Don’t be too casual with your writing

If you text or email from your mobile devices, then you know how easy it is to communicate by making up words, abbreviating words, omitting words and leaving out punctuation — CU@8, for example. This punchy way of talking serves a purpose. It gets the message across on a small screen in a readable way, […]

April 21: No salutation? Think again!

For the month of April, our blog will be devoted to polishing your professional skills. Everything you need to know about courtesy, manners and common sense. And we do mean “need” to know. APRIL 21 Sadly, salutations seem to have gone by the wayside. By definition, a salutation is a greeting. Here are two examples from yourdictionary.com that […]

April 16: Receive a message? Hit reply!

For the month of April, our blog will be devoted to polishing your professional skills. Everything you need to know about courtesy, manners and common sense. And we do mean “need” to know. APRIL 16 Instant communication. It’s a wonderful thing. Email. Texting. Social media. We get liked and favorited. We get mail in the inbox. […]