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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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Take your company’s “About Us” web page from forgettable to memorable by incorporating these tips:

“All first drafts are terrible. I don’t care if you’re Hemingway.” That comes from a writing professor who may as well have been talking about email. No email should be sent without revision. Here's an email etiquette checklist to follow:

Frequent mappers may appreciate knowing that Google Maps has a set of experimental features. Some of these neat tricks can make mapping more efficient.
With its workaday reputation, LinkedIn is still the go-to social-media site for anyone trying to ramp up a career. Krista Canfield, a LinkedIn spokeswoman, says that to reap the social-networking benefits of the site, you need at least 35 connections. Here’s how to best use the web site:

The one-click rule

by on January 26, 2011 5:00pm
in Office Technology

Web sites used to be designed “deep.” But today’s search engines and today’s web users prefer “wide sites.” Searchers want quick access to specific information and don’t want to have to click through a series of pages to get it. Search engines give higher ranks to pages that are one click from the home page.
What are your strengths? How could you improve? A look inward helps you understand your own motivations and helps hone your intuition. Here are guidelines for writing a self-assessment from Sharon Daniels, chief executive of AchieveGlobal.
Duplicate a style you’ve created in one MS Excel workbook in another workbook. Here's how:

Store scattered pieces of information in one place with these online tools: 1. Strategically store web content with Springpad. 2. Organize a batch of business cards. ScanBizCards, WorldCard Mobile or CamCard keep business cards from disappearing in a messy drawer.

On average, American professionals spend 5.6 hours each week in meetings that 71% say “aren’t productive.” If you'd rather spend those hours creatively engaged, try these tips for making the most of meeting time. (You can pull off one of these even if you're not the one who called the meeting!)

Everyone has a preferred method of organizing to-dos and notes. Your computer monitor may be littered with Post-its, or you may use your e-mail software to track action items. Increasingly, though, people are turning to web-based tools. The benefit? To access these “cloud-based” tools, you don’t need to be on a particular computer, network or browser. A few suggestions:

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