Whatever software you use, explore it, learn it, get the most from it. for example, my favourite is Excel - my top tips: autofilter, conditional formatting, pivot tables, if, etc. I also use Word a lot: tips for this are auto correct, and styles. Link to lynda courses! Never use a calculator when you've got excel - less error prone, means you need a system (e.g. manually adding up your invoices or working out the tax every time) and allows trends to show.
- Probably the two bits of software…that you'll use most in your life are Word and Excel.…And if you're going to use them a lot,…it's going to be worth getting good at using them.…Nothing incredibly fancy,…but at least know your way around…the most useful parts of them.…So, I'm going to talk to you about both,…starting with Excel.…I think Excel is a brilliant bit of software…that can save you a lot of time if you use it well.…In fact, the first thing I want to say to you…is pivot tables.…
If you don't know what they are,…then immediately pause this video…and go and get someone to show you them.…They are brilliant.…For example, if I wanted to see all my training courses…for this year by subject and by customer,…I could use a pivot table and straight away,…I could see that Customer A…has had four Time Management courses,…and one Project Management course.…Or, that of my Project Management courses,…there have been 35 this year,…and six of them have been with Customer C.…Or maybe that I've earned X amount from Time Management,…
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- Managing your inbox
- Managing repetitive tasks
- Using lists and calendars
- Maximizing spare time
- Organizing information digitally and on paper
- Getting the most out of technology and software
- Writing effective email
- Reducing filing