Business Card Window Envelopes

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Home About Me Advertise Business Card Window Envelopes By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 Filed Under: Networking , Productivity H eres an interesting envelope that I found on this website. Here are some of the benefits for it: You can place your own customized business cards in the clear window part to use as a mailer. You can promote your business cards through this way as well.

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Need To Create a PDF? Don't Have the Software? Don't Panic!

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Home About Me Advertise Need To Create a PDF? This will enable you to create a PDF-like file where no one can manipulate information. Dont Have the Software? Dont Panic! By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Access , MS-Excel , MS-Outlook , MS-PowerPoint , MS-Word , Productivity Y ou receive an e-mail from your manager.

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How to Use Evernote: 22 Ways

Ian's Messy Desk

Document Storage - When I receive a document (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, or PDF) that I’ll need again, I forward it to Evernote. Store Business Cards - Instead of collecting a pile of business cards that you’ll lose, photograph or scan them send the images to Evernote. Evernote recognizes text on the card, so you can search for names such as “Staples” or “Henry” when that’s all you can remember about the person. Image via Wikipedia.

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

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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.

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Eight Ways to Keep Your Office Clutter-Free

Ian's Messy Desk

When the HVAC system was installed, someone thought we might want the user manual for the system: a 400 page PDF document. Instead of filing the PDF on the network, the document was printed and placed in a filing cabinet , where it will sit until doomsday. Despite the improvements in document handling technology, despite the the convenience of a PDF, we still produce a lot of paper. I can print any web page to pdf and store it on the drive.

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25 ways to get noticed on LinkedIn

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Add your Linked URL to your Business Card. You wouldn’t throw a business card at someone and then walk away would you? If you don’t currently have an up to date CV you can turn your LinkedIn profile into a PDF. Tag on media at the bottom of your summary profile (videos, pdf, blogs, etc.) Congratulations! You have an ‘All Star’ LinkedIn profile. You must be doing something right.

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Eight Ways to Eliminate Paper and Clutter in Your Office

Ian's Messy Desk

When the HVAC system was installed, someone thought we might want the user manual for the system: a 400 page PDF document. Instead of filing the PDF on the network, the document was printed and placed in a filing cabinet , where it will sit until doomsday or at least until someone cleans out those files. Despite improvements in document handling technology, despite the convenience of PDF files, we still produce a lot of paper.

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Assistant Recommended Apps for Productivity

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With TinyScan, you can scan your documents at anywhere and store or email them as PDF files. If you’re like me you have worked with a person who needs a little extra help wrangling their receipts after every business trip they take. LinkedIn Card Munch. I network a lot and I always come back to the office with a ton of business cards. Card Munch allows the user to convert business cards into contacts on LinkedIn. Life is moving fast!

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Turning your Offline Mayhem into a Digital Haven

Simple Productivity Blog

The two most notable types of applications are business card to contact storage (such as SnapDat or MyCard), and image to PDF converters (such as ScanR). Your mobile phone applications are best used on receipts, business cards, printed images, and reference materials where legibility isn’t absolutely vital. This is a guest post by Selena Narayanasamy, who blogs about social media, blogging, caffeine, and technology on her site, Esvienne.

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10 Apps for the Entrepreneur 2011

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An entrepreneur is constantly on the go and needs applications on their iPhone that not only keeps up with a busy schedule, but which also helps their business in some way. Fortunately, the iPhone apps cover almost any business need an entrepreneur might want handy. Bump: Bump is a business app for the iPhone that makes it easy to swap information with business partners or contacts. It helps keep the business going.

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The ultimate app guide for assistants

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Pick a template based on the type of trip and then help your manager list everything they need for their business trip. By taking a photo of someone’s business card the app allows you to immediately transfer his or her contact details to your phone or tablet. The app converts the report to a PDF and then you can send that via email to yourself. Like a lot of us these days I am glued to my iPhone and I have a lot of my life on my iPad.

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10 Sites for Quotations

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Tom Peters’ “Top 41″ quotes and other free stuff – the Top 41 quotes are a project from 2006 that are compiled in a PDF and offered —along with a load of other free Tom Peters’ material— for download. Related articles by Zemanta WikiQuote Screensaver – Add Interesting Quotes To Your Screensaver (vikitech.com) Related Posts: Quote Create an Online Business Card links for 2006-08-09 Communication , Writing Did you enjoy this post?

