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Born on this day!! Actor James Cromwell (“Murder in the First,” ″Babe”) is 81. Drummer Nick Mason of Pink Floyd is 77. Singer Nedra Talley of The Ronettes is 75. Dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov is 73. Country singer Cheryl White of The Whites is 66. Guitarist Richard Young of The Kentucky Headhunters is 66. Actor Mimi Rogers is 65. Guitarist Janick Gers of Iron Maiden is 64. Actor Susanna Thompson (“Arrow”) is 63. TV host Keith Olbermann is 62. Singer Margo Timmins of Cowboy Junkies is 60. Keyboardist Gillian Gilbert (New Order) is 60. Actor Tamlyn Tomita (TV’s “Teen Wolf”) is 58. Actor Bridget Fonda is 57. Actor Alan Cumming (“Spy Kids”) is 56. Singer Mike Patton (Faith No More) is 53. Country singer Tracy Lawrence is 53. Rapper Tricky is 53. Guitarist Michael Kulas of James is 52. Comedian Patton Oswalt is 52. Actor Josh Randall (“Ed”) is 49. Country singer Kevin Denney is 43. Drummer Andrew Lee of St. Paul and the Broken Bones is 35. Drummer Matt Sanchez of American Authors is 35. Actor-musician Braeden Lemasters of Wallows (TV’s “Men of a Certain Age”) is 25.


1945 – The Russians liberated Auschwitz concentration camp, where the Nazis had killed over 1.5 million people, including over 1 million Jews.
1880 – Thomas Edison was granted a patent for his incandescent light.
1944 – The Soviets announced the end of the two-year siege of Leningrad.
1951 – The U.S. Air Force started atomic testing in the Nevada desert.
1967 – The Apollo I fire killed astronauts Grissom, White, and Chaffee during a simulated launch at Cape Canaveral.
1973 – Vietnam War peace accords were signed in Paris.

Today Is: Auschwitz Liberation Day, Holocaust Memorial Day, Library Shelfie Day, National Geographic Day, Thomas Crapper Day, Viet Nam Peace Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  The Price Is Right  /  9:00 – Seal Team  /  10:00 – SWAT
NBC – 8:00  – Chicago Med  / 9:00 – Chicago Fire  /  10:00 – Chicago PD
– 8:00 –  The Goldbergs  /  8:30 – American Housewife  /  9:00 – The Conners  /  9:30 – Call Your Mother  /  10:00 – For Life
FOX – 8:00 – The Masked Dancer  /  9:00 – Name That Tune
CW – 8:00 –  Riverdale  /  9:00 – Nancy Drew

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Rami Malek, Bridget Everett, Jesus Trejo
Stephen Colbert: Billy Crystal, Rep. Jackie Speier
Seth Meyers: Stanley Tucci, Kate Berlant, Jacqueline Novak
Lilly Singh: Vir Das
Conan: George Wallace
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Rosario Dawson, Nelly, Farnoosh Torabi
Ellen DeGeneres: Ted Danson, Lilly Singh
The Real: Courtney B. Vance, Dr. Robin Smith
Kelly Clarkson: Halsey, the Irwins

WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!

QUESTION: Hey… who DOESN’T like getting naked in a room full of men?? That would be KIERA KNIGHTLY!! And now she has a “no nudity” clause in her deals!!


QUESTION: Who is making the vaccination process look like “The Hunger Games??” The Hollywood elite!! Posing as health workers, offering $10,000 A DOSE!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Who needs a workplace harassment seminar?? JIMMY KIMMEL’S KIDS!! (He works from home) But.. it didn’t turn out the way he thought it would!!


QUESTION: Does the LENGTH OF YOUR FINGERS indicate WHICH KIND OF FOOD YOU’LL ORDER?? Masculine hands order burgers.. feminine hands order salads!!


