How Keyboarding Improves my Efficiency

Virtual Moxie

As a followup to last week’s post on how I stay productive, Jane wrote to ask me if I would share more about how I keyboard more than I mouse, so here I am to do just that. Why I Keyboard. And the ones that made sense to me and that were easy to remember, I integrated into my work at the keyboard. It's true, though, that on some deep level, it makes far more sense in my own brain, efficiency-wise, to not take my hands off the keyboard wherever possible.

For Beginners: Keyboarding

Administrative Arts

For those just starting out in the clerical field, I cannot stress enough working on your keyboarding skills. Here’s a few sites on-line where you can get some keyboarding practice: Peter’s On-line Typing Course – this is the best one, in my opinion. Overall, though, this seems to be a very complete keyboarding tutorial. Keyboard Lessons – 10 lessons for keyboarding. Similar Posts: For Beginners: Keyboarding.


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Keyboard tricks to save time and make work a little easier

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Increase Productivity with Keyboard Shortcuts

The Office Professionals Place

Friday, June 4, 2010 Increase Productivity with Keyboard Shortcuts Try these keyboard shortcuts to increase productivity time, and decrease the time it takes to complete tasks. The Office Professionals Place by Elite Office Concepts The purpose of this blog is to educate, enlighten, motivate, inspire, and strengthen office professionals to grow in their professional development. Lets grow together!

Let your fingers do the walking: Quick keyboard shortcut keys

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 10 August, 2010 Let your fingers do the walking: Quick keyboard shortcut keys I am on vacation and on my home computer I do not have a mouse so rely on keyboard shortcut keys, which reminded me again how helpful they are and how they are a big timesaver rather than reaching for the mouse all the time. Let your fingers do the walking: Quick keyboard sh.

Pen vs. Keyboard: Which helps you organize better?

Clutter Coach

Republished by Blog Post Promoter I have a hybrid organizing system that involves pens and keyboard. Better Related Posts Plugin The post Pen vs. Keyboard: Which helps you organize better? Originally posted 2008-08-20 15:19:36. I use a Palm for my datebook and address book and I write my to do lists by hand. I’ve tried to get the whole system on the Palm, but it just doesn’t work for me. Partly, it’s because of the thinking process that goes into writing my lists.

Review: NewerTech Wireless Aluminum Keypad


Using the top row of the keyboard would be a painfully slow process, so I used the numeric keypad on the large keyboard I had. I use an Apple Wireless Keyboard in my workspace for ergonomic reasons (largely because of my propensity to use a standing desk), and the addition of this numeric keypad makes entering any sort of numerical data a breeze. Plus, it works seamless and looks great alongside my regular keyboard. Reviews Apple keyboard numeric keypad

2015 68

Macros: Shortcuts To Productivity With Microsoft Word

Professional Assistant Blog

You can also add this macro to your toolbar or assign a keyboard shortcut by clicking on the buttons below and following the instructions. Click on either the toolbar icon that you created, the keyboard shortcut or click Tools, Macro, and Macros…, then click run. Home About Me Advertise Macros: Shortcuts To Productivity With Microsoft Word By The Professional Assistant on Monday, October 13, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Word , Productivity D o you know what a macro is?

It’s How Time


That means you’ll also see at least one post from some of current series ( Journey to Keyboard Maestro , Goodbye Google and Decluttering iStuff ) to go along with some of my other “how” posts. Workflow apps Evernote hazel how i how to Keyboard Maestro Mac os x productivityI’m going to spend the bulk of this weekend doing some much-needed “rejigging” of my apps.

First Impressions Online: How PAs Virtually Greet Business 

Practically Perfect PA

I am a keyboard warrior. Not necessarily by choice, but rather by circumstance. I’ve worked as a PA and Office Manager across the Pharmaceutical, Healthcare and now Foodservice industry since 2011. In recent years I’ve found myself in the online space where first impressions with clients happen over live chat, email or phone. A heart-warming […].

2018 171

Boost Your Productivity With Word Shortcuts

Simple Productivity Blog

One of the best ways that you can boost your productivity at the computer is to learn the keyboard shortcuts for some of the most commonly used actions. Today we are going to look at some of those keyboard shortcuts in Word. Instead of grasping the mouse and clicking the Copy button, for example, you could press a couple of keys and get the same results. The post Boost Your Productivity With Word Shortcuts appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog.

