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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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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. Keep your presentation clear and effective with these PowerPoint tips:

Every time you go to your favorite restaurant, look at the menu for the item you want, and then jump over one column to check the price, you are doing a vertical lookup. You even do them in Excel!
A recent question posted on the Admin Pro Forum offers this advice on using Adobe...
Two nifty tools: one that helps business travelers get more done, and one that helps executives get more done by avoiding travel.

Think beyond Evite with these three digital greeting-card sites: Paperless Post, Pingg and Punchbowl.

Today’s mobile workforce is changing the concept of where work is done. Social contact manager Gist analyzed some of the data on the mo­­bile workforce and offers a glimpse of how today’s workforce is changing as people choose where, when and how they work. Example: 3 out of 5 workers say they don’t need to be in the office anymore to be productive.

Heed these four tips when preparing a PowerPoint presentation: 1.  Keep slides clutter-free. 2.  Use one image to sell each idea. 3.  Follow the same color schemes, fonts and logos as your company’s website or brochures. 4.  Give the audience a break to prolong attention spans.

Chris Anderson, who runs the high-profile TED conference, believes we need to focus on limiting the flow of email, rather than focusing on how to organize and file all those messages. Anderson penned 10 ideas that could make a dent in email quantity:

Use these 5 keyboard shortcuts to build better presentations: Shift between overlapping objects on slides easily...Select the previous object on a slide...Create duplicate objects...Type less text...Master Slide Masters. Here's how:

In some professional corners, people are gravitating to digital business cards. The advantage? No more piles of cards to sort through. Check out these three online tools to create your own online card:

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