QUESTION: Have you ever WORN YOUR CLOTHES WRONG?? This woman put her torso through a leg hole, not realizing she had a ROMPER!! And she did it for YEARS!!
Madison's close friend, who goes by the TikTok username @teampierce, shared the hilarious story to the social media platform, revealing her pal's fashion faux pas (explained above)

Jane Fonda Receiving Cecil B. DeMille Award

Jane Fonda will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards next month, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said Tuesday.  She will accept her award at 8 p.m. ET, on Feb. 28 at the Golden Globe Awards airing on NBC, the Golden Globe Awards tweeted Tuesday.  Born to movie star father Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda grew up in Beverly Hills and studied with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio in Malibu, Calif., prior to beginning her movie career in the 1960s.  In addition to her two Oscars, Fonda received five Academy Award nominations, including films such as On Golden Pond where she worked with her father and Katharine Hepburn. Fonda also won a Prime Time Emmy for outstanding lead actress in the television movie, The Dollmaker.
****Is this the “Golden Globes,” or the “Olden Globes??”
******She was hot back in the day! Her movie “Barbarella” has the distinction of being one of the worst.. and one of the sexiest.. movies of all time!!
TRIVIA: Which famous group got it’s name from a villain in “Barbarella??” (Duran Duran)

Piers Morgan Attacks Sexy Liz Hurley

Piers Morgan took shots at Elizabeth Hurley after the model shared a racy topless photo of herself on Monday night.  He questioned “what she was doing” on Tuesday’s “Good Morning Britain” after the pic, featuring her wearing only a fluffy coat and a white bikini bottom in the snow, went viral.  “How could I resist?” Hurley captioned the pic.  Morgan’s commentary went live on Tuesday, U.K.’s DailyMail reported.   Morgan’s co-host Susanna Reid defended her, saying she looked “fabulous,” and pointing out Morgan was “thirsty.” However, Morgan insisted the photo was inappropriate and demanded that Hurley “put clothes on.”  “Yeah, she looks fabulous, but what are you doing Liz?” said Morgan. “A bit of snow and you get your kit off. And who took the pictures? Your 19-year-old son, you said, took the pictures? Isn’t that creepy? What is all this! It’s what we call in the business ‘thirsty and creepy.’” “You can’t accuse other people of being thirsty when you’re on national television and you have at least two columns and you’re on every single podcast,” Reid pointed out.  “You can think two things when you look at it,” Morgan responded. “One, she looks great. Which she does. But also, 55? Getting your 19-year-old son to take pictures of you stripping off in the snow?”
********Pull your pants up, Piers!! It’s over!!
******BY the way, her MOTHER took the pictures!! (According to Liz)
*****When you’ve got a pair of snow globes like THAT, you’ve gotta show ’em off!!
******This is what happens when Piers doesn’t have Trump to kick around!!

Tool Time Reunion

Fans are finally getting a “Tool Time” reunion, though it’s a little different this time around.  Former “Home Improvement” stars Tim Allen and Richard Karn are teaming up once again for History Channel’s latest competition series, “Assembly Required” — and the History Channel just gave viewers the first glimpse into the long-awaited reunion.  The History Channel unveiled the duo’s reunion via Twitter on Monday, sharing a short clip of Allen, 67, and Karn working together again in a familiar workspace.  “Ho ho ho. Translation: I’m back in the shop,” Allen proclaims, harkening back to his signature grunts from the beloved 1990s sitcom.  “We still got it man, at least I do,” Allen teases before Karn replies: “You got something.”  Serving as hosts and executive producers of the show, Allen and Karn are joined by DIY expert April Wilkerson as they challenge contestants to “breathe new life into everyday household items in desperate need of fixing,” per the History Channel’s description.  “Assembly Required” is slated to premiere Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 10 p.m. EST on the History Channel.
*******Send him your broken toaster oven NOW!!
******There’d better be some comedy in there!!
****From the title, we thought they were gonna show us how to assemble IKEA furniture!!

Lori Loughlin’s Husband Denied Early Release

Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli’s request to serve the remaining three months of his prison term in the college admissions bribery scheme at home was denied Tuesday by a federal judge.  He argued he should be released to home confinement for the rest of his five-month sentence because he spent eight weeks under “extreme” conditions in solitary confinement due to the coronavirus pandemic after reporting to prison in November.  But U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton said Giannulli failed to demonstrate an “’extraordinary and compelling’ reason warranting his release,” though he noted that the quarantine was “longer than anticipated.”  Giannulli, who reported to prison on Nov. 19, believed he would only be held in quarantine for a short time before testing negative for the coronavirus, his lawyers said in court documents. Instead, he spent 56 days isolated in a small cell at California’s USP Lompoc before being transferred to a minimum security camp on Jan. 13, they said.  He is scheduled to be released on April 17. His wife, “Full House” star Lori Loughlin, was released last month after spending two months behind bars at a federal lockup in Dublin, California.
*******Hey!! The Night Stalker didn’t get out in a month, why should he??
******Lori slipped them a note and said, “Here’s $500,000!! Keep him in!!”
*****He can’t wait to get out and show off his tear drop tattoo!!!

