Category Archives: Outlook

Outlook’s Best-Kept Secret: The Tasks Feature

Outlook’s Best-Kept Secret: The Tasks Feature

Where do you keep your to-do list? If it’s on paper or in your head (yikes!), Audrey wants you to know about Outlook’s Tasks feature. Learn to keep your tasks visible in both Mail and Calendar mode. You’ll be more …
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Utilizing the Quick Access Tool Bar

Utilizing the Quick Access Tool Bar

How much time have you wasted searching through all the buttons in Word or Excel because you know the one you need is there somewhere?! Audrey shows you how to customize the Microsoft Quick Access Tool Bar to keep your …
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How to Manage Email File Folders

How to Manage Email File Folders

Chances are, no one ever taught you how to set up your email file folders…until now! Using the acronym CARD, Audrey offers four action steps to help you make your folders functional and increase your productivity.

The Golden Rule of Email

The Golden Rule of Email

By: Audrey Thomas We’re all familiar with the Golden Rule, but there’s an email equivalent, too: The more you send, the more you shall receive. Imagine this common scenario: You and a coworker spend all day emailing back and forth …
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Stop Using Your Email Inbox as a To-Do List

Stop Using Your Email Inbox as a To-Do List

Are you guilty of starting your day with email? So many people do, but it’s not the most productive start! Audrey shows you an Outlook tip that will revolutionize the way you begin your workday.

Stop Using Your Email Inbox as a To-Do List

Stop Using Your Email Inbox as a To-Do List

Be honest: Do you use your email inbox as a to-do list? Audrey shares why letting emails take up real estate in your inbox tanks your productivity–and what to do with those emails instead!

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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