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    Ultimate Guide to Twitter, Facebook and Online Marketing

    Ultimate Guide to Twitter, Facebook and Online Marketing
    It’s pretty obvious that the marketing of today has changed. You have newspapers going virtual/web only, Twitter and Facebook replacing postcards and phone calls, and potential clients now being the main target of your press releases as opposed to editors. It’s all changing and to do PR today, you need to change with it. The good news is that it’s never ...
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    Go Out and Play: Planning Company Retreats

    Go Out and Play: Planning Company Retreats
    Say "company retreat" at the office, and suddenly employees cringe imagining stuffy conference rooms and mind-numbing lectures. That's not a retreat; that's a meeting--and it's neither inspirational nor effective. If you want a new way to motivate a dream team, try "play" first and "work" second. Drew Warmington, 41, founder and CEO of iLeads.com in Newport Beach, California, lets his employees ...
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    PowerPoint Rule of Thumb: 10/20/30

    PowerPoint Rule of Thumb: 10/20/30
    I suffer from something called Ménière's disease. The symptoms include hearing loss, a constant ringing in the ears and vertigo. There are many medical theories about its cause, but I have a different theory: As a venture capitalist, I have to listen to hundreds of entrepreneurs pitch their companies. Most of these pitches are crap: 60 slides about "patent pending," "first-mover ...
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    Highlighting Multiple Words in a PDF Document

    Acrobat has powerful search capabilities, but one feature which is lacking is persistent highlighting via search. I discovered an interesting workaround to this problem after pondering this email message from a customer: We have a fairly large case where I pulled up 7,000 pages of shift logs. I need to find select words throughout the document so I am using ...
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    Implement a Successful Travel Program

    Implement a Successful Travel Program
    In tough economic times, businesses are always seeking new ways to reduce costs, and travel budgets are often one of the first areas to come under scrutiny. One way to save money without sacrificing necessary travel or the traveler's quality of life on the road is through the deployment of a corporate travel management program. While most large corporations have such ...
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    How I Got a Grip on My Workweek

    How I Got a Grip on My Workweek
    The goal: 10 extra hours in my week. The plan of attack: none. That's pretty much where I was when Marian Bateman, a productivity coach with the David Allen Co., walked into my office. As executive editor at BusinessWeek, I'm responsible for getting the print edition into your hands each week, and I spend a lot of hours doing it. Just ...
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    6 Ways to Ask for a Summer Vacation

    6 Ways to Ask for a Summer Vacation
    Feel like the four dreary walls of your cubicle are closing in on you? Time for a summer break! Whether it's a relaxing cruise, an exotic island getaway, or a sandy beach adventure, it's high time you got out of that lifeless cubicle and away from the dreariness of your nine-to-five office life. Worried your workload will keep you from some ...
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    PC Stress Busters: Word Shortcuts

    PC Stress Busters: Word Shortcuts
    Take the stress out of formatting and make Word work how you want it to, as well as reducing the risk of losing work if your system crashes due to a power failure. Watermarks. If you want to insert words such as Draft across every page, go to the Format menu| Background, Printed Watermark and complete the dialogue box as appropriate. ...
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    Keep Your Inbox Running on Empty

    Keep Your Inbox Running on Empty
    There are so many e-mails coming at us these days that e-mail management is very important. I find the best way for me to keep my Inbox organized is to immediately deal with the e-mail when it arrives. I never have more than four or five e-mails in my Inbox for any length of time. Here are five buts you can ...
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    How Do I Open a PDF in Acrobat Instead of the Browser?

    How Do I Open a PDF in Acrobat Instead of the Browser?
    By default, PDF files opened from a web page display inside the browser window with a limited toolbar: The default behavior does not suit the needs of all legal users. Some eFiling sites require running in the browser, but other applications require opening the PDF directly in Acrobat. It is easy to change the way that Acrobat opens files from the ...
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    What Does Your Voice Say About You?

    What Does Your Voice Say About You?
    From the original blog post "What Does Your Voice Say About You?" I’ll probably get a bit of ‘hate mail’ for this one, but I’m going to say it here anyway. I received a phone call from a lady who had seen my advert in the Yellow Pages and she wanted to know how she could become one of the people ...
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    Ten Commandments For Time Management

    Ten Commandments For Time Management
    "Time is the scarcest resource of the manager; if it is not managed, nothing else can be managed." - Peter F. Drucker One of the major causes of stress is work overload and not having enough time to accomplish your tasks. The easy way to get out of this predicament is to get organized and managing your time effectively. The goal ...
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    Office Exercises: Shoulders and Neck

    Office Exercises: Shoulders and Neck
    About Strength Exercises Even very small changes in muscle size can make a big difference in strength, especially in people who already have lost a lot of muscle. An increase in muscle that's not even visible to the eye can be all it takes to improve your ability to do things like get up from a chair or climb stairs. Your ...
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    Savvy Telephone Etiquette

    Savvy Telephone Etiquette
    Picture a cross between a magician and a linebacker. Calls are coming in, people are trying to get through to your boss. You use a little misdirection, a few stubborn blocking techniques and, voila, you become an effective assistant. "Your job is to protect your boss -- be a time manager," says Val Williams, a business coach with Professional Coaching and ...
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    A 12 Step Program to Survive as an Admin

    A 12 Step Program to Survive as an Admin
    AdminSecret knows it can be tough out there for an Admin. That's why we're higlighting this insightful survival guide from Patricia Robb, one of our favorite featured writers. Enjoy! My grandson has started walking. He turned 1 year old on October 8th and shortly after that he just took off. He has a unique way of walking. He takes about 12 ...
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    Holiday Party Planning in the Diverse Workplace

    Holiday Party Planning in the Diverse Workplace
    Holiday party planning can get dicey when companies add diversity to their merrymaking mix. How do you appeal to all without leaving someone out in the cold? "Put the emphasis on celebrating," advises workplace diversity consultant Sondra Thiederman, PhD, author of Making Diversity Work, founder of Cross-Cultural Communications and a Monster contributing writer. The key: "Focus more on what we share ...
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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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    NeatDesk Scanner Turns Receipts Into Organized Data

    NeatDesk Scanner Turns Receipts Into Organized Data
    Reach into your pockets after a business trip. You've got business cards, crumpled receipts and perhaps other scraps of paper with information needed for databases, expense reports and tax time. Dealing with this mess of paper is as much fun as visiting the dentist. The new NeatDesk desktop scanner I've been testing can help you through this drill. It combines a ...
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    Five Top Tips for Excel

    Like many users of Excel, I've found a few really useful features which I use quite often. Here are my top five. Keyboard Shortcuts Try the following Excel keyboard shortcuts. They can really make your life easier. Ctrl + A — Select all cells Ctrl + Home — Go to cell A1 Ctrl + End — Go to last cell in ...
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    How to Organize Your Magazines

    How to Organize Your Magazines
    The next session of Organize Your Paper Clutter starts next Tuesday … so the topic of organizing paper is top of mind again! How to organize magazines is one of the popular questions in this workshop, so I thought I’d share my system for keeping my vast collection of magazines under control. If you’ve stopped by this blog of mine a ...
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