How to Prevent the Reply All Tsunami

How to Prevent the Reply All Tsunami

We’ve all been there. An email is sent to a large distribution list and suddenly – ping! ping! ping! A flood of replies ensues.

Then here comes my favorite email, “Can everyone stop hitting reply all?”

Ha! That’s super helpful!

The sad part is this onslaught of emails is usually well-intentioned. Think about the last time this happened to you. What is the common message?

My very unscientific estimation would be 99% of the time the responses were words of congratulations. Sweet, right? Unfortunately, everyone doesn’t need to read those words of celebration.

So, the question is – how do we escape the tsunami of “Reply All” emails?

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Questions to Ask in an Interview for Assistants

Questions to Ask in an Interview for Assistants

Okay, you made it. You’re at the end of the interview and you’re feeling pretty good. The vibe between you and your potential new executive is positive and you feel like you have a pretty solid knowledge about the company and the job duties. Then she asks…

“Do you have any questions for me?”

You choke for a minute. Your brain is spinning. Was there something we didn’t cover? What will sound clever? Ugh – a million questions, but what’s appropriate right now?

You take a deep breath and the only comment you can muster is a chipper, “Nope! Not at this time.”

Wrong.

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