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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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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.
Avoid “death by PowerPoint” by stealing presentation tips from the famously charismatic CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs. Jobs is a gifted speaker, not necessarily because he was born with talent, but because he sticks to several strategies.

When you're not on top of your e-mail, you feel out of control. It can also torpedo your career, since people associate responsiveness with competence. It is possible to clear out your e-mail inbox—and keep it clear—daily. But you must be willing to change your behavior. Here are four steps ...

Matt Kaiser, VP of NAS Recruitment Communication, encourages employers to create policies and procedures to help employees take advantage of social media. “Your employees are going to be the best way to build your powerful employee brand,” said Kaiser. “Give employees advice on what to do—not just what not to do.…"
You’ve heard that videos are great marketing tools, and you’ve clicked on plenty of promotional videos online. But are they great for your company? They can be extremely effective for growing your business if you put the right video on your web site. When planning your video strategy, here are four types to consider:

Courts have long said that employers are supposed to be proactive about preventing and stopping sexual harassment in the workplace. Employers know or should know that simply having a sexual harassment policy in place isn’t enough—they have to aggressively enforce that policy. What employers may not fully realize is that no one within the organization is exempt from education, training and discipline.

Here are PCMag.com’s top 5 free travel apps to make travel smoother (available on any smartphone with a data plan):
Here are PCMag.com’s top 5 free travel apps to make travel smoother (available on any smartphone with a data plan):

As the most popular blogging software, WordPress has matured to become a bona fide solution for businesses that need a blog or even a web site with updatable content. It’s free, capable of search engine optimization and easy to update. Here are five other blogging software options:

What makes the Internet useful is also what makes it so undeniably distracting: There’s no end to what you can find online. Luckily, a few browser add-ons that work with Firefox can help make web surfers more productive (all available at addons.mozilla.org).

Do you ever think about how many decisions you make within 24 hours? Although we have more choices and more information today to help us decide, it’s not getting easier. According to a recent conversation I had with a colleague and friend, Mary Goulet, the key is to Go with your Gut! Personally, I prefer the word intuition.

Thanks to Google’s policy of allowing employees time each week to work on pet projects, the company is forever unleashing new tools to improve your googleability. These four new tools could make you more fluent, more efficient and better-informed.

Make your e-mail easy to read and respond to with these four tips: 1. Limit your e-mail messages to one topic. 2. Make sure your headline is clear, strong and descriptive. 3. Include all contact information within every e-mail. 4. Encompass all relevant information the person might need to answer the e-mail.

Make your e-mail easy to read and respond to with these four tips: 1. Limit your e-mail messages to one topic. 2. Make sure your headline is clear, strong and descriptive. 3. Include all contact information within every e-mail. 4. Encompass all relevant information the person might need to answer the e-mail.

E-mail, that revolutionary productivity tool, has a dark side. It can create divisions between co-workers, hurt productivity and destroy focus, say critics. Some even draw a comparison between e-mail and gambling. To counterbalance the negatives, companies have been imposing “no e-mail Fridays” or “no e-mail weekends.” Anyone can take measures to keep e-mail addiction from getting out of hand, though.

E-mail, that revolutionary productivity tool, has a dark side. It can create divisions between co-workers, hurt productivity and destroy focus, say critics. Some even draw a comparison between e-mail and gambling. To counterbalance the negatives, companies have been imposing “no e-mail Fridays” or “no e-mail weekends.” Anyone can take measures to keep e-mail addiction from getting out of hand, though.

Ever sought help in Microsoft Office—only to feel like you needed more help? Melissa P. Esquibel, a Microsoft Certified Trainer who writes “The Office Tech Pro” blog, offers these tips for getting the right help fast, so you can get back to your task:

Billions of email messages are sent each day, but one study estimates that the average employee wastes more than 40 minutes a day on worthless email. That doesn't even include the jokes your friends and family forward and the unnecessary messages your colleagues copy to everyone in the office. Here's how you can trim the time you spend on email:

U.S. Brig. Gen. H.R. McMaster likens PowerPoint to an internal threat. “It’s dangerous because it can create the illusion of understanding and the illusion of control,” he says. “Some problems in the world are not bullet-izable.” He’s one of many who see the limits of PowerPoint, despite the central role it plays in their daily lives.

Google has one of the most successful products on the Internet. Why would its leaders want to alter it? Because even Google has to evolve. That’s the reason for the site’s recent redesign, its eighth. Here’s how Google does it:

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