Email Productivity: Work Smarter with Your Inbox

Alexandra Samuel, Tech writer and email conqueror

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8 Videos (44m)
    • Introduction

      1:35
    • Key Terms and Approach

      5:14
    • Being Proactive

      5:39
    • Set Up Your Folder System

      6:52
    • Using Automated Filters

      11:46
    • Your Daily Email Routine

      5:25
    • Conclusion

      1:09
    • Bonus: Email Worksheet Walk-Through

      6:36

About This Class

Tackle email overload and take control of your inbox with productivity expert Alexandra Samuel.

In this straightforward class, Alexandra Samuel shares her step-by-step process to handle email efficiently and effectively, so you can stop spending time in your inbox and start spending time on the things that matter. You’ll learn how to:

  • Use automated filters to make your email work for you
  • Create a flexible folder system to stay organized
  • Find the right tools to proactively solve email overload

Alexandra's process works no matter your email client, as long as you have access to automated mail rules or filters.

Whether there are 50 emails in your inbox or 5000, after taking this class you will have the tools to transform your relationship to email, become more intentional with the way you work, and discover the beauty and freedom of email that doesn’t drive you nuts.

66 of 69 students recommendSee All

Love her and her straight-to-the-point teaching. Especially loved learning that I can set up a rule where I get an SMS about emails from certain people. LOVE THAT.
Straight-forward guidance that is easy to implement. I thought it was good that she addressed the fear of missing that all important e-mail because of the mail filtering.
Excellent teacher and practical, well delivered help!

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Alexandra Samuel

Tech writer and email conqueror

Alexandra Samuel is a technology speaker and writer. She is the author of Work Smarter with Social Media: A Guide to Managing Evernote, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Your Email (Harvard Business Review Press, 2015) and a contributor to the HBR book and toolkit, Getting the Right Work Done.

Alex's tech writing has appeared regularly in The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Harvard Business Review and The Christian Science Monitor’s Passcode, Oprah.com and JSTOR Daily. She is the former VP of Social Media for customer intelligence software company Vision Critical, past director of The Social & Interactive Media Centre at Emily Carr University, and co-founded Social Signal, one of the world’s first social media agencies. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University.