File Sharing

Practically Perfect PA

Last week I was on annual leave and as I’m sure you can imagine on my first day back in the office I was confronted with a shed load of emails and a pile of paperwork **cough cough junk cough** that had been left on my desk. I think most of us can be overwhelmed at times when it comes to how much paperwork, emails and letters we deal with on a daily basis, it is even more difficult when we have been away from the office for a few days. My email filing system.

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3 Best File Sharing Services

Small Business CEO

Online file sharing is convenient and lets users share large files quickly. In many cases, it’s desirable over sharing files via email. This is because emails limit the size of attachments that can be sent. What to Look for in a File-Sharing Service.

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Quick Filing System Tip

Office Organization Success

When creating your filing system, follow the same system for both your paper & computer filing systems, as well as for organizing your emails – it makes it easier to find everything. Quick Biz Tip

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Productivity With Shared Files

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Productivity With Shared Files By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, April 01, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Word , Organize , Productivity D o you share your files with others in your firm? Do you find that you are being bombarded with updates to the same files time and time again? Imagine that your boss comes to you and asks you to merge several files into one main file ( Microsoft Word document).

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Retrieve Your Files With Ease

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Retrieve Your Files With Ease By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, November 05, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Access , MS-Excel , Organize , Productivity D o you have quite a bit of filing to do? Do you feel that you should have some sort of control over these files on how you find them, for future reference? One of my readers asks: I am trying to organize a file room based not on traditional alphabetical filing, but on a retrieval system.

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7 Steps to Improve Your Filing System

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise 7 Steps to Improve Your Filing System By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, September 27, 2007 Filed Under: Organize , Productivity A re you having trouble with your filing system? Here are 7 simple things you can do to improve your filing system: Try filing your documents into file folders, then put them into hanging file folders. Place your most current files in the front of each file folder, for easier access.

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Swipe File: Winning Confirmation, Thank You, and Welcome Messages

Denise Aday

You’ve already made your signup offer enticing enough for someone to submit their email address (and perhaps more). The default copy provided by MailChimp and other email service providers for setting up our signup pages and messages is the bare minimum — a good guideline and starting point. Below are some stand-out examples of pages and emails that do just that. Opt-in Confirmation Emails – sent when a signup form is submitted.

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7 Reasons to Free Your Business from File Cabinets & 5 Tips to Help You Do It

Tips From T. Marie

One of the most popular excuses many businesses give for needing ‘in office’ personnel is access to files. Some businesses have whole rooms full of metal filing cabinets. Within those metal behemoths are file folders stuffed with paperwork that may or may not be needed in the daily running of the business. I say may not because I’ve worked in offices where at least two-thirds of the file cabinets in the office were never opened. Electronic files are easily accessible.

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Manage Expectations with Email

Clutter Coach

Republished by Blog Post Promoter People put a variety of information in their email signature files , from business phone numbers to favorite quotations to colorful images of their signatures. I recently got an email that had a very clever sig line , as follows: "I reply to emails at 8AM, 2PM and 4PM. The post Manage Expectations with Email appeared first on Clutter Coach. by Originally posted 2008-05-29 09:15:00.

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Cool Find of the Week – Carbonite iPhone App for Remote File Access

Andrea Kalli

It’s the Carbonite iPhone app which allows me to access the online files that Carbonite has backed up from my desktop. The good: it allows users to browse, view and share backed up files on the move at anytime. But what I could do was email the file to myself and edit it on the iPhone with the document editing app I have (DocsToGo), then email the edited file to someone, so at least that’s something. This makes it easy to locate the file.

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Cool Find of the Week – Carbonite iPhone App for Remote File Access

Andrea Kalli

It’s the Carbonite iPhone app which allows me to access the online files that Carbonite has backed up from my desktop. The good: it allows users to browse, view and share backed up files on the move at anytime. But what I could do was email the file to myself and edit it on the iPhone with the document editing app I have (DocsToGo), then email the edited file to someone, so at least that’s something. This makes it easy to locate the file.

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How do assistants ensure their emails are read?

Practically Perfect PA

I got back from my holiday last week to discover over 200 emails for me to read, delete, action and generally sort through (I’d only been away for 4 days and that included the weekend)! I hate, hate, hate having a cluttered email inbox and always have a slight panic when I have more than 10 emails in there at any one time! If the email was a bit vague I either deleted it, filed it or well I probably did just deleted it. So how do we ensure our emails are read?

