Guidelines for Composing Proper Business Emails

There are certain guidelines professionals should follow to compose compelling emails. These guidelines will help to ensure that each email sent is professional and well received. There’s only one opportunity to make a first impression through email, so crafting a strong email can impact the entire professional relationship. Start With a Strong Subject Line Effective emails have a strong subject line that is clear, direct, and concise in regards to what the email itself is going to cover. This … [Read more...]

Words Matter

Our usage of words and language appears to have changed. Conveying the essential point is what really matters. Business professionals will have readers who expect written correspondence to include the correct word use and adhere to standard writing conventions. This brings me to my word of the week there…their…and they’re. I realize there are those who are saying this is much too basic. Yet, I see misuses of this word enough to realize that a brief review is justified. So it can’t … [Read more...]