Business Communication Today, 15th Ed.
Chapter 7. Digital Media
"Sending and receiving a follow-up email can be annoying.
"It was in my first office job that my habit of writing exclamation mark–ridden work emails first came to my attention.
"Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has a notorious habit of sending his executives an email that has a single character: a question mark," writes Julie Bort (photo, left) in a piece at BusinessInsider.
"Thankfully there are tactics and tools for managing the deluge, and they don’t have to involve achieving the often-elusive (some would say ridiculous) goal of Inbox Zero.
"We consulted Amanda Augustine [photo, left], career advice expert for TopResume, about how to send a clear and compelling message to a company you're dying to work for.
"You spend weeks preparing for a job interview and give 110% once you're in the hot seat.
"I’ll cop to (possibly) having lost control of my inbox now and again, swamped by the waves of incoming missives flowing over the transom.
"It’s not that I don’t want to cap off my email with something great.
"The next time you want to interrupt yourself for a quick glance at your inbox, don't.
"If you are presenting, odds are you are using your laptop either to walk the listeners through content in a small group, or projected on a screen to a larger group, or online when speaking with a virtual group.
"First and foremost, students must be aware that in mobile communications, brevity reigns.
"In August, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)’s release of a buyer’s guide for podcast advertising signaled that advertisers and marketers are beginning to take podcasting seriously as a marketing channel.
"In our highly polarized times, just about everyone has experienced the fruitlessness and stress of online political arguments.
"You became a business leader because you’re capable, confident, and intelligent, right?
"Before crafting a follow up email, we must first clarify what our objective is to draft a more effective call-to-action.
"Business Insider recently checked in with three productivity experts to find out what habits are wasting the most time at work," writes Áine Cain (photo, left).
"It goes without saying that my new book, Reply All…And Other Ways to Tank Your Career was inspired by email faux pas.
"When it comes to emails, I tend to be pretty wordy," admits Kat Boogaard (photo, left) in a piece at TheMuse.
"You spent hours researching, cramming, and planning for the interview.
"Students who use emojis in their emails and write “heeeeelp!” in the subject line don't necessarily know better.
"This is a question I’ve been mulling for a number of months: How has email use evolved in the days since Sony's email server hacks and Wikileaks?
Richard Feloni (photo, left) reports on the thoughts of Keith Ferrazzi, creator of the career guide - Never Eat Alone.
"With the onslaught of emails we receive every day, it's hard to imagine how anyone could keep up professional email habits at all times.