with others. Given that it has no tone of voice, the words you choose are of utmost importance. Email represents you in the same way as your handshake and your business attire do in a face-to-face meeting.
You will learn how to avoid the 21 most common mistakes in email. Even simple e-mail mistakes can be disastrous. They can cost you a raise, promotion, a job or a business deal.
You will understand the importance of a proper salutation and closing-why addressing the recipient incorrectly makes a difference. From the words you use in the body of your email to the visual effect of the layout of your message, every detail counts. Nothing in a professional email should be left to chance.
This presentation is intended for everyone in your organization who uses technology to communicate with clients and co-workers or spends any part of their business day in front of a computer, laptop, tablet or with a smartphone in hand.
Did you know that email mistakes can be costly? Email errors can cost you your career, your credibility and your reputation. Think about it. Perhaps you already worried about the effects of your online messages. Have you ever sent email to the wrong person because your email program auto-filled in someone else's name-not the intended recipient? Have you ever sent email that was riddled with bad grammar and misspellings? Have you ever sent email without a subject line? Have you ever had someone read your email and become upset because they misunderstood what you meant?
With all good intentions you have sent an email with any number of glaring mistakes. Once the deed is done, you can't take it back. You can only switch to damage control and hope it works. In too many cases your email has cost you precious time and maybe even a business relationship because you didn't understand the impact of your carelessness. In some instances, you thought your creation was perfectly fine.
How confident are you that your email is the best that it can be and that there won't be any repercussions from an email gone awry? The list of email mistakes is practically endless. Sometimes the only time people find out that they have mismanaged email is when it is too late.
Do you know how to avoid failing to send the document that you said was attached?
Do you know when you should reply only to the sender rather than reply to all?
Do you know what to do about an email with an incredibly long thread of messages?
Do you know when you need to pick up the phone and talk to someone directly rather than send an email?
Have you ever sent an email written when you were angry and later wanted to take it back?
Have you ever put confidential information in an email and lived to regret it?
If any of the issues mentioned above have plagued you, this is the workshop you need. You will learn how to avoid making the most common email mistakes. In this 60-minute session, you will find out how to ensure that all of your online business correspondence lands you in the category of the consummate professional. Going forward you will never question or doubt your email knowledge again.