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How to Write Great Follow-Up Emails

Writing great follow-up emails is an imprecise art. Sure, you could simply reiterate what you’ve already mentioned in your first email, add a couple of bold words and exclamation points throughout, and sign off with the all-too-classic, “Hope to hear from you soon!” Or, you could learn the art of writing exceptional follow-up emails—you know, the ones that encourage openings, capture attention and invoke action from readers. Believe it or not, writing great follow-up emails could be the difference between lackluster campaign performance and high response and engagement rates. Leaning on some of the best advice from across the web, we’ve compiled 8 tips that cover how to write great follow-up emails and get the conversation rolling with recipients.   We’ve broken these tips down into what we consider to be four of the most important aspects of a follow-up email: subject line, body, tone, and structure.

Nadia Tatlow

CEO - 14 Sep, 2018

Listen Up, Inbox By Gmail Users: Here's What You Need To Know

Google just announced its plan to phase out Inbox by Gmail by the end of Ma...

How To Create Gmail Filters for Your Accounts

Between the endless stream of marketing emails, unimportant notifications a...

How To Start A Google Hangouts Video Call Inside Gmail

Once you learn how to start a video call right inside Gmail, you no longer ...

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How To Sync Multiple Gmail Calendars (For Viewing & Editing)

Link all of your Gmail calendars in one place so you can view and edit them at any time, anywhere. Having a simple calendar with everything you need to do in one place speeds up your efficiency and keeps you on top of all tasks. Here's how to set up this Gmail Calendars feature in Shift. 

Nadia Tatlow

CEO - 21 Aug, 2018

How To Organize Your Account Better With Gmail Labels

Keeping your inbox organized can feel like an impossible task. Every time y...

How To Organize Your Emails With Gmail Conversations

When you learn how to organize your Gmail accounts with conversations, you'...

Tips & Tricks for Getting The Most Out of Gmail

If you have a lot of email coming in each day, it can be hard to stay organized. Fortunately, Gmail has some great features available to help you get the most out of their service.

Nadia Tatlow

CEO - 17 Aug, 2018

22 New Apps To Get Your Creativity & Productivity Flowing

We live in an app-obsessed world, which makes it more important than ever t...

The Ultimate Hack: Boost Your Team's Productivity

We all have a few productivity tools that are critical to project managemen...

How to Write Great Follow-Up Emails

Writing great follow-up emails is an imprecise art. Sure, you could simply reiterate what you’ve already mentioned in your first email, add a couple of bold words and exclamation points throughout, and sign off with the all-too-classic, “Hope to hear from you soon!” Or, you could learn the art of writing exceptional follow-up emails—you know, the ones that encourage openings, capture attention and invoke action from readers. Believe it or not, writing great follow-up emails could be the difference between lackluster campaign performance and high response and engagement rates. Leaning on some of the best advice from across the web, we’ve compiled 8 tips that cover how to write great follow-up emails and get the conversation rolling with recipients.   We’ve broken these tips down into what we consider to be four of the most important aspects of a follow-up email: subject line, body, tone, and structure.

Nadia Tatlow

CEO - 14 Sep, 2018

Listen Up, Inbox By Gmail Users: Here's What You Need To Know

Google just announced its plan to phase out Inbox by Gmail by the end of Ma...

How To Create Gmail Filters for Your Accounts

Between the endless stream of marketing emails, unimportant notifications a...

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How To Start A Google Hangouts Video Call Inside Gmail

Once you learn how to start a video call right inside Gmail, you no longer have to think about or worry about the process of connecting with your team. It's easy, and it is one of the best ways to keep costs down and everyone in the loop.

Nadia Tatlow

CEO - 21 Aug, 2018

How To Sync Multiple Gmail Calendars (For Viewing & Editing)

Link all of your Gmail calendars in one place so you can view and edit them...

How To Organize Your Account Better With Gmail Labels

Keeping your inbox organized can feel like an impossible task. Every time y...

How To Organize Your Emails With Gmail Conversations

When you learn how to organize your Gmail accounts with conversations, you'll quickly be able to move through your tasks and gather information with ease.

Nadia Tatlow

CEO - 17 Aug, 2018

Tips & Tricks for Getting The Most Out of Gmail

If you have a lot of email coming in each day, it can be hard to stay organ...

