Posts Tagged ‘E-Mail’

Color Coded E-mail Tip May Save Your Job

Is your In Box so full you sometimes miss the important e-mail from your boss, or your wife? Try color-coding your e-mail. In Microsoft Outlook, go to the Tools menu and click Organize. In the Ways to Organize pane, click Using Colors. Read more…


E-Mail People Will Respond To

January 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Times have changed and so has my advice about e-mail etiquette. And that’s because people are now checking e-mail on their cell phones, smart phones, pda, and any number of other ways.

A few years ago I suggested that your “Subject Line” should really describe what your e-mail is going to say. I wasn’t suggesting including two or three sentences in the “Subject Line” but, instead, a pretty good summary of what was to come. Today, my advice is to be descriptive but brief. Remember, I’m reading your e-mail on my Blackberry 8800. Others are using an iPhone or other Smartphone. If your subject line is too long it won’t fit on my screen and I probably won’t rush to open it up Read more…

I’ve Got Time On My Hands

January 8, 2012 Leave a comment

My wife went shopping and I have the house to myself for 2.5 hours. It’s not often I have 2.5 hours to myself without any interruptions. But what am I going to do in order to make the most of this time. First, I read the Wall Street Journal. Next, I booted up the trusty laptop and started to write this post. But is this the best use of the time I have? How should I determine what to do? Let me share with you my thought process at this time. Read more…