CRAM to Remember Names

When a business acquaintance remembers your name, you know you’ve made a true connection. But for most of us, remembering names is challenging. I struggle with this sometimes. Based on my experience and information I’ve read, I created the following acronym as a method for remembering names. C = Choose to Care First, make a…

3 Best Subject Line Starters

By 2017 over 132 billion business emails will be sent and received each day, according the Radicati Group. That prediction emphasizes the importance of effective business writing skills. Consider the implications of the email subject line. The words you choose determine whether your message will be read or taken seriously by your boss, coworkers and…

How to Save Time on Email

Over 100 billion emails are sent and received each day, according to an email statistics report. On average, workers spend 13 hours a week reading and answering those emails. That’s 637 hours a year, according to another email statistics report. Save yourself and your coworkers a lot of time by sticking to a standard email…

Are You Promotable?

A survey of CEOs and HR executives revealed that the three most important elements they consider when hiring or promoting are (in ranked order): Communications skills Professional image Qualifications When is the last time you worked on your communications skills and professional image? Put yourself at the top of the list by attending Dardis Communications’…