Office Skills

Quick tips for presentation prep

August 28, 2015 Categorized in: Presentations

Rather than using the 15 minutes before your presentation to stress and fret, follow these tips to prepare mentally.
Successful presenters prepare by not only focusing on information, but on their audience’s concerns and communication style. By catering to the audience, a presentation becomes more effective and has a higher chance of succeeding. To focus on your target audience and learn what they will expect, answer these questions.
Several mobile apps claim to track miles you’ve driven. Some are very good, and others lack ease of use. After testing multiple apps for this, we found MileIQ.
When you’re working on a project that involves a great deal of data, it can be difficult to figure out how to effectively share the numbers. Use these tips to do it right.
Free survey tools enable you to query your customers, staff or followers about a particular topic. You can set up a two- to three-question survey in under five minutes with any of these online survey tools.

Perfect your presentations

March 4, 2015 Categorized in: PresentationsSpeaking

Knowing how to deliver a polished, effective presentation is an important skill, says Jonas Altman, a partner at Social Fabric.

Engage an audience conversation-style

January 12, 2015 Categorized in: PresentationsSpeaking

If you have to make a presentation, use conversation-style tactics to keep your audience engaged, suggests leadership expert George Bradt, who says he avoids lecture-style presentations as much as possible.

How to shop for the newest technology

January 9, 2015 Categorized in: Purchasing

It’s fun to be one of the first people to get new technology, but sometimes it’s not worth the effort, writes Lifehacker’s Alan Henry. If there’s something you think you can’t live without, he offers a few tips to help you avoid coming down with a case of buyer’s remorse.

YouTube videos in PowerPoint

January 8, 2015 Categorized in: Presentations

Q. Can I have a video from YouTube in my presentation and have it play automatically?

Make your files collaboration-friendly

November 28, 2014 Categorized in: FilingTeamwork

If your office collaborates on documents and data, inside and outside the organization, you may encounter collaborators using different office suites who need to work on the same file. “So that data file might pass between MS Office, LibreOffice, iWork, WPS—the list goes on and on,” says TechRepublic’s Jack Wallen. Wallen offers some tips to help make your files easy to share.

Your office copier: A security risk?

October 24, 2014 Categorized in: Purchasing

Before you sell, trade in or scrap your office copier, consider this: Copiers—especially the newer models—are highly sophisticated computers that can be a security risk.

3 reasons to consider a Surface Pro 3

September 8, 2014 Categorized in: Purchasing

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 combines the best features of a laptop and a tablet into one device. Technology reporter Mike Lata explains three reasons it might be worth buying one.
Whether you have pallets of sensitive documents or just a few boxes you need destroyed, you may be considering using the services of a professional document shredding company. But do you know what to look for to get the best deal? Here are 10 pointers to guide you in the right direction.