Effective use of Outlook 2013

Save time and become more organized with better work methods and more effective use of Microsoft Outlook 2013.
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  • Lectures 13
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 9/2014 English

Course Description

Do you feel overwhelmed with the number of email you get every day? Do you wish you had a better system for taking control of your inbox? Do you wish you could learn from a professional how to effectively use Outlook to manage your email, calendar, tasks and contacts?

If so, this is the right course for you!

Many online training courses are boring to watch, we do our best to make sure our courses are as engaging as possible by using real world examples. Instead of walking through features of the product, you will learn how to use Outlook 2013 most effectively by using real life business scenarios.

By watching this course you are investing time in your professional development which will increase your productivity and help you advance in your career. Let’s get started!

What are the requirements?

  • There are no requirements, however viewers who have Microsoft Outlook 2013 will benefit the most.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • After watching this course you will:
  • feel more in control of your inbox and stay on top of things you need to action
  • save time by knowing how to effectively use the tools in Outlook to process email
  • become more time-efficient by knowing how to keep track of appointments and tasks
  • be up to date on what’s going on with the people in your network

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is intended for all business professionals who use Microsoft Outlook but who want to learn better methods to work more effectively and who want guidance on how to get the most of Microsoft Outlook.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

Welcome to the course "Effective use of Outlook 2013". In this course you will learn how to effectively use Microsoft Outlook 2013 to save time and become more organized.


If you are new to Outlook 2013 it might be useful with a quick introduction of the major changes. Here are the highlights.

Section 2: Manage email more effectively

In this video you will learn how to set up a system in Outlook 2013 to quickly process and prioritize email.


Having a system in place with a proper folder structure is critical when it comes to managing email effectively. In addition to that, there are a number of things you can do to further optimize your email management. In this video you will learn how to use search folders, rules and how to eliminate email distractions.


There are a number of built-in tools in Outlook 2013 that can help you clean up your inbox. In this video you’ll learn how to use the Clean-up tool to eliminate duplicate email, the Ignore tool to stay out of email conversations you’re not interested in, and how to use the search tools to quickly find email you are looking for.

Section 3: Enrich your email communication

Business communication today is predominantly carried out through email. Sending an email is quick and easy, sometimes a bit too quick and too easy. In this video you’ll learn how to communicate properly using email in a business context, which includes adding a signature to your email, using polite introduction and closing phrases and writing email messages that are to the point and free from spelling errors.


Even though a written email is a very limited form of communication, you can enrich your email messages by going beyond words and inserting graphics, tables and pictures. In this video you’ll learn how to enrich your email messages to make them more interesting and informative.

Section 4: Effective calendar management

There’s no such thing as time management – you can’t manage time, you can however manage the things you do during your time to become more efficient. In this video you’ll learn how effectively to use the calendar in Outlook 2013 to schedule appointments, navigate between dates and categorize activities. You’ll learn how to configure Outlook to see exactly what you want to see including holidays, time zones and weather.


Scheduling a meeting with many attendees can be a nightmare if you don’t have access to everyone’s calendar to see when they are available. In this video you’ll learn how to share your calendar with colleagues and external business partners and how to effectively schedule meetings with multiple people.

Section 5: Effective contact management

In this video you will learn how to add contact information, how to connect Outlook to social networks and how to link contacts using the new People View.


In this video you will learn how to search to quickly find the information you are looking for, how to communicate with multiple people at once and how to arrange your contacts using categories and views.

Section 6: Effective task management

After watching this lecture you will know how to effectively use tasks in Outlook 2013 to stay on top of your to-do's.

Section 7: Closing

To conclude, being able to manage your email, your calendar, your tasks and the contact details of the people in your network effectively is critical to master as a business professional. If you’re able to do this you will stand a much better chance of reaching your goals and succeeding in your career.

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