A man I work with uses exclamation marks and tons of smileys. I ❤ working with him. Maybe instead of women trying to “man up” their communications, maybe men could be told they sound bitchy and bossy and ask them to try being a little more personable. I promise them, nothing will fall off, and work might actually be more fun for everyone.
Keep writing — we need more voices like yours! :)
(I think you’ll like my most recent post, if you have a min. to check it out — it’s called “the future of business is female…” )