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Effective Time Management: Using Microsoft Outlook to Organize Your Work and Personal Lifeby Lothar Seiwert
Synopses & Reviews
Take charge of all your activities—and create a balance between your work and personal life with the help of Microsoft Outlook. In this practical guide, a highly experienced and skilled team of authors shares a proven system for managing your time more effectively. Youll discover how to gain—and maintain—equilibrium among the different aspects of your life.
Get organized—and get great time management results quickly.
Book News Annotation:
This user's guide to Microsoft Outlook provides practical real world advice on managing business and personal time and productivity with this ubiquitous email, planning, and contact management application. Topics discussed include email management strategies, tasks and priorities, effective weekly planning, practical daily plans, meeting scheduling, OneNote integration, and useful advice on the psychology and discipline of time management. Chapters include screenshots, step-by-step instructions, and notes. Seiwert and Woeltje are time management experts and trainers. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Take charge—and create an effective balance between your work and personal life with the help of Microsoft Outlook. In this practical guide, two experts teach you a proven time-management system, showing you how to set and manage your priorities with custom modifications to Outlook. Sharpen your focus, combat distractions—and manage your time with complete confidence.
Get the skills to take control of your schedule
About the Author
Holger Woeltje is a leading expert in electronic time management. Working internationally with many Fortune 500 companies such as Credit Suisse, Hewlett Packard, Lufthansa, SAP and ThyssenKrupp, he has learned what works. He teaches professional business strategies as well as delivering technology tips, in a humorous manner, packed with stories and real live examples. He’ll show you how to use Microsoft Outlook to focus on what matters most, get rid of email clutter, and really increase your productivity! ! You can contact him at his website at www.technoproductivity.com.
Table of Contents
Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Who This Book Is For; How This Book Is Organized; Additional Video Lessons Online; How to Get Support & Provide Feedback; Chapter 1: How Not to Drown in the Email Flood; 1.1 Lets Get Started and Change This!; 1.2 Its Not the Email Messages, Its How We Handle Them; 1.3 Keep Your Inbox in Order; 1.4 Create and Use Your Own Folder Structure; 1.5 Flag the Messages You Still Need to Work On; 1.6 Let Outlook Presort Your Inbox for You; 1.7 Think Before You Communicate; 1.8 You Try It; Chapter 2: How to Work More Effectively with Tasks and Priorities; 2.1 Lets Get Started and Change This!; 2.2 How to Run a Country Like the United States in the 24 Hours a Day Has to Offer—Set Priorities!; 2.3 Use Task Lists to Plan Flexibly and Effectively; 2.4 Define Your Own Views (Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007, and Outlook 2010); 2.5 You Try It; Chapter 3: How to Gain More Time for Whats Essential with an Effective Week Planner; 3.1 What Really Matters—and Why Does It Continue to Remain Undone?; 3.2 Lets Get Started and Change This!; 3.3 Take Advantage of Categories to Combine Tasks; 3.4 The Kiesel Principle—Gain More Time for What Matters Most Each Week; 3.5 How to Plan Your Week with Outlook; 3.6 You Try It; Chapter 4: How to Make Your Daily Planning Work in Real Life; 4.1 Lets Get Started and Change This!; 4.2 The Basics of Successful Day Planning; 4.3 Order Must Prevail; 4.4 Gain a Better Overview by Using Appointment Lists; 4.5 Fine-Tune Your Daily Planning; 4.6 More Steps for Successful Daily Planning; 4.7 You Try It; Chapter 5: How to Schedule Meetings So They Are Convenient, Effective, and Fun; 5.1 The Problem: Way Too Many Inconvenient Meeting Requests and Insufficient Preparation; 5.2 Lets Get Started and Change This!; 5.3 Meeting Requests with Outlook—Basic Rules and Tips; 5.4 Stay on Top of It: Calendar Overlay; 5.5 Prepare Meetings Effectively; 5.6 You Try It; Chapter 6: How to Use OneNote for Writing Goals, Jotting Down Ideas, and Keeping Notes; 6.1 Why Do Important Documents and Notes Always Get Lost?; 6.2 Lets Get Started and Change This!; 6.3 Finally, a Place and a System for All Your Notes; 6.4 Basics for Notes in OneNote; 6.5 Meeting Minutes in OneNote; 6.6 Always Keep Your Ideas and Goals in Sight; 6.7 You Try It; Chapter 7: How to Truly Benefit from This Book; 7.1 Lets Get Started and Change Things!; 7.2 How to Get a Handle on Your Time; 7.3 Take Responsibility—Do It Now!; Recommended Reading; About the Authors;
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