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Send a Letter, Make it Official! June 25, 2008

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Dealing with business issues, credit or tax issues, rental correspondence, or formal complaints? Send a letter, and make a more official statement. Phone calls and emails are easily ignored or deleted. Letters make a statement and impact.


Consider the last time you received a jury summons or court sopaena. It came as a letter, and you paid attention to it didn’t you? Coincidence? What about that IRS audit you got in the mail….you opened it and took action, right? When you want to get in touch with the Editor of your local newspaper, you sent a letter to the Editor, right? How about that $30,000 loan you just found out you are all of a sudden approved for, came as a letter right? And how did you find out whether or not you were getting an IRS Rebate check this year…..well, at least the first couple million of you until they realized mailing out a hundred million letters just to inform us about a forthercoming check cost a lot of money. Anyway, they sent out letters, didn’t they?


Emails just get deleted or lost in the sea of your thousands of other emails. Voice mails and phone calls just interupt you in the middle meeting, or you end up being “that guy” with the bluetooth ear piece walking around making everyone think you are talking to them. Face to face conversations only end with an awkward pause, or one person telling the other to go do something.


You’ve heard of the “poor man’s copyright”, right?  If you write a song, a story, a poem, or anything you want to copyright and be able to legally show that you created it on or before a certain date, just simply mail the lyrics, CD, tape or whatever it is to yourself via the US Postal Service and leave it un-opened. The Postmark Date will be on the envelope and will show that you created it’s contents on or before that date.


Next time you have something important to communicate, send them a real letter. Send them an iwiLetter!


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