Thursday, October 26, 2017

It can be easy

The very technology that was supposed to make our life easier has in fact created another layer of complication, more work, more stress, more frustration.

If that's a sign of your world today, maybe what you need to do is stop, sit down and think about what are the 1, 2 or 3 key things that would make a difference for you?

Is it Word?
Is it the fact that you have repetitive documents and you've never made the time to sit down and create some templates?

Is it Excel? 
Where you keep working on an existing spreadsheet but you really don't understand the formulas?

These things, if you take 5 minutes or even 10 minutes once a month just to build your mental muscle around these areas.

Pick a topic for the month and focus on that in Word or Excel, where ever your pain point is. 

Over the course of a year, that will be twelve new pieces of information that are relevant to you.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Save Yourself Stress

In our world today where we are so busy one of the best things that you can possibly do with any of your Word documents or Excel spreadsheet is to take time to make time.
So what do I mean by take time to make time?

We often are so busy just throwing things together we don't think about the bigger picture.

We don't think about what we might be needing to do with this document or how we might want others to access or use it. 

Sometimes just taking a few moments to think about who is going to be the recipient of this document, who is going to be working with this spreadsheet can made all the difference and end up saving you a lot of time further down the track in remedial work which ends up costing you time, frustration and stress.

And after all we all want to work SMARTER and not HARDER.

So that's my tip for today.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

First Impressions

I'm often told by clients "I don't need help with Microsoft Word", well let me ask you a question, when was the last time you looked at a document and found a spelling mistake and all of a sudden you made a decision that you weren't going to deal with that company, that's of course if you had a choice!

Now these days, so many judgements are made upon every first impression, so what's your documentation saying about you and your organisation?  Are you struggling with spacing out your documents, keeping them consistent etc.

You can even use simple tools like Autocorrect or Quickparts to quickly and easily insert data into your document on a regular basis to save you having to do so much stuff.

So why don't you take a look at what is available in Word that can help you streamline and professionalise your documents.

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