APPENDIX A

HOW BUSY PEOPLE MANAGE THEIR INBOX

Now that you have finished your own personalized Reach Out Strategy Plan, it’s time to start putting it into action. As you do, your inbox probably will become busier with more incoming emails and social media message notifications. As we learned in Chapter 11, responding to messages quickly makes you look responsible and professional and could give you better access to time-sensitive opportunities. As Newman said on Seinfeld, “The mail never stops!”—so we all might as well stay on top of it.

Below are tips and tricks from professionals across a variety of industries and locations who have learned how to tackle their inbox to prevent email overload. I hope several of these tips will be applicable ...

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