what does your signature say about you?

No, I’m not referring to your “signed signature”, although I have to say mine is pretty awesome. I was sure I was going to be famous one day so I spent A LOT of time at a previous incredibly boring job, perfecting my flare.

I’m talking about your email signature or siggyHave you looked at yours lately? What information do you have there?

It shocks me how many wedding professionals still have an email address like: awesomephotographer@gmail.com

Really?

It’s not that hard to get a domain name, host a website and then have a hosted email that would look like: firstname@awesomephotographer.com

Please… you want to be professional? Then look professional! Everything you do online will reflect what you are as a store front, whether you have one or not.

Then comes all the extra stuff after your name in an email. Your title, phone number, address and then the LOOK AT ME accolades. I know we all have it.

Here is mine for my event planning company:

saundra hadley
event engineer & owner for:
planning…forever events
………………………………………………..

DIGITS:  812.455.6836
HOURS: Tues-Fri 9 AM to 6 PM
Sat by appointment only
Sun-Mon CLOSED

………………………………………………..

Now I purposely don’t put my snail mail address on my email … as we schedule by appointments only and I don’t want someone to show up unexpected.

Don’t miss the opportunity to promote your website, twitter, facebook and more. Some people will click on it and some may not … doesn’t matter.

And … don’t forget how important it is to put what days you are open and your work hours. Unless you prefer being at your client’s beckon call at all hours of the day.

Be professional. It’s easy to get your domain name for your email address. I use GoDaddy but there are lots of other ISP’s to use. It’s affordable. And a must.

ps There is still time to hone your sales skills at the St. Louis Get Real Sales Workshop on Monday, December 5th. It’s affordable, fun and informative. Click on the link to find out more!

happy selling!