Friday, July 6, 2012

Outlook Task's Feature

One tool that I highly recommend is Outlook's task list.  Having one place to record all of my tasks helps me make sure I do not forget deadlines or follow-up.   I would encourage you to learn how to use Outlook's task feature.   Here are my favorite tips:

1.  Drag and drop and email from the Inbox to TASKS!  A copy of the email will be in the notes section.  Just add a good subject and in the due date field use the pull-down arrow to access the calendar to set a date to work on the task.

2.  If I look at my list and I know I will not get all of my tasks completed that day, I pick three and make them a high priority.  At the end of the day, I feel like I accomplished the most important tasks.  The other tasks get a new date.

3.  Reminders are set for really important deadlines.  I do not use a reminder on all of my tasks so when I set one, I pay attention to it. 

If you need help setting up or using Outlook's task list, consider a virtual coaching session with DJC.