Email That Works: Best Practices for Truly Busy People

Office Dynamics

For example, you can shoot back a reply to an e-mail in lickety-split time. Some people create folders within their email programs. Check email several times a day , rather than constantly, to prevent interruptions that decrease productivity. Keep emails short and to the point. If the information can be conveyed in a paragraph or two, send an email. What are your best practices for email management? How would you describe your e-mail situation lately?

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Technology of the week: Canned Emails

Practically Perfect PA

What is Canned Emails? Canned Emails is a simple website that has a load of pre-written emails for a variety of circumstances from emailing in sick, letting down a supplier to breaking up with someone…(I promise I haven’t used it for this one.

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10 Things NOT to Tell Your Email Readers

Business Writing

Sometimes people say things in email that would be better left unsaid. This list of 10 examples will alert you to statements that can weaken your messages and your business relationships. Email Etiquette

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Administrative: Email Signatures and Sign-Offs

Office Dynamics

Using professional email sign-offs is just one way to maintain your professionalism when using email to communicate. The right email signature gives you added credibility, but the wrong signature could make people doubt your professionalism and commitment to the job.

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Gmail Email Management: Create Filters and Labels for Quick and Easy Email Organization

Office Organization Success

We all know that email is a huge source of overwhelm for many solopreneurs, and also one of the biggest time drains. However, email is essential to a solopreneur’s success, so you have to find a way of organizing your emails. I have access to all of my emails!

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Outlook Tip: Create an Email Template

Office Organization Success

For example: if you find you keep sending the same email again and again, create an email template – it’s very easy to set up in Outlook and is a huge timesaver (I’m all for that!). Here’s a link from Microsoft’s website on how to create an email template in Outlook 2007: Create and Use an Email Template. Streamline Your Systems email template outlook systemize

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Gmail Email Management: Create Filters and Labels for Quick and Easy Email Organization

Office Organization Success

We all know that email is a huge source of overwhelm for many solopreneurs, and also one of the biggest time drains. However, email is essential to a solopreneur’s success, so you have to find a way of organizing your emails. I have access to all of my emails!

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How to Avoid Bullet-Hard Emails

Men With Pens

You should hear me when I write an email. Here’s why: It prevents bullet-hard emails that make you feel like someone just reached out of your computer screen and slapped you in the face while you read.

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7 Tips for Writing an Email Message

Daily Writing Tips

What’s so difficult about writing an email? That’s the problem: It’s too easy, and you should take care that a professional message is just that — especially if you use email primarily for social interaction and are unaccustomed to sending business emails.

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How A Simple Email Signature Can Get You More Clients

Office Organization Success

Whenever you receive an email from me you will ALWAYS see my contact information at the bottom and know exactly how you can get in touch with me. You will see: My name. My email address (with an active hyperlink). And why is it so important that you have an email signature?

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5-Step Checklist for Sending Out Email Broadcasts

Office Organization Success

Everything you do in your business, from responding to emails to working with clients, needs to be systemized and documented, so that it’s very easy to create a repeatable process in your business. The wrong email template being used. Emails going out at the wrong time.

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A Simple Way to Keep Your Email Inbox Under Control

Productivityist

It’s a simple tip that will help you keep your email inbox under control, and you can make this simple adjustment now and begin to see it pay immediate dividends (whether you use your email inbox as a task manager or not. then the email you received least recently will be at the top.

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5 Awesome Tips to Writing Emails That Won't Be Ignored

Dumb Little Man

I'll confess before I begin - I still struggle a bit with keeping my emails short and sweet. Not that I don't know the merits of getting to the point right away in your email, it's just that I need to put in more conscious efforts to make them precise. Ditch Long Emails Except.

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Tips for Better Email Deliverability

Small Business CEO

The cardinal rule of email deliverability is to never borrow, buy or rent an email list. To boost the size of your email list, review every interaction point a customer has with your company, and consider implementing a program for each one.

