Category Archives: Outlook

The Best Way to End an Email

The Best Way to End an Email

By: Maggie Keller How do you end an email? In elementary school, we were taught to close a letter with “Sincerely.” But the times, they are a-changing, and our friends over at Boomerang have some new research on effective closings. …
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3 Interruptions to Get Rid of Today

3 Interruptions to Get Rid of Today

Interruptions are all around us. Research is showing that, on average, we spend about three minutes on a task before an interruption occurs. Three minutes. Is it any wonder why we’re finding it difficult to get things done? Here are …
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Make this 1 change for immediate results

Make this 1 change for immediate results

In my email management course I discuss the importance of being in control of when you go to your email Inbox versus your email program deciding for you. One of the strategies I teach is adjusting your Outlook settings in …
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Put the Outlook Calendar Tips to use Today

Put the Outlook Calendar Tips to use Today

Today’s Productivity Pointer features 2 things in Outlook’s Calendar that you may be unaware of.  The first one is jumping ahead or backwards quickly and easily. The second one is adding a 2nd time zone to your main calendar. This …
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Email Practices to Avoid

Email Practices to Avoid

Everyone has their list of email pet peeves.   As I speak across the country I often poll my audiences on their email habits. I also have some fun in asking them what their pet peeves are with email. Here …
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Do you know the Golden Rule of email?

Do you know the Golden Rule of email?

This will be short. Do you know the golden rule of email? Here it is: The more you send, the more you shall receive. Think about it – You respond at 10 a.m. About an hour later, they email again, …
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Email responses: We have not because we ask not

My grandma used to say to me “Audie – speak up when you want something. You have not because you ask not.” Grandma passed away not so long ago just shy of her 100th birthday. But her wisdom lives on. …
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Managing Email with Effective Email Strategies

Managing Email with Effective Email Strategies

Most of us have experienced frustration related to misplacing our car keys, an important file or a recently-purchased gift. Even more frustrating is replacing the item because we just can’t locate it. Research has shown the average person spends 150 …
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Organize Your Email Inbox with 5 Quick Steps

Organize Your Email Inbox with 5 Quick Steps

Many stressed out employees admit to having hundreds, thousands or even tens of thousands of emails sitting in their Inboxes. If you are one of the many overwhelmed, there is hope. Hope in sorting and sifting through the myriad of …
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Productivity Pointer: Creating a Contact From an Email

Productivity Pointer: Creating a Contact From an Email

Outlook Tip: How to create a new Contact from an email

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