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

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 at the start of a work day, according to new research.

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If you’re a regular reader of this newsletter, you’ve definitely come across some of these tips before. But this isn’t a 101-level list — worth checking out despite the hyped-up headline.

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

Peter Shankman, a media entrepreneur, is best known for founding Help A Reporter Out (HARO), which he sold less than two years after starting it. Shankman is seemingly always on the move — delivering keynote speeches, hosting a podcast, participating in Iron Mans, skydiving, while dabbling in angel investing. With all that going on, he not only manages his own inbox, but finds time to periodically clean out his mom’s inbox too. Here’s an excerpt from the interview

When I am using my email I am going into someone’s inbox and I am asking them for permission to sit there, understanding that it’s on me to make sure that I’m making it as easy as possible for them to do whatever they have to do with the email. If I’m giving them email the right way, it’s respectful to them.

Read the full interview…