Speedmailing Turn your work enemy into your best work tool

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  • Copyright: 2016-09-29
  • Publisher: Ft Pr
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We’re bombarded with messages every day, but no one tells you how to improve these vital email skills. In less than 100 pages, this handy book will help you discover how to regain control of your email – and get back to your job – in five simple steps.


Email doesn’t have to be overwhelming. With Speedmailing’s five-step process you can manage emails quickly and efficiently.


The benefits of Speedmailing:

•    Empties your inbox every day

•    Increases your productivity and peace of mind

•    Keeps your to-do list in one place

•    Maintains a system of reminders

•    Makes sure nothing slips through the gaps

•    Improves communication

•    Decreases post-holiday stress

•    Works on any platform or device




"Smart people are lazy. So if you want to double your effectiveness and productivity emailing clients, colleagues and friends. Read this book."

Eelco Smit, Personal & Business Coach for Entrepreneurs and Bestselling Author of Book for MEN


“Simplicity is underestimated. Richard has sharpened the knife of day-to-day email management in the leanest possible way."

Nick Bortot, Founder and CEO of FinTech startup BUX


"Speedmailing is a concise action plan for mastering email. Richard has distilled thousands of hours of training into an easy to follow guide that will turn your inbox from a burden into a powerful business tool." 
Marshall Hughes, Inbox Zero Coach at coach.me


“Richard gives us a practical approach to email that really works, with useful habits and shortcuts that can drastically change the way we work. If you want to tame the monster that email has become, this book is for you. Forget emailing – the future is Speedmailing!”

Shirley Taylor, International bestselling author of Model Business Letters, Emails & Other Business Documents 7th Edition


“All my career I have focused on how we can get more leverage from our brain and process information quicker and better. Richard’s way of dealing with email blew me away when I realised that I will spend less energy on a per email basis, today and every day from now on. What a return on investment!"

Mark Tigchelaar, CEO of UseClark and Specialist in Speed Reading and Productivity


“An easy and practical life changer, one of these books of which you think why didn’t I read that earlier, it would help me so much”

Marine Guignardeau, Learning and Development Manager, L'Oréal Netherlands


“Until bots and AI solve the hassle of email, dealing with large quantities of email is a skill that is rarely mastered. This is definitely one of the best books on it and should be mandatory for every knowledgeworker.”

Martijn Aslander, Speaker, Writer and Boardroom Sparring Partner




Author Biography

Richard  Wolfe set up Email Handyman in 2008 to help people deal more effectively with their daily deluge of email. They offer in-house and online workshops for individuals and companies in 7 languages and over 10 countries worldwide. Richard is fascinated with how we create technology to increase our productivity and then often seem to achieve the opposite. Richard has a passion for finding easy ways to make technology work for us rather than against us. After business school and many years in the Internet industry, Richard decided to dedicate himself to helping people use one of the most ubiquitous technologies around today: Email.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Benefits of Speedmailing

Benefits of Speedmailing


How to Master your Inbox

Tips & Tricks

5 Processing Steps  

Step 1: Turn off pop-up email notifications.   

Step 2: Process your inbox just a couple of times a day.

Step 3: Empty your inbox each time.

Step 4: Sort emails into 4 action-related folders.

Step 5: File all emails that no longer need your attention in a single folder.   


The Ground Rules of Speedmailing   

The 3 Golden Rules   

1. One email at a time – think quick and use shortcuts.  

2. Follow the 2-minute rule.  

3. Review all folders once a week.   

Lifesaver rule: The Back-from-Holiday Crunch  


Search: A Speedmailer’s best friend

Kick off your search with Ctrl+E (or Ctrl+F)   

The Spacebar is your biggest search friend  

Too many and the minus trick

Too few and the blue line   

Turn on conversation view


The Dos and Don’ts of Speedmailing   

When Receiving Email

When Sending Email

When Replying to Email

Inbox Management Tips   

Rewards Program

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