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What Can an Evernote Certified Consultant do For You?

Update: Evernote has evolved and the since this post was published. You may find that some Evernote apps have been removed or are no longer supported. You’ll also find that Evernote Business (referral link) has been enhanced and is still an excellent productivity tool for teams.

Do you know what an Evernote Certified Consultant is? I do! As matter of fact, I’m now the proud owner of that title.

Along with several other professionals, I recently completed an intense training program hosted by Evernote. This means that my new certification gives me specific knowledge and expertise to help small businesses successfully implement Evernote Business in their companies (but more on that later).

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Wage War on Your Cluttered Office (Part 1 of 2)

Ugh. I can’t find anything in here!

Oh no, where’s that file on ________?

There’s no place for me to put the new printer.

I’m in a rush. Let me look for the folder later.

Folders here, folders there, stacked up on the desk, credenza and the floor as well. Piles of paperwork perched on pretty much every surface, knickknacks scattered here and there, endless post-it notes stuck to the walls, computer monitor and pretty much anywhere else on which they can stick.

Get the picture? Sure, you do.

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Be Nellie Bly, Stay Focused, and Remain Productive

Former newspaper reporter, ground-breaking reporter, Nellie Bly is one of my heroes.

For those who don’t know the story, Nellie went undercover in an insane asylum by posing as a patient, and the article she wrote after her 10-day stay changed the way New York City treated people with mental illness.

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Create Infographics With PicMonkey

This post was updated on July 29, 2016.

Do you know what an information graphic or an infographic is? It is a visual representation of information that often makes it easy to read and understand complicated information. Infographics are all over Pinterest and because of Pinterest’s popularity, they are now all over the web.

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Prioritizing is Like a Box of Chocolates: 5 Ways to Focus on Your Priorities

Forrest Gump, one of America’s early life coaches, taught us all many years ago life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you will find.  Sometimes prioritizing (and organizing) is like a box of chocolates, too.

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Product Review: The Magnetic Organization System

This post was updated on December 1, 2015. The makers of MOS have expanded their product offerings.

It’s amazing how many cords we have in our lives, and inevitably, the one we need is usually hiding somewhere on the floor behind our desk.

If you’re as klutzy like me, you wind up risking a head injury crawling underneath your desk to retrieve the pesky cord.

Enter the Magnetic Organization System (MOS).*

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LinkedIn: 3 Simple Tips To Increase Leads

There’s a lot of buzz about LinkedIn these days, but what the heck is it anyway? As a small business owner (or someone who’s looking for a career change), LinkedIn can be a great resource. And, you might find potential clients there.

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How to Create a Tickler File Using Evernote

Did you know that a tickler file can help boost your productivity? You can create the old school version or set up an Evernote tickler file instead.

And, since small business owners tend to manage a wide variety of tasks, having a system that “tickles” your memory can be pretty important. Keep reading to get started.

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6 Positive Quotes to Boost Your Motivation

Do you use motivational quotes or sayings that help you work through a problem or difficult situation? If you do, you have come to realize that they can be a great source of inspiration for entrepreneurs and small business owners who often travel a bumpy road to success.

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Fact Friday: You Can Get Secondhand Stress from Busy CoWorkers

“People who appear rushed all the time have a big affect on colleagues. They may not know it, but they’re usually causing secondhand stress. Seeing colleagues—especially managers—operate at a frenzied, frantic pace can make the behavior contagious, says Robert S. Rubin, an associate professor of management at DePaul University, Chicago.”

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How Busy Colleagues Spread Secondhand Stress | WSJ.com |12.10.13

 

 

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