"Outlook Productivity " puts time and control back in your pocket

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The information on this page relates to our online public Outlook Productivity programme.

Suitable for individuals, micro, small, medium-sized and large businesses.  

A new group starts every month from February to November.

The enrolment fee is R2 800 per person,  excluding VAT.   We can arrange monthly payments for up to 6 months.  

Payment by bank card cannot be made on this web page.  Once you have clicked on the "Express Your Interest" button, we will complete the paperwork.



What the public "Outlook Productivity" programme is NOT

  • Basic Outlook training.

  • It is not theory.

  • Group coaching.

  • Only self-study.

  • A 'one size fits all' solution

What the public "Outlook Productivity" programme IS

  • A time-proven productivity SYSTEM to Save You Stress Time Effort Money.

  • Direct interaction with course facilitators.

  • Real-time action and implementation of your new knowledge and skills.

  • Fortnightly Outlook Productivity Refreshers after you complete the course.

  • Learning from others in your group.

  • Live online facilitator-led workshops for your group.

Ready to make your life easier?

To eliminate email overwhelm? Have clear priorities ready for action? Stay focused on the task at hand?

You can join one of our public courses - a new group starts every month from February to November. Clicking "Express Your Interest" gives you an opportunity to send us your information to let us know to contact you. It is not a commitment to join or to make payment.
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What Clients Say

"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

 

“… 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

What's in it for you, personally?

Most people – maybe you too - use Outlook only for email and meeting management. They use their Inbox as a To-Do list. They spend hours every day in their Inbox reacting to other people’s priorities instead of their own. And they believe this is just how life at the office is. How wrong they are. It does not have to be like this. After doing this course...

  • … 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?”

What's in it for your business?

Most companies who have already invested in MS Office hardly ever see the full return on that investment. MS Outlook is one of the most frequently used pieces of software. It is also probably one of the most underutilised. Implement “Outlook Productivity: The New Way To Get And Stay Even More Productive” to deliver these business results.

  • 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 communication.

  • Crisper decision-making.

  • Improved, more efficient workflow management.

Ready to make your life easier?

To eliminate email overwhelm? Have clear priorities ready for action? Stay focused on the task at hand?

You can join one of our public courses - a new group starts every month from February to November. Clicking "Express Your Interest" gives you an opportunity to send us your information to let us know to contact you. It is not a commitment to join or to make payment.

What you wil learn in this course

  • 1

    1. Welcome!

  • 2

    2. Philosophy, Productivity Tips, Tricks and Techniques

  • 3

    3. Declutter your mind and increase productivity

  • 4

    4. Clarity brings power: Make your work visible and actionable

    • 4.1 Using the Map For Action to drive clarity

    • 4.2 See your work in progress in one window

    • 4.3 Start your day proactive and in control

    • 4.3 Quiz: Clarity brings power

  • 5

    5. Time-saving productivity tips in Outlook

  • 6

    6. Calendar: Manage date-specific actions

  • 7

    7. Tasks : How to manage non-day-specific actions

    • 7.1 Introduction to Tasks

      FREE PREVIEW
    • 7.2 Overview of a task

    • 7.3 Using categories to be more organised

    • 7.4 Action reminders for Phone calls (not date specific)

    • 7.5 Managing 'things to discuss' with someone

    • 7.6 Delegating work: You should only do what only you can do

    • 7.7 Transform your mind dump to actions

    • 7.8 Quiz: Tasks

  • 8

    8. Notes : Keeping track of reference information

    • 8.1 Introduction

    • 8.2 Creating and finding Notes

    • 8.3 Creating a Note from an email

    • 8.4 Quiz: Notes

  • 9

    9. Contacts: The best place to keep person-related information

  • 10

    10. Email - Setting yourself up for email efficiency

    • 10.1 Reference Mail Folders

    • 10.2 Using Search Folders

    • 10.3 Dealing with CC Mail (Courtesy Copy)

      FREE PREVIEW
    • 10.4 Following up without effort

    • 10.5 Activating BCC (Blind Courtesy Copy)

    • 10.6 Eliminate email distractions

    • 10.7 Custom email notifications - be notified by request, not by default

    • 10.8 Quick Steps: Organise emails with one click

    • 10.9 Quiz: Email setup

  • 11

    11. Email - Turn your emails into organized actions

    • 11.1 Introduction to managing your Email

    • 11.2 Turn an email into an action in Calendar

    • 11.3 Turn an email into an action in Tasks

    • 11.4 Quiz: Transforming email to action

  • 12

    12. Building a trusted Productivity System

    • 12.1 Introduction

      FREE PREVIEW
    • 12.2 Daily and Weekly reviews

    • 12.3 Support: Refresher webinars; Accountability buddy

    • 12.4 Quiz: Building a Trusted Productivity System

  • 13

    13. In conclusion...

    • 13.1 Course review

  • 14

    14. Bonus Content

    • 14.1 Bonus Content

    • Outlook Templates

    • Adding ONENOTE extension to send Web clippings

    • Creating a PST "Archive file"



Your Instructors


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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 during a course, will improve. 


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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!

FAQ

  • What does the enrolment fee cover?

    * All versions: 12 months access to the content for all versions & invitations to fortnightly Outlook Productivity Refresher Webinars * For the Advanced course, add: Five live online implementation workshops & Email and phone support & Exclusive online Outlook Productivity community

  • Is my enrolment and login access permanent?

    You can access the course for 12 months. After that period you may want to invest in an updated version.

  • What support do I get?

    You can communicate to instructors and co-students in every lesson,during the live online sessions. 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 Internet does 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 course 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?

    Public Advanced courses have an onboarding session followed by 4 weekly sessions. Self-study takes as long as want it to take. In all cases the content remains available for 12 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 the go from any phone, tablet, or computer.

  • Can I apply this course in Outlook for Mac?

    Unfortunately not.

  • 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.

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Thank you!

Thank you for visiting the Online School of Productivity.

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.