By Marilee Adams
Questions are on the center of ways humans pay attention, behave, imagine, and relate—as members and firms. This advisor exhibits readers how you can continually decide on the questions that could cause them to good fortune, either in my opinion and professionally.
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6 Use standard phrases rather than translations from your own language Every language has certain phrases that cannot be translated literally into another language. A high percentage of the content of emails is made up of such standard phrases. You need to be very aware of what these standard phrases are, and what their equivalents are in English—see Chapter 22. ). If you make literal translations into English, the result may sound strange or even comical and thus sound unprofessional. Here are some examples: GERMAN JAPANESE RUSSIAN Beautiful greetings.
00 local time. In Australia it is already tomorrow. What does day mean? Is it my day in Italy or my colleague’s day in Australia? 00 on Saturday 17 October. To avoid misunderstandings due to differences between the ways various people write dates, I suggest you always write dates as follows: 12 March 2024 So: number of the day, then month as a word, then the year. 2024, then this could be interpreted as 3 December or 12 March. Some people also write: March 12, 2024, but I find this less clear as the two numbers are together and a comma is also required.
Mercedes Sanchez Tirana Mercedes structures her email as follows; she • explains who is she and how she knows of Janson • makes a compliment on Janson’s seminar • states why she is writing to Janson • gives a short summary of her research area highlighting its similarities with Janson’s • highlights where she could add value—she uses bold to attract Janson’s attention (he may just be scanning the email to see whether it is worth him reading it) • says when she is available and that she already has funding • attaches her CV and other information that provides evidence that she would be a useful addition to Janson’s team • mentions the name of her tutor (who through the literature may be known to Janson) She also uses a clear subject line which should motivate Janson to open the email.