101 Email Etiquette Tips

It is important that whether for business or personal use that you follow the basics of email etiquette. This document covers for you the top tips for email etiquette that everyone needs to be aware of and follow. By doing so you will be a joy to communicate with while being perceived as a caring and intelligent human being. Sending Emails Make sure your e-mail includes a courteous greeting and closing. Helps to make your e-mail not seem demanding or terse. Address your contact with the appropriate level of formality and make sure you spelled their name correctly. Spell check - emails with typos are simply not taken as seriously. Read your email out loud to ensure the tone is that which you desire. Try to avoid relying on formatting for emphasis; rather choose the words that reflect your meaning instead. A few additions of the words "please" and "thank you" go a long way! Be sure you are including all relevant details or information necessary to underst…


Professionalism is a word embraced by many, but in all honesty demonstrated by far fewer individuals. Its Latin’s origins come from the word profess which means, “to avow before.” So the question is who are these individuals that believe themselves to be true professionals avowing before? Possibly the answer may be found within the word professional. P – Positively proactive. Professionals demonstrate behaviors that are positive, proactive instead of negative, and reactive. R – Respect. Through this ethic and value of respect, professionals are known and trusted within and without their respective organizations. O – Opportunities to help others. Those who avow before understand they have a responsibility to help others whether it is to grow self-leadership skills or provide some expert advice. F – Follow-up. No one likes to wait for un-returned phone calls or emails. Professionals make it a habit to follow-up on everything and accept responsibility when they fail to engage in t…

10 Ways To Be Professional

Acting like a professional really means doing what it takes to make others think of you as reliable, respectful, and competent. Depending on where you work and the type of job you have, this can take on many different forms.

There are, however, quite a few common traits when it comes to being professional. This includes the following:

1. Competence. You’re good at what you do – and you have the skills and knowledge that enable you to do your job well.

2. Reliability. People can depend on you to show up on time, submit your work when it’s supposed to be ready, etc.

3. Honesty. You tell the truth and are upfront about where things stand.

4. Integrity. You are known for your consistent principles.

5. Respect For Others. Treating all people as if they mattered is part of your approach.

6. Self-Upgrading. Rather than letting your skills or knowledge become outdated, you seek out ways of staying current.

7. Being Positive. No one likes a constant pessimist. Having an upbeat attitude and trying…

How to increase your profits

Increase RevenueIncrease Selling Prices Increase Selling PricesChange Special Deals.Lower Discounts Allowed.Revamp entire Price Structure.Prune Product/Service profile.Improve Product Mix Weed out loss-making products/departments.Concentrate efforts on high margin products/services.Invoicing Ensure all deliveries are invoiced.Check invoicing accuracy.
Reduce Variable CostsImprove Productivity Better Controls.Enhanced Incentives.Improve Training & Moral.Improve Yield Eliminate Waste.Introduce Quality Control.Improve Formulae & Mixes.Use Computer Controlled Devices.Reduce Direct Costs Substitute with Cheaper Materials.Improve Price Negotiating Performance.Use Volume Bargaining.Pool Purchases with associates.Challenge Price Increases.Spend to Save.Update & Change Methods.Ensure Greater Care & Clearer Instructions.Avoid Throwing Away Money.Employ Better Quality Staff.Subcontract if Cheaper.
Increasing Sales VolumesIncrease Marketing Activity.AdvertiseMake Special Of…

Business Analysis Techniques/Tools

Political (Current and potential influences from political pressures)Economic (The local, national and world economy impact)Sociological (The ways in which a society can affect an organization)Technological (The effect of new and emerging technology)Legal (The effect of national and world legislation)Environmental (The local, national and world environmental issues)HEPTALYSIS
Market OpportunityProduct/SolutionExecution PlanFinancial EngineHuman CapitalPotential ReturnMargin of SafetyMOSTMission (where the business intends to go)Objectives (the key goals which will help achieve the mission)Strategies (options for moving forward)Tactics (how strategies are put into action)SWOT
Strengths - What are the advantages? What is currently done well? (e.g. key area of best-performing activities of your company)Weaknesses - What could be improved? What is done badly? (e.g. key area where you are performing poorly)Opportunities - What good opportunities face the organization? (e.g. key area w…

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Career Survival Kit

I am reading the Career Survival Kit, so rather than writing a blog when I am done with all three books within the Kit; I am going to break it down into multiple parts to really start digesting the materials.

The Rules of Work – Richard Templar Part 1 Walk your Talk 1.Get noticed by providing unsolicited report that benefits others

2.Get most of your done work by lunchtime to have afternoon free

3.Think carefully before volunteering

4.If other bosses think you are good, your boss has to go along with it

5.Under promise and over deliver; never deliver late or deliver short

6.Think about the big picture

7.Be dedicated, keen, ready, prepared, cautious and alert

8.Every time someone around you messes up, know all about it and learn from it

9.Enjoy what you do

10.Develop the right attitude; see policies from a higher point of view

11.It’s not about how you work, it’s about how you feel

12.Manage energy where it is needed

13.Never let anyone know you work hard

14.Keep your home life at home

Part II Kno…