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Manage Expectations with Email

Clutter Coach

Republished by Blog Post Promoter People put a variety of information in their email signature files , from business phone numbers to favorite quotations to colorful images of their signatures. I recently got an email that had a very clever sig line , as follows: "I reply to emails at 8AM, 2PM and 4PM. Originally posted 2008-05-29 09:15:00.

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Hacking Email: 99 Email Security and Productivity Tips

Ian's Messy Desk

Why is it that when it comes to emails, there are no accepted standards? Even though 6 billion emails are sent every day, almost no one agrees about simple things like email etiquette, how to organize a note, or whether emails are considered private or not. The 99 tips in this article make up the best in email practices: 4.) That includes the email that says that if you don’t forward it to 10 people you’ll die. Read it, respond, and file it.

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Organising your Outlook folders

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve written a few blogs in the past about maximising Outlook for productivity and filing paperwork , but today I wanted to focus specifically on organising your outlook folders. This is a little excerpt of a blog I wrote back in 2012 while working as an EA to three directors, I included a picture of my Outlook filing system which gives a good overview of how I filed stuff. I think the way people structure their email files can be quite a personal thing!

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Closing Shared Files While Away From Desk

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Closing Shared Files While Away From Desk By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 Filed Under: Productivity D o you share files on a network within your office? One thing that Ive noticed and I have been a suspect of this as well in the past, is that people tend to leave their shared files open on their computers while they are gone for long periods of time. Retrieve Your Files with Ease Is You Boss Not Giving You Enough Work?

2008 100

The 10 Worst Email Habits

On The Job

While you may claim to hate email , the truth is that you don’t hate email. We’re talking about those email senders who fire off messages that are inane, stupid, weird, incomprehensible, worthless, depressing and annoying. So it’s time to do an email intervention. It’s time to save the email numbskulls who don’t seem to understand that their bad messages make us believe they are also inane, stupid, weird, incomprehensible, worthless, depressing and annoying.

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Swipe File: Winning Confirmation, Thank You, and Welcome Messages

Denise Aday

You’ve already made your signup offer enticing enough for someone to submit their email address (and perhaps more). The default copy provided by MailChimp and other email service providers for setting up our signup pages and messages is the bare minimum — a good guideline and starting point. Below are some stand-out examples of pages and emails that do just that. Opt-in Confirmation Emails – sent when a signup form is submitted.

2015 40

How To Handle Hundreds Of Emails In Just One Hour

Productivityist

As a result, my email went from around 30 a day to well over 150. I already knew the theories of inbox zero, yet here I was, drowning in email. This made finding a specific email very time consuming. Then I brainstormed how I was going to deal with hundreds of emails a day. This method is tested with over 150 emails a day right down to 30. In fact, it works so well that even with 150 emails a day, I spent no more than 60 minutes a day in e-mail.

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Planner Or Tickler (1-31) File? - How to Use Both For Optimal.

Stephanie LH Calahan

Work With Stephanie « Cause and Effect - Productivity is an Action, Not a Result @QuietSpacing | Main | Organize Your Ideas and Watch Them Unfold » Planner Or Tickler (1-31) File? - How to Use Both For Optimal Professional & Personal Productivity (guest post by Meggin McIntosh) A question that often comes up in workshops as well as on my blog is this one: How do you suggest people use their calendar (planner) in conjunction with the tickler (1-31) files?

2009 136

Moxie Tip 180: The Best Email Productivity Tip, EVER!

Virtual Moxie

Don't file your email in folders--it's a huge waste of time. I've been doing this for years --but now, Baydin , the fine folks who created Boomerang for Gmail and Outlook, have a free Revive Your Inbox e-course that teaches this, and so much more about how to really get a grip on being productive with your email. Just archive it, then search when you need to find something.

2012 152

You Can Steal Time Back From Email - Productive & Organized

Stephanie LH Calahan

Work With Stephanie « Productivity in Bite Sized Pieces - Weekly #Cinch Audiocast Review | Main | Caffeine-Free Ways to Increase Focus & Attention » You Can Steal Time Back From Email A few days ago I received an email from a reader.  As a busy division manager, I frequently find myself wasting time checking, reading and responding to email. " Email is something that many of us struggle with.  But email takes up so much time!

