Write Less, Say More: Emailing Effectively

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Dear early careerists, When writing emails, please get to the point. Cover relevant details, but don’t overexplain yourself. I understand the challenge. Years of schoolwork have conditioned you to cite the literature, describe your methods, address counterarguments, and fill the page. But work isn’t school, and emails aren’t essays. Be concise. Your colleagues will appreciate … Continue reading Write Less, Say More: Emailing Effectively

Pick Up the Phone: Mastering a Lost Art

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“1876 was the greatest year in human history.” The man paused for someone to ask why—or perhaps just for dramatic effect—and explained: “Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone that year.” Our director of sales was fond of sharing this piece of trivia. In his profession, phone calls are vital. Emails and website content may offer … Continue reading Pick Up the Phone: Mastering a Lost Art