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How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers

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Home About Me Advertise How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 Filed Under: Office Gossip , Productivity D o you find that some of your co-workers can be extremely annoying, rude or just plain inconsiderate? Do you want to walk over to their cubicle while their talking loudly on the phone and give them a piece of your mind? This happens to the best of us all of the time.

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Increasing Microsoft Excel 2007's Formula Bar Size

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Home About Me Advertise Increasing Microsoft Excel 2007s Formula Bar Size By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Filed Under: MS-Excel , Productivity D o you find that trying to either write or fix formulas in Microsoft Excel can be a pain? Do you wish that you could expand the size of the formula bar to see more of the formula that you are working on? I remember back in the day when Microsoft Excel 2003 and prior versions didn’t have this feature.

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Overlapping Calendars In Microsoft Outlook? Really?

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Home About Me Advertise Overlapping Calendars In Microsoft Outlook? Really? By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 Filed Under: Meetings , MS-Outlook , Productivity D o you have trouble trying to book several managers’ meetings, yet you have access to their calendars in Microsoft Outlook 2007?

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Windows 7: Will It Be Like XP or Vista?

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Home About Me Advertise Windows 7: Will It Be Like XP or Vista? By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, July 16, 2009 Filed Under: Productivity A re you a big fan of Windows XP? Did you feel that Windows Vista was a big flop? Well, look no further, since Windows 7 will be coming out very shortly. I am truly hoping that this new platform will be much smoother than Windows Vista.

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Need to Change Excel Details from Vertical to Horizontal or Vice.

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Home About Me Advertise Need to Change Excel Details from Vertical to Horizontal or Vice Versa? By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 Filed Under: MS-Excel , Productivity Y our boss calls you over to their office and asks that you send her a list of something that you’ve created in Microsoft Excel. The list is in a vertical fashion, but she wants it a horizontal way instead. You check your contact list and see that you have about 50 names in your Excel spreadsheet.

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Co-Workers Annoying You?

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Home About Me Advertise Co-Workers Annoying You? By The Professional Assistant on Monday, December 31, 2007 Filed Under: Meetings , Office Gossip , Productivity A re your co-workers annoying you at work by talking to loudly? Do you wish you could take a fog horn and toot it around, just so that they would quiet down? I also work in an environment where it gets a little too loud at times. Its an open-concept office and at times, I would like my colleagues to simmer down a bit.

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Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One?

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Home About Me Advertise Administrative Procedures Manual - Does Your Department Need One? By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, November 19, 2009 Filed Under: Client Service , MS-Access , MS-Excel , MS-Outlook , MS-PowerPoint , MS-Word , Organize , Productivity D oes your department have an administrative procedures manual? Do you find that your staff are not being consistent with their memos, e-mails , the way they answer the phone , etc.?

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Make No Mistakes With Meeting Request Attachments in Outlook 2007

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Home About Me Advertise Make No Mistakes With Meeting Request Attachments in Outlook 2007 By The Professional Assistant on Friday, November 20, 2009 Filed Under: Meetings , MS-Outlook Y ou sent a meeting request to a bunch of people. Your boss calls you up and tells you that you need to add an agenda to this meeting, but you don’t want everyone to get the meeting request again and have to accept/decline it. Trust me, people start to get irritated when this happens over and over again.

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How to Copy Tables from Word to Powerpoint

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Home About Me Advertise How to Copy Tables from Word to Powerpoint By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, August 30, 2007 Filed Under: MS-Excel , MS-PowerPoint , MS-Word P eople often ask me, "How do you copy a table from Word into Powerpoint?" This actually is quite easy to do. Here are the simple steps on how to copy tables: Open your Word document that contains the table. Open Powerpoint and click on File, then select New, then Blank Presentation. You will see this screen at the bottom.

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Blogging Here and There - Part 2

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I do apologize for this, but my life has been really busy lately and unfortunately, could not share my thoughts with you during this time. Home About Me Advertise Blogging Here and There - Part 2 By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, April 24, 2008 Filed Under: A s you may have noticed, I havent been posting any articles for quite some time now. I will try to post articles when I get a chance, but it will be quite infrequent.

