The Assistants Guide to Taming Microsoft Teams

The Fast-Start Guide to Making Microsoft Teams Work for You.What it is, what different parts do,working with external members,how to add functionality

Microsoft Teams - It’s a Powerful Beast
(But with my Help YOU can Tame It)

If you haven’t heard of Microsoft Teams by now - what planet have you been living on?
It’s become the go-to communications and collaboration tool for so many companies, organisations and professionals across the world.
There’s no doubting its power - especially when put in the right hands.

Many of your prospects and clients may already be using Teams. They will expect you to know how to use it. They may even think because you are a VA, PA or EA, that you’re someone who knows it inside and out - to the level where you could teach them about it.
(If that’s not the case there might be some awkward moments on the call when you have to ‘fess up to gaps in your 365 skills and knowledge)

Your Knight in Shining Armour

Fear not. Help is at end.

Out of the darkness rides a knight in shining armour. Metaphorically speaking, of course. This short training will come to your rescue and help you master Microsoft Teams (we don’t want to kill this beast, we just want to tame it).

With these lessons, you’re getting a high-level overview plus some of the ‘how to’ basics.

 This means you can talk to people about Teams with clarity and confidence. You’ll know how to set things up so you can put it to good use, for you and your clients.

Here are the Goodies You Get

In this course of around 90 minutes, you will discover:

  • How you can use Microsoft Teams productively with clients
  • The core elements of Teams and what each part does
  • How to set up Teams from Scratch (including Channels)
  • 5 ways to schedule meetings
  • What you must think about when working with External Team Members
  • The different ways to add functionality to Teams

The training is delivered in bite-sized sessions. I guide you step-by-step through the basics so you no longer have to feel overwhelmed, confused or daunted about this powerful tool’s capabilities.

Don’t worry. You won’t be asked to run before you can walk.

All the Essentials Covered

Together with the overview in this course, we get down to some nitty gritty practical stuff.

Let me guide you through the practicalities of the three core elements of Teams: how to create teams and set up Channels; how to schedule meetings; and how to add tabs, chats and files.

In just 90 minutes, you’ll emerge with the know-how to do ALL of the following:

  • Create a team
  • Set up and customise Channels to your needs
  • Invite and manage external guest team members
  • Schedule a Channel meeting
  • Adjust video, mic and background for meetings
  • Use Chat and Private Chat
  • Turn Chats into Video or Audio
  • Add live captions
  • Share your desktop, a file, presentation, video or whiteboard
  • Sort, save and synchronise files and folders
  • Access apps without having to switch out of Teams - it's all done inside
  • Save a Chat, share to Outlook 
  • Add attachments, GIFs and stickers to messages and conversations
  • Share praise with other team members
  • Keep conversations in a single thread
  • Create forms, polls and surveys - and convert to Excel for anaylitics
  • Use the Immersive Reader to make information more accessible

And more...

The Heartbeat of Your Operation

The VA’s and other Assistants who cottoned on to Microsoft Teams early, understand the value of Microsoft Teams - and how it can help them to run their business and serve clients better.

As a communications and collaboration hub, it can be the heartbeat of all you do.

When I shared this training at the Exec Sec Tech virtual event, people were excited about the possibilities they could see by using this powerful tool.

You have so much at your command, all in one place.

You don’t need Zoom but it does integrate smoothly with Zoom. You don’t need Dropbox for storage but you can access it inside Teams. You don’t need to jump out of Teams to work in Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook - you can access and use all ‘Office’ applications within the hub.

You get the picture.

It really is a neat and productive solution.

This course helps you get to know the beast - and equips you with the know-how to tame it. Master it and you become the Master.

Course Curriculum - Here is What you Get

Shelley Fishel

Your Trainer – Shelley Fishel

Introducing “The MS Office Maestro”

Hello, I am Shelley Fishel.

Congratulations on wanting to improve your skills. You are in very safe hands.

Congratulations on wanting to improve your skills in MS Office and Microsoft 365, and get more done in less time.

You are in very safe hands.

I have been teaching people at all levels of business how to use Microsoft Office for more than 20 years - and stay up to date with the latest advances and changes.

As the founder of Tomorrow’s VA, my mission is to empower busy VA’s, PA’s and EA’s to get more done in less time - and become a Superhero for their clients and bosses.

Easy Step-by-Step Guidance

With this course, I take you through each topic, step by step. You watch my computer screen as I show you exactly what to do to, as if I’m there by your side. No waffle. No padding of content. Just the essentials to allow you to carry out tasks with ease and speed.

You watch the training when you want, where you want and how you want. Run through from start to finish or simply jump into the specific lesson you need. Pause. Make notes. Rewind. Fast forward.

You get lifetime access for one price. Return to my task-based course whenever you need a refresher.

Independently Checked for Quality

It’s a strange world these days because anyone with a smartphone or computer can claim to be a ‘trainer’ or ‘expert’ in this or that. Many people might know a topic well but not so many can teach this stuff really well.

Rest assured, the quality of my training is independently assessed and approved by the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI), of which I am a Fellow.

My LPI certifications are CDOL (Certified Designer of Online Learning) and COLF (Certified Online Learning Facilitator).

Because I’ve been doing this for so long and seem to know “all there is to know” on the subject, some clients call me the ‘Queen of Microsoft Office’. More people today know me as ‘the MS Office Maestro’.

I’m an author of many books, podcaster, blogger, contributor to Executive Secretary magazine, entrepreneur, IT trainer and business owner. I’m also a mother, a grandmother and wife. Family is important to me and I know what it’s like to juggle work and kids.

Down to Earth Essentials

You won’t find any airs and graces with me. Just clear down-to-earth training, support, coaching and advice - with a bit of fun thrown in. I’m here for the VA, PA, EA and other professional who wants to work smarter with Office and 365.

It gives me a real thrill and immense satisfaction to hear from so many students how they have improved their productivity, organisation and business as a result of my help.

Be a Smarter-Working Assistant

It’s time to invest in yourself and gain the skills to help you get more done in less time.

When you increase your productivity, you are able to help more clients and have more control over your work and life. When you demonstrate your mastery of handling tasks and solving clients’ headaches, it raises your reputation and profile. You can enjoy a more flexible and sustainable business - and charge more.

This training is designed so you can be a Superhero. Invest in yourself today...

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