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Delete or start a new email chain second. Don't use sarcasm without alerting people sarcasm and humor in. General can be fun ways to bond person. They're also almost impossible to convey in the written word. One study found that whether people were emailing friends or strangers the people receiving the emails or wildly inaccurate in determining what sarcastic. And what was serious. This can go wrong and all sorts of ways. The person receiving your message might think you're being deliberately mean rather than making a joke so don't be subtle either. Put in the word sarcasm or put a smiley face next to anything that should be interpreted lightly if emojis don't feel right then don't make your joke in the first place. Save it for the in person meeting when your comedy act as far more likely to shine third and a related point be more positive than you think is necessary email. In general reads negatively. It's unclear why this is possibly when we talk in person. We send reassuring nonverbal cues that the relationship matters and we're not trying to be aggressive but these cues are completely absent in the written form that means that if you right the way you normally talk what you write be interpreted more harshly than if you're in person so over the years I've learned to write the email naturally send then go back and make it look like it came from a happier bubbly version of Laura even a short greetings such as hope. You had a great weekend tour. I was so glad to hear from you can go a long way toward making the e. Mail. See more positive if you don't intend to flame someone. Finally there's the question of when you're sending the email. The original genius of email was that it was a synchronous communication. I read an email at a time that works for me. You read and respond at a time that works for you. Alas we've now devolved into a situation where email is treated with the urgency of a phone call but people email with prolificacy. They'd never manage on a telephone in any case. This has some important ramifications. If you're in management you should understand that anyone who reports to you will feel like she should respond to your e mails as soon as possible. That's human nature. But maybe your email wasn't urgent. Maybe you're emailing at ten pm because you like to catch up on work after your kids go to bed you might wanna save the email as a draft and send it out at eight. Am You can also tell your employees that you generally don't expect them to respond at odd hours. You'll call if you need them. Respect for boundaries means you'll have employees who are happier and more recharged. So how will you be more careful with your emails? It's worth the time to think it through when we talk. The words are generally gone but in email can last forever best to get it right. In the meantime this is Laura. Thanks for listening. And here's to making the most of our time. Hey everybody I'd love to hear from you. You can send me your tips your questions or anything else. Just connect with me on twitter facebook and instagram. At before breakfast pot that's be the number four then breakfast p. od you can also shoot me an email at before breakfast. Podcast AT IHEARTMEDIA DOT COM that before breakfast spelled out with all the letters. Thanks so much. I look forward to staying in touch before. Breakfast is a production of iheartradio for more podcasts. From iheartradio visit the iheartradio APP apple podcasts. Or wherever you listen to your favorite shows support for before breakfast comes from t mobile for business. T. Mobile and sprint are joining forces building. A five G. network with more bandwidth tailored for businesses of all sizes nationwide. It's a network designed to power businesses with the reach and reliability. They need to keep employees and offices connected and the capacity to handle business as it changes in the future more at T. mobile for business dot com..