Articles about Email
The email every leader should write
Are you a “rising star” at your job or an organization outside of work? To cement your “leader” status, use this email template and let others show what they can do.
These are the 10 adjectives you’re using too often
We know that there are many words that can make you look dumb, plus, phrases that can make you seem passive-aggressive, clueless and ridiculous, but it turns out that there are also a bunch of adjectives that you’re probably using too frequently as well.
This is the personality type most annoyed by grammar mistakes
If I see an ad for a vacation rental that says “Your going to Hollywood!” it really bugs me. But my collaborator, Robin Queen, a sociolinguist, who studies how language use varies across social groups, is not annoyed by those errors at all. So we did some research to find out what makes some people more sensitive to writing mistakes than others.
This magic bullet email can land you a job
Sending this winning email to your dream company can get you noticed...and even hired.
Get serious about networking: 5 tips for making a connection
Networking is the ultimate route, and the reasons are endless. You’ll meet investors, leaders, and potential team members. Here are some of my favorite networking methods that continue to work for me.
How to use the right tone in emails
Your messages are more than facts and figures about the business. Each word carries tone and significance, and employees scrutinize every sentence in search of meaning.
How to ask for a networking meeting with a coworker
If you want to brainstorm or learn from a coworker, ask politely for the person’s time but include parameters on when the meeting should happen.
Sorry, but these 5 words, you like, really, kind of overuse
Though training your tongue will take some time — especially if you’ve never edited yourself before — you can get started with these overused words. According to career experts, they have no place in your office or inbox.
6 networking mistakes you don’t know you’re making
Your professional network does a lot more than submit your resume.
Saying ‘no’ is its own leadership capability: 8 ways to say it with grace and style
In a world of more requests than we can possibly fulfill, learning to say no with grace and style is a skill we all need. We should be saying no more than we say yes, although the opposite is usually true. We say yes too quickly and no too slowly.
These are the Top 10 email sinners
From overuse of capitals and exclamation marks to failing to reply and constantly having an out of office responder switched on, there are email faux pas many of us will recognize.
8 surprising things ultra productive people do every day
You don’t need to work longer or push yourself harder — you just need to work smarter. Ultra-productive people know this. They squeeze every drop out of every hour without expending any extra effort.
Here’s how to write an email to a potential employer
It's easier than it seems — as long as you follow certain etiquette and avoid the most common mistakes that modern job-seekers make.
New bill wants to give employees the right to ignore email after-hours
Do you dread answering work emails long after you have left work? A new New York City bill wants to help you ward off demanding bosses who expect answers at all hours of the day and night.
4 ways to automate your life and increase work productivity
Here are some of the best ways to use technology to automate and gain back hours of lost time we waste on administrative tasks.
‘Hi,’ ‘Hey,’ ‘Hello’: Why casual email greetings are the way to go
When you start an email, do you go for the more casual, "Yo, what's up," or for the more buttoned-up "Dear Madam or Sir"? A new analysis of 300,000 emails found that how you start an email can decide whether or not you get a response.
69% of employees waste 1 month a year on workplace apps
New research shows that 69% of employees report spending up to one hour daily going back and forth between apps, which is up to a whopping 32 days annually.
What to do when you return from vacation and your crowded inbox has you in shambles emotionally
You return from vacation, fresh-faced and re-energized, only to innocently log into your work email and get hit with a load anxiety weighing a sack full of bricks. Too. Many. Emails. Here's how to get through your inbox without losing it.
9 words and phrases that make any professional look weak
Certain words can have a long-lasting impact. Don't let these slip into your conversation.
Whatever you do, don’t even think about using these 5 opening lines in your emails
If every email is different, why do so many of them begin the same way? Here's a list of opening lines you should steer clear of.
Sarcasm vs. humor in the workplace
A rabbi, a priest, an imam, and a porn star walk into a bar … if you think a joke with that intro counts as appropriate workplace humor, you probably haven’t been paying enough attention. So, what does count as the right kind of humor and is sarcasm every an appealing option?
Google is making email live and interactive
What if your email was a living, breathing thing that updated automatically? Google announced that Gmail is moving towards that future.
5 punctuation traps to avoid at work
We grow up learning about spelling and punctuation in school, but mistakes still have the potential to creep up on us when we're well into our working years. The next time you write an email, keep these on your radar.
These are the magic words you’ll need to apologize for a late email reply
We've all been there: You get what feels like zillions of emails a day, but you only have the time and mental capacity to respond to so many of them. Ok, maybe not even half. Here's what to do when responding to someone's email after it's been a while.
The way you email may be turning your coworkers against you
The real reason your emails are getting on your coworkers’ nerves has nothing to do with what, how, or when you email — it’s all a matter of human psychology. Here’s why, and what to do about it.