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What data do you hold on me?

Information

Freedom of Information Day on March 16th! With the GDPR that came in on 25th May 2018 it is even easier for someone to ask for a copy of the data you hold on them, so do you know where that data is? Perhaps when you were preparing for the GDPR you did a full […]

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My Top 10 Tips for Effective Meetings

Microsoft Outlook Training

If you get my Productivity Newsletter, then you will know that I provide tips and how to guides on doing things with Microsoft Office. Recently I have been focused on Microsoft Outlook and have written about using all sorts of tools around meetings. It was natural then to do some research and find out how […]

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Three Reasons to Move Microsoft Outlook Email

Microsoft Outlook Training

Why move Microsoft Outlook email? There are three main reasons in my opinion for moving email out of the Inbox Overwhelm Organisation Inbox Size Let’s look at each one. Overwhelm Microsoft Outlook email arrives into the Inbox and sits there unless you take action and do something about it. In my long training career when […]

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Get Focused – less Distractions in Outlook

Microsoft Outlook Training

What can cause distractions?When I am recording a new course, I need to make sure that I am not distracted by all the notifications and sounds that can intrude and cause distractions. Distractions are caused by:Pop up notificationsBannersSounds on the Computer every time an email arrivesSounds on Windows every time a notification arrivesFloating boxes that face […]

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Why Quicksteps in Outlook will have you Dancing

Microsoft Outlook Training

 Quicksteps? In Outlook? What do you mean?When watching Strictly Come Dancing, I love seeing the Quickstep, the dancers cover so much ground in such a short space of time. I end up breathless just watching! What does this have to do with Outlook I hear you thinking? Well in Outlook you can create Quicksteps to speed […]

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5 Reasons to Use the Keyboard and a Bonus! Outlook Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheet

Microsoft Outlook Training

Here are 5 reasons why using a keyboard is betterReason number one – You Will Be more efficient!Most of the computer professionals that I know are wizards when it comes to using the keyboard. They are so efficient and can remember all those shortcuts. They wiz around at the speed of light getting things done […]

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Online Course Creators – why branding your slides is important

PowerPoint

What is this branding you talk about? When you see a logo on a billboard you notice it and without thinking, you know who the brand is. Think Coca Cola or Nike or even Tesco. The colours and shapes that are associated with the brand – the visual elements reinforce recognition. Now when you are […]

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Get my FREE User Guide – How to Use Mail Merge in Word 2016

Create eBooks and Lead Magnets with Ease

How to Use Mail Merge in Word 2016 –  Free User GuideDo you feel like the image above when you need to mail merge a whole bunch of people? Makes your head ache right? Where do you start and what kind of merge do you do and what is this Mail Merge thing anyway? Well I […]

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How to record Narration in PowerPoint

PowerPoint

Recently I was asked – How do I record a voice over for my slides? Someone asked this in a Facebook Group I belong to. “What’s a good program for recording audio only for voiceover with slides? Keeping in mind I read with a screen-reader and will be slower as a result, I need something […]

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Shelley’s Top 8 Time Busting Tips for Microsoft Office – Webinar!

Office 365

Get your hands or rather your keyboard on my Top 8 Time Busting Tips for Microsoft Office.  Join me on a webinar where with just 45 minutes of time invested you will go away with at least 8 new tips to put into practice immediately!What you will learn in this webinar:How to make the colours in […]

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What do you do to improve your skills and your business?

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What kind of learning do you undertake to improve your skills and your business? I have been doing a fair bit of personal development lately. Whatever I learn will benefit my business as the more I improve my skill set the better I will be at doing the things I need to do. It kind […]

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Navigate Your Way to Success this Black Friday Weekend

Navigate Bundle

Hello Hello! Do you want to Navigate Your Way to Success? It has been Black Friday all over the internet. Did you ignore it? Did you grab a bargain? I did, I was greedy and grabbed two bargains! Bargain One One is a new Kitchen Aid mixer. I love my current Kitchen Aid but it […]

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