By lynda.com | Friday, January 10, 2014
Boost your spreadsheet know-how in minutes with these easy Microsoft Excel tips from expert lynda.com instructors.
1. Learn how to keep the content of your cells within the boundaries of your design.
By Aaron F. Ross | Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Maya’s Camera Sequencer is an amazing tool for nonlinear editing and previsualization. It lets you create a cuts-only edit of multiple cameras and shots within a single scene, and render the edited sequence out to a Playblast. There’s just one catch: By default, the framing and aspect ratio of the exported sequence doesn’t match that of the cameras. I wasn’t able to cover this in my recent course Cinematography in Maya but in this article, I’ll describe how to work around the issue.
With the following steps, the Maya Camera Sequencer can render movies and image sequences with the same crop factor as the Batch Renderer. Depending on your needs, you may even be able to render final production animations using Viewport 2.0! Imagine that: You can stage, animate, and edit an entire movie within Maya, basically erasing the distinctions between pre-production, production, and post.
By lynda.com | Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Building and managing databases can be a chore. Save time and effort with these five Access tips, from the expert instructors at lynda.com.
A well-crafted database can give you insight into trends and opportunities. Learn its five key components.
By lynda.com | Tuesday, January 28, 2014
The way you manage your projects and employees affects the productivity of your department—and company. Get ahead in 2014 with these tips to help you manage, motivate and resolve issues with employees and be a better manager.
1. Pick the right management style.
There’s no single perfect way to manage, but there IS a management style that works best for your situation and team. Do you know how to choose the right one?
By lynda.com | Monday, January 13, 2014
Time is money. As companies make more demands for efficiency and productivity, employees need to respond by working smarter. Here are some time-saving tips from expert lynda.com instructors for maximizing the hours in your day.
1. Say no.
Minimize interruptions from your colleagues by saying “no” to right-this-minute requests—and deferring the “yes” to a later time.
By Jolie Miller | Wednesday, October 02, 2013
It’s said that luck favors the prepared. When it comes to job interviews, being well prepared is often what sets the best applicants apart from the rest. Here are 12 of my favorite job interview tips to make your next one go smoothly.
Learn about the company’s products or services, and how they work. How does the company make money? How does it present itself by way of branding, marketing, and advertisement?
By Jolie Miller | Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Great leadership comes with practice and purpose—so today I’m sharing five free videos from our training library with tips you can apply immediately to become a better leader.
1. Know your vision
Clarity of vision and values is where great leadership begins. What do you believe in, and how does that translate into the way you run your team, division, or company? Check out Leadership Fundamentals and let Britt Andreatta help you get in touch with your vision and values:
By Jess Stratton | Monday, March 25, 2013
Welcome to our new series Monday Productivity Pointers. Each week I’ll take a look at a different productivity tool and release two videos on the topic. These pointers can be a great way to test-drive tools and see if they’re right for you. But even if you’ve used them before, you’re likely to discover at least one feature that you probably didn’t know about!
I’ll share tools that I personally use all the time. They’ve helped me become more organized, professional, and mobile, and my hope is that they’ll do the same for you. From managing your finances with Mint.com to monitoring your online influence with Klout to creating presentations directly on the iPad with Keynote, check weekly to see what topic I’m covering and how it can help make you a more productive version of yourself. Do you have a tool you’d like me to cover? What’s your favorite online productivity tool? Let me know in the comments section below.
This week’s Monday Productivity Pointers is all about Google+ Hangouts.
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