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[COMMUNICATE] Have you ever seen writing where authors put quotes around a word or two they want to distance themselves from? Or perhaps they apply the technique [...]
Lock Objects So They Don’t Move
[PPT/G-Slides] I was working on a PowerPoint presentation and had multiple objects on one slide... a few text boxes, a background image, and a shape. [...]
Talking When You Disagree
Say "Yes" and then build in the direction you want Listen to yourself when you talk to others... and notice how often you respond to what [...]
How Often Do You Give Praise?
[LEADERSHIP] True Story. A month after the articles we wrote on Organizational Indifference were published in numerous journals we received a phone call from an engineer [...]
What to Do When Technology Goes Berserk
[HAREDWARE] A few weeks ago my dad called me from his landline because he was having problems with his mobile phone. He couldn't make or [...]
OFFICE: Transform Ugly Documents into Swans
[WEBINAR] Convert basic data documents (.csv files and plain tables) into materials that allow for better analysis and communicate more effectively. Go from webinar registrations [...]
Evaluate to Get Useful Info
[LEADERSHIP] Whenever you hold a program, present a talk or offer a course, you'd like to know how satisfied attendees are, right? Of course, we all [...]
You’re Going to Do Something … “So What?”
[COMMUNICATE] I will never forget sitting in a big conference room years ago. We were all communication managers within Xerox listening to our "big boss" giving [...]
Table Headers On Every Page
[WORD/G-Docs] Have you ever created a Table in Microsoft Word (or Google Docs) that was multiple pages long so there was no header on subsequent pages? [...]
Leadership Quote: E. M. Kelly
[LEADERSHIP] Have you ever heard of E. M. Kelly? I did not know this gentleman but I found a quote by him that was worth sharing. Lt. [...]
Which is it – Bi or Semi?
[COMMUNICATE] I was trying to describe how frequently we offer a Tech-Talk webinar. The reality is that we do two of them every month. So is that [...]
Using the Google Password Manager?
[INTERNET/GOOGLE] We know that the average person has over 100 different types of accounts that they use a password to access...from your bank and social media [...]
Getting a Word In
[COMMUNICATE] There are times in a meeting, or in a one-on-one conversation, when you have trouble getting a word in. Perhaps it's because the other person won't [...]
Adding “Fun” into Your Work
[LEADERSHIP] The more fun you have working, the more joy your colleagues will get out of their jobs as well. Now, I'm not saying the job [...]
What is CSS?
[WEB DESIGN] Do you update your organization's website periodically with events or blog posts? Or maybe you manage a site, but don't have a lot of [...]
SECURITY – The Secrets of Using Password Managers
[WEBINAR] I bet you have over 100 password accounts! Most people do. That means you could use a free password manager to remember them for [...]
[LEADERSHIP] When you communicate makes a difference, right? Communicating within a work situation is not just about keeping people informed. It's really a cornerstone of trust. [...]
Use a Scale of 1 to 10 to Measure Opinion
[COMMUNICATE] Have you ever wished you could know how strongly someone felt about an idea you offered? For instance, you may have suggested a guest speaker [...]
2 Ways to Create a Table in Word (or a Google Doc)
[WORD/G-Docs] Tables (in Word or G-Docs) are a great way to organize your content. You don't need to use Excel for everything. Tables have lots of [...]
When the World Overwhelms
[LEADERSHIP] Have you ever felt overwhelmed? Of course you have, right? Everyone has felt this state at one time or another - probably multiple times. It's inevitable [...]
Is it Greatful or Grateful?
[COMMUNICATE] I was writing a thank you note expressing gratitude to some of our subscribers, when I realized that I didn't know how to spell grateful [...]
A Voice Recorder at Your Fingertips
[WINDOWS] Have you ever wanted to make a quick narration for a short video? Or maybe you were having a conversation with a colleague and [...]
JOB HUNTING – How to Get to the Top of the Pile
[WEBINAR] Learn a few secrets and tips so that your job-hunting efforts get attention and you are placed in top consideration. Covers must-do’s and don’ts [...]
Switch from “I” to “You”
[COMMUNICATE] I was writing an email the other day and started out with “We would like to let you know that..." when I caught myself. Sure, [...]