Make emailing stress-free – Do our self-test & read the tips.

Here are 10 questions – with suggested answers – to self-diagnose how good YOU are at managing and staying on top of your email.   How quickly do you expect a reply to your emails? TIP – Don’t get impatient. Be realistic. Why not establish norms in your office (a reasonable response time). Or send informative holding replies instead of overly-speedy email replies with possible mistakes. Are you suffering from email addiction?...

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Better email management – email tools

10 questions – with answers – to self-diagnose how good you are at managing and staying on top of your email.   1.      How quickly do you expect a reply to your emails? Be realistic when waiting for others, establish norms in your office (for how long to wait), and send informative holding replies instead of overly-speedy mistakes.   2.      Are you suffering from email addiction? Limit your checking e.g. to every 60–90...

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Email Inbox overloaded? Too much time spent emailing?

  Is your email inbox overloaded – or do you spend too much time on your emails?  READ my 6Ps for making your emailing day a lot lot easier. ( You can also read my blog posts on Tips for email and Avoiding the PESTS of email )   1)  Use the 3-Part structure to save time on emails Many people get 30+ emails every day – their inbox is overloaded.  And dealing with so many emails is time consuming and not easy. If an email...

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Email tips – Follow “The 5 Ps”

I wrote elsewhere about the challenges of writing emails … Leading on from that, here are my emailing tips for getting your email RIGHT- avoiding mistakes, keeping the right side of colleagues, and getting your email acted upon fast. It all comes down to these email tips, or what I call ‘The 5 P’s’.   Tip No. 1 – The email’s Purpose Before you start writing your email, think what you want to achieve from...

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Tips for writing emails … Avoid P-E-S-T (and other advice)

Tips for writing emails … Avoid P-E-S-T (and other advice)

Emails are great… but because of where and how we use them, it is easy to make mistakes.  Read on for may advice. Don’t let emails be a P-E-S-T P ressure of workplaces makes us over hasty when sending emails – or not check and work, and therefore make mistakes. E motions are hard to convey in text, and can easily be misread by readers who don’t know us etc.  So, don’t email when annoyed, nor late at night/end of...

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Email Challenges and Dangers – 7 issues, with solutions

The ease and speed with which we can use email (and the internet) is both a massive benefit as well as creating email challenges and dangers – with potential negative consequences.  So, what are the main challenges and how do we minimise the dangers? 1)  Email Danger – Email enables us to work too fast We can do things so fast on a computer that sometimes we do them too fast – forgetting or not doing what we normally do when we...

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