11 quick tips for making the most of Gmail, Meet, Calendar, and more in Google Workspace

Whether you’re looking to stay on top of your inbox or make the most of virtual meetings, most of us can benefit from quick productivity tips that make getting it done easier and more efficient. 

Google’s productivity expert, Laura Mae Martin, has been offering up her top tips for Gmail, Meet, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and more with her regular Google Workspace Productivity Tips video series. Here are her most recent videos:

1. Master your inbox with Gmail’s right-click menu

Want to easily reply, label, or even snooze an email? In this episode of Google Workspace Productivity Tips,  Laura Mae Martin shows you how to utilize the right click menu in Gmail. Watch to learn how you can use Gmail’s right click menu!

Learn how to easily reply, label, or even snooze an email by using the right-click menu in Gmail.


2. Ask Google Assistant to take notes

In this episode of Google Workspace Productivity Tips, Laura Mae Martin shows you how to use Google Assistant on your mobile device - or Google Home - to add action items to your Google Keep notes in one easy step.

With one easy step you can use Google Assistant on your mobile device—or on Google Home—to add action items to your Google Keep notes.


3. Let your guests choose the times that work for them in Google Calendar

In this episode of The Suite Life, Laura Mae Martin shows you how to grant modify access by default to guests in your Google Calendar event in just one step!

Learn how to allow your guests to modify Google Calendar invites by default.


4. See everyone at the same time in Google Meet

Ever been on a Google Meet call and wanted to see everyone’s face who’s on the call? In this episode of Google Workspace Productivity Tips, we show you how to utilize Meet’s tiled layout, allowing you to see up to 49 participants in one easy step!

Ever been on a Google Meet and wanted to see the faces of everyone who’s joined? Learn how to use Meet’s tiled layout, allowing you to see up to 49 participants at once.


5. Use different Gmail signatures for colleagues and customers

Trying to figure out how you can have multiple signatures in Gmail? In this episode of Google Workspace Productivity Tips, we show you how to do exactly this, so you’ll never have to type an email signature out again!

Whether you want to use different signatures for communicating across teams, or you just want different sign-offs for new emails versus replies, multiple Gmail signatures can be handy. Laura Mae shows you how to create and manage these signatures in Gmail.


6. Never be late again with Google Calendar notifications

Whether you want to be notified five or fifteen minutes before your next meeting, Google Calendar can help you make your meetings on time. In this episode of Google Workspace Productivity Tips, we show you how to change your default event notifications in Google Calendar in one step.

Do you prefer 10 or 15 minutes head’s up before your next meeting? Everyone is different, which is why Google Calendar lets you change your default event notifications with one easy step. 


7. Filter out distractions with noise cancellation in Meet

Having meetings at home can sometimes be noisy whether it’s due to on-going construction on your house or your pet making some background noise. In this episode of Google Workplace Productivity Tips, we show you how to enable the noise cancellation feature on Google Meet!

Whether it’s nearby construction or a surprise soundtrack from your pet, meetings from home can come with unexpected background sounds. Noise cancellation in Google Meet helps you keep these distractions to a minimum.


8. Present more confidently in Google Slides

Presenting in a meeting and want easy access to a timer and your speaking notes? In this episode of Google Workspace Productivity Tips, we show you how to use and enable the Presenter View in Google Slides.

Presenting in a meeting and want easy access to a timer and your speaking notes? Learn to use Presenter View in Google Slides and get ready to wow your next audience.


9. Don’t let a slow internet connection ruin your meeting

Struggling with delays or connection issues in your virtual meetings? In this episode of Google Workspace Productivity Tips, we show you how to change the resolution settings in Google Meet.

Struggling with delays or connection issues in your virtual meetings? Changing your resolution settings in Google Meet might be your solution. Laura Mae shows you how.


10. Get laser focused in Google Slides

Have you given a presentation and wanted to highlight a specific point for your audience? In this episode of Google Workspace Productivity Tips, we show you how to use the laser pointer feature in Google Slides in one easy step!

Have you given a presentation and wanted to highlight a specific point for your audience? Learn how to use the laser pointer feature in Google Slides to do exactly that.


11. Keep everyone organized with attachments in Google Meet

Ever been in a Google Meet virtual meeting and needed to access the agenda? In this episode of Google Workspace Productivity Tips, we show you how to access Google Calendar attachments in Meet in one easy step!

Need access to the agenda? Want to get everyone on the same page with last week’s meeting notes? Laura Mae shows you how to access Google Calendar attachments in Meet in one simple step.

Interested in more tips from Laura Mae? You can see her advice on healthy work habits and staying on top of your schedule. Or you can watch all of her productivity tips videos at https://goo.gle/WorkYourSpace​.

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