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Norski Ninjas: Week 6

Norski Ninjas: Week 6

Calendar:  If you like to see your daily calendar events in a list, the “agenda” is the tool for you!  Click it and you’ll see the day’s events, ready for printing.   Want to have that list on a daily basis?  You can have your daily agenda emailed to you every day.  Click Calendar Settings >> Notifications >> Check the box to receive a daily email with your agenda.

Email Etiquette:

  • Be concise.  Say it in as few words as possible.  If the message is lengthy, let recipients know in the subject line.
  • EOM:  add this to the end of your subject line if the message is so concise it can fit there.  Your recipients will know they don’t need to open the email because you’ve summed it up in the subject line.
  • Subject line:  Make sure the subject accurately conveys the topic of your message.  Besides being proper etiquette, many people mark their email for later follow-up.  An accurate subject line helps them organize.
  • Timely replies:  Try to respond to necessary email within 24 hours.  If you’re ’emotionally compromised’ (we’ve all been there), wait until you’re level-headed and/or have a colleague give some feedback.
  • Reply All:  Avoid using “Reply All” unless you’re certain everyone in the group needs to receive, open, and read your response.
  • Proofread:  most browsers will automatically underline misspelled words.

Docs:  You may notice that more features are periodically added to docs, presentations, spreadsheets, forms and more.  The new presentation editor has some nice additions, including new themes, animations, transitions, shape linking, and drawing.

Don’t forget to send me an email or add a comment below to be included in this week’s prize drawing!  What tips have been useful for you?  

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2 Responses

  1. Thanks, Christine — good tips. Question — in gmail, can we see the status of an e-mail that’s been sent? We were able to see if it had been received and/or read in groupwise. Can we still do that?

  2. You’re a week ahead, Judi! You can “request return receipt” when you send the email, right there where you can “Add CC”

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