Archives By Author: Ajay Goel

How I Email: Peter Shankman, Author, Entrepreneur, and PR Strategist

April 5, 2018

What’s your email approach? I try to respond to emails as quickly as possible. The second it comes in, if I can, I reply to it immediately. My goal is to reply in as few words as possible. I’m of the belief that way too many people spend way too much time saying way too

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The Gmail Genius Issue #27 — The best time of day to send email

April 5, 2018

Should it be illegal for your boss to make you email after work? Fast Company highlights a new bill under consideration in New York City that would fine employers that required workers to check electronic communications outside of work hours. The best time of day to send email The best time to email someone is

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The Gmail Genius Issue #26 — This company will pay you for reading and replying to emails

March 1, 2018

Now you can earn cryptocurrency for opening your email Formerly called 21.co, Earn is a service that allows users to charge cryptocurrency in exchange for reading and replying to messages. The price is collected in fiat American dollars, but dispensed to users in bitcoin. 11 first sentences that guarantee the rest of your email won’t

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How I Email: Ann Friedman, Journalist and Podcast Host

March 1, 2018

What’s your typical email routine? I usually have my Gmail open in a tab while I’m working, unless I’m in deep-concentration mode and writing. But I don’t feel pressure to respond to every email as it comes in. I don’t believe in Inbox Zero, because it’s not achievable for more than a few hours. (If

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How I Email: Scott Gerber, CEO of The Community Company

February 8, 2018

Walk us through your daily email routine. I am fast, furious, and a delegator. My CRO makes the joke that I type faster with my thumbs on a phone than on a desktop with my hands. I get about 200 emails on a slow day to upwards of 500, 600. It just depends on what

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The Gmail Genius Issue #26 — How to use your inbox for more than just email

February 8, 2018

Birchbox CEO explains how emailing strangers can help you get ahead Birchbox CEO Katia Beauchamp describes her recipe for the perfect cold email. Your inbox can do a lot more than just organize your email You might already be using email to post directly to social media, but have you thought of using it for

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The Gmail Genius Issue #25 — 4 Gmail tricks to manage thousands of emails in under an hour

February 1, 2018

Google’s confusing Gmail security alert looks exactly like a phishing attempt Google’s recent email alert was legitimate, but security researchers say it is encouraging bad email hygiene. Why I banned email at night This CEO has a no email rule between the hours of 7 pm and 7 am. Gmail tricks: 4 inbox hacks I

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How I Email: Michael McWatters, Director of Experience Design, TED

February 1, 2018

You’ve previously written about how you manage your inbox (and taught the same method to others at TED). Do you still have the same approach to email? Have you changed anything up? The only thing I’d nix is the part where I recommend filing emails in folders to get them out of your inbox. It

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The Gmail Genius #24 — A Steve Jobs email deconstructed

January 25, 2018

Steve Jobs knew how to write an email. Here’s how he did it A detailed look at an old email from Steve Jobs teaches some important lessons. What do I do when I receive someone else’s email? For those of you with common names or email addresses that can easily be mistaken for someone elses,

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The Gmail Genius #23 — How to defuse an email landmine

January 18, 2018

To increase productivity, stop checking email after work hours Researchers found that using your work phone after hours negatively impacts your work life, home life, social life, and everything in between. Why I am choosing to email slowly Sarah K. Peck says slow email doesn’t always feel good, resulting in guilt, shame, worry, and insecurity.

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