Using the PAR structure in emails

Using the PAR structure in emails

Email is now the most essential form of communication in business. Over the years, email has become much more informal than when it was first introduced. Sure, this makes it feel more natural, but there can be times when this casual style leads to misunderstanding, and in turn this can lead to lost productivity.

Save time by pre-drafting emails

Save time by pre-drafting emails

As a business owner or manager, you likely send out a large number of emails each day. A certain percentage of your emails are probably sent to other colleagues, with the idea that they then create a message to send to a third party on your behalf. One way to ensure that the message gets through, while avoiding too much back and forth communication between you and your colleague, is to pre-draft the email.

IMAP or POP email protocols?

IMAP or POP email protocols?

Email is an essential tool for a business’s productivity. While there are a wide variety of email programs out there, almost all of them rely on one of two major protocols: POP or IMAP. As a business owner, it would be a good idea to know what these protocols are and which of the two is better for your business.

A quick look at IFTTT

A quick look at IFTTT

The world is becoming increasingly connected, especially when you look at all the different apps on your device and computer. The problem for some though is that all these apps simply aren’t connected enough, and it takes time to share information across devices or services.

Working on tasks that you hate

Working on tasks that you hate

It’s easy to get things done if you love what you’re doing. Sadly, life and business just isn’t always full of tasks you love doing. In any company there are times when, like it or not, you will have to work on jobs that you flat out hate. And few of us are in a position where we can constantly delegate task that are not to our tastes.

5 tips to better online presentations

5 tips to better online presentations

Many business owners and managers find that creating engaging presentations can be a real challenge. It can be incredibly difficult to not only develop a presentation that hits on all the important points, but also attracts and retains your audience’s attention.