JLo Shoots Down Botox Rumors Again

Jennifer Lopez is setting the record straight about her famous face.  Earlier this month she hit back at an Instagram critic who accused her of “definitely [having] Botox. And tons of it,” replying, “LOL that’s just my face!!! For the 500 millionth time…I have never done Botox or any injectables or surgery!!”  She doubled down in a recent interview with People. “I don’t judge anybody. If you want to do Botox and injectables, that’s fine! But I don’t want people lying on me and saying, ‘Oh, she’s trying to make believe that this stuff works,’” Lopez said.  “No, I’m telling you what I do that works! Please don’t call me a liar. I don’t have to lie about things. I’ve been pretty honest about my whole life.”  She said, “If I had, I would say, ‘Yeah, you’re right,’ but I don’t want people going, ‘Stop lying, you’re doing this, you’re doing that,’ when that’s just not true. I just felt it had to be set straight, but in a loving way. And one of my big beauty secrets is that I try to be kind to others and lift up other women. I think that that is important for us to do for each other instead of trying to tear people down.”  Lopez previously revealed that early in her career, an ex-boyfriend did urge her to give Botox a try.  “[His dermatologist] said, ‘Did you know you have a little line right here? We should start Botox.’ I mean, I had to be 23 years old, right? And I was like, ‘I’m going to pass,’” Lopez told editors during a Zoom call to discuss her new beauty brand.
********We hear that if any of her employees touches her, they’re fired!! (true)
****Back in the 90s, the NY papers revealed that someone goes into every room before she does and sprays perfume!! (true)
****The secret of looking so good?? Be a diva!!!!

Vanessa Bryant Posts Letter From Daughter’s Friend

Vanessa Bryant posted a touching letter she received from her daughter Gianna’s friend one year after the 13-year-old’s tragic death.  Taking to Instagram on Tuesday — the one-year anniversary of Gianna and Kobe Bryant’s deaths in a helicopter crash — Vanessa shared the full text of the note, which contained sweet memories and heartbreaking revelations, from Gigi’s pal Aubrey Callaghan.  “You have probably heard this, but if I ever become a mom, I hope my daughter turns out exactly as yours did,” Callaghan wrote. “She was kind, caring and endlessly polite.”  She also wrote, “I hope that in the midst of your intense sadness you catch a glimpse of joy in who the daughter you created and raised was. You did it right Mrs. Bryant, and we are all eternally grateful to you.”  Vanessa thanked her daughter’s friend for the kind words, captioning her post: “Today I received this sweet letter from one of Gianna’s best friends, Aubrey. I love you Aubz (as my Gigi would call you). Thank you so much for beautifully sharing some of your memories of my Gigi with me and allowing me to share them here on my ig.”


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
**Please Credit Publication!

Lights, Security Cameras, Action!-(National Enquirer)

Jen’s high-tech safe house.  Jennifer Garner, 48, hasn’t even moved into her $7.5 million home yet-but she’s already installed a state-of-the-art security system to keep it safe, sources said!  The safety-conscious mom of three is building her Los Angeles dream home from scratch, right around the corner from where she lived with ex-husband Ben Affleck-and while the finishing touches aren’t complete, she has made serious security arrangements.  “There’s motion detectors and lights already in place,” spilled a source.  “Jen’s alone now,” said the source, “and with potential stalkers and other potentially scary things happening, she wants a safe place for her and her kids!”

When Harry Met Olivia!-(Globe)

Love is alive and blooming in the air for Olivia Wilde, freshly single since ditching longtime live-in/baby daddy Jason Sudeikis.  She’s fallen for former boy-band crooner Harry Styles!  The actress/director, 36, and “Watermelon Sugar” pop star, who famously hooked up with Taylor Swift for a stormy season, became a thing while shooting their upcoming 1950s set flick, “Don’t Worry Darling.”  Olivia shares two young tykes with her former “SNL” star fiancé-son Otis, 6, and daughter Daisy, 4-who are probably still too little to swoon over Mom’s hitmaker boyfriend!  “To me, he’s very modern,” gushes Olivia, adding:  “It’s pretty powerful and kind of extraordinary to see someone in his position redefining what it can mean to be a man with confidence.”

