E-mail’s little helpers

November 7, 2008 Categorized in: Outlook

Drowning in information overflow? Try managing your Outlook with these handy little helpers.

‘Big Brother’ may be reading your inbox

October 6, 2008 Categorized in: Outlook

Ever wonder whether your boss is looking over your shoulder as you write e-mails? Your boss just might be. Forty-three percent of employers store and review employees’ e-mail messages, reports the American Management Association. Here’s how to e-mail without worry.

Become an e-mail ninja to survive

September 5, 2008 Categorized in: OrganizingOutlook

Is it possible to clear out an e-mail inbox—and keep it clear—daily? Yes. But you must be willing to change your behavior, says Michael C. Hyatt, president of Thomas Nelson Publishers, who writes on his blog about taking control of his own inbox.

1-Minute Strategies: Sept. ’08

September 5, 2008 Categorized in: OutlookTime ManagementWord

Turn feedback into behavioral change … Save paper by using “Shrink to Fit” and rid yourself of those few lines of text that spill over to the next page … Don’t give short shrift to complex e-mail messages.
To do your job well, you probably need to remember a gazillion things —and the same goes for the others on your team. Wouldn’t you love to share all that knowledge and expertise? One idea: an e-mail newsletter just for your admin team.
Think before you click.That’s the in-a-nutshell advice of Will Schwalbe, co-author of Send, a book about how to write the perfect e-mail. Here are three of his best practices.
For the boss whose drawers and briefcase are whitened with business cards and receipts, it might be time for this tech solution: Neat Receipts ( www.neatreceipts.com ).
Saving your employer time and money is one of the few measurable ways to demonstrate the contribution you make at work. Here’s how Amy Gurren, winner of OfficeTeam’s Administrative Excellence Award, proactively found ways to save her employer some of both.

Multitask with souped-up cell phone

July 1, 2008 Categorized in: InternetOutlookTravel

Don’t have a fancy smartphone? These add-on tools can make your cell phone as much of a workhorse as an iPhone.

Oh, no! Retrieve deleted email

June 1, 2008 Categorized in: Outlook

Accidentally hit the delete button on an e-mail? It’s easy enough to retrieve. If it’s recent, you can find it at the top of your “Recycle Bin.” But what if the message was two weeks or two months old?
Drowning in information overflow? Try these cool Outlook tips: Click-and-drag names to your Contacts list. Eliminate the auto-complete names that appear in the “To” field of your emails. Share calendars with others in Outlook 2007 …

Your PC can double as a fax machine

January 1, 2008 Categorized in: InternetOutlook

Searching for a way to send and receive faxes through e-mail, so you can banish the time-consuming, paper-eating fax machine?

Streamline email subject lines

December 1, 2007 Categorized in: Outlook

How many times have you received an email message with the subject line “Hi” or “Question” or, even worse, no subject at all? Here’s a technique, by Brett Kelly of The Cranking Widgets blog, for labeling subject lines so the recipient knows instantly what the message entails.