Posted on: October 10, 2023
Air Date: 10/10/2023
Can you imagine a time when we didn’t have emails?
I remember when my late father, who was an electrical engineer for Westinghouse, first got email and his administrative assistant would print out all of the messages for him. He would then bring the emails home at night and write out his responses, so she could type and send them out for him the next day. What a time!
I don’t know about you, but I process through hundreds of emails a day now. My fingers fly across my keyboard. (Thank goodness I took a typing class in eighth grade, so I can type as fast as thoughts come into my busy mind.) But it shouldn’t be all about speed.
So let’s slow down a bit, cowboy.
Remember that every email you send is a representation of your personal brand. Emails essentially reflect your personality and your reputation. Emailing impacts the way that the recipient feels about you, and whether or not they respect you as a professional.
After all, your personal brand is based on how you make other people feel, so you need to put yourself in the recipient’s shoes and think about how your words will impact them when you send that email.
The article read in this episode originally appeared in Mainebiz in August 2023.
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