How to start killing email in 5 easy steps

Killing off emailHow to start killing off email in 5 easy steps

  1. Stop reading articles that give you tips on how to speed up your use of Outlook. The point is that you want to ditch the bloated beast altogether, not like it for another 10 minutes.
  2. If you visit a site that asks for your email address to register, don’t bother with it. They’re not exactly current with social networking and will just use Constant Contact or Mail Chimp to spam you.
  3. If you’re scoping for new enterprise workflow or productivity tools and they rely on email integration for notifications then move on. You’ll only have to replace it in a few years and that doesn’t exactly loosen your reliance on email now does it ?
  4. Unsubscribe to every email alert you receive from now on. Let’s face it, if you follow the topic on Twitter or by some other real-time feed then there’s little point on receiving it a day later and then getting round to reading it 4 days later after you’ve cleared off the other 56 un-reads.
  5. Stick the Out of Office on and forget about it. They’ll know how to find you if it’s urgent.

This article was first published on BPM Redux and was lightly edited.


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Author:Theo Priestley

"I had more creative ideas from Theo in 6 months than I have had in 6 years from most people." Theo Priestley is one of the most recognised independent technology industry influencers and evangelists, ranking in the Top 100 thought leaders across Virtual/ Augmented Reality, FinTech, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Internet of Things and future trends. Theo has written insights for Forbes, Wired, The European Magazine, Venturebeat to name a few, and has been interviewed for many online publications including the BBC on his thoughts on technology and the future. A regular paid keynote speaker and panelist at conferences and events, Theo is engaged for his forthright views and isn't afraid to challenge conventional thinking and the marketing hype surrounding the industry when presenting, never pulling punches to get the message across on how technology can be applied to improve business and the customer experience. He has also successfully organised and run TEDx and Ignite events. Highly active across social networks, he sits in the Top 1% for social media engagement on Kred and Klout and is constantly sharing articles and his analysis that he feels his audience would be interested in. Theo is also active in the startup community, mentoring within UK and US accelerators and sits on a number of advisory boards. Former VP and Chief Technology Evangelist at a Top 25 European enterprise software company with a career spanning both innovation strategy and delivery of software and business change in Financial Services, and as an independent technology industry analyst. Follow Theo on Twitter @tprstly or connect here directly for constant insights on tech and marketing trends. • Top 1% Influencer on Kred (915) • Top 1% Influencer on Klout (70+) • 12,000+ Followers on LinkedIn • 13,000+ Followers on Twitter • Recognised Top Influencer in AI, Virtual/ Augmented Reality, Fintech, IOT and Wearable Tech, Big Data and Analytics.

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