Reblog: 20 Fatal Online Business Etiquette Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Etiquette helps to build relationships, and good relationships are vital to your business success.

Oscar Wilde said, “The world was my oyster but I used the wrong fork.”

Simply? Business etiquette matters.

A lot.

What’s more, many relationships today exist entirely online.

So, without helpful non-verbal cues like body language, the chances of making a faux pas are that much greater.

And, the stakes are high.

Peter Post, director of The Emily Post Institute, said, “Other people’s opinions matter and in the professional world — their perception of you will be critical to your success.”

Bottom-line?

Etiquette helps to build relationships, and good relationships are vital to your business success.

Associate Justice of The Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas, said, “Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.”

So, how do you avoid damaging these all-important relationships?

In this article, we share 20 fatal online business etiquette mistakes to avoid — and what you can do instead.

Let’s jump right in!

General Professionalism and Business Etiquette

Business Etiquette Mistake #1: Failing to Adapt

You have to know your audience.

Because the way you communicate should very much depend on who you’re communicating with.

In other words:

Emails to your customers and Tinder messages should read very differently…

Workplace expert and author Lindsey Pollak, says, “Write for the person who will be reading it — if they tend to be very polite and formal, write in that language. The same goes for a receiver who tends to be more informal and relaxed.”

via 20 Fatal Online Business Etiquette Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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