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How Do Successful Tech Influencers Manage Email Overload

Posted by Pallav on October 16, 2014

According to a poll conducted by McKinsey Global Institute an average office worker spends over a quarter of his day dealing with emails. Assuming an average of 8 hour work day a person spends 2 hours every day or about 30 days an year managing his emails. So what? Out of 100 creative things you could learn in less than 30 days you chose to spend it in your inbox which is not your job (unless you’re a VA). Email is the most commonly used online communication medium so it’s impossible to avoid but remembering it is a means to the end helps focus on the important work rather than living life in the inbox. Good part is that report also indicates there is an increased productivity scope of 25-30% when it comes to email. Conquering inbox is never easy. Pending emails turn into a pile which we keep sorting for days and when we lose patience, email bankruptcy is declared. Becoming an email ninja requires persistence, patience, discipline but with increasing number of emails it is just getting tougher. For experts and influencers who are bombarded with 200-500 emails on a daily basis reaching Inbox Zero is a pain. Since there is no best way to organize inbox, overtime various factors have helped experts in coming up with smart processes that allow them to clear most of their inbox in shorter span of time. We reached out to top tech influencers who are constantly under email overload and asked…

Yes, we can all just get along

Posted by Christin on February 26, 2013

On the last Mailbird blog post, on the topic of Facebook’s $100 email test, there continues to be this underlying fear for email companies that social networking sites will replace email. However, we are firm in believing that there is no replacing, but rather a glorious integration that is happening between social networking, email, and mobile communication. “The fact mobile sales are beating desktops doesn’t mean they are taking over. It means they are being added. Everyone already has a desktop! The desktop isn’t going anywhere, it’s just getting a new best friend.”— Ryan Majeau (Tech Trend Enthusiast/Writer) With these super cool integrations, paying for email isn’t such a crazy thing when you think about it. In fact, it’s more a matter of reshaping email culture as our inboxes are increasing with advertisements, special deals, newsletters, surveys, and that annoying sender whose name just keeps popping up in your inbox twenty times a day. If we paid for email we would maybe spend less time in our inbox, and more time creating quality communication and getting things done. We used to pay to send letters, and still, pay today to send hard copy documents and packages. Until the day packages can somehow atomize into microscopic particles and be emailed through space and time within seconds, man-powered mail services, a.k.a. snail mail, will continue to exist. This is just as desktop email is not going anywhere just because social networking and mobile devices are the current online communication hype. With desktop email you are paying for speed,…