1-Minute Strategies: Aug. ’09

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Make Adobe Reader remember where you left off, as well as your selected zoom and pan settings: (1) Click Edit, Preferences; (2) Choose Documents; (3) Check the box marked “Restore last view settings when reopening documents.”

Improve daily planning by being specific.
On your to-do list, don’t write, “Work on report.” Instead, write, “Prepare charts for monthly report.”

Expect a VIP visitor at the office?
Use this tactic from Darienne Page, receptionist for President Obama’s Oval Office: Once a guest passes through the security gate on the North Lawn, she has five minutes to do a Google search, if she doesn’t already know the person. The purpose? So she can make small talk during his or her wait.

Trick yourself out of procrastination
by doing absolutely nothing for 15 minutes. Stare at the papers on your desk until the urge to do something overtakes you. We often allow ourselves to procrastinate by finding busy wor...(register to read more)

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