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Punctuation in the Digital Age

Tuesday June 30th, 2020, 7:48 pm

Punctuation in the digital age helps improve productivity and wellbeing.  We are all time poor.  We are used to using ‘text speak’ on social media apps where we have autocorrect, or it doesn’t matter if we make a typo, miss a comma, forget a full stop (period) and so on.  The question we are often asked in this digital age is, ‘Do I really need to bother using correct punctuation with email’?

The answer is Yes!  A well-punctuated email helps save everyone’s time and thus contributes to improving performance.

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This article first appeared in Executive Secretary Magazine, a global training publication and must read for any administrative professional. You can get a 30% discount when you subscribe.  www.executivesecretary.com subscriptions@executivesecretary.com

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Lunch and Learn Webinars on Improve Your Productivity in the Digital Age

Sunday April 26th, 2020, 6:23 pm

Over the past few weeks Monica has been working with  Melissa Esquibel of Sawbuck Seminars to develop a series of virtual lunch and learn webinars.  These are focused on how to be more productive in the digital age (and especially dealing with the inbox and social media).  Not surprisingly these are  linked to the new book we are co-authoring together.

Currently we are offering these free as part of our effort to support all those of you now working from home during the COVID-19 lockdown.

To download the handouts from a session click on the session title.

  1. Managing Multiple Calendars – 20 April 2020 given by Melissa
  2. Quick Parts and Quick Steps to save time dealing with repetitive actions – 27 April 2020 given by Monica
  3. Video Conferencing: what have we learned? What do we do now? – 4 May 2020 given by Melissa

For questions relating to these topics, please post them on one of our discussion groups.

Monica’s sessions join either her LinkedIn or Facebook group.

Melissa’s sessions join either her LinkedIn or Facebook groups.

We hope you are enjoying and learning as much from them as we are from your questions.

 

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Improving Personal Cyber Security – Top Tips

Monday November 25th, 2019, 5:28 pm

Improving Personal Cyber Security – Top Tips

Improving personal cyber security is key to reducing cyber crime because the weakest link in any organisation’s defence against cyber crime is we the users.  Email is the number on vector for cyber crime. Time poor and often working under pressure we make mistakes. We open attachments and links which contain malware and inadvertently share confidential information.

Here are over twenty top tips to improve your personal cyber security from better email management to protecting your personal identity when eating out.

Click here to download the document.

Strong password are vital – click here for top tips to create strong passwords and manage them.

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Reduce Cc’d Email – Top tips

Monday October 21st, 2019, 8:00 pm

Reduce Cc’d Emails Top Tips

Reduce cc’d Email

Published in Executive Secretary Magazine Sep/Oct 2019

Most of us need about 50% of the email we need.  The other 50% being unnecessary Cc’d emails or newsletters.

Here are top tips to reduce the Cc’d email which include scheduling some meeting free time through to writing rules to filter it all out. Click here for more.  Alternatively email us and we can send you a

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Key ways to improve the human defence to cyber crime

Friday June 7th, 2019, 8:10 pm

Top tips to improve human resistance to cyber crime,  The weakest link in any organisation’s defence to cyber crime is us the users.  Here are top tips to for PAs and EAs spot possible vulnerabilities and actions to take to improve your defence to a potential cyber attack. Published in Executive Secretary Magazine June 2019

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