Texting Shortcuts: R U Using Them in Your Status Updates?

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  1. 1. 3/16/2015 TextingShortcutsWorkingAtHomeWithKSMussselman data:text/htmlcharset=utf8,%3Cdiv%20class%3D%22pageheaderimagesingle%20gridcontainer%20gridparent%22%20style%3D%22border%3A%200px 1/3 TextingShortcuts RUUsingTheminYourStatusUpdates? Asbusinessowners,weneedtomaintainacertainlevelofprofessionalisminourwritten content.AndusingtextingshortcutsinourFacebookpostsmaynotbethebestwayto presentyourselfasaprofessional. Ifollowseveralnetworkmarketingprofessionalsonlineandoneofmypetpeevesisseeinga Facebookstatusupdateusingshortcutsforwords,especiallyonFacebookFanpagesor professionalforums. Youknowtheoldsaying,Younevergetasecondchancetomakeafirstimpression.This
  2. 2. 3/16/2015 TextingShortcutsWorkingAtHomeWithKSMussselman data:text/htmlcharset=utf8,%3Cdiv%20class%3D%22pageheaderimagesingle%20gridcontainer%20gridparent%22%20style%3D%22border%3A%200px 2/3 holdstrueevenintheonlineworld!Remember,whenyoureputtingyourselfoutthereonline, Udontwant2seemunprofessional! Imaregularonaworkfromhomeforumandawhileback,aforummoderatorscolded somepeoplewhowerepostingintheforumlookingforsometypingandtranscriptionworkto do. SheremindedthenewforummembersthatthiswasnotahighschoolforumorTwitter,so shewouldratherseepeoplerefrainfromusingtextingshortcutsoranytypeofInternetlingo intheirposts. Remember,businessownersvisitthisforumlookingforprofessionalstooutsourcetheir workto.Somaintainyourprofessionalismbycheckingyourspelling,grammar,and punctuationwhenyoupost. Hereareacoupleofreasonsfornotusingtextingshortcutsinanythingotherthanyourcell phonetotextyourfriends: 1. Yourepresentingyourselfasanimmatureschoolkidifyourpostsandstatusupdates readsomethinglikethis:HMUifUwantmoreinfo.Glad2sharewU.WhatRUdoing 2promoteurbusiness? 2. Youpresentyourselfasbeinglazyandtakingtoomanyshortcuts!Imeanreally,how difficultisittocheckyourspellingandgrammarbeforepostingastatusupdate?
  3. 3. 3/16/2015 TextingShortcutsWorkingAtHomeWithKSMussselman data:text/htmlcharset=utf8,%3Cdiv%20class%3D%22pageheaderimagesingle%20gridcontainer%20gridparent%22%20style%3D%22border%3A%200px 3/3 3. IfyoureusingFacebookorGoogle+forbusiness,keepyourstatusupdates grammaticallycorrect,otherwise,yourprospectsmightthinkyourenotveryserious aboutyourbusiness,sowhyshouldtheysignupwithyou? IrealizetheEnglishlanguageisprobablyoneofthemostdifficultlanguagestolearnifyour Englishisnotyourfirstlanguage.IknowIusedtotutorEnglishtoanativeGreekspeaking studentwhenIwasincollege. ButifyourepresentingyourselfandyourbusinesstoaprimarilyEnglishspeaking community,youmaywanttohaveafriendorcolleaguedosomequickeditsonyourwritten materialbeforeputtingitoutintheworldforalltosee. Itdoesnttakethatlonganditmaymakeadifferenceinhowsuccessfulyouareinthe businessworld.

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