Being productive is a blend of good time management practices and using technology to support your day-to-day activities. This course helps you take control through setting priorities, recognising obstacles and handling interruptions. Use Microsoft Outlook 2007 or 2010 more effectively to manage your email and calendar, organise your mailbox and keep tasks on track. Courses run in Sydney and Melbourne.
Identify what prevents you from managing time and email effectively
Manage your email communication
Identify the difference between urgent and important activities
Create folders and rules to automate the filing of messages
Prioritise work using the ABC system
Plan your week using Outlook calendar tools
Identify key techniques for handling interruptions and saying "no"
Prioritise and track your to-do list by creating and categorising tasks
Setting the context
Where Does the Time Go?
Don't be a slave to your email
What runs your life?
Time for a log
Do you declare 'email bankruptcy'?
You and your inbox
Using voting buttons to track responses
Using email delivery options
Sorting email messages
Prioritising the Important
Getting more from Outlook
The power of the important
The time management matrix
The Scheduling Tool - Outlook Calendar
Big picture planning
Planning your week
Using Outlook calendar as your planner
Using colour to categorise activities
Turning emails into appointments
Scheduling meetings using calendar
The Recording Tool - Outlook Tasks
Using Outlook tasks for your to-do list
Creating and categorising tasks
Managing large tasks
Organising your time
Taming Your Inbox
Controlling the size of your inbox
Cleaning up your mailbox
Manually cleaning your mailbox
Handling Interruptions Effectively
Saying 'no' graciously
Creating an action plan to implement new skills
Preparing to learn
Get the most out of your course by preparing before you attend the workshop. Access and read your online Starter Kit, complete the activities and document your desired outcomes for the workshop. To get started, click here.
During the course
Our Professional Development courses are practical, interactive and fun. Well-known, proven theories are translated into easy-to-understand concepts and techniques by experienced training consultants. You’ll return to work understanding what you can do to enhance your performance.
After the course
Your Embedding Kit will assist you to apply the techniques at work, ensuring you get the most from your learning experience. For more details, click here.
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