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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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  • Turn Handwriting into Text in Microsoft OneNote

    Turn Handwriting into Text in Microsoft OneNote

    The short video at the bottom of this blog shows you the amazing cabability of Microsoft OneNote to convert your written notes (even my dreadful scrawl!) into typed text, and also how the application is so useful for anyone studying or who needs to quickly type out a calculation as OneNote will do the Maths for you!       Start on the Draw ribbon and try writing with one of the coloured pens. If you have a tablet with a stylus…

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  • STOP Revealing Sensitive Information by Email!

    STOP Revealing Sensitive Information by Email!

    The danger of staff accidentally or deliberately sending out sensitive information by email is one many companies have to guard against. It’s too easy for the busy office worker to hit ‘Send’ and realise (too late) that they’ve attached a document that should not go outside the organisation. My short ‘How to’ video shows how Microsoft’s new feature Data Loss Prevention stops this from happening by…

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  • Excel Speaking Cells – Double Check Your Work!

    Get Excel To Double Check Your Work For You with speaking cells

    Many people struggle to get all their work done in the day, and it’s important that the figures are correct too. Often in Excel we have long lists of data, and we need to check it against an original source. It’s pretty difficult to do that accurately keeping your eye on the screen whilst you run down a list. Speaking cells is a new feature that will read the screen aloud to you, so you can accurately check your work. This short video…

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  • Use Macros to Repeat Actions in Microsoft Excel

    Use Macros to Repeat Actions in Microsoft Excel

    Many people ask me what a macro is – and my reply is that it is a ‘recording’ of keystrokes that you can replay as many times as you like. Today’s example is what I thought was a useful shortcut key combination for something that needs to be done so many times – but I always tend to do it the long way round. So, I’ll record a macro to do it at the click of a button. Firstly, I have an unformatted spreadsheet which contains data…

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