Text Talk - ANSWERS LOL - Laughing out loud TMI - Too much information BRB - Be right back TYVM - Thank you very much GMTA – Great minds think alike TTYL - Talk to you later BTW – By the way IMO - In my opinion WTG - Way to go BFN - By for now F2F - Face to face IDK – I don’t know
How to compose reader-friendly emails that cause people to respond Is your cell phone behavior rude or respectful? 3 Clues that you should choose to call rather than email or text How to make the most of social networking at the “virtual water cooler” Sarita’s Survey: What the tech-savvy suggest for staying connected! Tackling Technology
Rule #1: Numerous Questions Rule #2: Sensitive Subject Rule #3: Conflict Resolution By the way, THANK YOU notes are even better in “hard copy” rather than email or call. 3 clues that you should choose to call instead of email or text
Shouting into the cell phone Driving—and walking-- poorly while talking on cell phone Having a conversation on cell phone/multi-tasking instead of talking with those in your presence Phone conversation on speaker in a public place Talking/Texting during meetings High Tech Checklist: Is Your Cell Phone Behavior Rude or Respectful?
Ideally post at least 5 times per week. Provide valuable information/share your story. Respect their views…positive or negative. (Sarita’s “Rules for Receiving Criticism”) Create in-person follow-up opportunities. Encourage discussion and participation. (eNewsletter example) Making the most of social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
eNewsletter Resources: http://Constantcontact.com http://Mailchimp.com http://Verticalresponse.com Creating “Community” among your eNewsletter Readers
Be proactive in reaching out to connections; NOT just when you want something from them Never lunch alone. Regularly schedule lunch with someone in your network Pick up phone or stop by occasionally Turn off your devices and listen without distraction Use tech resources—text, email, skype, conference calls, social media--for touching base and sharing info but NOT to replace the relationships Sarita’s Survey: What the tech-savvy suggest for staying connected
Social Networking NOT a replacement for REAL Interaction
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.“ - Maya Angelou, Poet, Author & Educator High Tech is Here to Stay!!!
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