To reply all, or not to reply all?

Today we offer a quick tip regarding e-mail etiquette. This post stems from a reader who requested that we post about when (and when not) to use reply all.

As a rule of thumb, just say no. Most of us already get more than enough e-mail we don’t need or want, so decide who needs to see the response, and reply only to that person or group. This is especially important when offering your two cents or witty response to a joke e-mail. One never knows who might be on that thread and who among them might be offended by your humor.

It’s a lot easier to forward your response after the fact to whomever you may have missed, than to try to un-send something you may not have wanted to share with everyone in your family/office/fantasy football league.

Cheers!
M

Tuesday turnaround

Happy Tuesday readers! Today, we decided to turn things around and ask you about your top etiquette pet peeves. From people eating with their mouths open and oversharing to bad hygiene and bad FB habits, let’s gab about what makes you gasp. For example, people who drink too much and behave badly. Exhibit A:  

Image courtesy AMC Mad Men

Mad Men’s Don Draper is smart, charming, elegant and mysterious, but we all know when he drinks too much, he is a naughty boy. OK, he’s bad with or without the booze, but you get our meaning.

So, post your comments here, on Facebook or Twitter or shoot us an e-mail at charmfinder@gmail.com and tell us what offends you or what society could do to re-find its style, sophistication and respectability.

Cheers!

M

Hello Facebook friend. Who are you?

Recently, a Facebook friend brought up his annoyance with people he doesn’t know who send a friendship request, but have all of their information blocked, so that he can’t learn anything about them or learn a connection. He responds by clicking ignore.

At Re-find, we make it a point to send a message along with the friend request. This way, we can either remind our acquaintance of our connections or mention our reason for wanting to network. We liken this to introducing ourselves to strangers at a party or any other gathering. Even if we’ve met the person one, two or even three times in the past, we can’t assume they remember us or our names.

A brief intro or re-introduction can go a long way face-to-face or on Facebook.

Cheers!
M