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Appropriate Cell Phone Use

By | accomplish, action, appropriate, behavior, digital, digital etiquette

Is your cell phone always at hand and ready for you to use? Mine is almost always nearby but quite often I have my phone on silent. I figure whoever is looking for me will either leave a voice mail or send a text. Do you think there are times and places where you should purposely not use your phone? I do. I can think of many situations where it is not appropriate to use your phone.┬áThe movie theatre or actually any show is one. Cell phone use in that situation disturbs the people sitting around you. At dinner, whether…

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NAPO Conference

By | digital, Organizing Strategies, Planning, procrastinate, Professionalism, schedule

I returned yesterday from the annual NAPO Conference which was held this year in Baltimore. The weather was spectacular and the city beckoned but I will admit I did not see much of it. I attended every session I could so, naturally, that meant I was inside the convention center. Every NAPO confence I have attended has been great but I think that the more of them I attend the more I learn. You see, every year I go I meet more and more professional organizers. This means so much to me because now I can put more faces to…

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Digital Manners

By | attitude, Communications, digital, emailing, manners, Professionalism, Protocol, Texting

Do you think that manners should not play a role in our digital communications? I disagree. For me manners are important. I know that it’s a challenge to be polite and follow rules of decorum in text messaging but I also know that it’s not necessary to be rude when you are being brief. The same thing holds true when writing e-mails. Here though, I believe some rules and manners can be applied. For example, if a student is writing an e-mail to a teacher (or a professor) standard letter writing protocol can be followed. What do I mean? Well,…

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