- This course is designed to stand alone for anyone looking to improve their calendering practices. However, I do recommend that you view this course in conjunction with my more detailed Time Management Fundamentals course. The two courses working together will help you get the most from your time management. Also, while there are a variety of calendar tools available for you to choose from, during this course I'll be using both Microsoft Office 365 and Google Calendar.
I chose these two because they're some of the most popular products on the market, and also to demonstrate that the principles in this course work regardless of the tool that you use. While some of the fine details may vary if you're using a different calendar tool, please keep in mind that the underlying principles that I share in this course are universal and can be applied to any calendering tool that you choose to use. Let's get started.
- Recognize the pitfall of having too many calendars.
- Recall the benefits of leaving 15 minutes of cushion for each task during a busy week.
- Name the best ratio for meetings to actual work for the average person.
- Relate “time abhors a vacuum” to scheduling meetings.
- List what you should schedule during your maximum productivity hours.
- Explain how you should manage your calendar during the busiest time of the year.