Can I Have Your Signature, PLEASE?

By August 26, 2015Email

Can I Have Your Signature, PLEASE?

I am often surprised at the number of professionals who don’t include their contact information (Signature) in their emails. It’s not a big deal when I’m corresponding with a client on a certain project…

But, when the project is over, and I want to contact that person again, nothing is more frustrating that trolling through past emails to get their phone number, and seeing:



(Come On BOB!!!)

I’d really like to know how much time I spend in a year scouring emails for contact info. If you haven’t included a signature file in your emails, I highly encourage you to do so. It will take you less than a minute! 

Here are 4 easy steps using gmail:

1.  Click on the cogwheel in the upper right of the screen.

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2.  Select “Settings”

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3.  Scroll down to Signature and enter your contact information.  You can choose your font, font size, colors, etc. using the icons above the box.  Here’s an example of my sig:

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4.  Scroll to the very bottom of the page and click “Save Changes.”

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See there?  Quick and simple.  Not only does a signature look more professional than just a name, I assure you that those who correspond with you will appreciate this.  I hope you’ll take one minute to add one if you haven’t already!!

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