EMail Rant – Signature Please

Meeting and Event Planners Should Follow Email Rules
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OK, I have said a lot about  emails in the past, you can go see my amazingly awesome post about the 14 email rules everyone should follow or this post about using WiseStamp if you use Gmail but this rant is something that needs repeating, needs shouting out and needs to be said ONE MORE time because there are morons out there that just don’t learn.

How long has email been around? How many emails have you sent, have you no decency, have you no decorum, no civility, no BRAIN.

Please put your signature in all email correspondence (even personal emails), put it in the original and put it in the replies. Yes, the replies…. it saves people a ton of work when the need to get your contact info fast….

In your signature you should have all of the ways that I might possibly reach you including phone numbers, Twitter, Facebook page, email address, website and LinkedIn address.

Keith Johnston Email Signature
Yes, I blacked out my phone number!

Do not make me hunt for your email address, your phone number or website please, put it at my finger tips, especially if you are a vendor, supplier or anyone that I can replace just because I can. I need your information when I need it and sometimes the fastest way to get it is to simply open up an email.

Perhaps I just received your email and I am so happy about your proposal that I just HAVE to call you to say the project is a go…. do you really want me to have to go digging through my contacts to find you? Wouldn’t it be easier if I could just scroll to to the bottom of your latest email and hit “call”.

Clients too, you are not off the hook. Why make it harder for those that you do business with and chances are, you are someone’s vendor so you are pissing off the people that you pay and the people that pay you.

Is everyone so lazy that they cannot be bothered to promote themselves?

Keith Johnston

Keith Johnston

Keith is the Managing Partner of i3 Events but is most widely known as the outspoken publisher of the event industry blog PlannerWire. In addition to co-hosting the Bullet List and Event Tech Pull Up Podcasts, he has been featured in Plan Your Meetings, Associations Now, Convene, Event Solutions, and has appeared on the cover of Midwest Meetings Magazine.

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