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    Correspond Like A Pro

    Correspond Like A Pro
    As the number of emails increase, it seems that the level of professional correspondence has decreased. Tacky notes, mis-spelled words, sentences that drone on and on -- you've probably seen it all, as have I. But never forget that people judge you by whatever means you interact with them. That includes notes, phone messages, and yes, the ubiquitous email. Here are ...
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    Boost Your Office Productivity

    Boost Your Office Productivity
    Getting the most out of your day can be difficult with a busy schedule, but you can use these tips to help you maximize your time in order to be better available to employees. 1. Do your personal email first. Productivity experts will tell you this is wrong, but if you read family mail only after you have read all your ...
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    Relationship Marketing: It's the "Little Things"

    Relationship Marketing: It's the "Little Things"
    “All politics is local.” Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, Former Speaker of US House of Representatives, 1977-1987 I recently went to a convention of the National Speakers Association which was held this year in the Phoenix, Arizona area. The property where we stayed was the Marriott Desert Ridge. I have stayed in about 4 billion hotels (seems like that many sometimes!) in ...
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    Beware Admins! Warning Signs of a Toxic Boss

    Beware Admins!  Warning Signs of a Toxic Boss
    We've all heard stories about the nightmare of working for a toxic boss. Some of us have even had the unique displeasure of doing so ourselves. Red flags to such behavior often appear as early as the interview process. We've compiled 10 warning signs of a toxic boss. Watch for them in the interview and you might be able to avoid ...
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    Office Exercises: Stretching

    Office Exercises: Stretching
    About Stretching Exercises Stretching exercises are thought to give you more freedom of movement to do the things you need to do and the things you like to do. Stretching exercises alone will not improve your endurance or strength. How Much, How Often? Stretch after you do your regularly scheduled strength and endurance exercises. If you can't do endurance or strength ...
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    8 Ways to Influence People

    8 Ways to Influence People
    You know, the way in which we behave as managers and the approach we take, will most definitely have a marked effect on our ultimate success or failure - sounds obvious? Having a range of approaches and styles of behavior gives us more flexibility. It increases our options – and our chances of success. Natural Styles Most managers have a natural ...
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    Selecting The Right Tool For Your Database Project

    Selecting The Right Tool For Your Database Project
    As any person, who remodeled their home, will tell you that "choosing the right tool for the right job" makes all the difference. The same statement applies when choosing the right database for a project. Some databases are basic, some are "battery operated" and some are "mighty power tools." Below is a guide on selecting the perfect database for the right ...
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    Top 5 Business Manners that Truly Matter

    Top 5 Business Manners that Truly Matter
    The knowledge of business etiquette applies to all, whether you’re a successful business executive or a recent college graduate just entering the business world. We can all use gentle reminders of how to behave appropriately in our day-to-day business life. There may be times when you find the adage true that “you don’t know what you don’t know”, so it behooves ...
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    Ms Access And Ms Excel - What To Do When Sorting Does Not Work

    In both Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel it is very easy to sort columns of text or numbers. Both programs supply us with toolbar buttons that allow either ascending sorts (1 ... 999) or descending sorts (999 ... 1). The Ascending button has a blue "A" above a red "Z" with a downward pointing arrow to the right of the 2 ...
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    Meetings: A Necessary Evil

    Meetings: A Necessary Evil
    How much time do you spend in meetings? How much of it is necessary? Industry Week reports that the estimated cost of wasted time in unproductive meetings exceeds $37 billion annually. Estimate a meeting’s cost by taking the average hourly rate of the participants - a conservative estimate for managers is $40/hour - and multiplying it by the number of people ...
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    Help! Tips to Prevent Ms Access Data Loss

    MS Access databases are the most easily prone database to get corrupted. The Access database can get disconnected unexpectedly, it may be an error in the binary file format of any database which results into unusable database or a “corruption flag” in the .mdb file message indicating the database has been corrupted. In such cases when a user attempts to open ...
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    10 Ways to Save on Business Travel

    10 Ways to Save on Business Travel
    As a business traveler for 25 years, mostly as a sole proprietor, I'm acutely aware of how much corporate travel costs and how those costs can be a nightmare to contain. Business trips are rarely planned with the kind of notice you need to snag the deep discounts. Trips also change mid-itinerary, tacking penalties and fees onto already steep prices. Taxes ...
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    How to Avoid Gossip and Stay Popular

    How to Avoid Gossip and Stay Popular
    Gossip is and will always be a part of the work environment. Whether it’s during a quick chat over a morning cup of coffee or a marathon session at happy hour, we’ve all started or repeated a rumor about someone in their absence. In fact, employees gossip up to sixty-five hours a year at work, according to a July 2002 survey ...
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    Microsoft Outlook Tips & Shortcuts

    Microsoft Outlook is a personal information manager that can help you increase efficiency and organize your busy life. Whether you use it to help prioritize your time at work, or to manage personal tasks, knowing how too effectively use Microsoft Outlook will make collaboration a breeze and save time. Here are some useful Outlook tips that will assist you in maximizing ...
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    How to Help a Coworker with a Drinking Problem

    How to Help a Coworker with a Drinking Problem
    The head of my team is an alcoholic. His condition is worsening and his unreliability is affecting the reputation of the team and increasing our workload. With Christmas approaching, the situation can only get worse. What can we do as our previously successful team is falling apart? This is one of the toughest issues one can face at work - what ...
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    Managing Unhealthy Conflicts at Work

    Managing Unhealthy Conflicts at Work
    Admit it… we all have someone in our work life that can grate on our nerves - sometimes a lot. It may be your boss, your subordinate or a peer. It might be an on-going annoyance or just at particular times. While, ideally, we’d like to change the situation, the reality is that any time we work with a group of ...
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    Microsoft Outlook Tips & Shortcuts (II)

    The technically savvy amongst you will be familiar with the treasures of keyboards shortcuts available throughout the Microsoft Office suite. This article will highlight some neat keyboard shortcuts and useful tips in Outlook. Tips - Here are a few simple tricks that are often overlooked: Create a Cool Signature Signatures save time through typing repetition and look professional, but their true ...
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    Combining the Power of Gmail and Outlook Email

    The two most popular methods for email are web based email, and a local email client installed on a computer. The most popular email client is Microsoft Outlook and the stripped down version Outlook Express. The latter is free with a Windows Operating System. The big 3 web based emails are MSN's Hotmail, Yahoo! and Google's Gmail. As long as you ...
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    10 Quick Tips for Getting Organized

    10 Quick Tips for Getting Organized
    Every year, I spend time in January and February getting organized and ready for the upcoming year. My organizing actually starts during the holidays--with every present I receive, I'm thinking "Out with the old and in with the new." When I receive a gift, I have to decide what old item I'm going to get rid of. This year, after putting ...
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    Three Quick Tips to Clear the Way for Clutter-Free Holidays!

    Three Quick Tips to Clear the Way for Clutter-Free Holidays!
    The holidays are a clutter-full time of year! More items and activities come into our homes and lives during this season than any other season of the year. To make sure the clutter doesn’t inundate you this year, take simple actions now. You’ll be sure to enjoy a clutter-free holiday season! 1. De-clutter your kitchen. Before the season breezes in, lighten ...
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