I read a while back on the blog Dan Schawbel that all our emails, messages and other writings become key elements to strengthen our personal brand. I would add that these elements can also damage our personal brand. We never know who will end up reading it, so you better make sure that we are on the right track.
Writing strengthens our brand. Keys:
The shorter, is better…
The more simple and brief, much better. More than once, after writing a phrase we say "What I'm meaning is…”. We must avoid complexity, try to be as clear as possible. The use of assertive language It is essential to our way of communicating. In a world where attention economy sets the tone, best to avoid circumlocutions.
Lets anticipate questions and make answers easy
People are busy. It's not so difficult to add document links, refer to specific dates, provide data. Attach documents in universal formats (Maybe a .PDF a .docx). That will save a lot of time to others.
I am very grateful that when I call for a meeting, or videoconference call me several well explain the objectives of the meeting and would provide the necessary background information.
Let's aboid mistaqes taht make us seem dumbs
It hurts, doesn't it? It's not that hard to review a text, use a concealer (They are free). It takes a few seconds to check a text that has passed through a corrector.
To e-mail includes free correctors (like GMail). Make some mistakes is human in a long text, but wrong in a headline, a brief bio on Twitter or Instagram, It implies sloppiness, you have not even read what you've written.
Count up to 100
Reflect before answering a complex email. One of the virtues of a professional is the ability to remain calm. If we receive an email unpleasant, you have to think a bit. First of all, fairplay.
You have to let tempers cool and not create negative labels. Further, emotions can be misinterpreted. In these cases, written appeal should be the 2nd option. It is always better face to face or, if there is no choice, a phone call.
It is very interesting to send messages thanking just after meeting new people. Ask questions to our colleagues, bosses…. Provide useful items to our colleagues, customers, contributors…
Finally, you see that it is common sense, absolute sense. I recently found a restaurant slate in text 15 words containing 8 misspellings. That tells us a lot and bad personal brand owner of this restaurant. In addition to misspellings, the text does not make sense, not know where the starter, the second or dessert. You may eat well, but surely we avoid an intellectual discussion with the author of the copy. Write reinforces our personal brand… or destroys it.
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