2015 168

The benefits of reading aloud | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

Now, when I say ‘don’t write’, I don’t mean you should take a break or get away from the keyboard for a day. I’m a pretty fast typist but it made me realise how unnatural it is to use a keyboard, or even a pen.

2010 62

Boost Productivity In Excel

Simple Productivity Blog

One of the best ways that you can boost your productivity at the computer is to learn the keyboard shortcuts for some of the most commonly used actions. Today we are going to look at some of those keyboard shortcuts in Excel. Instead of grasping the mouse and clicking the Copy button, for example, you could press a couple of keys and get the same results. The post Boost Productivity In Excel appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog.

2015 166

Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Personal shoppers now part of.

Service Untitled

Keyboard shoppers can also supply their home phone numbers, and a personal shopper can call them direct. Service Untitled The blog about customer service and the customer service experience.

2010 40

Use Haters To Drive You To Succeed

Dumb Little Man

With social media so abundant in today’s day and age, and allowing people to cross communicate around the world at such high speeds, you don’t have to look far to find keyboard warriors and negative criticism, and even hate. Everywhere you look – haters. The truth is negative people will always exist. The trick is instead of allowing them to give you their negative energy and allowing it to affect you, turn it around and allow it to motivate you positively.

2015 219

My Wishlist: Eliminate Annoyances

Simple Productivity Blog

Here are the three things I want, and why: Cordless keyboard. While I have a good keyboard at home, the majority of my time is spent typing on a less-than-ideal keyboard provided by my employer. Since I spend so much time using the device, I want a good cordless keyboard to use at work. Same as for the keyboard, I want a good mouse that I don’t have to use a cord with. Fridays are tip days at SimpleProductivity blog. The holidays are approaching.

2011 133

8 Quick Tips for Better Zoom Meetings

Dumb Little Man

It reduces the noise of keyboards and even goes as far as adjusting volumes automatically when a person is speaking. Zoom is bursting with keyboard shortcuts, allowing you to make commands in seconds.

2020 208

4 Ergonomic Office Tips to Remember

Small Business CEO

Choose the Right Keyboard. Are you looking to create an ergonomic office space but aren’t sure where to begin? Ergonomics in the office is essential. It can help reduce pain, particularly back, neck, and shoulder pain.

Money Matters: Is it Worth it to Buy a Warranty for a TV?

Dumb Little Man

It could be a TV, computer, gaming console, smartphone, radar detector, controller, keyboard, and the list goes on. Are you thinking about buying a new TV in the near future? Be prepared for the whole extended warranty pitch from the salesman. But is it worth it? This article will help you decide before you make that trip to the store. Unless you are a hermit that hates electronics, you’ve probably experienced the following scenario at least once in your life.

2013 208

How to Text a Cell Phone from your Computer

Dumb Little Man

Maybe you are in a location that has wifi but not cell signal, or you left your phone at home, or you just prefer the size of a full computer keyboard rather than a tiny facsimile on a smart phone, or worse, a nine-digit keypad. There are a number of different ways to text someone if you don’t have access to your cell phone.

2015 154

Learn Your Shortcuts

Simple Productivity Blog

I don't like to use my keyboard.". I was working with a colleague recently, helping him through a process that was unfamiliar with a tool he had not really used. What we were doing is less important than the conversation. Paste the item three times." I'll admit it, I was bored. He moved his mouse, clicked, went to the menu, clicked a couple of times in the menu to paste, then clicked in the new place. Did you know you could use control + V to paste things?"

2019 100

How To Increase Your Productivity By Harnessing Dead Time

Dumb Little Man

Why not learn some keyboard shortcuts to increase your productivity? Over time, you’ll feel comfortable with using the keyboard. Harnessing technology (text expansion and keyboard shortcuts?well, Although the title suggests this post will be a world-changing experiment, dear reader, I have to let you down — it won’t. Stop reading if you expect a new promising model as to how to become a super-productive human being.