Jennifer & Alex:  Power Couple-(Us Weekly)

Jennifer Lopez, 51, and Alex Rodriguez, 45, are feeling refreshed after a well-deserved break, a source says.  Their recent trip to Turks and Caicos “allowed them to unwind and spend time together,” which is exactly what they needed before they get back to work again.  “Jennifer has some huge performances coming up and is shooting several new projects,” adds the source, and “Alex is excited for his [business ventures].”

Stars Memorable Movie Make-out Sessions!-(Star)

Hugh Grant & Renee Zellweger

He’s notoriously tight-lipped about his offscreen love life, but Hugh, 60, isn’t so hush-hush when it comes to his leading ladies.  The Undoing star, who has puckered up with a string of Hollywood A-listers, revealed that his Bridget Jones’s Diary costar gets a high grade in the kissing department.  Renee, 51, is a “top snogger,” raved Hugh, who wasn’t nearly as crazy about smooching his Notting Hill love interest, Julia Roberts.  “It’s a big mouth,” he joked.  “I was aware of a faint echo when I was kissing her.”

Throwback!  Matthew McConaughey-(Life & Style)

Long before he won an Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club, Matthew scored a trophy for Little Mr. Texas 1977…..or so he believed.  “I found [the] photograph and then something caught my eye.  I zoomed in on it and it said runner-up!” the actor revealed.  At least he still has his Academy Award.


“His brother may be the [future] King of England, but for my money, Harry’s got something better than his brother:  hair.”-Rob Lowe, on his new California neighbor Prince Harry.

“Prior to anyone ever hearing of me, I had a dollar a day.  I had to choose between the subway and H&H Bagels… was walking or eating.”-Mariah Carey, on her struggles before success.

“Everybody call me Annie………The only person who ever calls me Anne is my mother, and she only does it when she’s really mad at me.”-Anne Hathaway, on regretting putting her name as “Anne” on her Screen Actors Guild card at 14.

Armie’s House of Horrors-(In Touch)

Things just went from bad to worse for “cannibal” Armie Hammer.  The actor, whose alleged explicit DMs to various women have leaked on the Internet, not only has bowed out of the romantic adventure film Shotgun Wedding starring Jennifer Lopez, but he’s been forced to slash the price of the $5.8 million LA home he owns with estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers by $800,000.  “It’s no surprise people aren’t rushing to make an offer.  He’s knee-deep in a scandal, and who knows what went on in that house,” a source says.



Tom Brady Rookie Card Sells Big

An autographed Tom Brady rookie card rated in “virtually perfect” condition was auctioned for a staggering $555,988.  The bidding for the 2000 Playoff Contenders card, which featured Brady in his rookie season with the New England Patriots, ended on eBay Monday with a final bid of $555,988.  The card, listed by PWCC Marketplace, was rated by PSA Authentication and Grading Services as “Gem Mint,” a designation that means the card has been kept in “virtually perfect” condition.  PWCC Marketplace’s description said the card is “what we personally believe to be the single most important modern football card ever produced.”  “The fragile gold foil ticket truly excites as it possesses no visual scuffs, scratches, or imperfections. All four corners are uniformly untouched with the fragile periphery being entirely clean; rare as this card is typically plagued by edge chipping. Furthermore, one of the most difficult aspects of this card, the autograph is seemingly pristine and brilliantly penned in black ink,” the description read.
*********We know one thing about the guy who bought this: He doesn’t have a wife!!
*******”Hey, honey, remember that new house we were gonna buy?? I have some bad news…”
*******In 100 years, that card will be worth a lot more… because Tom will still be playing!!

Zoo Offers To Name Your Ex

A Texas zoo is offering jilted lovers the chance to get some Valentine’s Day revenge by naming a cockroach or a rat after their exes before it is fed to a larger animal.  The San Antonio Zoo said scorned lovers can pay $5 to have a cockroach named after their ex before it is served to a larger zoo animal as a meal.  The zoo said someone looking to make a stronger statement can pay $25 to name a pre-frozen rat for their former lover before it is fed to a snake.  “You can also symbolically purchase a herbivore option and we will feed it to one of our mammals,” the zoo said.
*******How about naming a larger animal?? Like “Deer John??”

