This is a message for anyone in business – Virtual Assistants, their clients and others. Please sign off your emails properly. Even if you have an existing relationship with someone you’re emailing, it still makes sense to use your signature.
Why? Because not everyone remembers your phone number off by heart, or has it in their database, or knows what your website is (especially if your email address does not reflect your business website address), your fax number or whatever.
Sometimes I just want to pick up the phone straight away to ring someone and their number is not there in front of me and even if I go through several past emails, often I don’t find the phone number. I have to google them to find their website to get the phone number. What a waste of time.
Sometimes I want to pass on details of someone to someone else – how much easier that would be if it was there in a signature block for me to copy and paste and then forward on.
Think how more often you might get click throughs to your website if that address was included in your signature block. Come to think of it, I had a photography forum email me last week saying I hadn’t been there for awhile and I was missed, please come back. And yet, they did not include their domain address at the end of the email, and nor did their email reflect the website address. Lost opportunity.