Email Handyman empty inbox training

Spend less time processing your emailHave a better overview of your current tasksUse email more effectively
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  • Lectures 16
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 10/2014 English

Course Description

Why Email workshops?

Email is known as the "killer application" of the last 15 years. Yet more and more organisations and managers are struggling with the impact of email on day-to-day work. When it comes to productivity, Email might as well be known as the "serial killer application". It has become our single most important business tool yet we pay little attention how to properly use, and not use, email. We believe this is a shame, as everyone spends increasing time on email and teaching yourself some basic principles can save you valuable hours every week.

Email Handyman specializes in short yet powerful workshops to make your use of email more effective. Consider the following achievable benefits:

- An empty inbox every single day
- Have more control over your tasks and commitments
- Being able to trust that you are not overlooking things
- Have peace of mind so you can make better decisions and spend more time on important tasks
- Be quicker (and thus spend less time) on email

What are the requirements?

  • have an inbox in any email client
  • The will to change your email lifestyle

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Have an empty inbox every single day
  • Have more control over your tasks and commitments
  • Have peace of mind so you can make better decisions and spend more time on important tasks
  • Be quicker (and thus spend less time) on email
  • Be able to trust that you are not overlooking things.

What is the target audience?

  • If you suffer from an overloaded inbox
  • Have no more overview of your tasks and todo's
  • Suffer from too many interruptions
  • Have an email backlog

What you get with this course?

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

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction - Mastering Email
01:55

Email increases every year by 30%.

The problem is how and when you're processing your email.

Email notifications should be turned off.

Check your inbox two times a day instead of ten times an hour.

Process email until your inbox is empty.

01:07

Turning off new email notifications in Outlook:

File -> Options -> Mail -> Message Arrival -> Untick all of them

Textual Lecture - Mastering Email
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Section 2: Empty Inbox
03:42

Getting Things Done lite

4 New Folders

  1. Filled Items
  2. Do This Week
  3. Holding For Later
  4. Waiting For Others

3 Golden Rules

  1. Empty your inbox one by one
  2. Two minute rule
  3. Weekly check

2 Quick Decisions

  1. Can I do it now?
  2. Is the task for later?

1 Trick

0 Mail in your inbox


We've added the toolbar at the supplementary material so you can download it.

06:36

Apply the golden rule; start from top and process emails one by one.

Hitting spacebar scrolls through the email.

Use action folders to manage email and keep your inbox empty:

  1. Filled Items
  2. Do This Week
  3. Holding For Later
  4. Waiting For Others

Use shortcut keys to move emails from the inbox to the appropriate folder:

Ctrl + Shift + V --> First letter or number of the folder you want to move the email --> Press enter

Textual Lecture - Empty Inbox
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Section 3: Finding Mail
01:58

Tips

  • Adding spaces between words so search for these words in your mail.
  • Combine words which could be in the mail to get more specific mails which contains the words.
  • Excluding words by using the - before a word.
04:31

Quick find your Mail

  1. Press Ctrl + E
  2. In the search bar, type your query
  3. Combine two or three words with a space between the words
  4. To further narrow down the search results, eliminate the emails that you are sure are not part of your search by typing in the word with a minus sign.
  5. Click the link Try searching again in All Mail Items to expand your search and to include all the folders that you have.
  6. If you are looking for files which you received as attachments, click has Attachments on the search menu.
Textual Lecture - Finding Mail
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Section 4: Keyboard Shortcuts
07:49

For a summary of the shortcuts see lecture 11.

Textual Lecture - Keyboard Shortcuts
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Section 5: Dos And Don'ts
04:14

Rules on receiving, sending and replying email.

Receiving email

  1. Process email two times a day.
  2. Disable email notifications.
  3. Reply within two days.

Sending email

  1. Use clear subject lines.
  2. Know when not to use email.
  3. Don't rely on email alone.

Replying to email

  1. Avoid using CC & Reply All.
  2. New topic? Change subject.
  3. When in doubt, park it.
Textual Lecture - Dos And Don'ts
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Section 6: How To Get Started?
00:40

How To Get Started

  1. Turn off new email notifications
  2. Retire existing folders
  3. Create action folders
  4. Schedule a weekly check
  5. Do a back from holiday crunch (see the lecture 16 on how to do this)
09:04
  1. Retine your current folders
  2. Create the action folders
    1. filled items
    2. Do this week
    3. Hold for later
    4. Waiting for others
  3. Create your weekly check calender entry
  4. Use the back from holiday crunch to empty your inbox
A Step By Step Guide On How To Get Started
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Instructor Biography

Erwin Nelissen, Email efficiency guru - empty inbox consultant

As an Email efficiency guru it is my mission to help people solving their Email overload problems over the last 15 years. Why? Email is known as the "killer application" and yet more and more organizations and managers are struggling with the impact of email on day-to-day work. When it comes to productivity, Email might as well be known as the "serial killer application". It has become our single most important business tool yet we pay little attention how to properly use, and not use, email. We believe this is a shame, as everyone spends increasing time on email and teaching yourself some basic principles can save you valuable hours every week. We work with a small but highly effective team to promote our training activities.

Instructor Biography

Richard Wolfe, Email Handyman

Founder of Email Handyman, a training company that focusses solely on making dealing with email easy again. Richard is also a member of the faculty of FreedomLab and creator of the Braintoss app.

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