Cat Rescued From Utility Pole

Animal rescuers in the Las Vegas area said a cat was safely brought back down to earth after being stranded for three days atop a utility pole.  The Las Vegas Valley Humane Society said a member of the public reported a cat atop a utility pole appeared unable to climb down and had been stuck in the same spot for at least three days.  The group initially put a call out for help on social media, requesting anyone with the means to help the feline get in touch via a hotline.  The humane society later posted an update saying the cat had been successfully rescued.  See the pic HERE.
********Three people were electrocuted, but… the cat is OK!!!
*******Like most cats, it just wanted to be the center of attention!!!
*******The vet is trying to determine how many lives are left!!

Wedding Ring Found In Septic Tank

A New Hampshire septic company found a wedding ring while cleaning out a truck and was able to return the beloved item to its relieved owner.  Rowell’s Services, based in Northfield, said employees were cleaning out a truck earlier in January when they found a wedding ring that had somehow ended up among the sewage. Officials said the wedding ring was the second such discovery in the past four years.  The ring ended up the subject of a WMUR-TV news broadcast, which came to the attention of Andrew Wu, a surgeon at Catholic Medical Center, whose wedding ring went missing in December.  Rowell’s Services co-owner Mandie Hagan had the ring cleaned and shined before returning it to Wu.  Wu said he now has a $5 ring that he wears to work to keep the more expensive band safe.
********His marriage was going down the crapper!!
*******Having surgery?? Maybe you don’t want this guy!!! He might leave something inside YOU!!
TOPIC: When I lost my wedding ring!!








The Rudest Things You Can Do When Emailing

Huffington Post


Writing Sloppily

“Proofread every message before you send it out,” advised Patricia Rossi, a civility expert, keynote speaker and author of “Everyday Etiquette.” “If spelling and grammar mistakes show up in your communication, the other person might get the impression that you are rushed, do not pay attention to detail or have a careless attitude. If mistakes occur just once (maybe because you are in a rush) it might be overlooked, but if it happens on a regular basis, you can be sure that you will lose credibility and trust. Your competence might be seriously questioned.”

Misspelling the recipient’s name comes off as inconsiderate, and even simple typos or punctuation errors can change the meaning and tone of an email.

“Thank goodness for spell check and grammar check,” said life etiquette expert Juliet Mitchell, aka Ms. J. “Use them. One time I typed ‘hello’ without the ‘o.’ Enough said.”

Make sure to include all the information the recipient might need to make responding easier. This may include specific deadlines, addresses and alternate ways to contact you.


Rambling On And On

“In general, etiquette is all about being mindful of other people ― their feelings, their time and their space― and this definitely doesn’t change when it comes to writing an email,” said Nick Leighton, an etiquette expert and co-host of the “Were you raised by wolves?” podcast. “Your communications should always be respectful, clear, on topic and concise.”

People are busy during the workday so be considerate of their time. Instead of rambling on and on in an email, get to the point you want to convey and address the topic quickly.

Personal emails, on the other hand, offer the opportunity to be more long-winded.

“When you’re talking to a friend or relative, this is your chance to use your language to tell your story, express your emotions and connect ― especially during the pandemic when our social interactions are limited,” said Jodi R.R. Smith, president of Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting.


Hitting ‘Reply All’ Unnecessarily

We’ve all been on email threads that painfully drag on with one unnecessary reply after another. Show consideration for people’s time by being thoughtful with your use of the “reply all” function. Ask yourself if everyone on the chain needs to be copied on your response.

Don’t muddy the conversation with side chats, needless corrections or rebukes of a colleague or subordinate in front of everyone. If you disagree with something, you can address it with the person separately.

“This is particularly important if you have a potentially uncomfortable message,” Gottsman noted. “If it is serious, pick up the phone instead or shoot them an email requesting a conversation.”


Gossiping About Colleagues

“As a quick glance of Twitter easily proves, it’s very easy to screen-grab and share an email or Slack conversation with others, so don’t write anything you wouldn’t want blown up on a billboard in Times Square, especially if it’s gossip about someone you work with,” Leighton emphasized.

Criticizing colleagues in writing is both rude and unwise for your professional future. Email can be carelessly forwarded to the wrong recipient. Even if you feeling like you’re being cautious, remember that your employer can access your work email account and that your company may be vulnerable to hackers.

