Womenlines is delighted to share about Anjalika, an IITTI (CANADA) certified professional Image Branding & Lifestyle Consultant, as an Influencer for Image Branding at Womenlines. Yes womenfolk, gear up to learn the tips and tricks to carry yourself with excellence and make excellence your brand. In her sharing for this month, Anjalika is talking about certain etiquettes for Techno-Correspondence-
Iwasspeakingatanevent a fewdaysago,whentheconstantsoundsofmobilephones once ortwice,disruptedmychainofthoughts,nottomentiontheattentionoftherestof the delegates.Inthiscurrentworld,welivein,peoplearerunningtheirliveswith their techno-gadgets.Thatsaid,evenontherun,correspondenceetiquetteorwhatIalways refer astechno-correspondenceetiquetteshouldneverbedismissed.
Withtherapidincreaseuseoftechnologysuchastablets,smartphones,socialmedia and emailcorrespondences,face-to-face meet-upshavebeenmade,notquiteredundant,
however,waylesserthanwhatitusedtobe.Professionalsmosttimedonotseethe person theyaredealingwithphysically.Thisisallwellanddandy,butmannersandetiquette still needtobekeptespeciallywhiledealingwithprofessionalcorrespondences.Ifanythingelse,
communicatingonlineneedsmoreefforttoensurewhateverthatisbeingsaidwillnot be misinterpretedormisunderstood.
Ingeneral,emailsorcorrespondencesshouldberepliedwithinthesamebusinessday. Of course,youmighthaveotherpressingmatterstoattendtofirstorinsomecases, immediate replytoanemailmightnotbenecessary.
Respecting the privacyofyourcontactsisreallyimportant.Beawarewhenclickingonthe‘reply all’function.Eachemailneedstobehandledconsciously.Inmanysituations,youneed to onlysendareplytothesender;nottherestonthelist.Imagineifyouhaveclickedon“reply all” rather confidential or personal information.
Wheneverthereisaneednottodivulgetheemailaddressesofentirerecipientsof your mailinglist,usetheBCC(blindcarboncopy)feature.Thisway,onlytheaddressofthe main sendeewillappearontheemail.
A clear, direct subject line
Examples of the good subject line, “Change of Meeting Venue” or “Suggestions for Your Presentation”.
If you are anything like me, I open my emails based on subject lines; choose one that lets readers know you are addressing their concerns.
Your mistakes will certainly be noticed by your recipients. Do not rely on spell-checkers; read and re-read your emails before sending them off.
Sothereyougo,tipsthataresoeasytooverlookyetsobasicinkeepingupwithetiquette of communicationsinthecyberworld.
Zu Anjalika Kamis Gunnulfsen is the Editor (Singapore) for Marketing In Asia and certified Image Branding & Lifestyle Consultant. She was also crowned Mrs Singapore Globe 2017. Born in Singapore and blessed to have lived in a couple of other amazing cities in the world, Anjalika is currently expatriating in Kuala Lumpur. Follow her on LinkedIn, Instagram and blog