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Press Release: October 5, 2011

Effective Time Management: Using Microsoft® Outlook® to Organize Your Work and Personal Life--New from Microsoft Press

Sebastopol, CA—"Time is our most valuable asset, we only have 24 hours each day—we can't save it for later or buy more," say Lothar Seiwert (@Seiwert) and Holger Woeltje (@Woeltje), both experts in time management. Their new book, Effective Time Management: Using Microsoft® Outlook® to Organize Your Work and Personal Life (Microsoft Press, $29.99 USD) teaches you a proven time-management system, showing you how to set and manage your priorities with custom modifications to Outlook.

"Most people have switched to using electronic planning tools these days," Seiwert and Woeltje continue. "They have to handle more email and meeting requests than a few years ago—and Outlook is the perfect tool to do this if you just know how to customize it to your need and really make use of the advanced functions. But it's not only which button to click, it's having a time management system that really works and using Outlook as your tool to apply this system to your work every day. Our book shows exactly how to do this in an easy, understandable way that works in real-life."

Get the skills to take control of your schedule:

  • Organize email in a systematic way and keep your inbox clean
  • Schedule time for productivity—and defend it against interruptions
  • Apply Outlook filters to help you manage tasks and projects
  • Make time for family and fun—plan your work and private lives together
  • Use Outlook with Microsoft OneNote® to capture ideas and set goals
  • Learn effective time management techniques with practical examples

Take charge—and create an effective balance between your work and personal life. Sharpen your focus, combat distractions—and manage your time with complete confidence with the help of Microsoft Outlook and Effective Time Management.

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About the Authors

Lothar Seiwert, PhD, is a leading expert in the field of time and life management, a sought-after speaker and best-selling author. As managing director of the Heidelberg-based Seiwert Institute, Dr. Seiwert specializes in the fields of time management, life leadership and work/life balance. He is a member of the German Speakers Association, the German affiliate of the International Federation for Professional Speakers.

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Holger Woeltje is a leading expert in electronic time management. Working internationally with many Fortune 500 companies such as Credit Suisse, Hewlett Packard, Lufthansa, SAP and ThyssenKrupp, he has learned what works. He teaches professional business strategies as well as delivering technology tips, in a humorous manner, packed with stories and real live examples. He'll show you how to use Microsoft Outlook to focus on what matters most, get rid of email clutter, and really increase your productivity! You can contact him at his website at

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Additional Resources
For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see:

Effective Time Management: Using Microsoft Outlook to Organize Your Work and Personal Life Effective Time Management: Using Microsoft® Outlook® to Organize Your Work and Personal Life
Publisher: Microsoft Press
By Lothar Seiwert, Holger Woeltje
Print ISBN: 9780735660045   Ebook ISBN: 9780735660021  
Pages: 272
Print Price: $29.99   Ebook Price: $23.99

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