What is Microsoft OneNote?

So many times I hear about people who have seen the Microsoft OneNote icon in their Microsoft Office suite, but they have no idea what it is. What is Microsoft OneNote? Microsoft OneNote is an electronic binder (or notebook, as they call it).  You can compile electronic information from emails, websites, documents, videos, and much [...]

Email Folders: Should I use them or not?

Over the last month, I’ve presented on email management multiple times. It remains one of the most popular and necessary topics for teaching productivity. Most professionals continue to spend at least 1 day a week, and usually more, dealing with all things email. A huge thing that's changed over the years in email productivity is [...]

One of the Best Shortcuts EVER!

Do you find yourself constantly opening 20 windows on your computer and flipping between them over and over all day long? It may not feel like you're losing productivity while that's happening, but you could be losing several minutes every day as you bounce around to find what you're looking for. This adds up to [...]

Never Lose a Computer File Again!

We've all had the problem of creating several versions of a document and then digging through them to find the one we're looking for, right? The best way to solve this is through the use of naming conventions. You need to assign categories, dates, and other specific identifying data to files to easily keep track of [...]

Spring Cleaning for your Technology

Why do we spring clean our house, our Facebook friends, and our yards but not our technology?  We spend time going through paperwork and clothes to get rid of the old and make way for the new, and we should do the same with electronic files (documents, photos, etc.), email and apps. Electronic files Documents: You [...]

The Top 5 Email Productivity Tips to Overcome Your Overwhelm

Email is still proven to be the biggest use of time for most business owners and executives. How can you get your email back under control when it's become such a time hog? Implement one or two of the following tips to start feeling relief from your email overwhelm. 1. Most people spend at least [...]

Passwords: How to Easily Make Them Complex

If you haven’t already heard, Yahoo recently announced one of the largest breaches of data ever.  For more information on that, click here to read a great article by CMIT Solutions. What everyone will tell you is “change your passwords immediately!”  But hardly anyone will tell you an easy way to make your passwords complex.  [...]

Organize your business photos for maximum productivity

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but having a thousand pictures with no organization is a disaster and a headache! Unfortunately, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all organization system.  You need to spend a little time deciding what you want from your system. Here are a few questions to get you started: Do you find [...]