10 April 2008

Email Guerrilla Techniques 4

How's the cute girl from marketing doing? Still haven't had time to drink a coffee with her? In this case it's definitely time for another installment of... Guerrilla Techniques!

Did you test the previous GT's? Haven't gotten yourself fired yet? Then keep on reading.

Email Guerrilla Technique #4
Do you ever get emails with random requests sounding like a 10-year-old was sharing his thoughts about life, the universe and everything in a chat room? Or emails that don't make any sense and obviously took the requester a maximum of 10 seconds to write?

Yes? In this case, here's what you should do:
  • Delete the email!
  • Important: don't forget to also delete the message from the "Deleted Items" folder.
  • If it was important, you will get a reminder.
  • Should you ever get a reminder, apply Email Guerrilla Technique #2.
"This is just plain rude," you might say. True, but keep the following in mind:
  1. The sender of the email showed you zero respect (how's that for rude?)
  2. This technique should only be used in extreme situations when you see no other solution
And now take a break and have a coffee with the cute girl from marketing! I mean, please, how much longer do you want to keep her waiting? Just remember: It's all about priorities!

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