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  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011
    [How To] How to nail your video interview
    So how can you ensure success? Clearly you want to look presentable and be in a professional enough space. They don’t look off to the side, they don’t look up in the air, they don’t glance sideways; no, they look into the camera or at their notes… Staring at that camera is hard work. First, don’t mess up the obvious.
  • TRENDS IN THE LIVING NETWORKS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011
    [How To] Breaking through BRIC: How to work with media in Brazil, Russia, India, China
    A couple of months ago I contributed to Ketchum’s Global Media Network meeting in New York, giving the opening keynote on the Future of Global Media , and participating in the follow-up panel on how to work with media in Brazil, Russia, India, and China, titled “Breaking Through BRIC: Understanding These Influential Global Media Landscapes”.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2010
    [How To] 10 Things to Avoid In Social Media
    Every Wednesday, Aliza will be writing about social media and providing hints, tips and insight; helping you to make social media work for you. Google Buzz: Responding to the Community. We used to call them community members or our online friends. We need to jump out of our fishbowls and smell the air of reality. years.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2010
    [How To] Step-by-Step: Creating Your Blogging System
    If you’re a blogger, your most common problem is likely not knowing what to write. You open your word processor or editor to find a blank canvas staring back at you, which causes the same thing to happen to your mind — it goes blank. The first thing that came to mind was an editorial calendar.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2010
    [How To] Revisiting 10 Golden Rules of Social Media
    As 2010 opens its doors, I wanted to take another look at my Golden Rules of Social Media , published back in May of 2009, to see if I could consolidate those rules into five actions we can take to work better in — and through — social media in the coming year. Things to Do Within Social Media in 2010. Listen.
  • WWW.LABNOL.ORG  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 2009
    [How To] Adobe PDF Guide: How to Do Everything with PDF Files
    Adobe PDF Guide: How to Do Everything with PDF Files Adobe PDF is the best format for sharing documents because they are compact, the formatting is preserved and most computers / mobile devices / ebook readers can easily handle PDF files. Q: I don’t want to install software just for converting a bunch of documents to PDF.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011
    [How To] How to Overcome the Contractor Culture Clash
    It stands to reason that the better you get to know your temporary and part-time workers, the more you’ll gain from working with them. So how can you ensure that your team makes the most of contractor and part-time relationships? Does it allow you to make the most of their contributions? Consider Culture.
  • PSYBLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012
    [How To] How to Overcome the Egocentric Bias
    People don't mind hearing the advice, they just hate to take it.  The egocentric bias strikes in the boardroom, in schools, in hospitals and everywhere where two or more people are gathered together and one turns to the other and says: "What do you think?". People have a tendency not to listen until after it's too late.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2011
    [How To] 3 Sources of Conflict in Remote Teams, and How to Avoid Them
    Dealing with conflict is difficult enough in teams working face-to-face, but remote teams experience additional challenges. Given that conflict is inevitable, especially for remote teams, what can we do to minimize the damage? Conflict can occur when these technological malfunctions become excuses to not do the work. 2 Loafers.
  • WWW.LABNOL.ORG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2008
    [How To] Google Docs Guide: How to do Stuff with Google Docs
    Google Docs Guide: How to do Stuff with Google Docs. Practical guide to Google Docs: Learn how to do anything and everything with your online Google Office. Q: How do I upload all my Microsoft Office documents from the desktop on to Google Docs? to my Google Documents? A: Go to Edit â??>
  • WWW.COMMUNITYSPARK.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2009
    [How To] How to build an online community | Community Building
    Here’s how you do it. If it’s because you want to be more customer focused and want to offer more value to your customers, you’re more likely to succeed. Reach out to your target audience via Twitter, Facebook and wherever else they might be. You just need to offer something different.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 3, 2011
    [How To] How to Strategize for Mobile Marketing Success
    million smartphones sold this year, compared to the 173.5 Smartphones will likely blow by traditional computers next year as the way most of the world gains access to the Internet. And if so, how are you thinking about it? Let’s plant our feet firmly on the ground and talk about how you should be thinking about mobile.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011
    [How To] How to cure the common conference call
    It doesn’t matter if 20 email chains go back and forth that summarize the calls, the conferences never seem to end. Do you know how I realize that conference calls are becoming a serious problem? have three VOIP handsets that I have dedicated to my business line. It’s bad enough to do this in person. Worse
  • LINKED INTELLIGENCE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2009
    [How To] How to Contact LinkedIn Technical Support
    First off, let me say that it’s ludicrous that this even merits a blog post, but LinkedIn has so obfuscated the process that it takes a lot of digging to find it. If you’d like to see how to find it for yourself, read on. Scroll down to the bottom of any page on LinkedIn: 2. Click on the Customer Service Link.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2011
    [How To] Extreme telecommuting: how to move to Italy and keep your day job
    All of this is fascinating, but it sometimes makes you wonder what all of these new technologies and ideas add up to on the ground. Frangipane knew better than to spring a transatlantic move on his boss all at once, opting instead to inch his way toward greater freedom by slowly proving that, for him, the office was only a hindrance.
