43 Folders has been getting lots of blogjuice for good reason. Here is a nice reminder from him that coincides with things I've said before. Five fast email productivity tips
There’s been a lot of great discussions about email productivity going around on sites I enjoy, so I thought I’d throw in five no-brainers that I’ve seen help a lot of folks.
- Shut off auto-check (as in automatic send/receive)
- Pick off easy ones
- Write less
- Cheat (use something to make writing faster, such as a template or automatic text substitution, like ActiveWords)
- Be honest (get rid of it, if you really aren't going to respond to it)
And don't forget the basics: Do, Delegate, Date activate and Delete. (I first heard of these specific terms through a Primer Michaels course on time management. It is a model from Priority Management International, Inc.)