Email Is Not Broken; We Are

Here’s an interesting perspective on the ‘problem’ of email… There's a constant flow of "email is/is not broken" articles across the internet, but most of them miss the point. Email as a system is not broken, but we, through our email behaviors, are. Nearly all of the articles written recently about fixing email have concentrated … Continue reading Email Is Not Broken; We Are

How to be an ‘Inbox Hero’ with Gmail

Last Wednesday we began a series of 'lunch and learn' presentations at The Docking Station in Green Bay, WI and I am pleased to share it [almost] in its entirety below. This is the first in a series of ongoing presentations on the topic of thought leadership marketing which will be published in a book … Continue reading How to be an ‘Inbox Hero’ with Gmail

Master your Gmail!

If Gmail is so easy, why do people still have hundreds -- thousands -- of unread emails in their inboxes? In part it's because technology without good thinking and tactics means nothing... I teach my students that email should be for 'just in time' information -- information that affects relationships and revenue. Everything else belongs … Continue reading Master your Gmail!

Getting Things Done [GTD] in Gmail with Google Tasks

I haven't done a screencast for awhile, so here's a quick riff on Getting Things Done [GTD] in Gmail with Google Tasks... Effectively managing email is fundamental. So many people are at the mercy of their inboxes! Ethan Waldman had a great post this morning over at The Minimalists that got me thinking about my … Continue reading Getting Things Done [GTD] in Gmail with Google Tasks

Become a Gmail master!

Gmail recently kicked butt in a Mashable poll asking users for their favorite email client. Adam Pash writes... "Way back in 2006, I showed you my favorite tips, tricks, and tools for making the most of Gmail. A lot has changed in the Gmail world since then, so much so that it seemed like a … Continue reading Become a Gmail master!

Facebook’s Gmail Killer, Project Titan, Is Coming On Monday

Image via CrunchBase Back in February we wrote about Facebook’s secret Project Titan — a web-based email client that we hear is unofficially referred to internally as its “Gmail killer”. Now we’ve heard from sources that this is indeed what’s coming on Monday during Facebook’s special event, alongside personal email addresses for users. This isn’t … Continue reading Facebook’s Gmail Killer, Project Titan, Is Coming On Monday

5 reasons why Gmail rocks!

Image via Wikipedia Lifehacker says... Email as a technology has been around for decades, and thanks to wide spread adoption and popularity, it isn't in danger of disappearing. Check out the five most popular email clients to help you wrangle your email. Earlier this week we asked your to share your favorite email client. We … Continue reading 5 reasons why Gmail rocks!

Tactic #8: Use ‘branded’ email

I took a little time off from my 'tactics and tools' series -- no one's paying attention in December anyway, right? 😉 Now that everyone's waking up from the holidays it's time to get back on track with tactic #8 -- using 'branded' email. 'Branded' email? What's that? 'Branded' email is email that comes from … Continue reading Tactic #8: Use ‘branded’ email