eCommunication Food for Thought
A Gentle Blend of CE & Webgrammar's Food for Thought
No one correctly guessed the last abbreviation on the newsletter, AWC. Subscriber MB thought it might be "All Words Considered." Nice. Let's leave it at that, and forget "After While Crocodile."
There are a number of NGOs in the Philippines that have taken advantage of social media to get their messages out. The ones I've been watching all have dedicated, organized, passionate leaders who care deeply about their people and their country.
"Moving to another server is never easy," says Will Bontrager, "even when most of it can be automated. And even for many who are technically proficient." With that in mind, he created a dandy PDF checklist. Find it in his March 27 ezine, Possibilities.
Grammar Tip #1: FREE REIGN OR FREE REIN? It's "rein." Merriam-Webster's says it's unrestricted liberty of action or decision." The Cambridge Dictionary of Idioms says "free rein" is synonymous with "allow" and "give." If you give people, ideas, or a horse free rein, they are free to develop without the intrusion of controlling elements.
Grammar Tip #2: It's or Its? It's means It is or It has. It's time to go. The possessive form (unlike so many words) is NEVER written with an apostrophe: "Its title is" - "What is its value?"
Business Email Tip
Sending a message to many people. It's easy if you want to let all recipients know who else the message is going to: just use the cc: area. But if your message goes to people who don't know each other, and have no need to know each other or their email addresses, then use the bcc: (blind copy) area. And just send the message (to:) to yourself.
Quick tip: Are you prone to accidentally hit the "send" button before you finish a message? Then don't fill in the to: box until just before you're ready to send.
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