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Simplify Receipts with Shoeboxed.com

Simple Productivity Blog

Inputs to Shoeboxed.com Shoeboxed.com will take your receipts (and business cards) in a number of ways: US Postage paid envelopes Scanned documents you upload Email Mobile The postage-paid envelopes are sweet. You can also enter the last four digits of your credit card , and it will organize receipts by credit card as well. This would be a great check against credit card bills.

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Do You Have a Pen?

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Home About Me Advertise Do You Have a Pen? By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, February 21, 2008 Filed Under: Client Service , Meetings , Productivity Y ou’re walking around the office and someone comes up to you, asking for a pen. You search your pockets and realize that you don’t have one. Has this ever happened to you? This has happened to me quite a few times in the past.

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Copying Pictures To and From Microsoft Word

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Home About Me Advertise Copying Pictures To and From Microsoft Word By The Professional Assistant on Monday, January 28, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Word , Productivity H ave you ever wondered how to copy pictures from and to Microsoft Word ? Do you have a big project coming up and want to show your boss that you can handle this type of task ? Recently, someone asked me how this is done. It’s actually quite simple.

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Sorting Tables in Microsoft Word

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Home About Me Advertise Sorting Tables in Microsoft Word By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Word , Productivity H ave you ever wondered or tried to sort a table within Microsoft Word ? Do you already have a table set up in Microsoft Word, but dont want to copy to Microsoft Excel and back again, just to sort it? One of my colleagues came to me and asked about this very question.

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Dealing With Unreasonable Requests

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Home About Me Advertise Dealing With Unreasonable Requests By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, October 08, 2009 Filed Under: Organize , Prioritize , Productivity Y ou receive an e-mail , among the many others that you receive each and every day. Your colleague or boss calls or comes up to you exactly 2 minutes later and asks if youve read it. You think to yourself, "What?!? Is this person crazy?!?" Has this ever happened to you?

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Too Many Applications Driving You Crazy?

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Home About Me Advertise Too Many Applications Driving You Crazy? By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, October 07, 2009 Filed Under: Organize , Productivity D o you have too many applications open on your computer? Have you passed by a co-workers desk and noticed that they have 20 different things running all at once? Believe it or not, this can lower productivity. You actually end up thinking that you are working harder, yet you are reducing your productivity by about 30%.

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Finding The Best Travel Deals - Online!

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Home About Me Advertise Finding The Best Travel Deals - Online! By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, October 06, 2009 Filed Under: Meetings , Research , Travel A re you trying to book a flight, hotel or car rental for your manager? Do you feel like you are going to lots of websites to find the best deal? I originally wrote a post on this entitled " Travel Plans " explaining that you can use Travelocity and Expedia to find the best deals.

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Would You Relocate to Avoid Traffic Jams?

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Home About Me Advertise Would You Relocate to Avoid Traffic Jams? By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, December 06, 2007 Filed Under: Job Seeking , Productivity , Travel D o you find yourself getting stuck in traffic each morning and afternoon? Do you feel that people should relocate to a closer home or find a new job? Heres an interesting article I found about how most employees would rather get stuck in traffic jams rather than relocate to a new home or job.

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4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues

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Home About Me Advertise 4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, December 04, 2007 Filed Under: Productivity D o you find yourself having to deal with a difficult person in your office? Do you feel that they are overbearing and don’t know when to keep their opinions to themselves? Do they make inappropriate comments in a professional environment?

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Want Confidential Documents to Stay Confidential?

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Home About Me Advertise Want Confidential Documents to Stay Confidential? By The Professional Assistant on Friday, November 30, 2007 Filed Under: A re you looking for a way to make sure that others don’t open your letters or packages? Do you have confidential information that you need to send to someone, but want to make sure that it gets treated like registered mail? Then Redi-Tag Security Seals and Tape is the product for you.

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Worried About Your Online Resume?