  • JOINING DOTS: BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010
    [How To] SharePoint 2007 – How to Manage Site Permissions
    [Note: This post has been cross-posted from the SharePoint Guide web site] The presentation below walks through how to manage permissions and control access to a SharePoint site. They may prefer to create directory groups for you that can then be added to SharePoint groups. To quote a good book, Don't Panic!
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2009
    [How To] Use Facebook Friend Groups to Specify Privacy Settings
    Facebook gives users many tools for controlling what personal information is displayed to friends and others. But if you have lots of Facebook friends, you probably don’t want to create privacy settings for each person you know. Here’s how. Assign Your Contacts to Friend Groups. Step 1. Step 2. Step 3.
  • PSYBLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011
    [How To] Why We Buy: How to Avoid 10 Costly Cognitive Biases � PsyBlog
    How to Be Creative. Get email updates: Why We Buy: How to Avoid 10 Costly Cognitive Biases. But many of these mistakes are avoidable if we can understand how we think about money. Here are 10 biases that psychological research has shown affect our judgement.and how to avoid them. PsyBlog. Archives.
  • KNOWLEDGE MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2008
    [How To] How to create products customers love
    I attended a webinar by Marty Cagan of the Silicon Valley Product Group, where he discussed some a "top ten" elements from his new book, Inspired: How to Create Products Customers Love. It's only the last element that has to do the technology and the business. Create a product strategy so you know what you're trying to achieve.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2011
    [How To] New book offers tips on how to “future proof” your career
    Is there anything we can do, when it comes to work, to reduce the anxiety of the future and prepare ourselves to gracefully weather economic and technological change? Gratton took to her blog recently to give American readers a sneak peak (the book is already out in the U.K.) Be prepared to strike out on your own.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2010
    [How To] How to Stop Clients from Invading Your After-Hours Time
    As a web worker who can work anywhere, any time, is it possible to mark the end of the day ? The best time to deal with this situation is at the start of a relationship. What if you have multiple clients and they all decide to call on you at the same time, or you bite off more than you can chew ? Let calls go to voicemail.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2010
    [How To] How to Design Your Own Exit
    Reading the LinkedIn profile of a web working friend recently, I was surprised by how little time this very successful individual had spent in any one role. With that kind of changeability, it’s easy for web workers to treat each position as little more than a whistle stop on life’s grand tour. When Your Exit Matters.
  • PSYBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
    [How To] How to Fight the Four Pillars of Procrastination � PsyBlog
    How to Be Creative. Get email updates: How to Fight the Four Pillars of Procrastination. brief look at the psychological factors that cause us to irrationally put off important tasks. According to Steel (2007) , there are four pillars of procrastination and so four potential ways to fight it: 1.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, JULY 26, 2010
    [How To] 25+ Ways to Fill Your Social Media Calendar
    Social media calendars are being created, modified, enhanced and utilized on an ongoing basis to better manage blogs, microblogs and social network content and messaging. As you are looking to fill in the blanks in your social media calendar? Start with some “Marketing 101″ questions: Who are you trying to reach?
