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Churchill famously said, “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” While democracy isn’t perfect, it is there to represent us—that means we can voice our thoughts, ideas, and opinions to our elected officials. If you want to have your say, and get taken seriously by your senator, it’s vital to write to them in the right way.

Remember, they’re there to represent you (For the people, by the people), but you need to make that easier for them to do. Your senator and their staff gets a deluge of correspondence every day. In this avalanche of emails, letters, phone calls, and social media, you need to keep things crisp, understandable, and easy to respond to.

Here’s the SaneBox Scoop on doing just that.

 

Work out if you need to write to your state senator or your federal senator

We know you’d die of embarrassment (or at least be very mildly annoyed) if you wrote to the wrong senator by mistake, so the first thing to do is work out who you need to write to. If it’s a states issue, state legislation, or something that’s restricted to affecting you locally, you need your state senator.

If it’s a major political issue, comes from Washington, or has wide-reaching implications, your U.S. senator is probably the best bet.

Of course, it might be that you don’t need to write to a senator at all. Some issues might be better handled by your congressman, governor, township, agency, or other official body.

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In honor of the New Year, we teamed up with our favorite productivity pals to offer you the best gift we can think of: awesome deals on amazing productivity tools.

Whatever your pain point, this productivity bundle has something to alleviate it. These are products we love and use ourselves. To us, the hours and headaches saved are more than worth the full price.

The best part? Each product is deeply discounted just for you, and you can take advantage of one or all of them. The more you get, the more you save, with total savings of over $200 (and probably just as many hours saved 🙂 ).

Happy New Year from all of us at SaneBox!


 

1Password

6-month unlimited trial ($29.94 value)

A simple, beautiful password manager that keeps you safe online. Share 1Password with your whole family. Create your new 1Password Families account and get the first 6 months free.

 

Droplr*

2 free months of Pro ($20.00 value).

Get your point across with Droplr, a simple but powerful file sharing and screen capture tool.

*Use code SaneBox17 to redeem.

 

Evercontact

30% off a premium plan and/or a Flashback ($18-$40 value)

Let Evercontact save you time, and possibly lost contacts, by turning your emails into an always complete and up-to-date address book! Automatically keep your individual or centralized contacts updated for Gmail, Google Apps, Outlook, Office 365, Salesforce, and more.

*Use promo code: SaneBox

 

FacileThings*

40% off ($33.60 value)

The ultimate solution for true GTDers.

Get things done. Easily.

*Sign up and redeem the promo code “SANEBOX-1701″ in the Account section.

 

Focus@Will

60 days free ($17.98 value)

Reduce distractions at work with Focus@Will, a productivity platform that combines neuroscience and music to increase your focus and help you get stuff done!

 

RescueTime

30% off Premium ($21.60 value)

RescueTime helps you understand your time on your devices, focus on activities that really matter, and find a better balance in your digital life.

 

TextExpander

30% off your first year ($12.00 value)

Type more with less effort! TextExpander saves you time and keystrokes, expanding custom keyboard shortcuts into frequently-used text and pictures.

 

WiseStamp

25% off ($18.00 value)

WiseStamp is the leading email signature tool used by over 650,000 professionals. It supports all major mail platforms (Gmail, Outlook, Mac mail, iPhone and many more) and allows you to create a professional email signature to brand yourself and promote your business in every email you send. No technical knowledge is needed and you can have your unique signature ready in under 2 minutes.

 

SaneBox

$25 Credit towards any subscription

SaneBox is a premium VIP service for professionals drowning in email. It determines the importance of incoming emails, moves unimportant ones out of the inbox into a separate folder, and summarizes them in a digest.

 

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We recently joined our productivity pals at Asana to host a webinar. It was such a hit with attendees that we decided we had to share the recording with others (you!).

The training session’s emphasis is on something most of want and need, but few know how to get: a layered communication strategy for internal, external, and instant communication across your company.

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Short answer: I didn’t.

My Normal Routine

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Silicon Valley Meeting

How do you get the attention of a top executive, let alone schedule a meeting with one?

Not only can their contact information seem difficult to come by, but with their full schedules and army of assistants, you need to have a pretty appealing offer to earn an appointment.

The average corporate employee sends and receives over 120 emails every day. For most executives, this number is even higher. How do you stand out in a sea of words? How do you make an offer that they can’t refuse?

Hint: It all comes down to making the right contact with the right person.

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freelance email strategy

Not only can email be a time suck, but if you’re not on top of it, you can…let more things fall through the cracks than any professional should.

Guest post by John Arthur

You’ve heard it a million times: time is money. And email, if not approached correctly, can be one of the biggest drains on your time, and by extension a drain on your bottom line.

Not only can email be a time suck, but if you’re not on top of it, you can miss crucial messages, neglect to follow up with important clients, and, generally, let more things fall through the cracks than any professional should.

Organizing emails to save yourself trouble

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sanebox automatic email forwarding

We’ve teamed up with Any.do, Evernote, Expensify, Todoist, and many others to bring you simple (and simply awesome) email forwarding.

Meet SaneFwd, an easy way to automate email forwarding to your favorite third-party apps and team members.

You may have noticed the beta version of SaneFwd in your dashboards over the past couple of months. First, a big thank you to everyone who tested the feature and provided feedback—it’s this type of community effort that makes SaneBox so great.

So what is SaneFwd all about?
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