Writing Tip #1 – Manners
Welcome to the beginning of an endless (hopefully) series we’ve planned here at Indigo Creations. We believe in giving the best information about writing for the industry and writing for yourself. So beginning from today, there will be regularly posted writing tips to help you and your business succeed. These tips can not only be applied to writing for your business, but many times can be applied to every aspect of your life.
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Writing Tip #1: Your parents, grandparents, guardians, and teachers taught you manners. Please use them.
I feel this is a very important tip to start out our series. Whenever you write for your business, whether emails, blogs, proposals, etc, you must have manners. No matter how you feel about them or their company, you cannot communicate rudely. This will get you nowhere. This will do nothing but cause a horrible image of your company, too. Here is something I was shown recently that a friend received in an email. Who this message came from is not of importance. Just use this as an example. Never do this (this message was is a screenshot; no text has been altered; please excuse the vulgarity of the message, too. This is strictly being used as an example to say what NOT to do):
Now, there is a long story behind this message. I don’t feel it is my place to elaborate. The story is not the goal here. Just realize, that no matter who is at fault or not, you never talk to anyone like this, whether employee, employee, or customer. It will do nothing but lead you to your own demise. This isn’t a Nike situation. Don’t do it.