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2009
    [How To] Web Work 101: Search Engine Optimization Basics
    For any web worker with a blog, web site or online portfolio, knowing how to optimize it for search engines is a must. In this post, I’ll discuss some basic SEO techniques and how to apply them. The first thing we need to define is SEO itself. Back link : A link to your site from another site. Content.
  • LINKED INTELLIGENCE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2011
    [How To] How to Recommend Strangers on LinkedIn
    Sure, it might seem like a crazy idea to recommend someone you don’t even know. And you might think that’s a relatively new etiquette problem unique to the modern social web. Fortunately, one of history’s greatest networkers, Benjamin Franklin, has some advice on how to solve it: On Recommendations To a friend.
  • COMMUNICATION NATION  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2005
    [How To] Communication Nation: How to think clearly
    As individuals and as a species, I believe we will be happier and more productive if we can improve our ability to communicate. This blog is dedicated to that effort. By concentrating solely on one item, you will be able to get through your to-do list more quickly than if your attention is scattered. Speak to you soon.
  • LINKED INTELLIGENCE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
    [How To] How to Kickstart a Low-Productivity Day
    Editor: Welcome guest author Jason Womack who's got some advice on how to get back to work on a slow day. You just don’t want to do it anymore. How do you flip that switch to get going again? Visit a floor you haven’t been to before. You just need to notice. What do you do now? Walk around.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2010
    [How To] How to Manage Your Boss When Working Remotely
    One of the biggest challenges of corporate web working is being able to demonstrate that you are at least as productive — if not more so –  while working at home or in a remote office as you would be sitting in a cubicle where everyone can see you at work. Regular Status Meetings. Areas of focus for the past two weeks.
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
    [How To] How-to Guides>> How to Reduce the Pain of Collecting Metadata
    'The challenge in information environments is to get complete, accurate and consistent metadata applied to information and data resources. In this article co-authored with Maish Nichani we share strategies to collect metadata that lower the reliance on people in supplying metadata. View the article at PebbleRoad here.
  • LINKED INTELLIGENCE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2008
    [How To] Carry Your PC on Your iPhone or iPod Touch
    By turning part of your iPhone or iPod touch into a portable hard drive, iPhone Sentinel and the MokaFive Player allow you to run virtual machines directly off your iPhone, so you can run anything from an entire operating system to standalone video games like Quake. Here's how it works. That's all there is to it.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010
    [How To] 8 Significant Developments in Social Media You Should Watch
    While I don’t have a crystal ball, here are some developments that I think are worthy of our attention and will affect how we do things in the social mediasphere over the next few years. Many of the things on this list will not be news to the very well-informed social media consultant types who live and breathe this stuff. Virb
  • PSYBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012
    [How To] The Incubation Effect: How to Break Through a Mental Block
    It doesn't matter whether you're pondering spreadsheets at work, trying to decide what colour to paint the shed or wondering where to spend the holidays, sometimes you hit a mental block and can't go forwards. The usual solution is simply to take a break. It sounds too good to be true. Click here to find out more
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2010
    [How To] Tips for Handling Information Overload: Too Much Content
    We all want to keep up with the latest news and trends in our industry along with learning more about other areas of interest, like our hobbies. With only so many hours in the day, people often struggle with finding the information they need to be successful while not spending too much time sorting through massive quantities of data.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 2010
    [How To] Resurrect Your Social Media Presence
    Whether you’ve suffered social network burnout , or you’ve just slipped out of the social media loop somehow, you can get back into the swing of things … if you want to. it’s a great way to stay on top of what’s going on. There are benefits to be gained through being part of social networks that suit you.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010
    [How To] 5 Ways to Manage Client Expectations
    If you run a service-based business, you probably have some horror stories to tell about bad clients and projects that have gone wrong. Anything less than that is a disservice to both prospective clients and you. This is one place where you absolutely want to be a stickler for detail, because one slip could cost you considerably.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
    [How To] WWD Screencast: Embedding PowerPoint and Excel Documents With Office Web Apps
    Yesterday, Microsoft announced that it had added the ability to embed PowerPoint and Excel documents from Office Web Apps into other websites. It’s a really neat feature and very easy to use, so I thought I’d make a quick screencast showing you how it works: Office Web Apps can be accessed via office.live.com.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2010
    [How To] Planning for Collaboration in a Growing Business
    As your team grows, you may need to change your collaboration strategy and move between collaboration tools. How can you make sure the transition goes smoothly? If you can see your company headed in that direction, it’s valuable to start thinking like a larger enterprise as early as possible. Planning for the Transition.
