September 11, 2019 | 1515 - 1615
Netiquette, where common courtesy meets the internet, has become a necessary focus as business communications have evolved and become internet based. The telephone is no longer a primary form of business communication as texting, instant messaging and social media have become main stream. When is it OK to text a client or business partner versus sending an email? And, is the answer the same for a Boomer, Gen X or Gen Z? Do we overuse the exclamation point? And what about using emojis or emoticons in emails? What is polite behavior and how do you keep from offending an important contact? Higher social status, greater wealth, supreme standards and an excellent education are traits typically associated with people who have excellent manners, especially those who communicate at a high level with their business contacts. Previously, everyone had manners, but now that is not the norm. Technology allows us to do more – faster. Because we are always in a hurry, corners get cut and netiquette gets left out. During Netiquette: Communications 3.0, you’ll be entertained and engaged as instructor Carol Morgan reminds participants of tried and true practices and brings up thought-provoking subject matter.
Mandy Holm is an Account Manager for Denim Marketing based in Atlanta, Georgia, overseeing an assortment of client accounts including several large builders, an interior design company and a utility company. Her expertise is providing quality content for effective public relations and social media programs. She began at Denim Marketing as an intern and has now been in the housing industry a little more than 3 years. She is currently serving on the Greater Atlanta HBA’s SMC Board and made her IBS debut this year with two Tech Bytes sessions.