Administrative Professional Today

To keep your own morale high, turn regularly to your sources of restoration: family, hobbies, exercise, etc.

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Your boss’s desk stands awash in paper and her bookcase is bursting, but she may not even realize that the clutter is distracting her. Help a messy boss declutter her office—and boost your productivity—with these simple tools.

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Strike the phrase, “How was your day, honey?” from your vocabulary. Why? A significant number of people are too tired to converse at the end of the day, according to a Harvard Business Review study.

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Take a PowerPoint presentation from good to great with these six tips from Presentation S.O.S. by Mark Wiskup.

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You know a presentation is going badly when audience members start tapping on their BlackBerrys.These days, especially, it isn’t easy to capture and hold a group’s attention. Make it easier for the presenter by using these two PowerPoint tips.

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The rocky financial markets are keeping many people up at night, especially if their retirement looms. Worried minds begin to wonder: Have I saved enough? Am I overexposed to the stock market? Before you hit the panic button, though, take a closer look at two of the biggest “warnings” you’ll hear in the retirement-planning world right now.

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Thanks to flashy tools, you can compose and distribute business slide shows online in novel ways. You may have heard about Google’s web-based presentation tool, where several collaborators can work on a slide deck simultaneously in real time. Here are other ways to give your bullet points added impact.

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Ever wonder whether your boss is looking over your shoulder as you write e-mails? Your boss just might be. Forty-three percent of employers store and review employees’ e-mail messages, reports the American Management Association. Here’s how to e-mail without worry.

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Need to poll the ranks? If you’re an Outlook (2003) user, you can send an e-mail message with voting buttons to make things easier. Here’s how to do it.

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When President-elect Barack Obama chose Rahm Emanuel as his chief of staff, he did what a senior executive does when choosing an assistant: He selected a person who would help him get things done. Are you like Rahm Emanuel?

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