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.

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.

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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.

Let your fingers do the walking: Quick keyboard shortcut keys

Laughing all the Way to Work

Let your fingers do the walking: Quick keyboard sh. Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

Two Desks in One: My New Minimal Workspace


I also recognized that the top of the desk was deep enough to hold my Apple Wireless Keyboard and Mighty Mouse, so I checked the height out to see if it was ideal for me to use them while placed on it. It stores my keyboard and mouse when I’m not using them.

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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.

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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.

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.

2015 106

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 97

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!!)

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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. A few tablet covers have keyboards and even kickstands built into them, making it easier to use your tablet as a work computer.

How to Know if You're a Workaholic and What to Do About It

On The Job

There is never enough busyness for us workaholics, who feel so alive as we tap our busy little fingers across the keyboard, as steady as a too-rapid heartbeat.

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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.

2016 63

Learning the Art of Business Conversations

On The Job

If so, you need to break the habit of hiding behind your keyboard or your phone. One of the great things about social media is that it allows you to connect with people from around the world, giving you a chance to interact with someone you might not otherwise get to know.

2015 87

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.

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Does Office Design Really Affect Productivity?

Productivity Bits

Also, you should use a separate keyboard to maintain the ideal 90-degree angle of your hands. As an active employee, you spend a significant part of your day at the office.

2016 81

Practically Perfect PA readers review of the Brother P-touch PT-D600VP

Practically Perfect PA

Stacy : The only downside is the size, would prefer a smaller keyboard and more hand held! We recently teamed up with technology specialists, Brother, to give you a chance to win one of their office labelling machines. It is an amazing piece of office tech and a fantastic prize!

2016 81

6 Reasons Why Your Business Should be Paperless

Eco-Office Gals

If you’re a PC user, all you have to do is press the “Start” menu button—the one with the Microsoft logo—on your keyboard, type in the file name, and click the file you’re looking for. Did you know that it takes around 24 trees to produce one ton of paper?

2014 75

7 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Slack


Keyboard Shortcuts. Keyboard shortcuts are a great way to increase productivity and quickly navigate and interact with any application. Slack has a great set of keyboard shortcuts for navigation, messages and more. Tired of spending all of your time in your email inbox?

2015 34

Get Better Results by Taking Handwritten Notes

On The Job

Of course, toting along a pad and pen to a meeting also increases the chances that workers will begin doodling, which isn’t possible while typing on a keyboard. The next time you go to a meeting, you might want to consider leaving your iPad behind and instead taking along a pad and pen.

40 MS Word Hacks for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Use the keyboard shortcut Fn + Shift + F7. Follow the popularity of my blog post on Excel Hacks I thought I would write a follow up – 40 Word Hacks! I bloody love MS Word which is handy as I use it all the time as do most assistants.

2016 99

Reduce Your Company’s Carbon Footprint

Eco-Office Gals

Think about implementing a thin-client setup where employees use low-end terminals (often a monitor, keyboard and mouse) connected to a server which runs the operating systems and applications they need.

How to Increase Your Productivity in a Coworking Space

Dumb Little Man

Even with the best efforts to keep quiet, keyboard strokes, coffee sips, small chatter, conference calls and more can quickly become a nuisance. Public coworking spaces and shared office spaces have become increasingly popular in the last decade. In fact, in over six years, the number of shared office spaces available has jumped from 1,130 to 13,800 — a leap of 12,670 spaces.

2017 57

Is an Emoji a Word?

Daily Writing Tips

He points to the fact that, thanks to an input technology for iOS devices called SwiftKey, any keyboard symbol can now be tracked and analyzed for frequency. The Oxford English Dictionary has rocked the English-speaking, word-loving world by proclaiming an emoji the OED “word of the year.”.

2015 33

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.

3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Brain Power

Dumb Little Man

Try to look at the keyboard of your phone in order to create a mental picture of what the sequence of numbers looks like. Google "improve brain power" and you'll find all sorts of tips, techniques, books, and games explaining how you could improve your brain power.

2012 116

7 Tips to Happy Coworking with Your Pets

Dumb Little Man

He has a very sweet personality but I’ll admit I’m finding it frustrating that he is absolutely determined to walk straight across my keyboard when I’m typing! It may surprise you to know a few facts: There are about 80 million dogs and more than 90 million cats nice and comfy in U.S.A. homes.

2017 48

The Lie You Were Told When You Were Young That's Hurting Your Business

Productive & Organized

  And then, those messages that were typed into your computer keyboard were recorded on your hard drive your brain." "Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, But Words will Never Hurt Me!" " is a lie. There, I said it.

2013 52

Technology to help with minute taking

Practically Perfect PA

The user can type their notes using the iPad keyboard, add photos, import and annotate PDFs, organise pages and tag each notebook. About 10 years ago I used to manage 12 Committees as part of my role at the time.

2014 90

A Capitalization Cheat Sheet

Daily Writing Tips

Key commands: Capitalize words denoting switch, keyboard, and command functions—“the Pause button,” “the Command key,” “the Save command,” etc. Capitalization is a bewilderingly complex issue, with many rules and exceptions.

2017 24

WordPress 3.5 is here and the happy dance holiday sale!

Eco-Office Gals

Better accessibility for screenreaders, touch devices, and keyboard users. Just in time for the holidays WordPress has rolled out a shiny new version to unwrap.

Reduce the Use of “Of”

Daily Writing Tips

Fortunately, they’re (usually) easily revised: For example, with a few strokes of the pen (or a few taps on the keyboard), “a stroke of luck” becomes “a lucky stroke.”. How long can you go on writing without using of ?

2013 36

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 productivity

How To Handle Hundreds Of Emails In Just One Hour


A major part of my processing speed is in keyboard shortcuts in my e-mail program. You should look into keyboard shortcuts too. For each step of my process, I have a keyboard shortcut such as CTRL-1, CTRL-2 , CTRL-3, etc. Today’s guest post is by David Moore. David is an engineer, blogger, Apple-centric enthusiast, and consultant. His passion lies in connecting productivity and technology together. You can connect with him on his website or on Twitter @davidjmoorecom.

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Escaping The Noise And Leveraging The Quiet


I’m looking out at a great view, but the only things I can hear are my inner thoughts and the clacking of the keyboard. To be honest, my inner thoughts are much louder than the keyboard clacking. This piece was originally published in The Productivityist Weekly.

“Alt” as an Alternative to “Alternative”

Daily Writing Tips

The abbreviation is also familiar to users of PC keyboards, which includes an Alt key used in combination with other keys to carry out a function distinct from that enabled by pressing the other key alone, but this term originates with alternate , not alternative.

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.

How To Deal with Clueless People

Simple Productivity Blog

They may play with things on your desk while visiting, or (my personal pet peeve) reach over me to grab my mouse or keyboard. Fridays are tip days at SimpleProductivity blog. We all have experienced them: the people whose boorish behavior shows a callous disregard for everyone around them.

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5 Resources That Help You Answer “What’s That Word?”

Daily Writing Tips

This book, like Bernstein’s Reverse Dictionary , may be available only as a used book or a download, but it’s an excellent resource for those who like to flip pages rather than tap a keyboard to find what they’re looking for.

2016 48

First Look - The Amazon Kindle Fire

Small Business Labs

 It supports almost all the applications I use, has an excellent keyboard, yet is small and light enough to easily carry.  The screen size and keyboard make it impractical for me to do real work on it. I've had the Amazon Kindle Fire long enough for a first look review.  Despite a sometimes confusing user interface and a few other problems (for example, it's hard to plug in), I like it and already use it more than my iPad (which I also like).