2019 184

100 words that will making minute taking a breeze

Practically Perfect PA

I printed these off and had them next to my keyboard whenever I was working through another set of meeting notes. So as we all know minute taking can sometimes be a little tedious (Friday morning job anyone!!) I used to write hundreds of minutes every year and I really did find some amazing hacks that would make the task easier, quicker and less boring! You can find more of my tips here.

2016 176

6 Foolproof Tips for Creating Powerful Passwords

Dumb Little Man

When typing on a keyboard, do you frequently notice your fingers know how to reach the letters even if you don’t look down? If so, think about making an uncrackable password by using a muscle memory method that takes your fingers around a particular area of the keyboard in a pattern, similar to the one you might trace on a screen to unlock your smartphone. You can create it by letting the fingers of your left hand go over alternating rows of the keyboard.

2018 147

40 Excel hacks for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Click CTRL + any arrow button on the keyboard to jump to the edge of the sheet in different directions. Then use use the keyboard shortcut Alt + F1. Then use use the keyboard shortcut F11. To format numbers as currency, the keyboard shortcut is Ctrl+Shift+4. If I had to make a list of all of my favourite office technology and software Microsoft Excel would most certainly be missing from the top ten (urm… it probably wouldn’t make the top 100).

2015 182

How Good Office Ergonomics Can Mean Better Productivity

Simple Productivity Blog

If you’re in the market for a new office desk, then look for the kind with an adjustable tray for your keyboard and mouse. Make sure that the tray is large enough to hold both your keyboard and mouse.You can adjust it to suit you, so that your risk of getting carpal tunnel syndrome will be much reduced. If you are a proper and classically-trained typist, then don’t tilt your keyboard towards you. If they are bent, then adjust your keyboard angle or chair height.

12 Desk Hacks To Make You More Productive At Work

Dumb Little Man

Power-up your keyboard. The standard computer keyboard is pretty basic and with the different software programs and browsers, not knowing or using keyboard shortcuts can greatly slow you down. Shifting to a gaming keyboard makes things a lot easier. Whether you work from your home or a busy office, your desk and everything around it should be carefully arranged to make you feel as creative, energized and stress-free as possible.

2017 164

Administrative/Clerical: Switching to a Tablet for Work

Office Dynamics

For years, desktops and laptops have dominated the work computer market because they have big screens, roomy keyboards, and large hard drives for storage. The slim profile and portability of tablets make them very attractive to people who travel a lot for work, but the lack of a physical keyboard can negate those advantages. Luckily, there are several types of portable keyboards on the market that are smaller than traditional keyboards, but with all of the same functions.

2013 131

7 Tech Gifts For Old Age Parents

Dumb Little Man

Say goodbye to cords by using Bluetooth mouse and keyboard. If your mom or dad is the type to hate clutter and too many wires around the house, a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard can be a good gift to get. A Bluetooth mouse and keyboard would eliminate two wires and can make their desk uncluttered. Do you want to gift something special to your dad or mom to make their senior life easier?

2017 153

3 Tips for Including Links in Your Small Business Blogs

Small Business CEO

However, blogging is a lot more than typing words out on your keyboard. Blogging for business is a great way to bring more visitors to your website, build fodder for your social media posts, create a network with your customers, and ultimately get yourself a larger revenue stream. In order to create a blog that is actually beneficial to your business, you have to understand how business blogging works. One big area of business blogging revolves around links.

2016 78

The Sound of Sixty Seconds


I’ll demonstrate here by sharing what I hear in that time period in bullet points below: Running water in the bathroom Voices coming from the tv on the living room The barely audible tapping of my thumbs on my iPhone keyboard The tiny crackling sounds of bones on my neck My breathing Music from the television. During the workshops and talks I deliver I’ll often ask the attendees (or audience) to do absolutely nothing for an entire minute.

2019 69

Why Good Writing Matters – And How You Can Improve Yours

Dumb Little Man

So why is it so important that every time you put fingers to keyboard, you write well? In today’s world, being able to write well is of vital importance whatever your industry is.

