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February 2016

Do You Have a Love/Hate Relationship With Email?

Email is the most widely used form of business communication and most American business people send and receive hundreds of email messages every day. How we handle our email has a significant impact on our productivity, reputation and success. With the prevalence and importance of email, it pays to make your emails effective so they stand out in the noise of electronic communications.

In this issue, we offer tips for following good email etiquette,effective writing and apps that can help your email make a strong impact.

Since email is not about to disappear, why not embrace your email this Valentine's Day?

Where Is Simply Placed?

2/1/16 - Multitasking Makes You Stupid - Debbie was interviewed on Blab by Leo Novsky of Speak With Power. Missed it live? You can view a replay here.

5/18/16 - Multitasking Makes You Stupid - Debbie will present this topic to the WSCPA Women's Leadership Forum at the Meydenbauer Convention in Bellevue, WA.

5/18/16 - 5/22/16 - NAPO Conference, Atlanta, GA - Debbie will be attending the annual NAPO conference to ensure that Simply Placed stays abreast of industry trends and continuing education so that we can bring more value to our fantastic clients.

6/8/16 Multitasking Makes You Stupid - Debbie will present this topic for the Snoqualmie Valley Women in Business at their June lunch meeting.

Need a speaker or educational presentation for your association, club or staff? We offer a variety of engaging, relevant and educational presentations on a range of topics, such as Email Intervention, Unearth Your Desk, Plan for Success, Multitasking Makes You Stupid and more. Full listings are available here and here.

We customize these to your needs and will help create a presentation that addresses a particular productivity or organizational issue pertinent to your audience

Contact us to discuss how your group can benefit from a presentation from Simply Placed.

15 Tips for Good Email Etiquette

Although email has been a way of life for a few decades, many people still unknowingly undermine their communications and reputations with poor email manners. There are many articles and books that contain recommendations for good email etiquette. One short book that has been around for a long time but is still relevant is Writing Effective Email - Improving Your Electronic Communication, by Nancy Flynn and Tom Flynn. Barbara Pachter's The Essential of Business Etiquette: How to Greet, Eat and Tweet Your Way to Success is another good resource.

In this post we summarize the 15 top tips of good email etiquette that will help you make sure your business communications are professional make a favorable impression.

5 Tips for Writing Effective Emails

Although email has been in use for decades, many people still don't know how to write effective email messages. With the overwhelming number of messages many people receive it is often tempting to ignore emails or hastily send a reply without much thought. However, following a few best practices can make a big difference in the impact of your emails.

In a recent blog post, we shared these 5 simple tips for writing effective emails.

Don't Be Sorry

"I'm sorry", "I think", "I'm not an expert, but"... Do your emails contain words like these that soften your communications? If so, you may be unintentionally decreasing the confidence your recipients have in your ideas, and hurting your business.

A new Gmail extension called "Just Not Sorry" helps by identifying words that are best to avoid, so you can remove weak language from your emails before sending them.

Learn more about this free app in our post.

Overwhelmed with Email?

Do any of these statements apply to you?
  • Your inbox contains more than 50 messages, maybe more than 100 or more than 1,000.
  • You feel overwhelmed by the volume of email you receive each day.
  • You often have a hard time getting anything done because you're dealing with email.
  • Commitments and tasks fall through the cracks because information gets lost in your email inbox.
  • You wish email didn't control so much of your time and attention.

If any of these statements resonate with you, it may be time for an email intervention. Simply Placed can help you take steps to reduce your stress around email, reduce the time you spend in your inbox, and increase your work productivity with an Email Intervention Consultation.

Contact us to learn more about how our individual and group email productivity consulting can help you gain control over your email.
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