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 […]

Recognizing the Real Problem with Email: A Future Perspective

Recognizing the Real Problem with Email by Michael Hoffman If you are a leader in an organization, it could be a good idea to read this article by Maura Thomson entitled: 5 ways email costs your company. The article explores the negative impact of email on productivity and offers strategies to mitigate its detrimental effects. […]

Combining Deming and Lean Principles to Improve a Marketing System

Combining Deming and Lean Principles to Improve a Marketing System by Michael Hoffman Recently, our marketing system faced a challenge when one of our interns accidentally sent over a thousand emails to customers when he only intended to send one. This mistake could have resulted in significant damage to our company’s reputation and customer trust. However, […]

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 […]

If You Like GTD, You’ll Love LM

If You Like GTD, You’ll Love LM by Michael Hoffman   If you are a fan of the methodology espoused by David Allen in his book “Getting Things Done” (GTD), you may find that you will appreciate the approach and functionality of LeanMail (LM). GTD is a system for managing tasks and projects that emphasizes the […]

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 […]

ActiveWords

ActiveWords Assign words to actions on your computer. Why write a paragraph when you can insert it automatically by typing one single word?  Besides text substitution, ActiveWords opens documents, folders, web pages, and starts programs instantly.  Just tap a few letters on your keyboard and whatever you need magically appears.  ActiveWords is THE productivity tool […]