How To Practice Good Business Card Etiquette

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Did you know there are etiquette rules for giving and receiving cards? There are many books that discuss this etiquette point. The post How To Practice Good Business Card Etiquette appeared first on Office Dynamics.

Webinar Etiquette and Protocol for Live Events

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It’s time to talk about webinar etiquette. We love this feature but we’ve heard from a few attendees that some of the comments aren’t appropriate for the webinar and we wanted to take this opportunity to address webinar etiquette and protocol.

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Career Success A to Z: E is for Etiquette

Eat Your Career

Before we talk about etiquette, let’s first consider another e-word: Elevator. Elevators are like little floating bubbles of society with their own distinct etiquette. That’s how etiquette works and why it’s so important in the workplace. What is Modern Business Etiquette?

Do Workplace Etiquette Rules Need to Change?

On The Job

The etiquette police who are trying to keep up with the rapidly evolving world of mobile devices and their effect on the workplace probably would say the same. The results don't surprise Lisa Grotts , a certified etiquette consultant.

Your Etiquette Practice Could be Killing Your Productivity

Productive & Organized

  Last month I presented and emceed at a College of Business event on business etiquette.    What I found very interesting is that both the students and employers were a bit nervous about their etiquette.  Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O!

4 Rules for Conference Call Etiquette

Ian's Messy Desk

Image via Wikipedia. Have you ever received an e-mail announcing a conference call and rolled your eyes, dreading the annoyances that are collectively associated with conference calls?

Is Your Writing Too Abrupt?

Business Writing

Books Courteous Writing Email EtiquetteYou work against deadlines. Often you have to write quickly, even when the message is complex and somewhat delicate. It’s not surprising that you occasionally come across as abrupt when you thought you were being efficient. This problem is especially.

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10 E-mail Etiquette Pet Peeves and How to Handle Them

Office Dynamics

The results led to our first “ Email etiquette ” story. From guest blogger, Pamela Baird, Intel. Additional Rules to Remember as You Write or Respond to Online Messages. So how many times have you read or written an email today? According to a 2011 study by IBM Research, more than 2.8 million emails are sent or read each day. People also spend more than three hours per day reading or writing those messages. That’s a lot of work – meaning what you see or do had better be worthwhile.

How to Be Assertive, Not Pushy

Business Writing

Courteous Writing Email EtiquetteIf you write to customers, clients, employees, or almost anyone on the job, you have times when you need to assert yourself. You have to disagree, delegate, instruct, remind, and say no—in each situation coming across as clear and forceful.

10 Wrong Ways to Start Your Emails

Business Writing

Email Etiquette Teaching Business WritingDo you want your email readers to delete your messages immediately? Of course you don't. Who would? Then you must avoid these 10 bad ways of starting emails. ​ Spell the reader’s name wrong, use a nickname rather than.

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Take Time to Say Thank You

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Career Management Communication Skills Etiquette Motivators Uncategorized etiquette gratitude professionalism thank you thank you notes thanksToday, I want to talk about taking time to express your gratitude to others, whether you personally know them or not.

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How to Introduce Two People in Writing

Business Writing

Ron introduced us by email like this: Subject: Courteous Writing Etiquette Teaching Business WritingDeb Arnold of Deb Arnold, Ink. is a terrific businesswoman and one of my favorite people. We met a few years ago through an introduction from our mutual friend, consultant Ron Scott.

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21 Ways to Shrink the Email Monster

Business Writing

If you need to keep your email open, Email Etiquette Tips on Microsoft OfficeAre you haunted by too much email appearing nonstop, lurking in your inbox, and raising your anxiety level? If you are like most people at work, you get too much unnecessary email.

To Cc or Not to Cc? That Is the Question

Business Writing

Email EtiquetteDo you know when to copy people on the emails you send? Or do you cc a bunch of people and hope to offend no one? This post will reduce your cc doubts. Should you cc or not? To answer.

