Today I am sharing this great graphic tank from the Rebel Disciple crew. Their brand mission is to inspire individuals to do the right thing. This topic is actually exactly what I wanted to chat with you about today so this outfit is kind of perfect.
So many cute choices right? I’ll be sure to share the ones I bought for myself on Instagram stories because hubby doesn’t have an Instagram account that’s my safest route, haha! 🙂 Also another thing I love about Shopbop is that if you have an Amazon Prime account you get all the 2 day shipping benefits! Holla!
Let me know what you guys buy! I always love seeing your purchases!
A few months ago during a meeting I shared an “email etiquette checklist” with my team. I’ve been composing emails for…well a very long time LOL. That doesn’t make me an expert, that actually probably makes me more prone to making mistakes because I have to send and respond to so many emails a day and then when I get home add all of my blog emails on top of that which I send at all hours of the night. A checklist is a must have for me.
I can’t tell you how many emails I’ve received from brands that didn’t use proper punctuations and goodness sometimes even complete sentences. Even worse is when they don’t even spell my name right. I mean I know we are all very busy and I may have been the 100th person the brand emailed that day but a simple “did I spell her name right?” check would have went a long way.
In the corporate world it is equally as important to use a simple checklist and though there are so many reasons why this is important the number one thing I have learned along the way is you never know who your email is going to be forwarded to. I could send a list of action items to the field and somehow that gets circulated and sent to my Senior VP of Operations. Am I nervous that it got sent to her? No. Why? Because my email had a purpose. It was very clear who my email was directed to, it told them exactly what needed to be done, it gave them a deadline and it was professional.
Below I am sharing a very simple checklist on making sure your professionalism shines through in your emails.
Why is email etiquette important?
It represents your professionalism- your recipient may have never met you in person or spoke to you on the phone. Does your email represent you the way you want it to?
Being direct (but respectful) gets you the information you need by the timeline you need it by- being direct leaves the recipient with clear direction
You never know who your email is going to be forwarded to- as I mentioned earlier, you could be sending an email to someone who you feel very comfortable chatting with but if your “hey girlfriend!” email somehow gets forwarded to your SVP, they may not like that
What to check before you hit send?
Is everything spelled correctly?
Did you address the proper people?
Are you clear whether or not action needs to be taken?
If you are pitching a brand, are you clear on exactly what you project to do for them and exactly what you are asking from them?
If action needs to be taken, are you clear on what answers you are looking for and did you request a deadline?
Email To: who you need a response from and CC: those as an FYI
Did you use all of the proper punctuations?
Does the subject line of your email reflect the information you are sharing?
Clean up emails before forwarding them
If you used acronyms, are they going to be understood by everyone included in the email?
As you may have read in this post, we recently enjoyed a staycation at Hotel Sorella in City Centre. One of the many reasons this hotel is so amazing is its location. Hotel Sorella is surrounded by great eateries and entertainment! Friday night we were so honored when The General Public offered to host us for dinner and drinks.
They had the cutest interior with their farm to table aesthetic. Chef Luis continued to bring out delicious dishes and if you have never been be sure to try the burrata & pistachio toast, fish & chips and the crispy quail and hot cakes. Oh and come hungry because their portions are very generous! Also a must have is their signature drink, the Rusky Rose which is Absolut Elyx, lemon juice and house grenadine. This visit was the perfect way to end the week with the hubby!
I thought Double Date Night was the perfect title to this post because not only did Brandon and I have two date nights back to back (which never happens btw) but some of our best friends joined us for a competitive fun night of bowling at Bowl & Barrel on Saturday.
So if you have been following along from some time now you basically already know Danielle and Eric. I’m pretty sure they have made an appearance on the blog as much as Mom and Dad! LOL. They met us at Bowl & Barrel and we had so much fun bowling, eating and enjoying B&B’s shareable cocktails! The velvet mule might have been the group favorite but the Nolet’s Bramble was pretty delicious too!
I loved how the Farm to Table theme was carried over to the Bowl & Barrel décor too. We also enjoyed some beef sliders, meatballs and yummy pizza at B&B!
Don’t tell Brandon I told you but Danielle won this game. P.S. Look at him in the top left photo. Why does he look like Flash? #takingthisgamewaytooseriously. 🙂
If you are looking for a fun date night with your significant other or with some friends, I definitely recommend The General Public or Bowl & Barrel for a good time!
P.S. The General Public just started their Monday-Friday happy hourly where their entire drink menu is $4 at 4pm, $5 at 5pm and $6 at 6pm so grab your coworkers or your girlfrinds for a fun HH!