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How to Customize Your Slack Sidebar

Justin Pot / January 9, 2019

Do you ever wonder why your co-worker's Slack sidebar looks different than yours? It's probably because they customized it. Here's how you can do the same thing.

To get started click the name of your organization, at top-left, then click "Preferences." Like this:

Slack settings menu

Now head to the...

How to Take Better Surveys with SurveyMonkey and Zapier

Jill Duffy / December 31, 2018

Conducting surveys at the end of the year, or the beginning of a new one, is a tradition for many organizations. It takes a lot of work to write good survey questions, then design and configure it, send invitations, and conduct a survey, much less compile and analyze the results...

The Best Dictation Software for 2019

Jill Duffy / December 24, 2018

You can tell Alexa to turn on your lights or ask Siri to look up what year Die Hard was released (1988), but what else can you do with your voice and a little technology? With the best dictation software, you can compose memos, emails, speeches, and other writing using...

10 Tips for Making the Most of a Business Conference

Genevieve Conti / December 18, 2018

Going to a business conference can be an overwhelming experience, particularly if you're attending a conference for the first time or are nervous about networking. But there is a way to feel less overwhelmed and ensure the experience is productive and successful: Go in prepared, and be intentional in...

How to Use Conditional Formatting in Google Sheets

Theodor Porutiu / December 10, 2018

Spreadsheets house massive amounts of data. You can use pivot tables to summarize that data, but what if you want to gain some insight just by glancing at your sheet? Conditional formatting in Google Sheets will give you that insight.

Conditional formatting—which allows you to highlight cells that meet...

10 Unique Lead Nurturing Strategies for Facebook Lead Ads

Sam Kemmis / November 27, 2018

Facebook lead ads are a popular, GDPR-compliant way to gain leads that opt in to be contacted by your business. And for good reason: two-thirds of adults in the U.S. are active Facebook users, and lead ads are particularly effective at gathering data from these users, since they're...

The Zapier Guide to Email Automation

Matthew Guay / November 26, 2018

Email is essential for work—and yet, email is often not productive. Your inbox is the rare place where critical tasks, important information, news, app notifications, and personal letters all mix in an unwieldy list that is always filling up.

Email apps only help so much. They simplify organizing and...

20 Creative Ways to Use Trello and Organize Everything

Melanie Pinola / November 20, 2018

Trello is a terrific tool for project management and task management. The visual Kanban boards are flexible, shareable, and let you pack a ton of detail into each card. But Trello isn't just for work. You can use it to organize just about anything, perhaps your entire life.


LinkedIn Profile Tips: 18 Research-Backed Ways to Stand Out Professionally

Jessica Greene / November 19, 2018

Improving your visibility on LinkedIn is important whether you're actively looking for a new job or passively considering new opportunities: Eighty-seven percent of recruiters use the site as part of their recruiting process. But even if you're not entertaining new roles, LinkedIn can help you build your personal...

10 Tips and Tricks for Zoom

Jill Duffy / November 15, 2018

The best video conferencing apps can do more than merely enable a virtual face-to-face meeting. They let you show what's on your screen to everyone else on the call, seamlessly pass control of the meeting to another person, and record the call as a video.

Web conferencing service Zoom...