Enhance Your Sales Pipeline with Expert Insights from ChatGPT

Enhance Your Sales Pipeline with Expert Insights from ChatGPT by Michael Hoffman I reached out to a supplier recently to respectfully decline their offer. In the spirit of professionalism, I provided a rationale for our decision and left the door open for future opportunities. The reply I received was predictably intense—Eric (a pseudonym) had already […]

MS Co-Pilot To The Rescue—Not Quite

MS Co-Pilot To The Rescue—Not Quite.Why LeanMail is the Real Solution for Email Management.by Michael Hoffman Co-Pilot’s Limitations for Knowledge Workers Microsoft’s Co-Pilot has garnered attention for its potential applications in various industries. However, it’s important to understand that the tool’s capabilities may not extend effectively into the realm of email management for knowledge workers […]

10 upgrades to Outlook you desperately need but don’t realize it

10 upgrades to Outlook you desperately need but don’t realize it.by Michael Hoffman P.S. MS Co-pilot won’t have these either. The digital landscape is constantly evolving, and staying ahead often means utilizing tools in ways you might not have considered. This guide, “10 Upgrades to Outlook You Desperately Need but Don’t Realize It,” unveils how […]

Why Meta tagging Emails Using Categories Beats Filing Them Away in Folders Any Day

Why Meta tagging Emails Beats Filing Them Away in Folders Any Day by Michael Hoffman Meta tagging emails, or using labels and tags to categorize and organize messages, can be more effective than filing them away in folders for several reasons: Increased flexibility: Meta tagging allows you to assign multiple labels and tags to a single […]

LeanMail Isn’t Just For High Volume Emailers

LeanMail Isn’t Just For High  Volume Emailers by Michael Hoffman LeanMail is a highly efficient email management method designed to streamline your inbox and increase productivity, regardless of the volume of emails you receive. While many email management systems are geared towards individuals with high email volumes, LeanMail offers numerous benefits even for those who receive […]

You Have Been Suspended As Of Today’s Date

You Have Been Suspended As Of Today’s Date by Michael Hoffman   Imagine receiving an email from the board of directors or from your boss, telling you that you have been suspended and that the suspension is likely to take weeks before the investigation (investigation!?) has been completed. This happened to a client of mine, who, […]

Managing Emails (in Outlook) Is Simple — Once You Understand Three Things

Managing Emails (in Outlook) Is Simple — Once You Understand Three Things by Michael Hoffman For many, managing an inbox is an agonizing Sisyphean task – or at least unpleasant and inefficient. But really, it’s quite simple, and can be enormously efficient if you embrace three important concepts. Before we get to those concepts, however, let’s […]

Microsoft Focus (was clutter) VS Inbox480

Microsoft Focus (was cluttered) VS Inbox480  by Michael Hoffman Do you receive a lot of non-core business email that you don’t consider spam? Email that falls into the gray space of not very important, but you want to keep anyway. Then Inbox480 is for you. It’s similar to Focus, but also quite different in that it gives you […]

Should Inbox Zero Be Your Goal? Probably Not.

Should Inbox Zero Be Your Goal? Probably Not. by Michael Hoffman Most of the blogs I read about being more productive with email focus on reaching inbox zero. No doubt, it’s a worthy cause, but is it the correct objective for you? Probably not. Most people struggle with keeping their head above water, never mind capturing […]

Sending The Snow

Sending the snow by Michael Hoffman I can imagine being on the other end of being asked to send in the “snow” – your empty inbox at the end of the day with 0 to prioritize, 0 to plan and 0 Today. On first glance, this request may seem a bit over the top. I get […]