Last week, I got an email from Simon. This, in and of itself, is not strange, given that we work together. A lot. What was new was this spiffy signature:
I took a screenshot and converted it to a .jpg, so you’ll have to believe me when I say all links are clickable.
Email signatures are a powerful tool. They’re like the digital equivalent of a business card. As we become more and more active online, there are more and more places to connect with us, or points of entry. You might meet someone on LinkedIn that you didn’t know through Facebook, or vice-versa. So it’s important to allow your clientele to connect with you in whatever way they like the best.
So, first of all, if you don’t yet have an email signature, create one. Most email programs will allow you to do this, even the web-based ones like Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail.
Your signature should include any below that are applicable:
- Name, position, company
- Address (ONLY if you have an office, not your home address)
- Phone number
- Website URL
- Blog URL
- Ways to connect with social networking: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
I came across a cool little program that writes the code for you, called Sig22.
Maybe if you ask him nicely, Simon will tell you how he did his.