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  • If you think education is expensive, try ignorance

    Education – is it a cost or an investment? Sometimes observations on life are so powerful that lots of people want to lay claim to the original thought. This is one such ‘disputable source’ quote; but for me, it sums up so many people’s poor appreciation of training. “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” There are so many critical areas of our daily lives in which we have forgotten where, or how we learned to start…

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  • Is your business scoring Own Goals?

    Are your staff scoring own goals?  In business, you expect to be put under pressure from your competition, unforeseen market forces, customer decisions, and pressure to maintain profitability. I’m not suggesting any of these influences are welcome ones, or that life wouldn’t be easier without them – simply that they are to be expected. It would be naive of any business owner to think they can always avoid being under attack from such…

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  • Digital Amnesia

    Not a day goes by without me uttering the words: “If it’s not saved in my Calendar, it’s not happening!” You’ll often find me jotting down my shopping list in the Notes on my phone, and I’d never be able to get up in the morning if it wasn’t for the alarm on my phone. In fact, I think I’d be pretty rubbish at remembering ANYTHING if it wasn’t for my phone. And I’m not the only one. A recent article in the Daily Mail talked…

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  • How to Compare Spreadsheets The Right Way

    How to Compare Spreadsheets The Right Way With Excel Inquire

    You know when you’ve got a few different versions of a spreadsheet, and you end up in muddle? This can happen so easily when you email spreadsheets to colleagues – then they work on them and send them back… and in the meantime you’ve made changes to the original copy! In this video I will show you a new feature in Microsoft Excel that you can use to compare differences between spreadsheets called Excel Inquire.  …

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  • 6 Mistakes that you’re making with your LinkedIn Profile

    1. No picture I’m constantly surprised by the lack of care that professional people show in their LinkedIn profile which is a representation of themselves and their company to the world. I’ve seen quite a lot of profiles which have either no job title or the person’s name written in lower case – would you write it that way when you sign your name?! And don’t get me started on spelling mistakes!   2. Unprofessional photo I’ve…

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  • A great player doesn’t make a great coach

    A Great Player Doesn't Make A Great Coach

    Some of the most talented athletes on the planet have blotted their world-class copybooks by becoming woefully bad coaches. In the make-believe land of the movies, great reputations have been ruined as consummate actors switch from one side of the camera to the other. And no one would imagine that being a fabulous chef can make you into a decent food critic. Likewise, in an office environment, there is often a gulf between being the best at your…

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  • Are you still muddling your way through Microsoft?

    Are you still muddling your way through Microsoft?

    OK, so I am a little bit biased in my love of Microsoft products, but there is a good reason for that. You see, I am in the fortunate position of understanding how to get the best results from them. When people share their angst and frustration at the clunky, slow or illogical workings of their PC, there is nothing I enjoy more than showing them the simple workaround. Basically, people don’t know what they don’t know, and I love the looks on…

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  • How do you split 1 column into 2 in Excel?

    Are you still wasting time in Microsoft Excel?

    ~ HOW TO VIDEO INCLUDED! ~ I am often asked about how to split 1 column into 2, for example you may have full names in a column and want to split them into first and last so you can sort them by last name. It will be useful in many other situations, instead of using TEXT formulas. You may want to join columns such as address fields. You can also use Flash Fill to extract names from a list of emails. Here’s my new tip for you…

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  • Are you a HR Professional wanting to improve your LinkedIn reach?

    Improve your LinkedIn Reach as an HR Professional

    ~ VIDEO INCLUDED! ~ Looking to make great strides with your LinkedIn Profile? Book onto our next course to learn how to use LinkedIn more effectively and improve your reach! Click Here To Book

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  • 1 Simple Way To Save Time When Sending Routine Emails

    1 simple way to save time when sending routine emails

    ~ HOW TO VIDEO INCLUDED! ~ In my business, there are many times that I send out emails to clients that are all very similar. For example, after a course has been completed, I will send the evaluation comments from those who attended to the person responsible for the booking. The time that is spent on these emails that I send daily soon mounts up, which is why I wanted to share this amazing time saving trick, using the free template app…

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