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How to Create a Simple Action System Using the SMEAD Stadium File Organizer

Stephanie LH Calahan

Call, write, pay, scan, enter data, read, file and write are all examples of the verbs you might have. 4 -- Pick up your SMEAD Stadium File Organizer (you can find them at most office supply stores) and take it out of the packaging.   You can choose to label directly on the organizer, or label file folders that will slip into the slots of the organizer. Use any remaining spots to hold project files or quick reference information.  Viewing this in email

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Organising your Outlook folders

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve written a few blogs in the past about maximising Outlook for productivity and filing paperwork , but today I wanted to focus specifically on organising your outlook folders. This is a little excerpt of a blog I wrote back in 2012 while working as an EA to three directors, I included a picture of my Outlook filing system which gives a good overview of how I filed stuff. I think the way people structure their email files can be quite a personal thing!

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7 Email Templates for Recruiters | Ready to Send

Recruit CRM

Email is still, by a wide margin, the best way to reach out to both prospective clients & candidates. Trillions of emails get sent every year, but most end up being ignored. To increase the chances of your emails getting replied to, you need great email subjects & messages.

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Opening Microsoft Office 2007 Files in Microsoft Office XP

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Opening Microsoft Office 2007 Files in Microsoft Office XP By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, January 09, 2008 Filed Under: Client Service , MS-Access , MS-Excel , MS-Outlook , MS-PowerPoint , MS-Word , Productivity I recently had a vendor send us an Excel spreadsheet that he created in Microsoft Word 2007 format. I remember in the past that you can always downgrade files. You can now go ahead and open any file in this format.

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Procrastination, Email, Multi-Tasking, Family Management, Soc.

Stephanie LH Calahan

Work With Stephanie « Start the New Year off with a New Focus on Your Personal Affairs | Main | Listen Live to Stephanie on Edge of Change - Interview with the Experts #Productivity #Organization » Procrastination, Email, Multi-Tasking, Family Management, Soc Media Backup Etc. Electronic Information - Email and Social Media E-Mail Efficiency - Cleaning Out Your Inbox [link] -- Cathy Sexton offers some fast and easy tips to manage your inbox.  

2011 147

Choose Your Method of Communication Effectively – Email, Phone, In.

The Office Professionals Place

Monday, October 19, 2009 Choose Your Method of Communication Effectively – Email, Phone, In-person, “Snail&# Mail/Memos Have you ever received an email from someone who just started at the company asking you to do something and you haven’t been introduced? Or what about the barrage of emails that go back and forth on one particular subject and still nothing gets accomplished except the art of confusion? DO use email for informational purposes (i.e.

2009 100

“Tracey, will you teach me how to file as I go along and not let it pile up?”

Office Organization Success

Your filing system is at the very heart of your business – with a proper filing system in place you will very quickly and easily be able to find the information you need, when you need it. And, of course, you’ll be getting templates and checklists so that setting up your filing system will be so easy! And if your question hasn’t been answered yet, email me and I’ll personally reply to you. Yes I will… and so much more.

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19 Tips for Managing Your Email Even When You Don't Want To.

Stephanie LH Calahan

Productive & Organized Goes Audio in 3 Different Ways » 19 Tips for Managing Your Email Even When You Dont Want To E-mail, it is the form of communication that we love to hate and love to love.    Multiple studies on business productivity will tell you that huge amounts of time are wasted on email. Send emails to others that you would like to receive back. I'll read and delete and save those of interest in a file.

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Copying Tables, Pictures or Text in PDF Files to Other Sources

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Copying Tables, Pictures or Text in PDF Files to Other Sources By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, January 17, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Excel , MS-PowerPoint , MS-Word , Productivity D id your boss just ask you to copy a table, picture or text to another source of software, such as Microsoft Excel or Word ? If you want to copy text from a PDF file into another source, click on the following icon shown below. Just dont forget to save your files.

2008 100

Postbox: A Powerful Cross-Platform Email Client [Review]

Productivityist

Productivityist.com by Mike Vardy Start Here Archives Store Contact Postbox: A Powerful Cross-Platform Email Client [Review] Posted on 08/30/2012 // 8 Comments It turns out that when I decided to search for a new e-mail app of choice , that Postbox won out. It is perhaps the most powerful email app out there – for any platform. Having a similar type of feature in my email app of choice is simply more than I could have hoped for when I embarked on this quest.