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Home About Me Advertise Worried About Your Online Resume? By The Professional Assistant on Monday, November 26, 2007 Filed Under: Job Seeking A re you worried about online identity theft online? Do you worry about your current employer finding out that you are looking for a new job? Resume Rabbit will make all of this disappear. You can post up to 80 different job sites, such as Workopolis , Monster , CareerBuilder and many more, just with one submission.

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Most Irritating Habits of Co-Workers

Professional Assistant Blog

Are you being bombarded with people walking up to your cubicle and dont have the decency to see that you are busy? Home About Me Advertise Most Irritating Habits of Co-Workers By The Professional Assistant on Monday, November 19, 2007 Filed Under: Productivity D o you find yourself among co-workers that are not respectful of your privacy? Do they end up talking loud on the phone while you are trying to do some work?

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Sync Your Hand Held Device

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Home About Me Advertise Sync Your Hand Held Device By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, November 15, 2007 Filed Under: Networking , Organize , Productivity , Travel A re you looking for software that can synchronize most of your hand held devices? Heres a free piece of software that was recently released that can do just that. You can find instructions to setting up this software here and the software download page here.

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Hands Hurt From Typing?

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Home About Me Advertise Hands Hurt From Typing? By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 Filed Under: Ergonomics , Productivity D o you find yourself typing too much? Using the mouse too often? Heres a product that will help you feel better and relieve pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive stress injury. It will also aleviate pain caused by arthritis, tendonitis, and poor cirulation. It even gives the person a massaging effect, for lasting comfort.

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Co-Workers Not Cleaning Up After Themselves?

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Home About Me Advertise Co-Workers Not Cleaning Up After Themselves? By The Professional Assistant on Monday, February 11, 2008 Filed Under: Organize , Productivity D o you find that staff members leave their garbage around the kitchen area? Do you get annoyed that you are always the one that has to clean up after them? Do you start wondering if they treat their own house the same way? You’re not alone.

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Power Up Your PowerPoint With Templates!

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Home About Me Advertise Power Up Your PowerPoint With Templates! By The Professional Assistant on Friday, October 10, 2008 Filed Under: MS-PowerPoint D o you want to change the way your Microsoft PowerPoint templates look? Do you feel that you could do a better job on these templates than what you have currently? There is a great and simple way to add a new look to your templates in PowerPoint. Here are the 4 steps to do this: Click on the particular template(s) that you want to change.

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Calculation of Discounts in Excel

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Home About Me Advertise Calculation of Discounts in Excel By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 Filed Under: MS-Excel H ave you ever wondered how to calculate discounts on certain products/services that you or your firm offers? One of my colleagues had this dilemma a few days ago. I tried searching around for an answer on Google, but no luck. It kept providing me topics that werent relevant to the particular answer I was looking for.

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Be Positive About Your Customer Service Issues

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Home About Me Advertise Be Positive About Your Customer Service Issues By The Professional Assistant on Friday, July 17, 2009 Filed Under: Productivity D o you find that when you contact a vendor because of a problem with your order of some sort that you get the dreaded automated messaging system, where you get lost with dialing all of the different numbers just to be able to get to the proper department or even a live person?

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"Checking In" to a Better Flight

Professional Assistant Blog

The time finally comes when your boss is flying out to that all important business trip. Home About Me Advertise "Checking In" to a Better Flight By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 Filed Under: Meetings , Productivity , Research , Travel Y ou get an urgent e-mail from your boss asking you to book a flight and hotel. You search around to find the best deal (check out Travel Links on the right side of this blog for some suggestions) and book what your boss needed.

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"Going Green" With Your Documents

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Home About Me Advertise "Going Green" With Your Documents By The Professional Assistant on Monday, July 13, 2009 Filed Under: Productivity D o you recycle your unwanted papers at work? Do you try to "go green" by not printing e-mails or other documents that you could be e-mailing to others that you want to share this information with? As you may have already heard, we have been struggling through a massive garbage strike in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Organize With Social Bookmarking!

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Home About Me Advertise Organize With Social Bookmarking! By The Professional Assistant on Monday, November 03, 2008 Filed Under: Networking , Organize , Productivity D o you find articles on this site intriguing? Do you wish that you could save them to your Favorites so that you can look at them again and again? Do you wish that you could take your Favorites with you where ever you go, even if you dont own a laptop and have access to a computer with internet access?

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