“Don’t think for a second that your work email is private,” Smith warned. “It’s all owned by your employer.”


Lashing Out In The Heat Of The Moment

The ease with which someone can forward, screenshot, or copy and paste an email should also be top of the mind when you’re about to get heated in a correspondence. You probably don’t want what you say in a negative emotional state to be documented, so think twice about what you write.

“If you are ‘feeling some kind of way,’ you should wait, review, revise if necessary and then decide whether to send … or not,” Mitchell recommended.

Consider the culture of your particular workplace when drafting communications.

“Once it’s out there, it’s out there,” noted Smith, who advised typing your message in a separate document so that you aren’t tempted to hit send before you’ve given yourself time to cool down.


Crossing Professional Boundaries

When sending a work email, consider your relationship with the recipient and the boundaries of your work life. Using swear words or including unprofessional content like NSFW gifs or information about your romantic life are not the ingredients for success.

“Boundaries shift as we may become friends with people we meet at work, but we need to be able to change out our point of view based on who we’re talking to,” Smith said. “So when we’re writing professional emails, we need to remember these are our colleagues and co-workers and not our friends. We have to match the mode of communication with the method and message we’re trying to send.”

She noted that cultures vary from workplace to workplace, so try to get a sense of the norms and expectations where you are.

“If you work for a hip radio station, you may be calling people by their first name, using slang, sending emojis, gifs, swear words,” Smith said. “But if you’re in a law firm or conservative climate, that would not be OK.”

Pay attention to the way colleagues phrase things in emails, the length of their messages, the use of BCC or CC, the formality of tone, etc. You can also ask questions to better understand the culture.

“You need to be savvy enough to match your level of communication through to your email,” Smith added.


Being Disrespectful Of Feelings

Many different options for communication mean many opportunities for miscommunication, Rossi noted. “Let’s also not forget that others can’t see our body language and hear our tone of voice. Therefore, try to be always positive, constructive, upbeat, kind and helpful when interacting with others online.”

Don’t let being clear and direct keep you from being gracious and respectful as well. For instance, Mitchell advised using the person’s name.

“Starting off an email with a request, demand or information can sound curt and thoughtless,” she said. “It only takes 2-3 seconds to type ‘Caroline’ or ‘Hi Caroline.’ The greeting should reflect the nature of your relationship with the person ― ‘Hello,’ ‘Hi,’ ‘Dear’ or name.”

If the message is serious, uncomfortable or easy to misconstrue, consider taking it off email and speaking by phone or arranging a meeting instead.

“Don’t use any electronics to avoid a conversation,” Smith cautioned. “If you have a concern or are angry, pick up the phone and call them. Don’t try to have it play out in a passive-aggressive manner through email.”


Misusing Emojis

“In general, it’s best to avoid emojis in professional correspondence,” Leighton said. “Sometimes people feel the need to add emojis in order to clarify the tone with which they said something and avoid a misunderstanding, especially when something is intended to be a joke, sarcastic or ironic, but it’d be better to just revise whatever it is you want to say so that the emoji isn’t necessary in the first place.”

For example, he suggested it would be more professional to simply write, “Hey, everyone, please clean and put away your dishes after use” ― rather than “Hey, everyone … did anyone leave dirty dishes in the sink? Our maid is off-duty today.”

That’s not to say that emojis are totally off-limits. But try not to overdo them and aim to match the practices of your work environment, industry or email recipient.

“Some people scoff about sending emojis,” Mitchell said. “Sometimes an emoji conveys the sentiment quite well. Just keep it in perspective.”


Not Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due

Many companies foster an environment where teammates and managers are expected to shout out individuals for their contributions, especially in email. A simple phrase like “With thanks to Susan” or “Shout-out to Mike” can go a long way and remove any sense that you’re taking credit for or failing to appreciate a colleague or subordinate’s work.

“I’m a big fan of giving credit where credit is due,” Smith said. She did note, however, that some companies emphasize promoting the team over the individual. Again, it’s best to suss out the culture you’re dealing with and act accordingly.


The preceding material was compiled and edited by Brandon Castillo.  The Editor-In-Chief is Gary Bryan.  The Radio Genius Show Prep Service is licensed for use on-air only by subscribing radio stations.  Other means of redistribution is forbidden.
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