2020 221

How To Make Your Own Standing Desk and Save $600

Dumb Little Man

My measurement was roughly 40 inches, the approximate point that your keyboard should be to provide a comfortable working area for productivity. Once my wife and I safely set our existing desk onto the risers, we needed a few adjustments to get the keyboard closer to elbow height. Do you need to learn how to make your own standing desk ? A few years ago a friend of mine bought one of the first standing desks. I fell in love until I heard how much it cost him. His desk was over $600.

2016 152

Win an award-winning Brother office labeller

Practically Perfect PA

It also features a wider keyboard, to make typing at a desk more comfortable, and has a stylish black and grey design. We’ve teamed up with technology specialist Brother to give you the chance to win a state-of-the-art office labeller. Earlier this year Brother’s flagship next generation labelling machine, the PT-D600VP, received an iF Design Award for outstanding design quality, functionality, safety credentials and environmental performance.

2016 164

7 great organizing gifts for Christmas!

Clutter Coach

It has a QWERTY keyboard which I find way easier to use than others with an ABC keyboard. Here’s my gift round up for the year. All items are available through my Amazon store. Click on the photo of each to learn more and purchase. I love drawer organizers! They are particularly helpful in the bathroom to keep small items contained and separated. If a tube comes open, you’ll only have to clean the icky stuff out of one organizer.

Gifts 109

DeClutter Your Desk And Your Mind

Productivity Bits

Stacked up beside your keyboard is never the right answer. The argument over whether a clear desk or a messy one is a truer sign of productivity has gone on for decades and it’s unlikely to ever be resolved objectively. Why not give the “clear desk = clear mind” side of the debate a try in your own workspace? You may be surprised at the way a little decluttering makes you feel like a more productive and organized person.

2016 155

Sitting comfortably? Good posture at work

Practically Perfect PA

RollerMouse is an ergonomic alternative to the traditional mouse that sits directly in front of your keyboard. The keyboard risers were height and angle adjustable so I was able to set-it up in the bests possible position. I absolutely loved the copy & paste functionality which was far quicker than using the keyboard (i.e.

2014 201

Writing with Speech Recognition Software

Daily Writing Tips

Don’t try to speak the keyboard. Dragon’s commands are great for people who can’t use a keyboard – they can say Open Google Chrome or Post to Facebook – but the extra learning curve can sour other people on trying the software. It may be faster than using a keyboard. At first you may miss the feel of the keyboard or the pen, or you may be distracted by the sound of your voice.

2019 83

Why Not Knowing Your Tools holds You Back

Simple Productivity Blog

Teaching her the keyboard shortcuts made her smile, and kept her ultra-productive. Do you know the keyboard shortcuts for bold, italic and underline? Think about this: you could hit two keys together, or have your hand leave the keyboard, grab the mouse, navigate and click; then move your hand back to the keyboard. Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog.

2012 151

6 Ways to Alleviate Ergonomic-Related Strain

Ian's Messy Desk

The keyboard should usually be at a low height, near the height of your elbows and the mouse should be right next to the keyboard. Try different keyboards and mice – there are many designs on the market. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap 6 Ways to Alleviate Ergonomic-Related Strain Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on November 15, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed.

Incredible Little-Known Canva Hacks That Will Surely Surprise You

Dumb Little Man

What you folks need to do is just hit T on your keyboard and voila, a Text Box in less than a second! Move elements freely with secret keyboard shortcuts. Well, here are some keyboard shortcuts that will make you squeal with excitement. If you are a startup struggling to establish your brand’s identity, visual communication skills might just be your greatest asset for success.

2019 171

12 Clever Ways You Can Earn Money From Your Computer Today

Dumb Little Man

You’ll listen to audio files and type out what you hear, and many job positions only require you to have a keyboard and computer to start. In today’s digital world, working from home has never been more accessible.

2020 226

Sitting Is Killing You: Turn Your Desk Into A Standing Workstation

Simple Productivity Blog

To maintain an optimal working level with a laptop it is necessary that you attach an external keyboard and mouse. To raise the level of your monitor, keyboard and mouse you can use stuff around your house. If you want a more permanent and tidier solution you could also get mechanical add-ons for your monitor, keyboard or your desk, which can raise the level of your desktop/laptop when you need to stand. This post was written by a guest author.

2012 173