Posts Tagged ‘Business’

Five tips for getting a better job in 2014

Published by | Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

5 tips for finding a new job

Are you hoping to land a new job this year? Or a promotion at your current company? Learn to position yourself for the job you want with these five tips from the experts at lynda.com.

1. Keep track of your professional accomplishments.
Keep your resume fresh by maintaining a career-management document, updating it regularly with your achievements.


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Five tips for freelancers in 2014

Published by | Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

5 tips for freelancers

In 2014, learn how to make the most of your freelancing business. Whether you need to go mobile or want to learn the best way to estimate a project, there’s always room for improvement—and inspiration.

1. Expand your network.
How do you get past social anxiety when you need to network? Try these tips to make networking second nature.


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Five time-saving PowerPoint tips

Published by | Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

5 tips for your next PowerPoint presentation

A powerful presentation can make or break your meeting. Don’t wing it; learn these must-know Powerpoint tips in just minutes from the experts at lynda.com.

Back up your presentations with hard data. Here’s how to import it from Excel.


Five ways for women to “lean in” to their careers in 2014

Published by | Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Five ways for women to lean into their careers.

Sheryl Sandberg challenged women to lean in to their careers and aim for the top leadership positions of their industries. Make 2014 the year you shatter the ceiling by using these great strategies from other savvy women.

1. Disrupt yourself—to get to the next level.
Harness the power of disruptive innovation, the strategy that helped Amazon and others blow past their competition.

Five things you can do to be a better manager in 2014

Published by | Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Five things you can do to be a better manager in 2014

The way you manage your projects and employees affects the productivity of your department—and company. Get ahead in 2014 with these tips to help you manage, motivate and resolve issues with employees and be a better manager.

1. Pick the right management style.
There’s no single perfect way to manage, but there IS a management style that works best for your situation and team. Do you know how to choose the right one?

Building your personal brand in 2014

Published by | Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Build your personal brand in 2014

Branding is not just for organizations. For individuals, personal branding is about managing the way you want to be perceived. A personal brand is the sum of all experiences that people have when they engage with you. In today’s web-driven world, the personal brand experience goes well beyond live interactions.

Just like products and services need differentiation to help set them apart, people need to think about how to position their experience and expertise so they put their best professional foot forward.

In my Personal Branding Basics course, I cover three main components to managing a personal brand:

Understanding motivation at work: Management Tips

Published by | Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

No matter how much talent your team members have, you’ll only get their best efforts when everyone feels properly motivated.

Many practicing managers are misinformed about what it means to motivate a team. They think that yelling or screaming or threatening will motivate people. They think that simply offering money will motivate people. Not true. Fear–based tactics can get you short-term compliance—but they’ll undermine your team’s long-term commitment and motivation. And money can be a useful motivator, but it’s often just a distraction that interferes with focusing on the inherent purpose of our work.

Recent changes to the Google navigation bar

Published by | Monday, November 11th, 2013

The new Google app menu

If you use multiple Google Apps, such as Google Drive, Gmail, Calendar, and YouTube, you might have noticed that the way you switch between products on Google product pages has recently changed.

Previously, the list of Google Apps could be found in a black bar across the top left of the page; you could easily switch between the various apps this way. Last week the black bar disappeared, but don’t worry—you can still toggle back and forth quickly between Google apps.