Friday, October 5, 2012

Grammar Day: Smiley Faces

Grammar is a tricky subject. With all the rules and exceptions, how can a person keep track? I can't answer that, but I can help with little pieces here and there.

Today's Topic: Smiley Faces

Quick and easy tip: Don't use smileys in professional writing.

I know it's tempting. There are often times where I feel that adding a smiley would soften the message, but I resist.

Smileys, simply put, are unprofessional. Between friends and family, they're great. With your boss, coworker, employee, or client, they don't fit in. Instead, rely on your words to soften the message.

Final Note: Please and thank you are still good phrases. 

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