Saturday, July 5, 2008

Move 4: Too Important for E-Mail

So how do you convey tremendous wealth and power over e-mail. The fourth move is to consistently answer e-mails in less than five words. Answer quickly (using your Blackberry Pearl or iPhone) with five words or don't reply at all. Never look back at old e-mails to follow-up at a later date -- it's now or never; you are much too important. If it is important to someone else, they will get back to you.

The technique for cleaning up your in-box is to select all and delete -- if that unread e-mail was important the sender will send it again.

Remember: things are urgent and quickly dealt with, or ignored. Nothing in between.

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