Office Technology

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It is said that people only use 10% of their brains. Are you only using 10% of your office technology? We’ll help you unlock the other 90%.

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Clear the deck, scrub it down and start over? Remove everything and put back only what you need? In your dreams! If "cluttered desk," "cluttered mind" is your motto and purging your work station of clutter is only a dream, approach it one problem at a time. Use these seven steps to "declutter":

Using PowerPoint visuals that only Einstein could decipher doesn't make the presenter look smarter. Complicated visuals will cause an audience to focus less on what the presenter is saying and more on trying to figure out the images. Here are seven rules for keeping visuals clear and powerful:

Trying to share a presentation with a broader audience or get the word out about a new company focus? Three free online tools for putting slideshows and videos online:

Search engines are dedicated to giving searchers authoritative and relevant results. That’s why they’re always refining the algorithms used to rate and rank web pages, and search engines are now penalizing sites packed with too many keywords. That’s right!
How well are search engines reading your web site? Find out with a powerful, yet free, tool called Site:Command.
If your organization does not use SharePoint, which enables sharing of files and file libraries, instruct anyone who wishes to share your templates to open them from a network drive.

As an admin, you may be tasked with helping to set agendas, scheduling and taking minutes. But how much power do you have to keep meetings productive? Plenty. Look for clues in the way meetings work at Google. You may find that not all of these tips are replicable at your office, but it’s a place to start.

Everyone knows it’s now a “best practice” to feature Facebook, Twitter and YouTube tags on your home page. But did you know you should be tagging your offline efforts, too?
Ever come across a file extension that you don’t recognize and you need to know what programs you might have to open it? Fileinfo.com is a great resource.

Innovative software is helping to make dull PowerPoint presentations a thing of the past. Here are three tools to keep handy when you’re creating slides:

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