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Don't be late - set an alarm

Calculate the travel time needed to get to meetings and other events, even when it's just down the hall. Set an alarm to remind you when to head out of your office - but make sure to bring along some articles to read or something else to do if everyone else is late. Womack Company Newsletter

Hold their attention with visuals

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Use visuals on slides. Instead of copying a spreadsheet to a slide, use a graph. Instead of listing five steps in a program, create a diagram. Instead of a wordy description, show a photo. Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Tips Newsletter



Seeing the silly in business jargon

Silver Lining Ltd. holds a Corporate Lingo Day once every month where staff go out of their way to use buzzwords and business jargon. Mike Kerr, who consults on fun in the workplace, says it leads to lots of laughs and serves as a reminder to everyone of the importance of keeping workplace vocabulary simple. Humor At Work Newsletter



Shareware for Windows programs

Just Gestures is shareware that allows you to fiddle around within Windows programs by moving your mouse in a certain way rather than using the keyboard. Draw an S with your cursor, for example, and that can call up Google for a search in your favourite browser. AddictiveTips.com

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