Archives By Author: Ajay Goel

How I Email: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Founder, Ness Labs

September 3, 2020

What’s your daily approach to email?  Parkinson’s law suggests that “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” So I only check my email once a day. That is the single most important routine I have developed for myself. I know many people are fans of the “deal with it or

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The Gmail Genius #56 – 30 essential Gmail keyboard shortcuts

September 3, 2020

How I Email: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Founder, Ness Labs Former Googler Anne-Laure Le Cunff studies neuroscience and uses her insights to help people with creativity and productivity. When it comes to email, she says “focused inbox sessions” are a must. How I Email: JR Raphael, Tech Writer JR Raphael is the writer and productivity master

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The Gmail Genius #55 – This simple Gmail hack helped me finally conquer my inbox

August 6, 2020

Our most popular Q&As of the year (so far)… How I Email: Harry Dry of Marketing Examples The brains behind the popular Marketing Examples newsletter doesn’t check his emails until he has five hours of creative work “in the bank.” How I Email: Ben Collins, Google Sheets Developer Ben is a certified Google Developer Expert

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The Gmail Genius #54 – How to keep a squeaky-clean inbox while expending as little effort as possible

July 2, 2020

How I Email: Dorie Clark, Marketing and Branding Strategist The well-known speaker/author thinks you should check email first thing in the morning. How I Email: Yarty Kim, Co-Founder, A4E Yarty, who co-founded a bookkeeping service with his wife, offers tips for using email to track expenses. He also explains why he sends emails to his

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How I Email: Yarty Kim, Co-Founder, A4E

July 2, 2020

What’s your daily approach to email?  In my previous life in corporate finance, I used to be obsessive with emails, responding to 100s of emails every day so that I could make my business partners happy. It was exhausting, and I would spend upwards of 2-3 hours per day just responding. It felt endless. After

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The Gmail Genius #53 – 19 tips for writing an excellent subject line

June 4, 2020

How I Email: Sam Parr, Co-Founder and CEO, The Hustle The brains behind The Hustle newsletter describes his approach to cold email (which he credits with accelerating his network). How I Email: Elise Gelwicks, Founder, Eleview Consulting How do you write an email that elevates your reputation? Elise shares best practices from her professional correspondence

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How I Email: Elise Gelwicks, Founder, Eleview Consulting

June 4, 2020

What’s your daily approach to email? I’m an obsessive email checker. My Gmail inbox is always open in my browser and I tend to check my inbox every time I see a new message come through. After reading “Deep Work” by Cal Newport, I’ve started signing out of my email when I need to focus.

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How I Email: Marti Sanchez, Founder and CEO of Influence Podium

May 7, 2020

What’s your daily approach to email?  It starts with understanding that it’s not going to be perfect and that I am not capable of getting to Inbox Zero — so I’m not even going to try. Every morning after I wake up, I check email in bed from my phone then I answer the ones

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The Gmail Genius #52 – The 6 most useful Gmail settings you may have overlooked

May 7, 2020

How I Email: Hugues Bugilimfura, Founder, Email at Scale Hugues is an email marketer who specializes in creating welcome sequences, abandon cart sequences and newsletters. In the Q&A, he outlines a 5-day welcome email sequence, which received a 20% increase in signups for his client’s business. How I Email: Marti Sanchez, Founder and CEO of

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How I Email: Hugues Bugilimfura, Founder, Email at Scale

April 30, 2020

What’s your daily approach to email?  I use labels and folders to keep my inbox in check and help determine which emails get opened first. Customer emails are top priority then comes everything else. I maintain Inbox Zero by sorting my mail at the end of each day. If something wasn’t important enough to open

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