Were you disappointed by Microsoft’s announcement about the future of Wunderlist and To-Do? Joel Lindstrom and Matthew C. Anderson have an open therapy session and figure out how they’ll move forward.
How do you figure out how much time you spend in meetings? Responding to email? Working after-hours? Joel and Matt dive into Microsoft MyAnalytics.
How do you take care of some email now…without getting an immediate (and unexpected) response? Joel and Matt talk about living in the future.
Is procrastination sometimes a good thing…or is it always bad? Joel and Matt don’t put off talking about this one.
How do you make sure that you can find those important emails sometime again in the future? Join Joel and Matt as they talk about search folders and more.
On the most recent episode of the ProdCast: The Personal Productivity Podcast, Joel Lindstrom and I talked about Search Folders as part of a strategy for dealing with the deluge of email.
In case you haven’t already listened to the episode, I was talking about setting up special folders inside of Outlook 2016 (or 2013) that look through your whole mailbox for a match (even if it’s in a sub-folder, or sent items, or wherever). In simple terms: a search folder is a saved search that saves you time by storing several search terms, allowing you to find matching emails in just one-click.
Joel asked me if the Search Folder could focus that search to look inside of just one specific folder (e.g. “only mail in your inbox” and not any other folders). The answer is yes…but after recording the episode, I felt like I made it sound over-complicated to set up a search folder that only searches through a certain set of folders. I whipped up the following video to show just how easy it is!
If you’re not familiar with ProdCast, it is a podcast about personal productivity, getting more done with the time you have, avoiding procrastination, and being more efficient. We separate the hype from productivity tools and talk about ways to use your email and task list to become more productive. If you’re interested you can subscribe on iTunes.
Do you have something like 12,525 unread emails sitting in your inbox right now? Joel and Matt talk about taming the e-mail beast.
I’ve teamed up with my co-worker and friend Joel Lindstrom to create a bi-weekly podcast on personal productivity, called ProdCast (Productivity Cast). The topics we’re planning to cover are very much in line with the topics of many blog posts here at Connecting the Data–the apps, systems, and strategies that help with personal productivity and time management.
In the first episode, we discuss the format and direction of the show. Along the way, we cover a couple of tips from my recent Skype for Business e-book release.
You can subscribe on iTunes right now or listen to the latest episodes on the web at prodcast.show. We’re joining up with the crm.audio podcast network–so if you’re already subscribed to the CRM Audio podcast you’ll see ProdCast in your feed automatically as well.