We are thrilled to be included in the October 5 issue of Woman's World on Page 26. We were quoted in an article byBarbara Crook (and she's awesome!) in an article on Get Ahold of Anyone Instantly. Here are a few of the tips I presented (in quotes). If you'd like to see the article, please me and I'll be happy to send you the PDF.
Leave this so they'll get back to you faster! You probably know to say your phone number slowly - and better yet, twice. What you may not know? How important it is to leave your email address, too! "So many people prefer e-mail to the phone that you'll almost always get a faster response." promises Diana Ennen, author of Virtual Assistant [the Series].
Make it an instant message - Studies show that while people often respond "fashionably late" to email or voicemail (a fast reply could imply you don't have much to do!), about half consider it rude not to reply to instant messages (IMs) Plus, IMing is so easy! "With email, you feel the need to polish your message, but IMs are simply tapped out and sent, "says Ennen.
Sign up for these! Research shows that users of Twitter and Facebook are more apt to check these sites than email or voicemail when they're on the run, "so they're a great way to reach people, says Ennen.
Send it on a Tuesday .. Worst time to get your email read, Monday morning when inboxes are inudated. In fact, Ennen suggests waiting until midmorning on any day to ensure your message isn't lost in the shuffle.
Love to hear your thoughts! Diana Ennen, President of Virtual Word Publishing, www.virtualwordpublishing.com