We’ve all been there. Having a busy day, working hard at building virtual tours and multitasking a million things at once. In the zone where we are getting more accomplished than an Internet cowboy on a pot of latté. Then it happens…you go to forward an email to someone and everything comes to a screeching halt. You’re trying to send an email to Jason but Microsoft outlook does not have the Jason that you’re looking for stored. If only Jason had used his name at the beginning of his email everything would be fine but now here you are searching for his email address. Screening through your sent mail from last week; pouring over your deleted emails in search of the last time you had heard from him.
Yes…. you are stuck in the inefficient zone.
The inefficient zone can be easily avoided in two simple ways. You can make habit of always adding new people to your address book as they come in to you. This way as long as you know that Jason’s name is indeed Jason, your program will automatically find him and show you that his email is email@example.com. Something that only C3p0 could possibly remember.
Secondly you can start spreading the word right now and encourage all of your business associates to use their name when selecting an email address for their company. Say NO to info@!
In addition, there is nothing that screams unprofessional as an email address that you got for free at one of the many email sites like Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail, and so on. So how can you fix this? Simple, get an email address that is associated with a domain name that you own. This is an easy way to increase your online business credibility by at least 110%. Don’t forget to use your name in the e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org, forget the info@ or any other gobblygook you can come up with! Again…SAY NO to Info@!
Let’s keep America moving!
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