22 New Apps To Get Your Creativity & Productivity Flowing

We live in an app-obsessed world, which makes it more important than ever t...

The Ultimate Hack: Boost Your Team's Productivity

We all have a few productivity tools that are critical to project management and team collaboration, and yet, it's easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer number of options out there. Increasing the number of apps and accounts you and your team manage daily can actually compromise productivity.

Nadia Tatlow

CEO - 08 Aug, 2018

How to Write Great Follow-Up Emails

Writing great follow-up emails is an imprecise art. Sure, you could simply reiterate what you’ve already mentioned in your first email, add a couple of bold words and exclamation points throughout, and sign off with the all-too-classic, “Hope to hear from you soon!” Or, you could learn the art of writing exceptional follow-up emails—you know, the ones that encourage openings, capture attention and invoke action from readers. Believe it or not, writing great follow-up emails could be the difference between lackluster campaign performance and high response and engagement rates. Leaning on some of the best advice from across the web, we’ve compiled 8 tips that cover how to write great follow-up emails and get the conversation rolling with recipients.   We’ve broken these tips down into what we consider to be four of the most important aspects of a follow-up email: subject line, body, tone, and structure.

Nadia Tatlow

CEO - 14 Sep, 2018

Listen Up, Inbox By Gmail Users: Here's What You Need To Know

Google just announced its plan to phase out Inbox by Gmail by the end of March 2019 “to focus solely on Gmail.” After its initial invitation-only release in 2014, Inbox by Gmail has been a testing ground for new email functions.

Jaeyou Park

Marketing Associate - 14 Sep, 2018

How To Create Gmail Filters for Your Accounts

Between the endless stream of marketing emails, unimportant notifications and the occasional forwarded chain email sent by an old-fashioned relative, it can be difficult to make sure that you're seeing the important messages in your inbox. Creating Gmail filters can help you sort through the chaff and never miss another important email.

Nadia Tatlow

CEO - 21 Aug, 2018

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How To Start A Google Hangouts Video Call Inside Gmail

Once you learn how to start a video call right inside Gmail, you no longer have to think about or worry about the process of connecting with your team. It's easy, and it is one of the best ways to keep costs down and everyone in the loop.

Nadia Tatlow

CEO - 21 Aug, 2018

How To Sync Multiple Gmail Calendars (For Viewing & Editing)

Link all of your Gmail calendars in one place so you can view and edit them at any time, anywhere. Having a simple calendar with everything you need to do in one place speeds up your efficiency and keeps you on top of all tasks. Here's how to set up this Gmail Calendars feature in Shift. 

Nadia Tatlow

CEO - 21 Aug, 2018

How To Organize Your Account Better With Gmail Labels

Keeping your inbox organized can feel like an impossible task. Every time you think you have a handle on it, more messages keep pouring in and messing up your system. Luckily, Gmail offers several organization tools to help you keep things under control. One under-utilized but useful option is Gmail labels.

Nadia Tatlow

CEO - 21 Aug, 2018

How To Organize Your Emails With Gmail Conversations

When you learn how to organize your Gmail accounts with conversations, you'll quickly be able to move through your tasks and gather information with ease.

Nadia Tatlow

CEO - 17 Aug, 2018

Tips & Tricks for Getting The Most Out of Gmail

If you have a lot of email coming in each day, it can be hard to stay organized. Fortunately, Gmail has some great features available to help you get the most out of their service.

Nadia Tatlow

CEO - 17 Aug, 2018

22 New Apps To Get Your Creativity & Productivity Flowing

We live in an app-obsessed world, which makes it more important than ever to take the time to hone in on a few apps that work for you and your personal workflow. After all, apps are supposed to help you de-clutter and simplify things. Here at Shift HQ, the jury is still out on what the best apps are, but we are committed to providing our most productive customers with the choices they need to get work done faster.

Nadia Tatlow

CEO - 13 Aug, 2018

The Ultimate Hack: Boost Your Team's Productivity

We all have a few productivity tools that are critical to project management and team collaboration, and yet, it's easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer number of options out there. Increasing the number of apps and accounts you and your team manage daily can actually compromise productivity.

Nadia Tatlow

CEO - 08 Aug, 2018

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