  • ANECDOTE   |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2012
    [How To] How to respond to misinformation that's hurting your business
    I like to ask senior executives this simple question: is there a story going around your company that's causing you pain? Now, the reality actually involved the executive team meeting a few times to work out the strategy. 2012) summarises the research on how misinformation emerges, is sustained and can be corrected. It sticks.
  • ANECDOTE   |  SATURDAY, JULY 10, 2010
    [How To] How to get your story heard at work
    In a fast paced workplace dominated by tasked focussed folk hell bent on ticking boxes and creating outputs, it can be difficult to get your story heard. Do you remember how Gary pulled together everyone from budget and wholesale and we had that crazy time creating the budget report?". We probably don't have time to reminisce.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2011
    [How To] Creating and Implementing Your Marketing Plan (Part 1)
    That’s usually due to the fact that they lack a plan for getting the word out about the business, but it’s hard to know where to start when creating a marketing plan. In this two-part post, I’ll discuss a few tools and tips to help you create, implement and maintain a marketing plan for your business. How-to articles?
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2009
    [How To] How I Work In Chunks
    One of the big benefits of being a consultant is that I can rearrange my schedule to do something fun, or to accomplish an activity by taking advantage of off-times. Meetings are very disruptive for me, since they interrupt my flow and make it difficult for me to fit work into the smaller spaces between meetings.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2010
    [How To] 5 Ways to Attract Attentive Friends, Fans and Followers
    Why isn’t anyone responding to you? And what are some effective ways to get more actively engaged friends, fans and followers (FFFs) in your social media channels? The first thing to do before trying to attract more people to your channels is to assess how well you are communicating with your existing social media tools.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2011
    [How To] Don’t Do Social Media Marketing by the Numbers
    As the social media industry matures and best practices continue to refine, I’m struck by how too many people tend to get caught up in the numbers — or at least the wrong numbers — and let those numbers dictate how and when they use social media. The conversion from fans to customers.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2010
    [How To] 3 Common Blind Spots for Small Business Owners
    You check them regularly to make sure you’re clearing other vehicles as you pass them, but occasionally, a blind spot still surprises you. think about this all the time as it relates to my business. Are there blind spots we don’t yet know exist that could potentially be fatal to the success of our companies?
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010
    [How To] The Remote Workforce: How Do You Keep It Together?
    People no longer have to be tied to their desks all day, every day. But while having your staff working from any location is all well and good, how can you make sure that everyone not only remains productive, but feels like part of one organization and one team? To overcome this issue, Huddle holds a Friday Stand-Up meeting.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2010
    [How To] Surviving Sudden Social Network Changes
    We’ve all been there before: One of the social networks we use regularly suddenly changes its features, and we’re left scrambling to figure out the impact of those changes. And now what are we going to do because the “New Twitter&# features are wider and cover our painstakingly designed custom backgrounds? Now what?
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2010
    [How To] Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Your Work
    Most of us are probably an expert in something, and we naturally get questions from people who want to learn more about our area of expertise. It is relatively easy to just jot down a few paragraphs, grab a couple of links and send off that email to the person asking the question. Online Documentation. Collections.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2009
    [How To] How to Carry Your Office on a Stick (USB Flash Drive)
    As USB flash drives continue to get faster and provide increasing amounts of storage capacity, you can use them for more than just backing up files and documents. NirLauncher is another impressive suite of portable apps that are easy to launch from your USB flash drive. You can simply copy them to your flash drive manually.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010
    [How To] Take the Lead in Your Remote Work Relationships
    At the beginning of a new project, it’s easy for the freelance remote worker to leave the decision-making about the project to the client. But it can be extremely valuable to promote conversations about your remote working arrangements with clients yourself. Tags: Career How-To freelancing remote work
  • THE BAMBOO PROJECT BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2011
    [How To] How to Have Meaningful Conversations at Work
    Earlier this week,   I wrote about the need for us to have more meaningful conversations at and about work, digging deeper into the real issues that influence us. Today I want to share some thoughts on how we can start to move in the direction of having more meaningful discussions. How are you feeling about what happened?
