Drag-and-Drop Features in Outlook

 Microsoft Outlook has great features to help you stay organized and manage your time at work.  One of my favorites is the ability to drag-and-drop email messages into other applications within Outlook. Let’s explore further.   In the bottom left-hand corner of...

Sticky Notes – Friend or Foe?

I believe that life is full of happy accidents – times when our best plans go awry but we end up in a good, or even excellent, place anyway.  For me, meeting my husband is probably the happiest and most unintended event in my life.  For Minnesota-based 3M, the...

What’s In a Name?

I’m feeling Shakespearean.   Juliet:  “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)   In this speech, Juliet is essentially pooh-poohing the importance of names.  She’s...

Time-Saving Email Templates

Do you find yourself saying the same – or similar – things over and over in email?  Do you dig through old emails to find that great response you sent so-and-so last month? Templates are time-saving tools where you save and recycle verbiage for future use.  When I am...

Email Management – Controlling Spam

One of the most frustrating aspects of email management is the area where people tend to feel the most powerless – spam.  Spam is defined as unsolicited bulk email sent indiscriminately for the purposes of commercial gain.  Spam is legal if it adheres to the...

Email Management – Reduce What You Receive

A few years ago, the average corporate email user received between 60 – 70 messages per day.  This year, most of my clients are reporting receiving between 100 – 150 emails each day.  It is reasonable to expect that this trend will continue to grow. Below I offer...