10 Out-of-Office Email Ideas That Make People Smile

The holiday season is that special time of the year when we spread good cheer, gather with loved ones and set up our out-of-office email messages. This year, why not combine all three? Fun out-of-office messages spread good cheer and enable us to enjoy family and friends with fewer distractions. It’s festive multi-tasking! Before decking …

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What are the Key Employee Productivity Metrics That Really Matter

It’s no secret that every manager wants their teams to be productive. But, ensuring that your employees stay highly productive may be a challenging task, especially nowadays when millions of employees are working remotely. Although many managers believe that high performance is an individual issue that can be boosted by efficient time-management training, most productivity …

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A Solopreneur’s Top 5 Tips for Time Management During the Holidays

All individuals need to recharge to return to work refreshed--perhaps solopreneurs most of all. To help, here are our five time-management tips to keep your season bright and productive. Plan Ahead to Rest Later Unlike an office with colleagues to cover you in a pinch, a solopreneur has no backup. Planning is essential to step …

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Best Practices: Email Introductions

Before email, writing a letter of introduction was a fussier affair. It involved nice paper, ink, and delivery by a human being. In various eras and cultures, letters introduced individuals hoping to join polite society, secure employment, or win a thumbs-up from a potential spouse’s parents. Such letters, especially when written by respected mutual acquaintances, …

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Capturing the Right Tone: Writing Effective Emails to Customers & Colleagues

Thank goodness for email. Yes, really. What other means of communicating offers savvy business users as much control of their messages? Telephone calls, Zoom meetings, and face-to-face talks are excellent for real-time, two-way conversations. But email is fundamentally different.  Email is more forgiving. The effectiveness of a live business call relies a lot on an …

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Key Grammar Tips for Writing Professional Emails

Was English your worst subject in high school? That’s unfortunate. Unlike trigonometry, you need those writing skills that may have eluded you in your younger days. Who doesn’t write an email or text every day of their lives? To help, we’ve collected some common grammar errors below. Review them and then return to them before …

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