International Business Women's Group


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Managing Emails

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Love it or loathe it, email is still a necessary part of being in business.

While I’ve never been someone who achieves a zero inbox each day – I’d rather spend my time on much more interesting things – I believe it is an absolute must for all professionals to have a strategy for tackling email. For me, that has meant coming up with a folder system, which allows me to file my emails into specific folders and then dedicate time to reviewing those folder regularly.

Another approach – and one favoured by LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner (who I’m sure receives more email than me) – is to use the “mark as unread” function. As Weiner explains in this LinkedIn post, he responds to urgent emails, deletes those that are not needed, and then marks as “unread” the messages he needs to return to.

Weiner also recommends looking at how many emails you send. In fact, his golden rule of email is to “send less of it”.

The more email you send, the more you’ll receive. So this week try only sending an email when absolutely necessary and watch the number of messages in your inbox drop.

Be smart



Posted By
Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
18/04/2016

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susharyn@ibwgdubai.com

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Good News for SMEs

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Announcement/IBWG Events

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Posted By
Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
12/04/2016

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susharyn@ibwgdubai.com

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summer camps

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Education & Classes

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we have started working on the summer camp requests, we have them in UK, USA, Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland and many others.  costs per month between 3500-4500 dollars


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Suad Alhalwachi

Posted Date
10/04/2016

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00971 55 5520898

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suad@ezone.ae

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Email Inventor Ray Thomlinson Dies

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Ray Tomlinson, the man credited with invented email, has died aged 74 after suffering an apparent heart attack on Saturday. Tomlinson is credited with sending the first email back in 1971, combining programs to allow messages to be sent to users on other computers.

Tomlinson is also the person behind the ‘@’ symbol being used in email to separate local from global emails.  He is the reason all emails are typically ‘user@host’ – a system we still use today.

A graduate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tomlinson is ranked fourth on the university’s list of top innovators.  According to his biography on the Internet Hall of Fame, email has more than a billion and a half users.

In a 2012 interview with The Verge, Tomlinson said email grew from a novelty to being a widely used communication tool.  “As the network grew and the growth of all that accelerated, it became a really useful tool: there were millions of people you could potentially reach,” he said.

“I see email being used, by and large, exactly the way I envisioned. In particular, it’s not strictly a work tool or strictly a personal thing. Everybody uses it in different ways, but they use it in a way they find works for them.”

Digital entrepreneur and chief executive of property startup Real As,Josh Rowe, told us that internet pioneers such as Ray Tomlinson, Vint Cerf, and Tim Berners-Lee have all greatly influenced how we operate in a digital world.

Rowe’s first email addresses, which he received as an undergraduate student at RMIT in Melbourne in 1992, was considerably longer than addresses commonly used today: s924603@minyos.xx.rmit.oz.au. “RMIT gave me an email address and allowed me to communicate with anyone not just at the university but internationally,” he says.  “We almost take the internet for granted today like … water or electricity. It was a drop in the ocean compared to what kind of access we have today.”

Rowe completed a thesis on domain name usability in 2009 and emailed Tomlinson to thank him for his role in the internet.  Tomlinson simply replied: “Thank you”   “I thought, ‘Oh wow, I’ve actually received an email from the guy who invented email,’” Rowe says.

Email critical for business - Rowe says email was really the first social network, and while its usage is no longer growing at the same rate of other social media platforms, it is still one of the most widely-used communication tools today.

“I think email is really critical if you look at all the stats in terms of newer social networks,” he says. “They’re always trying to work out how to give people the best experience and content like the Facebook newsfeed, whereas email is really the main content you’ve opted to receive.”

Rowe says email kicked off a way of communicating that isn’t restricted by time or place, which has really changed how businesses operate.  “Before email came along people were sending faxes, direct mail order and all these other ways of doing business,” he says.

Email, says Rowe, is still one of the best ways to drive people to his business website regularly.  “It’s critical for businesses not to forget about email. Don’t forget email in your marketing tips,” he says.

“First thing you need to do is get your email lists up.”



