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Microsoft Masterclass – 2 Days – Online

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Non-profit price

This 2 Day Course is delivered online and is split into 4 half days.

Dates and timings

1, 2, 8, 9 October, 1.00-5.00pm GMT

Day 1 – Outlook Masterclass

Save 90mins A Day Using Outlook

You are great at your job but are probably not using Microsoft Outlook anywhere near its maximum level of productivity. It’s tough enough to keep up with your day-to-day work let alone learning yet another piece of software.  I’ve been teaching time saving and productivity tips in Outlook since 2005 and have helped 1000s of Office Professionals. The average delegate attending saves themselves over 90mins a day after attending. I am a Certified Microsoft Master.

This session is delivered by Paul Pennant, Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional). Paul has dedicated over two decades to empowering Assistants and other Office Professionals through expert guidance, specialising in Microsoft Outlook, Teams & the broader M365 suite. In April 2024 Paul received a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) award. This accolade is awarded by Microsoft to exceptional community leaders and technical experts and is a testament to Paul’s deep expertise and commitment. It recognises those who demonstrate outstanding contributions and influence within the Microsoft ecosystem. Paul’s extensive experience includes delivering high-impact training sessions both locally and internationally, firmly establishing him as a sought-after voice in the realm of Microsoft technologies. His commitment to excellence and his pioneering use of Microsoft technologies have not only enriched the lives of countless professionals but have also shaped the future of executive support.

This course will cover the following areas:

Key productivity areas

Outlook Tasks

  • 16 Ways to add items to your Task list
  • Mastering Categories with Tasks
  • 90 sample Categories used by past delegates
  • Assigning a Task as an email
  • Co-work by sharing your Task list
  • Using Tasks to manage projects


  • 5 ways to convert an email into a Meeting Request
  • Sending your Calendar availability as an email
  • Colouring all appointments automatically without using categories
  • Managing time zones seamlessly
  • Scheduling appointments quickly using overlay
  • Using FindTime to automatically find out when everyone is free for a meeting
  • Creating your own calendar with personalised data


  • Creating Outlook groups to enable true collaboration
  • Sending personalised emails to 1000s and even with attachments too
  • Colour coding incoming emails
  • Advanced searching of emails
  • Creating custom search folders for future use
  • Changing the subject and content of any email you receive
  • Using Quick Parts for brilliant email templates
  • Using Rules to manage incoming/outgoing emails


  • Learn all the ways Outlook and Teams work together

Day 2 – Word, PowerPoint & Excel Masterclass

Learn Productivity Tips That’ll Save You Time, Money and Stress

Just the mention of Excel creates fear in many Office Professionals. Microsoft Word is just for boring letters so say. And PowerPoint is old fashioned. All these Office products have become staples for business for one good reason. They all do their jobs exceedingly but only when you scratch beneath the surface. In one day, we will be looking at over 300 tips. Don’t panic! All the tips are written out in the handouts, step by step and in Plain English. In this intense session your Certified Microsoft Master will cover:

Key productivity areas


  • Understanding your worksheets
  • Linking worksheets
  • Freezing pane
  • Paste special and clearing cells
  • Wrapping text
  • Editing multiple sheets
  • Tables
  • Conditional Formatting
  • Printing sheets in depth
  • Using Shift and F3 to find formulas
  • Cheating with Flash Fill
  • Referencing cells
  • Text to columns
  • Vlookup
  • Pivot Tables
  • 23 Essential Formulas
  • Charting
  • Sparklines


  • Editing a PDF within Word
  • Auto recovering every minute
  • Removing difficult formatting
  • Next level Format Painter
  • Autocorrect cheats
  • Changing text from portrait to landscape
  • Personalised bullets
  • Mastering long documents with styles (Cover page, Table of contents)


  • Stop using bullets and start using SmartArt
  • Slide Masters
  • Hyperlinking your slides
  • Eye Dropper Fill
  • Advanced formatting of pictures
  • Inserting audio/video
  • Animations & Transitions
  • Live Subtitles (in multiple languages)
  • Charting
  • Jaw dropping presentation shortcuts

How is this course delivered?

  • This course can be delivered at your venue
  • This course can be delivered online at the date and time convenient to you
  • This course is delivered online and is split into 4 half days.

Dates and timings

1, 2, 8, 9 October, 1.00-5.00pm GMT

Why choose this course?

  • Taught by a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional)
  • Over 150 pages of handouts
  • 2 years of FREE post course support
  • Endorsed by the IAM
  • I don’t use PowerPoint (except in PowerPoint session!)
  • Certificate of attendance
  • 1000s of satisfied clients
  • I have been teaching this course for over 17 years

Your trainer

PAul Pennant – Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional)
Founder & Lead Trainer of Today’s PA

Microsoft Masterclass – 2 Days – Online
Date: 01-10-2024
Days: Live
Location: Online
Places: 5
Non-profit price: £898.00
Price: £998.00
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the training you gave on Outlook at AHDB.  I have embraced the training wholeheartedly … and you will be delighted to hear using ‘tasks’ every day.  I have passed on some of the training to work colleagues, who love ‘QuickParts’ and the calendar shortcuts. I hope to be involved in some of the other training that you offer soon.  Thank you also for the certificate.
It has literally transformed our way of working and freed up a great deal of time in our working day. We now almost always operate with less than half a dozen emails in our inboxes. Everything is neatly colour coded and sorted in our task list and, as you said, that fact that we can just add in a task whenever we are asked to do something means that we will (probably!) never forget anything again (other than to enter it in the first place, of course!)
Thank you once again for yesterday's session Paul - honestly think it was the best days training I have had.  I now can't wait to put aside time to get things straight in my head and all set up and running!  
More efficient emails: I now have a 3 min delay and now never send emails without the attachments. The best email in the world: I send this when planning our Christmas parties. Okay, it takes me about 45 minutes to write up the email and all the possible replies and to make the rules but once it is done, I don’t think about it again. Regular meetings with my boss: I knew I needed these but seemed to be happy enough to just wait until he suggested it. Attending the course gave me the confidence boost I needed to tell him that I needed it. We now catch-up weekly and I know which meetings need to be attended and which can be delayed.
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