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Office Technology

Business Management Daily is your source for office technology tips and training. WE provide keyboard-tested advice on Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and more.

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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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:

When making a presentation, ward off audience boredom by making it interactive. Here are four ways to deliver, according to “5 Tips for Making Your Presentations More Social”:
Whether it’s a speedy way to create a bar chart or a trick for switching from one window to the next, keyboard shortcuts can help even power users knock out work faster. Here are a few of our readers’ faves:

Well-rounded leaders don’t need to know a lot about technology. Still, if you try really hard, you can mess things up. Here’s how.

Microsoft is working on a new technology, dubbed Street Slide. And from the looks of the demo, it would revolutionize online maps. The new technology allows users to “slide” along a street—rather than jump from snapshot to snapshot, as in Google Street View.

If you’re writing an e-newsletter or promotional e-mail for your company, remember: That “free” e-newsletter costs your readers time. And that could be the most valuable thing they possess. Persuading readers to click and read is more challenging than you might think. Heed these tips and tricks from the experts for writing more effective marketing e-mail:

With postage and printing costs rising—and direct-mail response falling—more small businesses are using e-mail as their No. 1 marketing tool. Still, your e-mail faces many potential barriers, including spam filters and increasing in-box competition. Here are four tips to generate the best ROI for your e-mail marketing efforts:
If you have business partners who regularly refer clients to you, consider a list swap: They get your client list, you get theirs. This can be an extremely effective prospecting tool.

Often, we use a software program because it's available, not because it's the best one for the job. And rushing to buy a new program also can cost you more in time and trouble (on top of the dollars) than if you'd made do with a program already loaded on your computer. Before choosing which program to use for a job, answer these questions:

Here’s an easy, nifty way to share a web site: Use the “Send Link” within your web browser. Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari all offer the tool via the drop-down menu.
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