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010
    [How To] Green Tips: Improving Energy Efficiency at Home and on the Road
    When office equipment will be switched off for longer periods, use a power strip, or energy UFO , to avoid vampire appliances slowly draining electricity. multifunction device that combines a printer, scanner and fax is more efficient than separate machines for each function and takes fewer resources to manufacture. The Home Office.
  • PSYBLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2011
    [How To] How to Live With an Unknowable Mind � PsyBlog
    How to Be Creative. Get email updates: How to Live With an Unknowable Mind. How do we live with that? How do you imagine your own mind? But, at a wedding is determined to scream at the top of its lungs through all the quiet bits. Other parts would be extremely interesting to know about. About.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2010
    [How To] Managing “Busy-ness”: What Gives?
    In the first part of this series, I talked about the shift business owners have to make as they become more successful in order to make the most of their time, spend the greatest amount of effort on their top priorities, and avoid “busy-ness&# (aka, “working for work’s sake&# ). What to Expect. What to Give Up.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2010
    [How To] Presentation Tip: The 200 Slide Solution
    How about trying something different? Next time you have a 40-minute presentation to make, try using two hundred slides, each containing just one word or image. Godin goes on to state that he doesn’t mean to stipulate that you should use exactly 200 slides — you could use 50, 100 or even none.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010
    [How To] Make Them Love You: Customer Service Lessons from Alice
    How do I love thee? Alice is awesome, and as soon as I figured out just exactly how awesome Alice was, I couldn’t wait to tell everyone I knew about the service. can be out of aluminum foil or coffee creamer for weeks before finally convincing myself to go to the store. Let me count the ways. It takes too long.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 2010
    [How To] 5 Organizational Tools I Can’t Work Without
    I’m on the road this week, and it’s times like these when I really appreciate the tools I use to stay organized. Even while working remotely, I’ve managed to stay on track and not get behind on work because these tools rarely let anything slip through the cracks. Google Calendar. TimeDriver. Pen and Paper.
  • LIBRARIAN OF FORTUNE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2010
    [How To] How to become a great speaker in one easy step
    But I gained an insight a while ago that I think captures how to take your fear and turn it into great speaking. You’ve got a range of choices on how you react to that adrenaline. You can name it Creativity, and remind yourself that this energy serves to speed up the thinking processes in our brains. Here goes.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 2, 2010
    [How To] Stroking the SuperMe: Targeting Brand and Product from a Social Perspective
    How are you today? And how’s your SuperMe? According to one of the media industry’s leading lights , all of us who engage in social networking create a “Digital SuperMe … that only drinks the best wine, vacations in the finest locales and has the best and brightest children.&# Individuals and the SuperMe.
  • PSYBLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2013
    [How To] The Brainstorming Tweak: How to Boost Creativity in Groups
    Traditional brainstorming is inefficient but the process can be tweaked to produce more high quality ideas. For many years brainstorming has been a very popular way for groups to generate new ideas, especially in business. Write down any idea that comes to mind, no matter how wild. How to make and break habits.
  • KNOWLEDGE JOLT WITH JACK  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2014
    [How To] The Choice - or How to have a full life
    There is a paragraph in the appendix that summaries the book: There are two alternatives: one is to b h about reality and the other is to harvest the gifts it just gave us. The book is setup as a discussion / debate between Eli and Efrat (father and daughter) around the topics of “how do I think” (like a scientist)?
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2010
    [How To] Can You Be Personal and Professional in Social Media?
    There have been plenty of blog posts and discussions recently about how you need to be “personal&# across the various social media web sites, even when communicating on behalf of your company or brand. Maybe you helped with the design or product definition, and you can mention your personal contribution to the product.
  • PSYBLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013
    [How To] How To Set Better Goals: Avoid Four Common Mistakes
    His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick 'Badly set goals can degrade performance, motivate unethical behaviour and damage organisations. ? Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog.
  • WWW.COMMUNITYGUY.COM  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2009
    [How To] Community Netiquette: How to Avoid Stepping on Virtual Toes
    Most of us know that in the typical online community, it’s not kosher to post blatant marketing materials. But when confronted by other more nuanced issues, such as how to introduce ourselves (or our company) to a community, or how to react to someone calling us names, things get a little murkier.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2009
    [How To] Back Up Your Social Media Profiles
    Not too long ago, I had a major scare: I went to log into my Twitter account, only to be informed that my page no longer existed. Luckily, LinkedIn makes it easy to keep a record of all the contacts you’ve made through the site, as well as back up your own profile. To export your contacts, click on “Contacts.&#
  • [How To] You Don’t Need a Muse: How to Get your Work Done When You’re Not Inspired
    There’s this Chuck Close quote that I immediately recall whenever I need to work despite my lack of inspiration or motivation: “Inspiration is for amateurs. just get to work.&#. Of course, I don’t want to be an amateur. So how do we ‘get to work’ when our hearts aren’t in it?
  • PSYBLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2011
    [How To] How to Get More Pleasure from Your Money � PsyBlog
    How to Be Creative. Get email updates: How to Get More Pleasure from Your Money. Heres a little tip for life: try to always have something to look forward to, no matter how small. You know that feeling you get when youre dreading giving a public talk or going to the dentist? PsyBlog.
  • THE BAMBOO PROJECT BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2009
    [How To] "How to Open a Banana Like a Monkey": The Anatomy of a Good Training Video
    It reminds us of how we usually peel a banana and the problems with it. There is a demonstration of the old, bad way to peel and then the new, wonderful way--both clearly depicted, accompanied by a verbal description using simple language. It connects to the "what's in it for me.". No full body shots to distract from the task.
  • THE BAMBOO PROJECT BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2010
    [How To] How to Blog When Your Industry or Occupation Isn't Into It
    How do you blog then? They would love to have someone weed through what's out there and give them a digest of resources and articles to help them get their work done. Set up a Delicious account to bookmark the best stuff you find online and write periodic posts summarizing and linking to what you've found.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010
    [How To] Going From Personal Projects to Collaboration With Chris Brogan
    There is an incredible difference between handling your work when you’re the only person who you need to keep on track and when you’ve got to work with an entire team. The bad news is that if I’m going to grow this business, I’ll have to grow up, stop rebelling, and use a project system that works for everyone.
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  MONDAY, MAY 4, 2009
    [How To] Blog>> How to Approach a KM Strategy Exercise
    Not to mention a new version of iMovie with some cool effects. So here’s an introduction to some of our most important lessons learned over the years in how to approach a KM strategy exercise with some chance of it moving off the page of the consultant’s report and into some form of reality. Enjoy!
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2009
    [How To] Extending Your Laptop’s Battery Life–Revisited
    The other day, in my post 9 Ways to Get Better Battery Life ,  I detailed a number of steps you can take to greatly extend the time you spend with your notebook unplugged. It really does make sense to turn the brightness down when you’re working on things like documents and e-mail for extended periods.
  • LINKED INTELLIGENCE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011
    [How To] How to Write a Better LinkedIn Group Welcome Message
    LinkedIn groups are wonderful tools to use when you are looking to enhance your network. When you run a group, however, you want ways to help make your group stand out from the pack. One excellent way to do this is design a premium welcome message template. See the difference?
