Email best practice – An update

Earlier this year, Jim shared with us the techniques he had developed for managing the vast volume of emails he, like most Managing Directors receives.  I summarised his advice here: Email best practice for Managing Directors

In July, our guest speaker is Euan Semple, who will be working with us to understand how businesses can, especially in the current recession, use social networking to build their business.  Browsing though his site in preparation for that session I was interested to see he has his own top ten tips which I summarise below.  For his full article click here: Euan Semple’s top ten tips on managing email.

1. Don’t Check Mail Every Few Minutes.

2. Get rid of the rubbish first

3. Act Now

4. Have a system

5. Be brutal

6. Use the Subject line to get the reader’s attention.

7. For info emails use formal language and end messages with “No Reply Needed” to discourage responses.

8. Don’t reply to every message

9. As much as possible, reply only to the sender.

10. If someone you know sends you messages you don’t want (like hoaxes or jokes), ask them very politely to stop.

Bob Bradley

Bob is a specialist in running high value added service businesses, having run five such businesses as General Manager, Managing Director or Chief Executive. His last employed role was as Chief Executive of a £16M, 200 person family owned business having previously been Chief Executive of an AIM listed company for which he raised £5M funding and which he grew from £4M to £12M in three years through two acquisitions and organic growth, and a corporate PLC subsidiary where he was Managing Director responsible for delivering £10M profit on £45M turnover through 450 staff.

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