Archive for Technology and Productivity

I Dare You to Disconnect!

Recently a friend shared an article on Facebook — the gist of which was a challenge to disconnect for 100 days — turn off all electronic devices that connect you to the outside world. Several people had commented that this would be a hard challenge, that they couldn’t live without email, Facebook, Twitter, texting and

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Multiple Paragraphs in One Cell

A quick tip for jazzing up your content in Excel – how to make a lot of information in a cell easier to read. Check out the video!

Jazz Up Word Documents with Capitalization

Just want to share some quick tips on how to use capitalization to jazz up your Word documents.

Change the Default Folder for Downloads

After a recent webinar one attendee asked if I could share how to change the default folder for downloads. Watch this video to see how this can be done in Mozilla/Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome.

Open Browser With Multiple Tabs In One Click

Chances are you open multiple browser tabs day in and day out. You start your day by opening the browser and then one by one adding the tabs you need. Wouldn’t it be nice to open your browser and have all those regularly used tabs open all at once? Check out this video to see

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Create Perfect Lines in Your Document

Have you ever wanted to create lines in a document that look clean and neat? You could just tap the underscore key to give the look of one long line, but it often appears “broken” with the right margin ragged and inconsistent. However, a really cool shortcut for creating a line that is fluid and

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A Lifetime of Technology

The difference between what we can accomplish in sixty modern minutes and what we could do in an hour thirty years ago is astounding. In my lifetime alone I: Watched as JFK made his speech about putting a man on the moon and remember that hot July evening when Neil Armstrong first set foot on

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PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts

There are tons of shortcuts available in PowerPoint when presenting your slideshow, but how do you remember them all when you’re put on the spot in the middle of an audience? You may already be nervous… and these added keystroke combinations may slip your mind. The answer? Along with your presentation notes, keep a “PowerPoint

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Cleaning Up Email Conversations

A new feature in Outlook 2010 is the Conversation Clean Up tool. It will delete messages from a “conversation” while preserving all of the information. Outlook is smart – it can check whether a later message contains the text of an earlier message – and then it deletes the earlier messages (which have the repetitive

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Multitasking and Our Children

I don’t know about you, but I worry about how connected we all are to our electronics, especially our children. On one hand, busy professionals express concern about the number of hours that they spend at work; that they feel obligated to be connected 24/7 and that they just can’t seem to work fast enough

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