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2010
    [How To] How to Use Location-based Social Networks For Business
    Or you love it, and you can’t believe it took me so long to get onto it. Foursquare just became available in Alaska so I’m on a mission to visit and list as many places as I can with tips and reviews so that by summertime, Alaska businesses will reap the rewards. I just started using Foursquare. know, I know. You hate it.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2009
    [How To] How to Ensure Your LinkedIn Profile Is Effective
    While you can see your “profile completeness&# score on your profile page, it doesn’t measure profile effectiveness — how good your profile is at attracting contacts, generating leads and showing off your skills. Use this checklist to ensure your profile is thorough, effective and updated. Upload a professional photo.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2009
    [How To] How to Build a Standing Desk
    standing desk (also called a stand-up desk) is just what it sounds like: a desk that allows you to stand up while working. There can be health benefits to using a standing desk, particularly for certain back problems. Using a standing desk should even burn a few extra calories compared to slouching in a plush designer chair.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2009
    [How To] How I Use Dropbox For Maximum Productivity
    The other day, some friends and I were discussing the various productivity tools and services that we rely on to manage our lives and our businesses. Dropbox is a file sharing application that is amazingly simple to use. Because there are no new interfaces to learn, it also has a very shallow learning curve. for 100GB.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2010
    [How To] 20 Ways to Fail Miserably as a Corporate Web Worker
    Last week, I discussed 10 ways to make sure that you are a successful corporate web worker , but there are also plenty of things that you can do to screw it up. As a result, you need to work extra hard to make sure that people know you are productive, and there are so many things you can do to ruin your chances of being a successful.
  • ANECDOTE   |  MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011
    [How To] Article: How to make your strategy stick with a strategic story
    It’s the 2011 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference and Steve is about to announce a change in strategy for his company. It’s rarely embedded in their minds and, as a result, the espoused strategy does not influence day-to-day decision-making. “ A company without a story is usually a company without a strategy.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, MAY 10, 2010
    [How To] 5 Lessons in Misinformation
    The problem is that these days, more seems to mean less: the avalanche of stats often seems to reveal little real, reliable information. But when that tactic is applied to research findings, it can actively mislead us readers. The respondents don’t sound particularly antisocial to me yet, but let’s read on.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2009
    [How To] Great Blog Content vs. Search Engine Optimization
    My take on SEO is that writing compelling, interesting blog content that people will want to talk about and link to will get you around 95 percent of the way to good search engine rankings. If you don’t have great content, SEO is not going to be very useful for you. Write Great Titles. Bad: Day 1 of LinuxCon.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010
    [How To] 7 Tips for Producing Winning Webinars
    The topics were compelling enough that I carved out an hour at a time to attend. Maybe it’s just me, but that overly solicitous boisterousness just doesn’t translate well to a webinar setting. However, a webinar is not the time to ramble. It often means you’re too lazy to focus on the good stuff.
  • LINKED INTELLIGENCE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2008
    [How To] Change Google Chrome's User Agent String
    The Digital Inspiration blog details the best method (at least for now) of changing Google Chrome's User Agent String to get around browser restrictions and access unique perks, such as reading full magazines with a pretend iPhone. How to Change User Agent String in Google Chrome Browser [Digital Inspiration
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011
    [How To] How to manage innovative ideas in the modern enterprise
    We’ve moved on from physical suggestion boxes to web tools can that accept ideas from customers and employees located all around the world. Organizations Transportation Safety Authority (TSA) to LG Electronics   use the web to ask for ideas about how to improve their businesses or what new products to offer.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2009
    [How To] The Home Wi-Fi Reboot: Don’t Neglect It
    There are more and more of us, and I’ve written before about the importance of doing regular checkups on your wireless network to make sure you’re getting the best performance. Here’s the common problem I had, and how I fixed it. frequently like to write and work on a laptop, so that I can move from room to room.
  • ANECDOTE   |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2007
    [How To] Anecdote: How to store your Moleskine PDAs
    Bookmakers applied embellishments to the front and back cover but avoided the spine because it had to bend and flex and created problems when you affixed adornments. So how do you know which book is which on your bookshelf when you can’t see the spine? Follow me on Twitter. Filed in Book reviews , Fun , Knowledge. 2000).
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2010
    [How To] How to Keep the Grinch From Stealing Social Media
    And if you want to know why, here’s some good reasoning. It could be the frequent time-wasting to fight. But I think that the most likely reason of all, May be how our attention spans have become small. Yes, I use Twitter many times a day, Facebook at least daily, and try to blog at least weekly (to no avail).
