Corporate emails are a reflection of the University’s brand, but most of all, of how you present yourself.
Being direct in an email is a means of keeping it concise yet still professional. Making the subject line relevant to what you’re sending, starting with a greeting, and wrapping up politely are all valid ways of leaving a great impression on the receiver.
When we have an important meeting to be in, or someone to meet, one of the things we worry about is how we present ourselves. We put on nice clothes, we are on our best behaviour, and we follow a protocol.
In a similar way, as we start going back to normality, we have come to realise that most of our communication with colleagues and with the outside world during the pandemic were done via email.
An integral part of this is the email signature, where you let the recipient/s know about who sent that email, along with additional information.
Present yourself in the best way possible...
A proper email signature can help you not just communicate your achievements, but grow your network of colleagues and collaborators.
Leave a perfect first impression with your email signature!
The Marketing, Communications & Alumni Office (MCAO) has prepared an easy as 1-2-3 method of how you can quickly adopt the officially recognised email signature, but give it your personal touch.
We urge you to sign each email in style, not just because it falls under the UM brand guidelines, but because we want you to present yourself, and the entity we so proudly represent, in the best way possible.
All you have to do is request the standard template via email, and copy and paste it in your Gmail account settings. It will just take less than a minute of your time, but leave a great impression on all of your future email receivers.
Follow the video below for a step by step method of how to adopt this standard email signature.
Everything you say, everything you write, bears your signature. Sign it in style!