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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...


Find Any Email Address for Free With These Tips and Tools

Jessica Greene / November 5, 2018

While you can find and message most anyone on social media, email is a more personal—and more professional—way to reach out.

Of course, finding email addresses isn't always easy. Most people are protective of their email address, and for good reason: it's one of the best...


How to Use Asana for GTD®

Jill Duffy / August 30, 2018

If you follow the GTD® productivity method and are looking for an app to use with it that's also collaborative, Asana might be the right option for you. Asana and GTD go together best for people who collaborate regularly and are willing to pay for a subscription, as some...


8 Ways to Keep Spam and Promotional Emails from Filling Your Inbox

Jessica Greene / August 20, 2018

Most of us can't last more than six minutes without a quick glance at our email or IMs. And unfortunately, these constant interruptions have a serious, negative impact on both our productivity and mental acuity.

The simplest solution is to close your email app so you don't get...


The PowerPoint Online Guide: How to Make and Present Slideshows Anywhere

Matthew Guay / August 7, 2018

Over the past thirty years, PowerPoint has become synonymous with presentations. Give a speech, present a new product, share finances in a board meeting—all are typically done with a PowerPoint presentation. That’s easy enough if you’re presenting from your laptop and have Microsoft Office installed.

Or it...


How to Use Trello for GTD®

Jill Duffy / July 5, 2018

Visually oriented people need a way to stay organized that plays to their strengths. If you're visually minded, you might be more productive and focused if you can see all your tasks laid out in one view. Color-coding can flag upcoming tasks that deserve your attention now or steer...


Be More Assertive With This Tech Trick

Jill Duffy / June 28, 2018

Do your word choices inhibit your ability to be effective at your job? Do your friends and family think you're wishy-washy? Being assertive through language doesn't come naturally to everyone. Unassertive people often rely on hedging words and phrases that make what they say less definitive and less...


Jumpstart New Projects with Mind Maps

Jessica Greene / June 19, 2018

Most projects start with a goal: Build a new website, create a roadmap, or write an employee handbook. Goals are easy to define. Figuring out how to reach the goal—that's the hard part.

Mind maps make it easier to break down big goals into actionable tasks. They jumpstart...


How to Save Everything You've Shared on Social Media

David Nield / June 14, 2018

You only have to spend a few minutes looking at your Twitter feed to appreciate how fleeting and transient social media can be—posts appear, get their moment in the sun, and are then buried under an avalanche of new posts.

But what if you want to review your social...