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.
- Use established techniques for organizing your work tasks and projects
- Set your individual goals and determine the most realistic way to meet them
- Find a practical way to reach balance in your job and personal life
- Get real-life examples that demonstrate effective ways to manage time
- Learn how Outlook can help you to implement time-management techniques
- Use Outlook with Microsoft SharePoint® and Microsoft OneNote® to organize and find information
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
- Organize email in a systematic way and keep your inbox clean
- Schedule time for productivity—and defend it against interruptions
- Apply Outlook filters to help you manage tasks and projects
- Make time for family and fun—plan your work and private lives together
- Use Outlook with Microsoft OneNote to capture ideas and set goals
- Learn effective time management techniques with practical examples
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 OfferSet 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 Mattersand 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 PrincipleGain 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 OutlookBasic 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 ResponsibilityDo It Now!; Recommended Reading; About the Authors;