Research shows that most people with Microsoft Outlook on their desktops only use about 15% of this popular program's power, leaving 85% unexplored. Outlook is a very rich program with countless ways to increase your productivity and help you get more done in less time – a definite need with the increased workloads of 2017.
Outlook is a powerful productivity tool and if your team members are using it only for email and for keeping track of meetings and appointments, you're letting a major resource go to waste. You paid a great deal for the privilege of using Microsoft Outlook! If you could learn how to harness its power, Microsoft Outlook can be used almost like a programming language: Identify what you want to do in Outlook, and you can find a way to get it done efficiently and collaboratively.
Join this virtual boot camp with expert speaker Karla Brandau, who will help you see Outlook as a partner in your productivity, and not just a piece of software on your computer. After these four sessions, you'll understand the features of Microsoft Outlook, as well as the benefits of those features from a productivity and time management perspective. Wasting time is like throwing money down the drain. In contrast, you can put money in your pocket if you let Karla teach you to use Microsoft Outlook to its fullest extent.
This event will make you more efficient and more effective, and it will save your company money. Karla will show you how to organize your time, hand off the routine to technology, and get more done in less time, leaving you precious minutes for vital, career-advancing tasks. You'll be able to focus more on what matters the most – moving ahead. Sign your entire team up for this Outlook boot camp that teaches quick and easy tips to get more done in less time, keeping your company's bottom line in the black.
The first step in using Microsoft Outlook to the fullest extent is to evaluate how you and your team members are using Microsoft Outlook. If Outlook is used mainly to send and receive email and to record appointments and meetings, about 85% of the power of Microsoft Outlook is being left unused. In this session you will learn how to customize the Calendar for productivity, overcoming hurdles that delay the completion of tasks and projects while creating a methodical way to meet deadlines. With this session, you can be assured nothing slips through the cracks.
This session includes how to:
Well-known business writer Tom Peters asked, "How does a major project get to be a year late?" And then he answered his own question: "One day at a time." Sign your project team up for this session and they will be able to keep their projects moving down the tracks at a steady speed and finish by the deadline.
Getting team members on the same wavelength, channeling their energy, and keeping them on track to finish on time takes meticulous planning and execution. In the planning and execution phase of projects, Microsoft Outlook can prove to be a valid and valuable tool. There is no need to purchase any additional, expensive project management software.
This session teaches the secrets of making Outlook a reliable tool for exponential productivity on a personal level as well as on a project team level. When the principles are implemented, you and your unit will gain company-wide recognition for completing your projects on time.
A key component is using Task folder. With the task assignment feature in the Tasks folder, project managers can receive up-to-date information on the status of assigned tasks for each team member.
Every team member will benefit professionally as they:
Using the tips and techniques taught in this session will enable your entire team to stop spinning their wheels in unproductive activities. They will leave the office on time with a calm feeling that their assignments are well under control.
When you are in snowy mountains, you take great care to avoid areas where an avalanche might occur. In the workplace, you want to avoid an avalanche of emails dumping into your inbox on a daily basis.
In this session, you will learn to dig out from the heavy load of tasks that arrive via email and work from a cleaner Outlook Inbox. You will gain the skills to reduce what flows into your Inbox while expediting email processing.
You'll get quick tips for processing email in Outlook that can save you precious minutes every day and help you leave work on time. You'll be amazed at how many features the Outlook Inbox has that can help you organize, sort and prioritize email – enabling you to stay on top of urgent tasks and project deadlines. You'll work faster and smarter as you process email and benefit from instructions to:
Now that you have conquered the Calendar, Tasks and Inbox, this session will teach you advanced techniques to further customize Outlook to your personality, job, and work habits. As you examine the additional features explored in this session, you'll discover that if you know what you want to do in Outlook, you can find a way to do it. It's like programming your productivity!
In this advanced session you will learn how to:
Karla Brandau is a leading authority on time management and team productivity in the workplace. She specializes in combining the power of time management with technology, especially using Microsoft Outlook as a tool to help individuals “get it all done” in less time. She is the CEO of Workplace Power Institute (www.workplacepowerinstitute.com), and she has educated managers with her proven time management and Microsoft Outlook productivity systems in companies such as Motorola, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Panasonic and BYD America.
Karla’s time management with Microsoft Outlook workbook, Have More Day at the End of Your Day, is a valuable guide for anyone wanting to know how to use the power of technology to leave work on time. She is also the author of 101 Time Management Tips for Busy Professionals and Email Survival Skills. She writes a monthly informational newsletter, maintains a blog, and has authored many articles for digital information sites and magazines.More Info