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Michael Linenberger




Quote from a recent Webinar participant:

"I'd tried other methodologies to master email overload and they fell short. Top down approaches just don't work. Michael's methodology is easy to understand and apply. It provides "stress relief" immediately. With practice, results continue to improve."

Jerry Capute
Vice President of Business Systems
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What's in the 4-Part Webinars

“Michael’s training helps me to translate an in-box full of information into focused tasks.”

Devon Johnson, Portfolio Manager, CSAA

4-Part Webinar Series Contents

Learn the entire Core MYN Outlook System in this webinar.

Taught by the author of the #1 best-selling Outlook book, this live hands-on webinar training emphasizes new and proven best practices of e-mail and task management that will for the first time get your workday under control.

This class assumes no prior knowledge of Michael's Outlook system, rather it teaches you the core segments of the system.

No extra software assumed or required, just a web browser on your computer, and simultaneous access to a full copy of Outlook 2003 of 2007 to do exercises during the webinar.

Optional ClearContext software is not covered.


Session 1: Tues 1 to 2 PM PT (San Francisco time)
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E-Mail and Task Problems in the Modern Office Place

  • E-mail leads to more business interactions, work, churn
  • Staff (wrongly) try to use Inbox as a Task Manager
  • Staff do not have tools for effective prioritizing

Solution: Use Microsoft Outlook Smarter

Step 1: Getting Started: Basics of Outlook’s Task Management System

  • Outlook 2003 and 2007 Task Manager Basics
  • Entering Tasks (hands on)
  • Simple Conversion of E-mails to Tasks (hands on)
  • Flagged Mail tasks in Outlook 2007 and Cleaning them up (hands on)

Step 2: Applying Linenberger’s Manage-Your-Now! (MYN) System via Outlook Tasks

  • MYN Theory
  • Identifying workday Urgency Zones
  • Mapping those Zones into Outlook

Session 2: Weds 1 to 2 PM Pacific Time

Using the MYN Outlook System to Get Control of Your Workday

  • Configuring Outlook for the MYN system (hands-on)
  • Using Critical-Now Tasks in Outlook (hands-on)
  • Working your next priorities: Using MYN Opportunity-Now Tasks in Outlook
  • Using the FRESH-Prioritization approach for Opportunity-Now Tasks
  • The Importance of using Start Dates
  • Completing Outlook MYN configurations (hands-on)

Session 3: Thurs 1 to 2 PM Pacific Time

MYN Task Management Continued

  • Converting E-mails to Tasks: the Key to Inbox Control
  • Using Follow-Up Tasks to Stay on Top of Loose Ends
  • Control Work Overload by Scheduling Strategic Deferrals:
    • MYN Defer-to-Do Tasks
    • MYN Defer-to-Review Tasks: Amazingly Powerful
  • Managing Deadlines Correctly in Outlook Tasks

Session 4: Friday 1 to 2 PM Pacific Time

E-mail Control

  • Achieving the Bliss of an Empty Inbox
  • Creating and Using the MYN Processed Mail folder
  • Problems with using Multiple Topic-named folders
  • Filing E-mail by Tagging with Outlook Categories or by Using a Full-Text Search Engine (hands-on)
  • The MYN E-mail Workflow: Gaining E-mail Control

Putting it all together: Total Workday Control Using Microsoft Outlook and the MYN System

  • Other System Tips
  • Wrap up