Email Best Practices at Work

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Outside of picking up the phone and calling someone in order to prevent a lengthy, time-consuming email thread, the subject line and the format of the body are the fundamental keys to immediately improving email efficiency. Subject Line State the purpose, content and any deadline for action or response. It should be clear to the…

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Time Management – How to Respond to Email

For many years now I’ve been a proud part of the “Meet the Pros” team in a seasonal series of organization magazines from Better Homes & Gardens. The process usually starts with a longer interview session and wraps up with several follow up questions by email or phone. During our most recent round, I received…

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How to Recover from an Email Crash

Have you ever experienced an email outage? Whether your business lives and dies by electronic communication, or you’re retired but enjoy your connection to the outside world through email, experiencing an email crash is no picnic. This was the case for me starting on January 30th. For three days, I could send out emails, but…

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CC vs BCC email – STOP using the TO line!

CC vs BCC email. What’s the cc meaning? What’s the bcc meaning? Once you find out, you’ll want to share this with others! Unnecessary emails. They are such a waste of time! Even if you know that you don’t need to read the email, you’re still wasting time deleting it and wasting even more time reading the subject line to figure…

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How to Create a Professional Email Signature Template

A professional email signature template might sound like a low priority in the grand scheme of things and really just some silly work minutiae, but having the proper information in your email signature can end up saving time. While recently providing time management training for a company, I was in contact with many employees in…

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Business email management – how to increase productivity

What’s the best way to improve your business email management? Have you ever looked at the clock and realized that you just spent the last two hours swimming around in your email inbox? Sure, you answered every email as it came in. But did you finish any high value tasks or projects? Ernest Hemingway once…

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