In the December 2019 issue of Success Magazine, Tony Jeary (aka The Results Guy) provided an answer to this question: How you can become more efficient when it comes to managing your email inbox. After working with the largest companies and top achievers, his best advice is this:
- Leverage the subject line. That is, if the message can be conveyed in that area, do so.
- Get it good enough and get it out. Too often people labor over every word and punctuation mark of a message. Remember, generally it’s just an e-mail and not a business proposal. It doesn’t need to be perfect. It just needs to convey information. And,
- Use the phone to avoid too much back and forth. There are times when five minutes talking can replace a half-dozen e-mail volleys. Become attuned to when this is the case and pick up the phone instead. It’s a time saver.
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