Monthly Archives: July 2012

Time Management – Turning off Microsoft Outlook e-mail notifications

If you are busy concentrating on writing a report, a proposal, etc, you need to concentrate on the task in hand, not constantly be distracted by an e-mail notification symbol becoming visible at the bottom right of the screen. Believe … Continue reading

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Publishing an Outlook calendar to Office Online

You may have an Outlook calendar that you want to share with others, but you do not have Microsoft Exchange or they are not within the same company. In that case you can publish your calendar to Office Online and … Continue reading

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Exporting Microsoft Outlook contacts to a Microsoft Excel data list

You may have a Microsoft Outlook contacts folder that you would like to be able to manipulate in Microsoft Excel. If you are using Microsoft Outlook 2003 or Microsoft Outlook 2007: In Outlook, click File – Import and Export. Click … Continue reading

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Creating an Outlook contact list from an Excel database

You may have set up a list of names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses within Microsoft Excel and want to add these to a Microsoft Outlook contact list. To do so, open the Microsoft Excel workbook containing the relevant … Continue reading

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Project Management – Prioritising your stakeholders

Stakeholders in a project are the people (internal and external) on whom the work will impact. Not all stakeholders are equal – you need to prioritise stakeholders so that you can apply the maximum available time to core stakeholders and … Continue reading

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Better Business Writing – Turning Inefficient Text to Efficient Text

Inefficient business text hides efficient text. Clients and shareholders will notice! Often we include far too many words and it makes it difficult for people to quickly interpret what we need them to take on board. See http://www.slideshare.net/RonaldDenholm/business-writers-make-inefficient-text-efficient for examples … Continue reading

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Better Business Writing – A hard read is going to fail

Give shareholders, clients and employees an easier read. They’ll rejoice! See http://www.slideshare.net/RonaldDenholm/a-hard-reads-gonna-fail for examples of business writing that people are likely to read in comparison with those that they are unlikely to bother pursuing. If you want people to read … Continue reading

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Better Business Writing – Improving Competent Business Writing

There is so much time pressure on everyone these days. If you want your business documents to have impact, then they need to be compelling and easy to read. There is a tool called EssayAudit which can be used to … Continue reading

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Better Business Writing – The Reading Test

How easy are your reports to read? Can they easily be interpreted by the client or boss you are trying to impress? See http://www.slideshare.net/RonaldDenholm/reading-time-test for an example of how easy or difficult a document can be to read. If your … Continue reading

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Microsoft Excel – number of working days between two dates

The number of weekdays between two dates can be calculated using the Networkdays function. Click in the cell where the answer goes and then, on the Formula bar, click the Insert Function Fx button. The Insert Function dialog box will … Continue reading

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