Tag Archives: Administration

Notifying others that you are out of the office

SusanCarlowAvatar120x120By Susan Carlow

Microsoft Outlook’s auto reply (AKA out of office assistant) is a convenient and easy to use tool that automatically notifies folk who email you when you’re out of the office and may not be able to read or reply to their message for a period of time. It’s particularly useful when you take leave or go on holiday. Continue reading Notifying others that you are out of the office

Managing Meetings using OneNote

SusanCarlowAvatar120x120Ahh…glorious OneNote. The more I use it the more I love it.

For some reason OneNote still seems to be a well-kept secret, but it shouldn’t be, as it’s a brilliant tool for research, planning and collaborating with colleagues and partners.

In this post I’m going to share how OneNote’s awesome digital note-taking features with Outlook integration promote super-efficiency around managing meetings.   Continue reading Managing Meetings using OneNote

Don’t be fooled – protecting isn’t bullet-proof

SharynAvatarBlog120x120When I’m asked to teach a class on how to restrict editing within a document, the first 5 minutes of my instruction is usually spent explaining that protecting isn’t bullet-proof.

Why do I do this?  Because I have met so many people who assume that restricting the editing of a document by adding a password is in fact securing it so that only the holder or holders of the password can access the file.  Not true!  Via the Internet you can easily access a multitude of work-arounds that coach you through how to easily access the content of a restricted file. Continue reading Don’t be fooled – protecting isn’t bullet-proof

Outlook – Turn off the new mail desktop alert

SharynAvatarBlog120x120PROBLEM: when an Outlook email alert notifies us of new mail we often read the message and reply to it later. The problem is we’re reading (and thinking about) those messages twice.
SOLUTION: save time by dealing with the email once!  To avoid temptation turn the email alert off!

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How to prove training is an investment, not a cost – ROI

ThumbnailYou may have heard the wee story about the business owner who went to his training manager and said, “Bill, I need to cut costs. How much does it cost us to run staff training courses every year?” Bill replies, “Boss, I think you need to ask yourself what it will cost us if we don’t run training courses every year”! Continue reading How to prove training is an investment, not a cost – ROI