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10 Things NOT to Tell Your Email Readers

Business Writing

Email EtiquetteSometimes people say things in email that would be better left unsaid. This list of 10 examples will alert you to statements that can weaken your messages and your business relationships. My manager told me to handle it this.

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"Enclosed Please Find" Means You Lost It

Business Writing

Courteous Writing Etiquette Teaching Business Writing Sandra wrote today asking about the expression "enclosed please find": I took a business letter writing class in 1988 and was told NEVER to say "enclosed please find" because it''s redundant!

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Preserve Your Relationships, Even in Sticky Situations

Business Writing

Courteous Writing Email Etiquette Positive LanguageIf you are human, you face situations during your workday that require you to write under pressure. Maybe you have to respond to an angry employee's email. Maybe you seriously disagree with a coworker and need to put your reasons.

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How I Left Out Negative Feelings

Business Writing

Courteous Writing Email Etiquette This week I received a frustrating email. It was from a professional organization telling me that my proposal to present a program had been rejected. Usually such messages carry no emotion for me. As part of doing business, they are.

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Office Fridge Etiquette

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Office Fridge Etiquette By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, November 28, 2007 Filed Under: D o you bring your food to work? Heres an article I recently found on office fridge etiquette. Do you keep it in the office fridge? Are you in a constant battle to get your food into a pint-sized fridge because others leave their food there for days on end? Heres an excerpt on the article: Do not eat or drink foods that do not belong to you.

Don't Be Driven by the Three-Email Rule

Business Writing

Courteous Writing Email EtiquetteLately people in business writing classes have been asking about the three-email rule. That's the rule espoused by Phil Simon, author of Message Not Received: Why Business Communication Is Broken and How to Fix It. Simon touched on the rule.

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The Top 3 Skills That Make Administrative Assistants Stand Out

Office Dynamics

Admin Assistant Training Assertive Attitude Career Management Communication Skills Conflict Resolution Creativity Etiquette Executive And Assistant Partnership Free Webianrs Interpersonal Skills Leadership Problem Solving Productivity Professional Image Self DevelopmentAdministrative professionals are always asking us what it takes to really stand out in the workplace. After all, it’s a competitive market out there!

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Cubicle Etiquette 101

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Cubicle Etiquette 101 By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, November 01, 2007 Filed Under: Office Gossip , Productivity D o you find that your colleagues are hovering around you when youre on the phone? If you work in a cubicle, here are some guidelines to follow for good cubicle etiquette: You see the person you wish to talk to on the phone. In the mean time Im going to discretely tape up a copy of your etiquette rules somewhere public.

10 Questions to Flag Sensitive Situations

Business Writing

Courteous Writing Email Etiquette Writing Tips Sometimes you can recognize instantly that a message will lead to trouble. When you are angry or upset, you know better than to bang out a hostile email. But some sticky circumstances may not be obvious. Ask yourself these 10.

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Are You Aware of Your Rude Workplace Behavior?

On The Job

So, I'm going to save you $400 an hour and give some etiquette pointers that anyone -- of any age -- should take to heart. What are some other etiquette tips you'd like to see people follow? rude at work workplace etiquette career advice cellphone etiquette Anita Bruzzese

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Why Being An Executive Assistant Is A Rewarding Career

Office Dynamics

In honor of Administrative Professionals Day, I want to share my thoughts on why I believe being an executive assistant is a rewarding career. When people tell me, “Anyone can do that job,” it bothers me. It tells me that person doesn’t really know what it takes to be a great assistant.

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Hired, then abandoned–how to become part of the team?

Office Dynamics

This month’s question from our friends at The Admin Pro Forum is from Maddy who is struggling to become part of the team at her new office. Take a moment to read her question and let us know what you think in the comments of this blog. Have you ever found yourself in a similar scenario?

