Archives By Author: Ajay Goel

How I Email: Megan Sharma, Author of “100 of Your Toughest Business Emails: Solved”

June 7, 2018

What inspired you to write your book, “100 of Your Toughest Business Emails: Solved”? I was sitting at my home office and I was thinking about my experience as a corporate communications manager. I was thinking, “I spent all these years doing this, and what did I really pick up from this experience that was

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The Gmail Genius Issue #29 — You can now send self-destructing emails from Gmail, here’s how

June 7, 2018

Here’s how to send emails that expire with Gmail’s new ‘confidential mode’ A step-by-step guide for a new Gmail feature that lets you set an expiration date on emails so that the contents are inaccessible after a certain period. Here are the things people hate the most about your email signature Still have a fax

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The Gmail Genius Issue #28 — Don’t snooze that email (and what to do instead)

May 3, 2018

Stay composed: here’s a quick rundown of the new Gmail Gmail got a refresh and they added some useful features, including Smart Reply and nudge, a reminder to respond to certain messages. The product guide highlights what’s new and how it works. Why snoozing emails is a terrible idea and what you should do instead

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How I Email: Jordan Harbinger, Podcast Host

May 3, 2018

Describe your daily email routine. Every morning I get up around 5:00 or 5:30. I know that people say, “Don’t start your day going through your inbox because you’re just reacting to people,” but I don’t really have that inside my organization because I lead the show. I’m usually just responding to fan email and

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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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