Office Technology

Banish these LinkedIn buzzwords

February 22, 2012 Categorized in: AdvancementInternet

LinkedIn recently came out with a list of the year’s most overused professional buzzwords. Comb through your LinkedIn page and résumé to see if they contain these words and phrases:

Building your online rapport

February 16, 2012 Categorized in: Internal CommunicationInternet

In the age of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, the rules of social engagement have shifted ever so slightly. A few tips on building rapport online:
The latest technology trend? Going low-tech and “un­­plug­­ging” to get our most meaningful work done. Many are realizing we may need to take drastic mea­­sures to “switch off.” Here are some low-tech suggestions:
To achieve your goals, you may also need a little help from apps: 21Habit.com, Livifi.com, HealthMonth.com and Stickk.com.

4 free apps Siri won’t tell you about

February 6, 2012 Categorized in: Internet

By now, you’ve heard the hype about Siri on the iPhone 4S. If you don’t have the latest iPhone model, don’t fret. A few voice-recognition apps on the market do practically the same thing:
There is a way to get the look of Merge and Center without the inconvenience.
“Exactly, what is the advantage of LinkedIn?” asks one administrative pro on our online forum. “Many people I know are on it, but no one can say what they get out of it.” According to most admins, the ben­­efits are many, if you use the on­­line tool the right way.

BYTES: Expanding the cloud

January 18, 2012 Categorized in: Internet

If you already use Dropbox to store and access files no matter which computer you’re working on, you can enhance it with these add-ons:

Tips on managing someone else’s inbox

January 16, 2012 Categorized in: OrganizingOutlook

Keep on top of the boss’s or someone else’s inbox with these proven tips from the trenches: 1.  Avoid duplicating work to the extent that you can. 2. Scan for timely actions. 3. Customize any system you adopt.

Just how important is this tech stuff?

December 9, 2011 Categorized in: Internet

How important is the Internet to younger workers’ lives? Very. For example, in a re­­cent eye-opening study of college students and young professionals, one in three considers the Internet to be as important as air, water, food and shelter.

Set a date with your to-dos

November 29, 2011 Categorized in: OrganizingOutlook

How do you make sure a task gets done? Peter Bregman, author of 18 Minutes, believes we ought to make appointments with ourselves in order to accomplish things. “We should all be working off our calendars, not our task lists,” says Bregman.
Have you ever caused a problem for your computer because you simply didn’t know better? “You’d be surprised how many people unknowingly damage their computers,” says Derek Meister, a Best Buy technician. Here are six no-no’s to avoid to keep your computer out of the repair shop:
Switzerland’s Anti-PowerPoint Party is seeking support for a national referendum to ban the use of PowerPoint. Author Matthias Poehm believes PowerPoint is the wrong tool for making an effective presentation. His advice? Go back to using a flip chart.