Thursday, June 16, 2011
Remember when we'd wait for the "phone call"?
You know the one -
Am I getting an interview?
Is he going to ask me out?
Did I land the account?
OMG - we went out - must. catch. up. girlfriend.
In my life that phone call has given way to the EMAIL.
Instead of the marathon phone call or even the quick chat to clarify - email has replaced this exchange in my life.
And I'm cool with that.
As a busy working mom and wife approaching 4-0 - I long to reach out and connect with friends that I used to have time to talk to regularly. And while there are times I intentionally make the marathon call and sacrifice sleep - I am so grateful for email as tool to say connected.
As an entrepreneur and veteran corporate marketer with close to 20 years experience and contacts - email has been the glue to keep me close to former colleagues and potential clients. How great is it that email enables me to follow-up in a meaningful way with a personal touch SUPER FAST. Earlier this year - I did some outreach to my network via email and made my first consulting engagement sale. Did it in my spare time on a day off from my day job.
The power of email is endless. And while texting has creeped it's way into my toolbox - nothing beats a late night email to update folks on all my happenings.
Nor the response that I get back, that enables me to stop what I am doing and virtually engage with my loved one.
I sent my dad a greeting card for Father's Day this weekend. But I think I'm going to send him an email, too.
My 74 year old - old fashioned - I'm not buying a microwave until 2000 - just got a DVD player because my VHS works fine - kind of dad LOVES email.
Late start appreciated.
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