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My Top 10 Tips for Effective Meetings

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...

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Three Reasons to Move Microsoft Outlook Email

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...

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Get Focused – less Distractions in Outlook

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 when Outlook is open on my machine! Distractions are caused by: Pop up notifications...

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Why Quicksteps in Outlook will have you Dancing

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?...

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Get my Outlook Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheet

Here are 5 reasons why using a keyboard is better Reason 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...

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How to record Narration in 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...

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

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...

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Why do you need a lead magnet?

First off – what is a Lead Magnet? A Lead Magnet is something that helps you to grow your email list. If you are selling a product or a service, then you will be growing your list of people to sell to. Subscribers to your list are already interested in what you have...

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Virtual Assistants: 10 Ways to Create Better Infographics

As a VA you do a lot of amazing work for your clients. In this post I'll share with you 10 ways you can create better infographics and speed up their creation. 1. Gather the Data Your first step is to gather and arrange the data in a way that makes sense and tells...

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VAs: 10 Ways to Ensure Your Infographics are Mobile Ready

Here are 10 ways to ensure that your Infographics are mobile ready. The fact is that mobile devices are what people are using. So if you want people to consume your content, you need to ensure that it works on mobile as well as it works on a PC. This is especially...

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VAs – How to Create a Visual Timeline in PowerPoint

Have you ever been asked to create a timeline in PowerPoint? If you have tried to create a timeline in PowerPoint, you probably spent ages, drawing text boxes, and shapes and then formatting it all to look great. PowerPoint Designer In one of the Office updates,...

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VAs – PowerPoint is not just for Presentations!

VAs – PowerPoint is Not Just for Presentations! I thought that PowerPoint was just for Presentations! Yes, many people do think just that. However, most people don't know just how versatile PowerPoint really is. If you have been following me and my posts lately you...

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VAs – Making Time Add Up in Excel

How do You Make Time Add Up? Do you use Excel to keep track of your time? Most VAs I know use some sort of time tracking software which notes what they do. It can be a professional online piece of software which does all kinds of things from tracking your time to...

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