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The PR Maven® Podcast is the combination of traditional networking techniques combined with the power of social media to build your personal and professional brand. The podcast features interviews with industry leaders, top executives, media personalities and online influencers about public relations and their personal brand. Each week, Nancy connects with a special guest to talk about their career, and business or organization, as well as the latest news and events that will give listeners a unique perspective on the world of public relations, marketing and personal branding, including actionable takeaways.

Oct 10, 2023

Can you imagine a time when we didn’t have emails?

I remember when my late father, who was an electrical engineer for Westinghouse, first got email and his administrative assistant would print out all of the messages for him. He would then bring the emails home at night and write out his responses, so she could type and send them out for him the next day. What a time!

I don’t know about you, but I process through hundreds of emails a day now. My fingers fly across my keyboard. (Thank goodness I took a typing class in eighth grade, so I can type as fast as thoughts come into my busy mind.) But it shouldn’t be all about speed.

So let’s slow down a bit, cowboy.  

Remember that every email you send is a representation of your personal brand. Emails essentially reflect your personality and your reputation. Emailing impacts the way that the recipient feels about you, and whether or not they respect you as a professional.

After all, your personal brand is based on how you make other people feel, so you need to put yourself in the recipient’s shoes and think about how your words will impact them when you send that email.

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The article read in this episode originally appeared in Mainebiz in August 2023.


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