Tips for Chairing meetings

Tips – Chairing a meeting part 1

So you are going to be chairing your first meeting. Are you the most important person in the meeting? Probably not. There will others sitting at the table who have greater...
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Tip – Drawing Tables in Word

  I often see people struggling with tables in Word. They create a table by inserting it. There is nothing wrong with that. But what they then need is different sized cells...
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Tips – how to stop distribution lists taking down your company

This week saw the NHS email system grind to a halt. It was caused by someone creating a distribution list that included everyone in the NHS. This is the sort of thing...
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Recording a simple Macro in Excel

What is a Macro? Well simply put, it is a single instruction that expands automatically into a set of instructions to perform a particular task. I’m sure that all of you reading...
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Setting up validation rules in an Excel Spreadsheet

When you have a file with data that has been updated by several people, do you find that the data is not quite what you need? Some fields could hold hold inconsistent...
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Tips – Using Outline View in PowerPoint

Many times I have been asked what the quickest way to create a simple presentation in PowerPoint is. People sometimes do not have the time to create complicated slide designs and...
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Tips – Arithmetic operations in Excel

Do you still use a calculator to calculate your expenses sheet rather than a spreadsheet like Excel? When you use a calculator to add, subtract, divide and multiply a set of...
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Tips – Cirrusworks Governor gets half a million

Cirrusworks have just filed a form D with the United States securities and exchange commission. So far only $506,492 of the $1,000,000 requested funding has been received and no doubt Cirrusworks are hoping...

Using Numbering in Word

This topic may sound so simple but unfortunately Microsoft Word is becoming more and more automated and things “just happen” and we don’t know why. I had a class not so...
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Tips – how to use slides from different presentations but keep to a house...

I am often asked if there is an easy way to use some of a colleague’s slide deck as part of the presentation they are putting together for a conference or...

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