Tips, Tools and Techniques to Tame Your Outlook Inbox
Tired of being overwhelmed by your Outlook email? Are you using your in-box as a “to-do list”, a contact manager, a calendar, and a filing cabinet? How many emails do you have in your in-box – 100…250…500…more than 1,000? Guess what? You aren’t alone!
Join, Ann Michael Henry, Professional Organizer at Mise En Place, as she walks you through great tips and strategies for managing your email in Outlook so that you can enjoy the benefits of this great tool. Ann Michael will go live with her Outlook email so you can see the magic! Learn how to control your e-mail so it doesn’t control you!
During the Workshop, we’ll cover why you ended up with this mess to begin with and you will learn the proven secrets for managing your Outlook e-mail including:
- How to customize Outlook so that it suits your style
- How to “dump the junk” – tips to significantly reduce spam
- How to easily organize emails that you receive and send
- Rules rock!
- Conversation clean-ups
- How to find what you are looking for
- How to use Outlook to automate your work
- Using signatures, Quick Parts and
- How to improve coordinating calendars
- How to turn Outlook into the productivity tools it is designed to be
- Tips to improve overall performance, processing and maintenance
- and so much more!
All participants will receive two handouts:
- Tips, Tools and Techniques for Managing Your Outlook Email, a 25+ page how-to tip sheet with step-by-step instructions and illustrations that walk you through everything that is demonstrated during this presentation.
- Outlook Clean-up Checklist which contains a step-by-step strategy for reclaiming your overloaded Outlook in-box!
By attending the Escape the E-mail Vortex presentation, you will learn how to create and maintain a proven strategy for managing your Outlook email. You will have the ability to control your “e-mail ecosystem” instead of allowing it to control you!
Check back for upcoming dates…
For those who are interested in scheduling an Escape the Email Vortex workshop for your team, department, association or conference, let’s get you on the calendar.
A recent attendee of this workshop said “no one has ever taught me how to use email”. He isn’t alone. Maybe that’s what’s contributed to the overloaded situation you are finding yourself in? Isn’t it time to take back control?
“I don’t know how I got on your email list but I’m glad I learned about today’s email workshop. I spent the afternoon putting some of your great suggestions into play and I feel so in control of my inbox that I can hardly stand myself!! I rarely give myself the time needed to do this type of learning and I wanted you to know how valuable the information is to me.”
~ Mary Lo
“Thank you so much for the session. I have an empty inbox! It wasn’t that full to begin with, and I did just relocate a few messages to folders, but I actually followed up on a few of the things that had been sitting in my inbox to do. I feel more productive already!”
“I don’t know how I got on your email list but I’m glad I learned about today’s webinar. I spent the afternoon putting some of your great suggestions into play and I feel so in control of my inbox that I can hardly stand myself!! I rarely give myself the time needed to do this type of learning and I wanted you to know how valuable the information is to me.”
“I just wanted to give you feedback on your techniques that you presented at the Hudson-Mohawk ASTD program. That weekend I applied your suggestions of making folders and rules and setting up Outlook backup. Over the course of a month I tweaked my rules, mostly because about 20% of my ezines are monthly and I got one here and there that needed to be added to a rule. Archiving is set for a month out so I am confident that action will further clear my folders. As of this week the emails I have received in my inbox are marginal and I am OK with the fact that I don’t have to read everything (i.e.: coupons, etc.).
Knowing that my email is managed in my Outlook client I am also able to bulk erase emails on my BlackBerry without having to sync which ones I want to keep one-by-one!
Thank you for saving my sanity and help tame my inbox!
Also, many other participants are using your suggestions – I have seen many use eom and nrn.”
Thank you again.