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Should it be Plural?
[COMMUNICATE] Here is what I find myself doing rather frequently: I use a singular linking verb (is instead of are) when coupled with a contraction. Here's [...]
Managers in Benevolent Mode
[LEADERSHIP] “We know what is good for our employees. We have their best interests at heart.” While this may sound great, the attitude of a benevolent [...]
Pasting the URL vs Page Title (in Edge)
[INTERNET] Boy, was I surprised the other day! I was putting a link into an email (you know, the long type with lots of letters, numbers [...]
Become a Tech-Hero (Office Suite Tips)
[WEBINAR] The content is packed with Basic and Intermediate tips and shortcuts! You’ll learn productivity and professional tricks in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Plus, you’ll get ideas for working [...]
Does This Make Sense?
[COMMUNICATE] You're talking to someone ... and talking ... because you are instructing, discussing, or sharing an idea. The other person is "listening," sitting quietly taking [...]
Managers in Democratic Mode
[LEADERSHIP] There are four different modes (or management styles) a leader could be using: Autocratic, Democratic, Benevolent, and Egalitarian. When a manager is in democratic mode, [...]
Discover the Lumosity App – a “Workout” for Your Brain
[MOBILE] Of course, we know that exercising our body can help manage the risk of disease, strengthens muscles and bones, and boost our energy and mood. [...]
Feeling Overwhelmed? A Coping Technique
[COMMUNICATE] During the last few years, it seems as if we have had so much stuff thrown at us. It is easy to become overwhelmed: so much to do, [...]
Autocratic Management Mode
[LEADERSHIP] Last week we talked about the four different styles, or rather modes, that a manager or supervisor could be in at any given moment. Let's [...]
What to Do BEFORE you Update from Version 10 to 11
[WINDOWS] Have you been wondering if you should upgrade from Windows 10 to the newest operating system, Windows 11? What features will you get? Is there [...]
WINDOWS 11 – What’s New!
[WEBINAR] If you have upgraded to Windows 11, or are planning to soon, in this webinar we’ll take you on a tour of the major [...]
Plural of Yes and No?
[COMMUNICATE] Ohhhh, I've been in this quandy before. Have you? I'm writing the results of a poll and sharing how many yesses and noes. Or is [...]
Which Manager Style Do You Prefer?
[LEADERSHIP] In my opinion there are four types of manager styles. These different approaches vary based on an individual’s belief system and decision-making preferences. Each of [...]
New Changes to COMMENTS and NOTES
[EXCEL / G-Sheets] Have you ever received a spreadsheet from a colleague and wondered what exactly some of the data meant? The numbers really didn't give [...]
Avoid Closed-End Questions
[LEADERSHIP] How often do you ask closed-end questions? If you're honest with yourself, I bet it's a lot. We all do it! And it's more fruitful [...]
In Conflict, Support First
[COMMUNICATE] Think back to a recent conflict you had with someone. Did you find yourself thinking about how you were going to counter what was said [...]
Save a Slide as an Image
[PPT / G-Slides] Have you ever created a slide and wanted to use it as an image? For example, a page in your presentation has a [...]
Writing Useful Survey Questions
[COMMUNICATE] Have you ever wanted to find out what people really thought so that you could make important decisions? For instance, you're thinking about opening the library [...]
Don’t Assume. Pass it On!
[LEADERSHIP] Have you ever been left in the dark ... communication-wise? How did that feel? Pretty bleak, right? Frustrating, perhaps! Maybe even a little demoralizing (depending [...]
Extend Your Computer with a USB Hub
[HARDWARE] Have you ever wanted to plug a device into your computer (e.g. a headset, a mouse, a phone) and realized that you didn't have a [...]
Create Your Own Logo for Programs and Special Projects in Canva and Other Tools
[WEBINAR] Give your events, programs and projects some personality and credibility with their own logo. We used to go to a graphics designer for these, [...]
Root Cause of Problems: The Process
[LEADERSHIP] You know that we write new articles each week and send them out to you, right? That's 52 mailings a year so it stands to [...]
Stop Data Breach Warnings When Logging Into Tech-Talk
[INTERNET] One day last week we were surprised to get an email from one of our subscribers asking about a warning that was popping up when [...]
Thank You – Followed by “What makes you say that?”
[COMMUNICATE] If you’ve ever been given a compliment, you know