E-mails are simple, right? Mostly. However, there’s a bunch of tricky things to worry about, like e-mail signatures. What, exactly, do you put down there? There are many opinions on the issue, but here’s my two cents: While having the disclaimer “Sent from my iPhone” could excuse weird typos or auto-corrects, it also seems like you’re setting your phone up for any mistake you make. Plus, it shows you don’t know how to change that setting on your phone. Not good. Change or remove it altogether. As far as closing e-mails, e-mails closed with “Cheers!” or “Best!” seem sort of like a brush-off. Better to stick to something simpler and less potentially offensive – something like “Thanks” works well… or you just go straight to your name. Also, keep your signatures short. If you need a three paragraph legal disclaimer so be it, but keep your signature short and make sure it contains your name, job title, phone number and e-mail. The simpler, the better.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 12, 2012
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).