By Jess Stratton | Monday, June 09, 2014
This week’s Monday Productivity Pointers focuses on Office 365—software that helps you boost your productivity.
It can be tricky to sort out the licensing and structure of Microsoft’s new cloud and desktop versions of the Office suite. In my free video this week, I’ll help you understand what you’re actually buying when you purchase Office 365, if the cloud and desktop versions differ, and how the software works—from the download page right down to the account management page, where you can see which family members have already installed it on their computers.
Watch today’s movie to get started, and check back next Monday for more Productivity Pointers.
By Jess Stratton | Monday, June 02, 2014
Your blog isn’t just a way of keeping your website up to date. It’s also your history. It’s a virtual record of what you’ve been doing, what you’ve been writing about, and what’s important to you. It’s a little bit of who you are.
Sure, you might already have your blog entries saved in a Word document. But what about the comments? The photos? Those are part of your story as well.
By Jess Stratton | Monday, May 19, 2014
This week’s Monday Productivity Pointers focus on creating good habits, and more importantly, being held accountable for them!
An iPhone app called LittleBit exists just for that purpose. LittleBit helps you change your lifestyle just a little bit, each and every day for 30 days. Hopefully, by the end of that 30 days, you’ve turned your goal into a habit and can move on to a new habit you’d like to adopt.
By Jess Stratton | Monday, May 05, 2014
Last week on Monday Productivity Pointers, I showed you how to write an email that gets read. Now that you’ve got your readers’ attention, let’s talk more about the content of that email. In particular, this week we’ll examine strategies for writing an email asking someone to do something—or giving someone an action item.
An action item could be a physical task, or a request to provide information. Whatever it is, you’re not just informing them about it in your email. Asking for something that needs to get done takes a special type of communication.
By Jess Stratton | Monday, April 28, 2014
You probably send many emails each day, both personal and work related. But they all have one thing in common: They do you no good if no one reads them.
This week on Monday Productivity Pointers, I’ll share tips on how to write a better email, and become a more efficient communicator in general. I’ll show you some examples of poor communication—and teach you how to avoid them when writing an email.
By Jess Stratton | Monday, April 21, 2014
In this week’s Monday Productivity Pointers, I’ll be covering in detail one of my favorite features of my iPhone: Siri, Apple’s automated voice control. Touted as your personal digital assistant, Siri really is just that—and a whole lot more!
By Jess Stratton | Monday, April 07, 2014
Last week on Monday Productivity Pointers, we explored writing a claim letter to report either a faulty product from, or poor experiences with a company.
This week we’re going to keep the momentum going—but instead of writing a letter, we’ll look at reasons why it may be quicker and more effective to use online chat for customer service issues, if the option is available.
By Dave Crenshaw | Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Each January we make resolutions and set lofty goals—but following through with them can be a challenge. Have you already lost sight of your goals for 2014? Or have you considered abandoning them altogether because they seem too difficult?
Brain experts say that once you set a goal it’s natural for your mind to begin thinking of reasons why you should not, or cannot, accomplish it. You brain goes on autopilot, insisting that your goal is unattainable because of x, y, and z. But you can learn to shut down that negative reasoning, and I’ll show you how.
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