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Today we have a guest post from Jon Gluck; an entrepreneur, connector, and marketer extraordinaire I started reading on the web. I invited him to give us his take on what he does with technology. –Doug Thomas
A day in my shoes may not seem too appealing on paper, but I manage just fine. I manage in large part because of my intense passion for business but equally important are the organizational skills I've committed myself to mastering.
So, whether I’m at home in bed, at dinner with friends, or dutifully at my desk, my system never leaves my side. I never know when a grand idea will hit or when a time sensitive opportunity will infiltrate my inbox. I can’t fall victim to unpreparedness. What follows is my starter kit to discover your “inner administrator.” Here are three ways I keep myself organized...
It’s a simple thing. You want some help, we want to give it to you. However, we’d like to know what version of Office you have. 2010? 2003? You don’t know? Here’s a way to find out by just glancing at your screen.
If a picture says 1000 words, why are we still using loads of them in our presentations? Here are some advantages of using images and a new add-in from Fotolia so you can search for great images without leaving PowerPoint or Word.
You can download the free add-in from Fotolia for Word and PowerPoint 2007. There is also one for iStockPhoto.
Read about Laurence Lessig’s method of PowerPoint at Presentation Zen. You can download a free pdf of Seth Godin’s short publication Really Bad PowerPoint, and a watch brief video of Guy Kawasaki’s 10-20-30 Presentation Rule of PowerPoint.
See more examples about PowerPoint without bullets in this entry to the Office Hours blog, including books you might want to chase down. More news on the program can be found in PowerPoint Team Blog. --Doug Thomas
The deadline is tight, but I gotta come up with a smart looking status report. Let me show you how I corral ideas with Word and OneNote and then format with Word. Plus there are some slick tricks to make it look good in Outlook without attaching any kind of document. Watch:
Folks have asked me how I come up with my ideas for these videos. Hence, a video on the topic (with lots of links in the full post). Can you share how you come up with your ideas? Add a comment below.
Take a look at your computer mouse. That other button--the right-click button--can lead you to the best keyboard shortcuts so you don't have to remember them. Let me be your guide in this short video. --Doug Thomas
On the road at CES and the buzz on Office 2010 is remarkable - download the free beta right now.
Need more? Read the how-to's for video in PowerPoint 2010 at the Office Beta site:
And see how the the PowerPoint product team uses video feature on their blog. --Doug Thomas
Here is a quick way to remove all those words from your PowerPoint and use images. This is an excerpt from a previous Office Casual titled Better PowerPoint presentations: The Office Casual Way that also shows you tools for remembering those words you are taking off the screen.
In this excerpt from a previous Office Casual, I’ll show you how dragging email is a quick way to create meetings in Outlook.
You can view the video How to generate first-rate ideas, the Office Casual way in its entirety on the Office Blog.
Microsoft Word and PowerPoint come with lots of templates that will save you time formatting documents for different purposes; resumes, business cards, calendars, to name a few. But not all templates are created equal. Some built-in sample templates for Word and PowerPoint are actually several templates made into one. Let me give you a short tour of those sample templates in this video.