How to Answer Your Email During the Holidays

by Barry Moltz on December 24, 2010

We all get a flood of email.  How do you handle it…especially this time of year?  I received a creative email from Sima Dahl at Parlay Communications.

Happy holidays and thank you for your email!

Parlay Communications is as busy as Santa’s toyshop!  We’re working on some exciting projects for the New Year including:

- Digital marketing solutions for our clients.

- Sway Factor workshops for rainmakers and business owners.

- Edits to my forthcoming book about the art of networking in a digital age.

- A top-secret Parlay rebrand that I can’t wait to announce!

- Plus we’re all taking some time to spend with family and friends over the holidays.

From now through January 10th I will be checking my email and voicemail just 1x daily, and not at all on December 24th.

Running defense will be my top lineman and Marketing Coordinator John Kunkes who can be reached at .

The Game Plan

1. Customers: For you it is business as usual.

2. Prospects: I will respond within 2 business days to all general inquiries.  If this is an urgent request, please contact John as noted above.

3. Meeting Planners: To check my availability to keynote your event, contact John as noted above.

4. Networkers: I will respond to all requests the week commencing January 10th.  If you believe your request simply cannot wait, please contact John to make your case.

Thanks and best wishes for a joyous holiday and spectacular New Year ahead!

Sima Dahl

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Rachel Baker December 26, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Sima always does have creative out of office messages. She is such a smart lady.

Barry Moltz December 26, 2010 at 10:14 pm

That she is!

jeff shuey December 28, 2010 at 1:05 am

I like this. Thanks for sharing. It got me thinking … can I create an auto-responder for people inside my work network and one for external requests. Maybe I can just use a generic one. Regardless, I like this idea and I will put it to use.

Barry Moltz December 31, 2010 at 3:53 pm

That’s a good idea- let me know how it works

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