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2011
    [How To] How to Build Stronger Connections With Your Team
    It can be hard to feel connected and on the same page with employees and team members, especially when working remotely. By finding ways to relate to the people on your team, you can improve communications , build better connections and create an even stronger organization. What skills and experiences do you hope to acquire?”.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011
    [How To] How to create an avatar for work-related virtual worlds
    The use of virtual worlds is increasing for marketing, training and collaboration , according to a survey that Aliza recently covered. According to another survey , early adopters of virtual worlds are learning to use it for brainstorming and project coordination. How do we create avatars that are more than just placeholders?
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012
    [How To] How to make time zone separation work to your advantage
    Technology might be collapsing distances and allowing folks spread across continents to work together, but no matter how good collaboration tools get, none of them can alter the course of the earth around the sun and eliminate the hassles of time zone differences. The really neat thing is, I will go to bed, say, 10 or 11:00pm.
  • ANECDOTE   |  TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2010
    [How To] How to stop executives becoming grammar nazis when defining their purpose
    In our work to help organisations make their strategies stick we often start by helping the executives get clear on their purpose. In large organisation each executive wants to ensure their part of the business is included in the purpose statement and if you let this happen you end up with mush. Why does their enterprise exist?
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2011
    [How To] How to Induct a New Remote Team Member
    Typically, you’ll have little face-to-face time in which to give the right impressions, effectively communicate job-, team- and culture-related information, and create appropriate expectations. In some circumstances, you may even need to induct the person remotely, which makes the task even tougher. Getting it Right.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2010
    [How To] How to Make People Management Software More Human?
    Would you have considered the web a place to socialize? LinkedIn and Facebook are clear examples of how software can change cultures. Some fear that software is creating an even bigger divide between people, by reducing our interpersonal interactions to a series of abrupt and impersonal blurts on a mobile device. Imagine that.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2009
    [How To] How to Use a Virtual Assistant in Your Business
    In an earlier post, I mentioned using a virtual assistant (VA) to help with my work so that I could free myself to focus on more important tasks, including taking much-needed time off. Many readers asked who I used for virtual assistant services, and one reader asked for an post on how I use VAs. How Will I Use a VA?
  • COMMUNICATION NATION  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2005
    [How To] Communication Nation: How to present like Steve Jobs
    As individuals and as a species, I believe we will be happier and more productive if we can improve our ability to communicate. This blog is dedicated to that effort. 24 October 2005 How to present like Steve Jobs What makes Steve Jobs such a great presenter? com Site index Full Atom Feed My paintings (Click to view
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012
    [How To] How to build a global company in rural Illinois
    Thanks to technology, the company can acquire customers and hire workers anywhere, so when they needed additional affordable, quality talent where did they look? We called him up to ask how it’s going and what advice he has for other organizations who are considering setting up shop in America’s heartland.
  • COLLABORATION 2.0  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2010
    [How To] How to Accelerate Business Performance with 2.0 Technologies
    With the big US Enterprise 2.0 conference a week away, some more thoughts on accelerating business performance with the effective deployment of these modern technologies.As
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2009
    [How To] How to Become a More Frugal Web Worker
    Personally, I like to take it a notch higher and spend much, much less than I earn. think I’m frugal by nature and that contributes a lot to my feeling of security with online work. Even if you find your business thriving, the cost of commodities tends to go up and some clients might unexpectedly close up shop. Great!
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2010
    [How To] How to Balance Ongoing Health Treatment With Your Work
    In many ways, technology has made it easier for those of us with health issues that require ongoing treatment to work. These are a few of the techniques I’ve used to make it easier. If you require ongoing health treatment, it’s important to prioritize that over your work. Speak to clients.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011
    [How To] How to excel in a social media world
    In last week’s post, I talked about how technology is creating an “always on” social media world. For this week’s post, I thought I’d provide some tips from the PR industry to help you feel better prepared for those impromptu publicity events. Try not to appear defensive or guarded. I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille.
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