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Simon Fraser University manager Craig Changfoot says it's easy but presumptuous to think that you are the only one who can do most important tasks properly. Worse, if you don't let go and delegate, your thinking will become a self-fulfilling prophecy as all your subordinates will come to you for every answer. OrganizedActions.com

Cut down on the phone babble

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Limit your phone conversations to five minutes so you don't lose time babbling, advises trainer Robert Plank. Before the phone call, determine the three things you want to find out in the conversation, to provide focus. 100 Time Savers

Techo-savvy teens need clear websites

If you're designing websites or pages for teenagers, keep in mind that while we think of teenagers as facile on the Web, research by Jakob Nielsen shows that they perform worse than adults. The reasons are lower reading levels, impatience, and undeveloped research skills. They need simple sites that relate clearly to their goals. Jakob Neilsen's Alertbox

Improve presentations with video

To improve as a public speaker, presentations coach Nick Morgan urges you to film yourself in action and then watch yourself three times. The first time, study it with the sound off to determine how confident and authoritative you look, the second time, listen to your voice to determine the message it sends, and the third time, watch and listen to determine how the audience reacted. PublicWords.com

Get rid of pesky unwanted add-ons

Avast Browser Cleanup, a free download separate from the popular Avast antivirus program, detects and allows you to remove toolbars and disable unwanted add-ons from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. AddictiveTips.com
 

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