David Masters
David Masters is a professional blogger and ebook writer. You can find his books on Amazon and follow him on Twitter.
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    Are You Making These Email Blunders?5 preview email blunders
    These days, we spend a quarter of our working lives reading and responding to email. Email is so integral to our work that it's essential to do email right. Yet many of us make elementary errors. Read on to find out the most common mistakes people make with email—and how you can avoid them.Read More…
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    How to Write Emails That People Read and Take Action On4 preview email action
    You need your emails to be noticed. Email is how you get work done. If your clients, colleagues or superiors ignore your emails, and fail to take action on them, then work grinds to a halt. So how can you write emails that get read and acted upon.Read More…
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    How to Write Clear and Professional Emails3 preview write clear professional emails
    Writing emails that are short and to-the-point helps you and your co-workers save time. In this article, you'll learn tips for keeping your emails short without appearing brusque.Read More…
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    The Downton Abbey Guide to Email Etiquette2 email etiquette
    Downton Abbey is one of the most popular TV shows of recent times. The series is admired for its engaging storylines, and the subtle elegance of the period in which it is set. In this article, we'll look at how you can bring the elegance and etiquette of Downton into your email inbox.Read More…
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    Why Writing Email Is a Skill—and Why Learning It Matters1 preview keyboard email writing skill
    Are you ready to become an email ninja? The average employee spends more than two hours per day writing emails. That's plenty of time to practice. Why, then, are so many emails confusing, garbled, or just plain rude? In this article, we'll look at why it's so easy to get email wrong, and why writing good emails matters—for your career prospects and your productivity.Read More…
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    How to Keep Productivity Simple10 preview keep productivity simple
    You want to be productive to make your life less stressful, right? Yet it can often feel like productivity techniques just give you more stuff to do. That's why it's a good idea to keep productivity simple. Here's how to pare your productivity system down to its essentials.Read More…
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    How to Create Your Own Productivity System9 preview create your own productivity system
    In this article, we guide you through the process of developing a custom productivity system. We provide tips on tweaking current systems and go in-depth on the components you need to create an effective productivity system.Read More…
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    How to Use the Getting Things Done (GTD) Productivity System8 preview gtd productivity system
    Do you ever forget to complete important tasks? Or do you feel like you're drowning in responsibilities? If so, you're not alone. Overwhelm is such a common phenomenon in today's world that productivity experts have developed systems for dealing with it. One of the most popular is Getting Things Done (GTD). Let's take a look at how it works—and how you can implement it in your own life.Read More…
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    How to Stay in Control of Your To-Do List7 preview control your to do list
    If you keep a to-do list you're on the right track, at least from a productivity perspective. So great job! But if your to-do list remains as long as your arm after a hard day's work, that's demoralizing. In this article, I'll show you why it's important to keep a to-do list, and how to manage your to-do list effectively.Read More…
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    The Farmville Guide to Productivity Gamification6 preview dont break the chain productivity
    FarmVille might only be a video game, but it somehow makes people extremely productive. They'll even set alarms in the middle of the night to check their farms and plant new crops. What's FarmVille's secret to making its users so "productive"? Could you use that secret to become more productive?Read More…
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    How Start Every Day with a Productive Mindset5 preview daily productive mindset
    "Start as you intend to continue," the saying goes, and wisely so. Begin your day with a productive mindset, and you'll find your whole day pans out well. That's why how you start your day is so important. In this tutorial, I'll show you how you can set the ball rolling in the right direction.Read More…
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    How to Stop Procrastinating and Start Working4 preview stop procrasting start working
    Do you frequently find yourself doing exactly what you shouldn't be doing during work hours? Have you ever logged onto Facebook "for five minutes," only to find yourself still there two hours later? Or spent an afternoon watching cat videos when you should have been working on a project? Procrastination can eat away at your work day and is a major problem for around 20% of people. So what can you do about it?Read More…