By Jolie Miller | Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Ever since we started developing our Typing Fundamentals course, several of us in the Business segment at lynda.com have been holding group typing tests to compete for highest words per minute. (The record is 92 words per minute; can you top it?)
My working hypothesis has long been that quick typing is a key differentiator for the folks who get the most done at work.
By David Rivers | Sunday, August 31, 2014
There’s a motto I value and it can really help students who are in the midst of another school year: “Manage your work; don’t let it manage you.”
Of course, this is much easier said than done. That’s why I’d like to share these time-management tips to help students stay in control, reduce stress levels, and enjoy a happier school year!
By Jess Stratton | Monday, August 25, 2014
In many online calendar apps, such as Google Calendar and Outlook.com, you can get a daily email of all your appointments for the day. It’s one email, and it contains a digest view of your entire day.
In this week’s Monday Productivity Pointers, I’ll show you what the email looks like, and how to enable the feature in both Google Calendar as well as Outlook.com.
By David Rivers | Saturday, August 23, 2014
Back-to-school month is an exciting time for everyone in the family. But if you’re not ready, it can become one of the most stressful times of the year.
You can avoid start-of-the-school-year panic if you’re organized—and Evernote can help.
By Jess Stratton | Monday, August 18, 2014
You may have heard of the popular web clipper and note-taking app Evernote.
The makers of Evernote have another highly useful app to create annotations on photos, screenshots, web pages, even maps! The app is called Skitch, and I’m going to show you how it works on this week’s Monday Productivity Pointers.
By Jess Stratton | Monday, August 04, 2014
A long time ago in Monday Productivity Pointers, I posted a video about a fantastic remote desktop connection app called Crossloop. It was fast, it was easy, and there was absolutely nothing not to love about it. Using a desktop PC, Mac, or tablet, you could easily connect to someone else’s computer and either view it or remote control it.
A few months ago, the makers of Crossloop shut off the service. But today on Monday Productivity Pointers, I bring you a suitable alternative called join.me.
By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, July 09, 2014
This week’s tips focus on two counterintuitive ideas. The first concerns productivity.
Let me be clear: Productivity is important! Having said that, we often over-focus on productivity itself while neglecting a few underlying factors that influence productivity.
By Jess Stratton | Monday, July 07, 2014
Every once in a while on Monday Productivity Pointers, I go over something you may already be aware of—but could use a reminder about. It’s that moment when you recall: Something I use every day has some really cool features and I should be taking advantage of them!
This week I’m talking about Google Labs, particularly the Labs in your Google calendar.
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