US employees spend, on average, about a quarter of the workweek combing through hundreds of emails. Despite the fact that we’re glued to our reply buttons, career coach Barbara Pachter says plenty of professionals still don’t know how to follow email rules appropriately.
Here are some basic, modern email rules every professional should know…
Email replies are Courteous, Professional, and Absolutely Necessary There are four reasons why you should answer every work email when a reply is appropriate. You’d be amazed how much goodwill you can generate from a five-second response.
At some point in your career, you will need to deliver a powerful presentation. Will you be ready? Your boss asks you to present their work to management. You work hard to put together the material in a way that lets the bosses know your team is on track. Then, the day of the presentation arrives. Suddenly, it feels like grammar school again. The teacher just asked you to stand in front of the class. Your knees start shaking, you start sweating, and you just might lose your breakfast in front of everyone. You’re not alone. For many of us, the thought
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