Posted By
Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
06/03/2016

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susharyn@ibwgdubai.com

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Customers come First

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Posted By
Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
26/02/2016

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susharyn@ibwgdubai.com

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Inventions by Women

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Posted By
Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
23/02/2016

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susharyn@ibwgdubai.com

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Getting Comfortable with Change

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Posted By
Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
23/02/2016

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susharyn@ibwgdubai.com

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Confession of a Networking Pro

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Article by
Jodi Glickman

On a nondescript evening this fall, I walked into a 50th floor conference room hosting a networking-event-disguised-as-a-cocktail-party for Today’s Chicago Woman100 Women to Watch List,”of which I happened to be one. And instead of being excited and ready to mingle, I found myself filled with dread.

Admittedly, being filled with dread at a networking event is nothing new for most people. But for me it’s a veritable occupational hazard. I bill myself as a communication expert —this is my thing. I teach communication skills and I’m known for being able to schmooze and hobnob with the best of them. Yet, when I walked into that so-called “party,” it took every ounce of self-control I had to not pull out my iPhone and pretend I had very important business matters to attend to ASAP.

As I seriously considered making a run for the door and leaving before speaking with a single soul, I stopped myself. If I couldn’t pull it together and make this event a good use of my time, I definitely wasn’t worth my salt as a communication and career expert.

Here’s what I did. I decided on the spot that it wasn’t about me.  I was not going to try to meet a single person of interest to me professionally. I wasn’t going to think about advancing my own cause for even a moment (even though there were likely potential new clients in the crowd). I was going to try to refrain as best I could from telling anyone about my own business or area of expertise.

Instead, I was going to take a page from the Great on the Job playbook and simply focus on one thing — being generous. How could I help others in the room? I have a vast network. I’m great at connecting interesting people with one another. I know lots of smart, talented women in corporate America who are looking for business leads, new jobs, mentors, agents, clients, etc. I love being a power broker of interesting people and ideas.

And so I walked over to a group of women, introduced myself and immediately asked about them — who they were, why they were there, and what they were looking to achieve that evening. And I listened intently — not with feigned interest, or quick glances over my shoulder to see who the camera crews were interviewing. I listened and thought, who do I know who could help Jillian out? Who can I introduce Lisa to? Who do I know who would love Andrea’s product or Taylor’s service?

I met a jewelry designer whose upcoming trunk show I sent out to all my girlfriends. I met an executive director of a nonprofit and offered to speak to her organization pro-bono. I met several women in real estate whom I connected to my husband; and others in PR who I could do nothing for in the moment, but who I’ve kept on file for the next person who asks me for a PR referral.

I wound up having fun. I met some fabulous women and felt good about the fact that I could provide leads, contacts, or at the very least, enthusiasm about other people’s businesses.

So as the holiday season nears and you gear up for those obligatory cocktail parties and professional soirees, remember to make it about others, not about you. Be generous — open up your virtual Rolodex, share your contacts, offer to make introductions, try out a new product or check out someone’s service.

You’ll have more fun that way, you’ll learn about new people and ideas, and you might just get something out of it in return. The laws of Karma are no less relevant in the world of networking than anywhere else. At some point down the road, chances are you’ll meet someone at the bar or over canapés who knows the perfect person to introduce you to, or has just the lead you’ve been looking for. Or someone will go out of his or her way to repay your favor or random act of kindness. If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that life is a virtuous cycle — when you keep on giving, eventually you get.

 



Posted By
Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
14/02/2016

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susharyn@ibwgdubai.com

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SME confidence in UAE - 2016

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Posted By
Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
03/02/2016

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susharyn@ibwgdubai.com

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IBWG Benefits & Event Dates for 2016

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IBWG flyer 2016.pdf

Posted By
Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
23/12/2015

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susharyn@ibwgdubai.com

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Start-Up Entrepreneurs

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Are you a Start-Up Entrepreneur? 
Feeling a bit unsure that your's is the best way to go about building your business?
Do people really want what our Start-Up is Selling?
Do you know the single biggest reason for failure?

If you are looking for answers you will find the attached very illuminating.


Sue-Sharyn Ward
Chairwoman
International Business Women's Group


Posted By
Sue-Sharyn Ward

Posted Date
11/12/2015

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susharyn@ibwgdubai.com