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The Courtesy Greeting to Use When Gender Is a Mystery

Business Writing

Courteous Writing EtiquetteThis complex question came in yesterday's email: What is the proper way to address a letter with several addressees in the same letter, but the gender of one or more is unknown? Normally the greeting would be “Dear Misses. So-and-so,”.

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Business Networking Tips

Business Writing

Etiquette Teaching Business WritingDo you need help starting and ending networking conversations at professional meetings? You may appreciate the tips below. Although not a business writing topic, the information can help you communicate more confidently at business events.

Anatomy of an Executive Assistant Infographic

Office Dynamics

Assistants go out on a limb so their bosses won’t have to lift a finger. Excellence for them is not just a goal, but a habit. This infographic is part of a series celebrating administrative excellence.

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Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership for Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

This is a replay of the free webinar offered June 2016 titled Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership (for administrative professionals). Administrative professionals don’t typically think of themselves as leaders; even the most successful struggle with the idea!

Why e-Mail Isn’t Always Your Best Option

Office Dynamics

Admin Assistant Training Assistant Training Communication Skills Etiquette Self Development Technology e-mail effective communication finding the best way to communicate getting your message across at work managing your executive's email white elephant called e-mail

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Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed!

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Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Day Administrative Professionals Week Assertive Attitude Career Management Communication Skills Conflict Resolution Creativity Difficult People Etiquette Executive And Assistant Partnership Free Webianrs Interpersonal Skills Leadership Mgr/Asst Team Motivators Networking Organizational Skills Problem Solving Productivity Professional Image Self Development Teamwork Time ManagementWelcome to April. Wow, where is the time going?

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The Problem With "Not a Problem"

Business Writing

Courteous Writing Etiquette Positive LanguageMany people seem to have adopted the expression "Not a problem" in place of "You're welcome." For example, if I thank someone in email, by phone, or in person for doing a favor for me, the response is often "Not.

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Blogging Etiquette

Laughing all the Way to Work

I was on Susan Johnston's blog The Urban Muse and she answered some blogging etiquette questions and had some good tips that I thought I would pass on to you. Blogging Etiquette Part 1 Blogging Etiquette Part 2 Blogging Etiquette Part 3. Tags: Urban Muse Susan Johnston blogging etiquette Do you ever wonder if you are blogging properly or are you stepping on other blogger's toes?

12 Days of Christmas Webinar: Question and Answer with Joan Burge

Office Dynamics

We’ve been having a holly, jolly, super fun and festive time with our 12 Days of Christmas Webinar Series event. In this Day 3 webinar we wore our ugly sweaters and took questions from our live audience about the administrative profession.

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Giving Thanks to Customers, Employees, and Others

Business Writing

Tags: Courteous Writing Etiquette How to Write

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Living Your BIG & Bold Life [Upcoming Event]

Office Dynamics

Announcement: Our next free webinar in our celebration series is open for registration. Living Your BIG & Bold Life with Joan Burge. May 7, 2015. 10:00 – 11:00 AM Pacific Time. Register Now, It’s a free event! Working women hold a unique position in our society.

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Developing Your “Wow” Factor

Office Dynamics

Admin Assistant Training Attitude Career Management Communication Skills Conflict Resolution Creativity Difficult People Etiquette Executive And Assistant Partnership Free Webianrs Interpersonal Skills Leadership Mgr/Asst Team Organizational Skills Problem Solving Productivity Professional Image Self DevelopmentSome assistants have it. Some assistants don’t. What is it, you ask? That intangible, invaluable “wow” factor. Here’s the good news: It’s a learnable trait!

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Celebrating the season? Preserve your professional image

Office Dynamics

Career Management Etiquette mistakes at work preserve your professional image professional imageWelcome to the final installment of this year’s series of Monday Motivators e-zines!

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Loose Lips Sink Relationships

Business Writing

Etiquette Today at the airport as I waited for a plane, I overheard a man across from me talking loudly on his phone. He went on and on about a client company, using the company''s name repeatedly. He described their problem.

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