Use Microsoft's Office Lens mobile application alongside OneNote to track information that you see throughout your day. Productivity coach Steve Somers shows how to use Office Lens to capture receipts, business cards, and other visual artifacts like whiteboards and signs. Find the information that is most useful to you using Office Lens and OneNote.
- [Voiceover] Look around your desk or office.…How many little piles of paper do you have?…Receipts that you're going to put into an expense report,…business cards you want enter into your contacts.…These things take up space and ultimately time,…because you need to process and file them.…A large part of being productive…is removing clutter from our flow.…One of the key principles…from the book "Getting Things Done"…is that the mind is for having ideas, not for holding them.…The same goes for physical clutter.…That paper clutter just clouds your ability…to be organized and productive.…
Office Lens is a mobile app by Microsoft…that easily captures images…that can be stored in your OneNote and Office 365.…It can help you reduce some of that paper clutter,…and move it to a digital format that is easily retrievable.…So for example, I have this business card…that I picked up from my colleague Jonathan.…I want to save this into my contacts for later usage.…You'll see at the bottom, I have the option…to save as a business card, a photo, a document,…
Next, learn which methods—email, phone, Skype, or face-to-face discussions—are most effective for communicating, and explore how to best plan and run effective meetings. By the end of the course, you'll be able to build a personal productivity strategy that works for you and your team.
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- Exploring GTD®
- Planning your day and week
- Managing your inbox
- Storing files on OneDrive and SharePoint
- Taking notes with OneNote
- Communicating effectively
- Planning productive meetings
- Running successful meetings