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How I got control of my Inbox (finally)

Virtual Moxie

Stay away from email! Categories 30-Day Projects Business Communication Expectations Fees Legalese Moxie Relationships Self-Care Standards Web/Tech Moxie Archives Feb, 05 to Today Search Translate Moxie Also Mine « The Holy Shit Factor | Main | You do you » August 25, 2009 How I got control of my Inbox (finally) I just read another post about how to organize email, and decided to share with you my story, in case it helps you—or helps you help a client who might be like me.

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10 tips to tidy up your inbox

Practically Perfect PA

So it goes without saying that you get tons of emails, oh and your Executive probably gets tons of emails too! One area that is my absolute weak spot is email. I am guilty of being an email addict and spending unnecessary amounts of time reading, replying and filing my emails. Set up a free email address (Hotmail or Gmail for example) that you can use for newsletters, updates, subscriptions etc. Plan time into your day to do email management.

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E-mail Etiquette

Laughing all the Way to Work

Email is no longer just for personal use, with all our accepted short forms: LOL, U, GB and a co-worker's favourite, OMG! With the increasing use of email as the first choice for business correspondence it opens a whole new world of dos and don'ts for the assistant.Here are Some Good-Sense Email Etiquette Tips: Email Salutations: Although email is less formal than writing a letter it is still polite to open with a greeting.

2007 100

Answering Reader Mail: 1000 Emails Project

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

So the task at hand is tackling the unread emails and sorting them as follow up, projects, inquiries, factory orders, catalog etc. They want to print them out and organized that way, but there are over a thousand emails. I couldn’t really tell if the 1000 emails were it or if you will continue to get emails every day that would increase the number of them forever. I’m a little concerned that 1000 emails went unattended until you were hired.

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8 Time-Saving Tips

Ian's Messy Desk

Find urgent computer files faster by starting file names with numbers. That ensures that they will be at the top of your list of files. Instead of jumping up every time you have work to deliver, stow it in an expandable file with slots organized by department. Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

2010 194

My Top 3 BlackBerry Productivity Tools

Productivity Bits

The phone comes with 2GB microSD (capacity is up to 32GB) which makes it a decent storage device for documents and other files. With that in mind, I installed the following FREE applications just to extend the capacity of the phone just a little bit: BeamExplorer File Manager. The native file manager of the BlackBerry Bold 9780 is not intuitive in my opinion. When searching for specific file, the built-in file manager can only display one folder at a time.

2011 147

In box zero: yea or nay?

Clutter Coach

His idea was that instead of idly perusing your email in box, you do it with intent. File what needs to be filed. Unfortunately, many people interpreted the concept to be that you must never let email build up in your in box at all. That meant they checked email constantly to get it back to zero. As you might imagine, they spent MORE time on email that way. You don’t use your in box as a to do list or a file cabinet. File what needs to be filed.

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Useful Tips That Will Help You Get to Inbox Zero

Productivity Bits

Email – possibly one of the greatest inventions of recent times and also possibly the bane of many people’s existence. Can you remember that lovely feeling when you first set-up your email account and there was only a couple of welcome messages? Emailing can be a time drain when it’s not controlled, so establish times to log in each day. If you have gotten 10 or 20 emails between breakfast & lunch then take a few minutes to sort through them.

2016 109

Miscommunication, Misfiled, and Misplaced = Misrepresentation

The Office Professionals Place

Sunday, August 22, 2010 Miscommunication, Misfiled, and Misplaced = Misrepresentation A work day consists of filing, answering phones, greeting visitors, and a host of communication efforts with coworkers, supervisors, and customers, plus other duties and responsibilities that can get overwhelming. How many piles of paper do you have on your desk that needs to be filed away? • Paper Documents Use the color coded system for filing (ie.

2010 135

You’ve got mail…

Practically Perfect PA

Managing your boss’ emails is one of the crucial tasks that we as assistants are asked to perform. I remember starting out as a PA and found this to be particularly difficult because I just didn’t know if my manager wanted me to treat her emails the same way I treated mine, I didn’t know how to respond to her emails and importantly I didn’t know what to keep and what to delete. Action emails as appropriate. DON’T: Print out all of their emails for them to review.

2012 109

Productivity Nuggets Of The Week (September 11 2010)

Productivity Bits

Zen and the Art of File and Folder Organization – This is a must read. If you are like most knowledge workers, you often struggle to manage your digital files in your computer. This article gives you the tips you need to know to control the files and folders in your workstation. Please signup to my email list to receive free updates from Productivity Bits. Your email will remain private. Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal.

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