How it works
The information on this page relates to our online hybrid Outlook Productivity Advanced programme, which we customize for your business.
'Hybrid' means you get the Outlook Productivity content available 24/7 for 6 months but also get live online facilitator-led implementation workshops with a group of colleagues (10-15 per group).
Why live, facilitator-led workshops? It has been found that 85% to 95% of people who take an e-learning course without any support, fail to complete their course.
We want to prevent your business from losing up to 95% of its investment in a possible productivity improvement initiative.
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We will be in touch with you to understand your situation better so we can work together to co-create a programme that will exactly meet your needs.
We will arrange a Boardroom Briefing with you and co-decisionmakers (if applicable) to enable you to know if working with us on a productivity improvement initiative is the right thing to do for your company.
The enrolment fee is R2 800 per person, excluding VAT. Depending on the scope of the initiative that will deliver the results you are looking for, we may negotiate the fee structure, including discounts for early payment.
Basic Outlook training.
It is not theory.
Attending a 'one-way' virtual class.
A time-proven productivity SYSTEM to Save You Stress Time Effort Money.
Live online facilitator-led implementation workshops.
Live interaction with your facilitators and fellow students.
In-lesson direct interaction with course facilitators.
Real-time implementation of your new knowledge and skills.
Fortnightly Outlook Productivity Refreshers after you complete the course.
A principle-based system - techniques may change, but principles endure.
“… the best thing about this course: It bridges the gap between the theory and putting it into practice! This is the best course BY FAR that I ever attended. Thanks again for guiding my team and me through this course.” - Casper Steenkamp | Director: Culminit - Solutions Not Software
"The combination of individual learning activities (reading and watching videos with step-by-step guidelines) reinforced by group interaction worked really well for the group. We want to thank you for the valuable and pleasant learning experience.” - Dr Henriëtte van den Berg | Senior Management | University of the Free State
“The team is very excited and appreciative of the skills acquired from the training received. They enjoy the self-study supported by online group conversations”. - Ms. Kgadi Senyatsi | Head: Business Development | SAPPO
… you will save up to 40 minutes every day. And stop wasting away one month every year.
… be in control of your Inbox. No more overwhelm.
… transform chaos into order. You are in charge.
… leave your desk with the day’s work done.
… get into your bed at night with a smile on your face because everything you wanted to do that day has been done. No more “I’ve been so busy today – but what I actually achieve?”
Leverage the investment already made in MS Outlook.
Save time and money worth one month's payroll of Outlook users - every year.
Employees have less unnecessary negative stress.
Improved, more efficient workflow management.
- Foundational Principles and Processes of Personal Productivity
- Time-Saving Shortcuts, Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Outlook and Windows
- Eliminate Email Overwhelm - Step 1: Email triage
- Eliminate Email Overwhelm - Step 2. Transform email into prioritised actions
- Prioritising: Using Calendar to schedule your priorities
- Prioritising - Create your "To-Choose" list, organised by context in Tasks
- Focus: Stay focused in a whirlwind of distractions
- Reference Information - Emails to keep
- Reference Information – Contacts
- Reference Information – Notes
- Building Your Trusted Productivity Support System
As the voicemail message on his cell phone says:” If I can’t take your call I am either in a workshop or out cycling!”
Duncan’s industrial engineering background and his love of the “ooh” and “aahhh” moments when people learn a really cool trick in MS Outlook, are his inspiration and motivation in helping people use their technology in ways that make them more productive.
Was there life before the Internet, cell phones and gadgets? Duncan’s glad he missed it!
Gerrit is a hardworking lazy guy - working very hard all the time to find ways in which to get the right things done easier, faster and better. To achieve optimal productivity with minimal effort.
What brings him great joy is that the quality of life of every person who implements even a little bit of what they get iduring a course, will improve.
What does the enrolment fee cover?
* 6 months access to the content for all versions & invitations to fortnightly Outlook Productivity Refresher Webinars * Live online implementation workshops & Email and phone support * Exclusive online Outlook Productivity community (optional) in a private Facebook Group.
Is my enrolment and login access permanent?
You can access the course for 6 months.
What support do I get?
You can communicate to instructors and co-students in every lesson - offline and in real time in the Advanced course.. You can email your instructors at any time. You will join an exclusive online open forum Outlook Productivity community. After completing the course you will be invited to fortnightly Outlook Productivity Refresher webinars.
Can I not just search the Internet and get the content for free?
Of course you can. It will, however, take you a lot of time, effort, and some money, to synthesize it all into the course similar to the course you get at the Online School of Productivity. Our course does not just give you the information, but is structured so you get the transformation from your current situation to where you want to be: getting your right things done - with as little effort as possible. Also, the typical Internet solutions do not give you live support and interactive online workshops specific to this course.
Will this course work with my version of Outlook?
We created the videos using Outlook 365, and that's what you will see on the course. Due to frequent updates the user interface may be slightly different. Everything you learn works on all versions from Outlook 2010 and later.
How long does it take to complete the course?
The duration of a public or private in-house course is determined by the agreed schedule. Self-study takes as long as individuals want it to take. In all cases, the content remains available for 6 months.
Can I do this on a mobile device?
The Thinkific platform doesn't currently offer an app, but is mobile responsive so you will be able to take your course on any phone, tablet, or computer.
Can I apply this course in Outlook for Mac?
Is a certificate awarded?
Yes, on completion of all modules students receive a certificate. For private in-house hybrid courses the certificate can be customised.
Thank you for visiting the Online School of Productivity and specifically for browsing Outlook Productivity Adanced.
Feel free to contact me on 08 2 PERFORM (082 737 3676) or email me so I can clarify any questions or concerns you may have.
Wishing you a purposeful, productive and fulfilling day.