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How to Avoid Bullet-Hard Emails

Men With Pens

We can’t hear a person’s voice when we read an email. Here are a few examples, and I’m sure you’ll see how blunt these snippets come off to you as a reader. Read emails aloud – with a smile.

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Instant Customer Data Analysis using Excel: worked example

BioTeams

In this article I will share with you a simple 7-step plan based on a fully worked example of Customer Data Analysis using Excel. For a copy of the worked example excel spreadsheet containing all the formula please email me.

Simple Email Management With The New Gmail Tabs

Office Organization Success

If you’ve received one of those very desperate-sounding “if you want to continue to receive my emails, move me to the Primary tab” emails, then you’ll know exactly what I mean! Okay, so first let’s address those emails that have been sent out….

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19 Tips for Managing Your Email Even When You Don't Want To.

Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized Goes Audio in 3 Different Ways » 19 Tips for Managing Your Email Even When You Dont Want To E-mail, it is the form of communication that we love to hate and love to love.  Send emails to others that you would like to receive back.

2011 85

Automating Email: Canned Responses

Simple Productivity Blog

For many of us, email is a major form of communication. Between personal and work email, many of us can receive hundreds of messages a day! Many of those emails require a quick response, and some of them request the same information over and over. In this latest installment about automating life, I want to share how I handle these types of email. For those who respond to a lot of emails, you can probably classify those emails into groups.

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3 Examples of How Semicolons Strengthen a Sentence

Daily Writing Tips

The act offers protection from lawsuits arising from monitoring information systems, including employee email, cyberthreat-related disclosures, and sharing of that information with other companies. Semicolons help clarify construction of sentences.

Email List Management: What Happens When You Choose the WRONG Email List Management Service!

Office Organization Success

Usually they come to me having already started to build their list, and have even subscribed to an email list management service so that they can deliver their ezine on a regular basis. For example, you could be using a list management service that does a great job at sending out broadcasts (your ezine), but doesn’t offer autoresponders. You’ll also need to do your research into the different email list management services that are available and see what they offer.

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The Three-Step Process for Simple Email Processing

Simple Productivity Blog

One of the biggest hassles I hear about these days is the struggle to keep up with email. It’s like people figure it costs nothing to send, so they send out reams of email. Classify Your Email. This type of email is generally the result of a query you have made of someone.

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The One Email You Must Send Before You Go on Vacation

Productivityist

Productivityist.com by Mike Vardy Start Here Archives Store Contact The One Email You Must Send Before You Go on Vacation Posted on 09/21/2012 // 1 Comment It’s common practice to prepare an autoresponder for when you are going to be away from work for a lengthy period of time.

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Opening Lines: How to Follow Up in Email

Business Writing

Today I led the online class How to Write Email That Gets Results. For example, when I'm following. Email Writing TipsBrad, a participant in the class, had this legitimate goal: "My goal is to master different introductions for different types of messages.

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How to Get Your Emails Opened and Acted Upon

Office Organization Success

My friend and email marketing expert, Linda Claire Puig, is hosting this valuable teleseminar on how to write the world’s hottest subject lines…this is one of the most important (and overlooked) skills you need to attract clients online and grow your business to 6-figure success. —> The #1 secret to avoid getting your emails reported as spam. —> 4 powerful tips to get a huge response every time you send an email.

2011 26

Outlook Tip: Create Rules and Folders for Simple Email Management

Office Organization Success

Do you get a ton of emails each day? If this is you, then read on for some tips on organizing your Inbox so that you spend less time sifting through the junk and more time on the emails that need your attention now! Related article: 5 Top Tips for Managing Your Emails.

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Dealing with Email and Filing

Simple Productivity Blog

There are a few things that we do with email: we either need to take action, or save it for informational purposes. Today we are going to look on saving email to make it practical, and simple. The key to filing email, like filing paper, is to keep up with it.

