Administrative Professional Today

Two abbreviations, “i.e.” and “e.g.,” are often used interchangeably in writing. But they have different meanings.

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Saying “I’m sorry” by e-mail takes the right mix of clarity and etiquette.

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Your boss asks you to sign his name on correspondence on his behalf, without putting your own initials next to his signature.

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If you’ve ever been a victim of verbal abuse, you know how it can destroy your dignity, motivation and productivity.

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Try learning something new about a city on your next business trip.

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Minimize your “mental re-warm-up” period.

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Start it and end it according to a stopwatch that everyone can see.

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Find out how fast applicants can type with the free typing test.

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When you seek input from others, whether you’re speaking or writing, be clear in your request. People will appreciate your directness and the time it saves them.

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The words “very” and “so” are kosher intensifiers during casual conversations (as in, “It’s so hot today!”). But when writing, it’s best to avoid both. Why? They can weaken your writing.

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