Email Best Practices

Practice Development Quick Reads for June 2017

How To Stop Treating Conversation Like Cross-Examination Do you find yourself becoming adversarial in simple conversations with family members and friends? Unless you’re steeped in the art and science of mediation, you’ve been conditioned, as an attorney, to approach discussions within a construct of offense and defense. Here, Kara Loewentheil… Read More.

Practice Development Quick Reads for May 2017

How to Research Potential Hires on Social Media Social media can provide more opportunities than ever before to research background information about potential new hires. Here is a good guide on how to leverage this tool in ensuring you’re adding the right person to your team.     Email Attachments… Read More.

Practice Development Quick Reads for September 2016

Accurate Self-Appraisal or Imposter Syndrome: Why You’re Wise to Know the Difference Realistically understanding your strengths and weaknesses so you can improve your performance where desired indicates a healthy mental/emotional mindset. Continuously wrestling with subtle self-doubt, fear, or unworthiness indicates you may be dealing with “imposter syndrome.” It’s surprisingly common… Read More.

How to Retrieve Emails You Wish You Hadn’t Sent

You hit Send by accident before the email is complete.  You send it to the wrong person.  You left something out (or you should have left something out).   You know that “arrggg!” the instant you realize the email is on its way.   Then you spend time writing again, worrying about… Read More.

Part Five of Best Email Practices for Lawyers

Fifth in a Five Part Series, running this entire week   Here are the four key points from this week’s email series plus six additional time-saving email practices.   But first, here’s that mind-blowing stat one more time: You spend the equivalent of at least 40 10-hour days doing NOTHING but… Read More.

Part Four of Best Email Practices for Lawyers

Fourth in a Five Part Series, running this entire week   We’re returning in this SuccessTip to the subject of subject lines — specifically, the use of 3-letter acronyms at the end of the subject line that saves reading time and reduces email ping-pong. EOM = End of Message (when… Read More.

Part Three of Best Email Practices for Lawyers

Third in a Five Part Series, running this entire week   Who are your top email offenders?  That is, who are the people in your professional life who send you the most problematic email messages? They’re easy to identify: Sort your inbox by Sender and see, first of all, who… Read More.

Part Two of Best Email Practices for Lawyers

Second in a Five Part Series, running this entire week   Lest you need any more convincing that getting a better handle on email is a profoundly important objective, consider this: If you send and receive a total of 50 emails on each of the 240 work days in a… Read More.

Part One of Best Email Practices for Lawyers

First in a Five Part Series, to run this entire week.   If there ever was a business-related resolution for 2012 worth making and keeping, a top candidate would be to get control of your email. So, as we head into prepping for next year, these five SuccessTips will present… Read More.

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