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  1. Excel: Bubble Charts for Risk Management

     Risk management is a discipline taught in our Project Management courses, and is important in order that your plans anticipate factors that might force a change. ‘It’s the one you don’t see that gets you!’ is a saying that justifies risk management in all forms of planning and management.

  2. Outlook: Avoiding Missing Attachments

    This time we are going to go back to our old favourite, Outlook, and address a problem we expect everybody is familiar with - forgetting to attach the attachment!

  3. Excel: Exact Function

    This month we are going to look at a way of showing if two cells in an Excel spreadsheet are the same.

  4. Communications: Meeting Preparation

     This time we are going to look at preparation for meetings as a way to improve their effectiveness.

    Love them or hate them, meetings will continue to be an essential method of communication, for the foreseeable future at least, and we've all been to bad ones. So, what makes a meeting effective?

  5. Word & PowerPoint: Picture Bullets

    This month we are going to look at the fact that you can have anything you want as the bullets in a bulleted list. This can be done in PowerPoint and recent versions of Word.

  6. Questioning Techniques

    We will be talking about phrasing questions in a way to improve the communication between individuals and within teams. Communication happens every day in these situations and we all spend lots of time trying to understand things, sometimes less successfully than we need. "A breakdown in communication" is probably the second most used excuse for failure these days (after computer problems, of course).

  7. PowerPoint: 3D Effects

    A picture is worth a thousand words, as the saying goes, and illustrating your presentation can help your audience understand, provide something more interesting to look at and reinforce the impact of your message as well. By adding 3D effects your illustrations can look even more professional and powerful.

  8. Excel: Formatting as you Type

    While it certainly doesn't feel like a new season yet, we hope to put a spring in your step with a tip for all users of Excel. We will also explain some of the codes you see in the Format cells dialog box.

  9. Word: Reveal Formatting

    This month we are going to look at Reveal Formatting: a feature in Word that helps you check the formatting of your text and document. This is especially useful if you want to ensure consistency or find out why two different parts of your document don't quite look the same.

  10. Outlook: Advanced Find

    To start the year we are going to look at searching for items in Outlook, so that you can sweep out all your old emails, appointments and tasks that are clogging-up your system and start the New Year with a tidy set-up.

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