Email Productivity: My GMail Secrets

Simple Productivity Blog

With all the talk I’ve been doing recently, I thought I would write two final articles on how I actually process email. This week I’ll talk about GMail, which is how I process all non-employer email. Next week I’ll talk about Outlook and how I manage my email at work.

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Why I Don't Filter My Email Into One Account

Productivityist

The idea of putting all of your emails into a filter that brings them into a single email account has been widely lauded by many over the years. It means you only need to go to one place to check email, allowing you to get through your email that much quicker.

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Technology of the week: Subject Line

Practically Perfect PA

Subject Line is a free tool that will test email subject headers for what can only be described as attention grabbiness (yes I have just made that word up). It is also a great online resource for anyone that writes marketing emails with lots of helpful blogs and tips.

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Revisiting My OS X Email App of Choice

Productivityist

I really enjoyed using it at first, but eventually found it was taking up more resources than I''d like -- and decided I wanted an email app that was more "minimal" in its appearance. So I began to look at OS X email apps once again, with the hopes of finding something that would fit my needs.

Email List Fatigue: Symptoms, Causes, Prevention, and Cures

The Solopreneur Life

L ist fatigue is the gradual decline of responsiveness by your email subscribers. Over time, your list doesn’t open as many emails, click through to your website, or forward to friends as often as they once did. Your messages are filtered as junk in the subscribers’ email client. Your emails are badly designed. For example, if your list doesn’t open or click on productivity content, then don’t send it to them.

A Simple Way to Keep Your Email Inbox Under Control

Productivityist

It’s a simple tip that will help you keep your email inbox under control, and you can make this simple adjustment now and begin to see it pay immediate dividends (whether you use your email inbox as a task manager or not. Now this can’t be done on iOS devices yet – at least not in a way that I’m aware of – but if you do this on your main mail application either in its web interface (Gmail, for example) or in your email client (Outlook, Mail.app, Postbox , etc.)

Top 3 Gmail Productivity Tools

Office Organization Success

My main reason was because, as I seem to be doing a lot of traveling lately, I wanted to be able to access my email on the go, especially from my laptop as I take it with me when I travel. Email Signatures. Email Templates.

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Swipe File: Winning Confirmation, Thank You, and Welcome Messages

Denise Aday

You’ve already made your signup offer enticing enough for someone to submit their email address (and perhaps more). Below are some stand-out examples of pages and emails that do just that. Opt-in Confirmation Emails – sent when a signup form is submitted.

Effectively Utilize Outlook to Increase Productivity and Save Time with These 5 Simple Tips

Office Organization Success

I’ve tried many email and contact management systems over the years, but keep coming back to this one tool. It’s my: Email manager. If you’re not fully utilizing Outlook, in other words if you’re only using it for email management and nothing else, then today I’d like to share with you five ways in which you can utilize Outlook to effectively run your business too: 1. Create email templates. Create Rules/Folders for filtering emails.

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How I Use Todoist And Evernote Together

Productivityist

Let me give you an example. For example, I received an Evernote reminder on the first of this month to start working on my next book. I Use Both Email Accounts For The Apps Constantly. To be clear, I don’t use all of the email addresses Todoist allows.

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How to Get the Boss to Listen to You

On The Job

You really need to focus on the point of why you're in a meeting, sending an email or talking to the boss," says Ben Decker , president of Decker Communications. For example, saying "We need to be more efficient as a team" will grab the boss' attention, focusing on you and your opinions.

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Communication Skills That Have Impact…Choose The Right Medium

Office Dynamics

For example, a co-worker’s bereavement; a vendor’s terminal illness; someone’s adoption or job promotion; a billing inquiry; a credit request on your account; inquiring for information on a job posting; and so much more. In the 21 st century, we have so many ways to communicate.

The 10 Worst Email Habits

On The Job

While you may claim to hate email , the truth is that you don’t hate email. We’re talking about those email senders who fire off messages that are inane, stupid, weird, incomprehensible, worthless, depressing and annoying. So it’s time to do an email intervention.