Tame Your Inbox: How to Manage Email

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January 21, 2015 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Tame Your Inbox: How to Manage Email
Originally Broadcast On:
January 21, 2015
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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We're all spending more time writing emails, searching for emails, or worrying about emails. Think about what you'd rather accomplish.

Email is one of the most efficient tools for sharing everything from ideas to final reports with employees, colleagues, and clients. But it’s a complicated medium. Fortune 500 companies and newsrooms share the same challenges. Everyone has to keep track of incoming messages and prioritize them. Meanwhile, outgoing messages have to be crafted within the context of your organization’s unique culture.

Determining what type of messages should be emailed, how to strike the right tone, and figuring out whom to email can drain valuable time and energy. In this lighthearted but effective Webinar, you'll learn how to read, understand and respond to email without getting buried by your inbox.

What Will I Learn:
  • How to use email more effectively in your newsroom or company
  • Techniques for managing email on deadline
  • How to reduce email volume and improve communication and collegiality
  • When it’s appropriate to set email aside
Who Should Take this Course:

Fortune 500, media, and entertainment executives, newsroom managers, editors, producers, reporters and anyone using email intensively for outreach to audiences and sources.

Course Instructor:

Joshua Brockman

Joshua Brockman is an accomplished writer and multimedia journalist whose stories on business, technology, and the arts have been published by NPR, The New York Times, and Smithsonian, among many other national publications and broadcast outlets. Brockman serves as a Wharton MBA Writing Coach for the Wharton Communication Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He’s a graduate of Amherst College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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