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Facilitate a Productive Meeting: How to Not Screw It Up

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | May 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Don’t be that person who takes what could have been a productive meeting and turns it into a waste of time! One of my husband’s doctors ordered a specialized test that required him to make a follow-up appointment to receive the results and have them explained. My husband chose a day that was a school…

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National Teacher Appreciation Week – What’s the big deal?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | May 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

National Teacher Appreciation Week is celebrated during May each year. In 2019, it will take place from May 6-10. Teachers will be given inexpensive trinkets and treated to snacks, which are lovely gestures. But when you think about what teachers have to deal with throughout the year, it’s important to thank them year-round, and not…

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Cyber Security – Are you protected against USB drives from all sources?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Here’s important cyber security news from Bryce Austin of TCE Strategy about something we rarely give a second thought to – USB storage devices: “This has been a very exciting month in the world of cybersecurity! … the USA Secret Service has a bit of egg on its face after inspecting a USB drive from…

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How to Recover from an Email Crash – An Email Template

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | April 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

In my last blog post, we discussed the triaging steps to take in order to know how to recover from an email crash. After going through the steps I mentioned, you might realize that there are some folks who you probably should have already heard from. If you haven’t heard from them, chances are their…

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How to Recover from an Email Crash

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | April 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Have you ever experienced an email outage? Whether your business lives and dies by electronic communication, or you’re retired but enjoy your connection to the outside world through email, experiencing an email crash is no picnic. This was the case for me starting on January 30th. For three days, I could send out emails, but…

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Preparation: How to Update a WordPress Website aka How to Avoid a Complete Disaster

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | April 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you’ve been thinking about updating your website, you might’ve Googled phrases like how to update a WordPress website – or perhaps you’ve hired a website designer to take care of all of that for you. While the how and the end result are extremely important, there’s some critical preparation that needs to happen in…

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How to Get Back on Track When Everything Around You Implodes

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | April 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Usually the thought of how to get back on track doesn’t occur when you’re in the midst of a lousy situation. Instead, you’re usually channeling Nancy Kerrigan and screaming, “Why, why, why???” And maybe you’re doing this with a mixture of tears and anger and laughter and anxiety and feel like surely you’re about to…

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How to Purchase a Wine Refrigerator

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

You might be wondering how a blog about how to purchase a wine refrigerator belongs on a productivity website. One of the keys to maintaining high productivity levels is relaxing and recharging. One way to recharge is to enjoy a glass a wine. Storing wine doesn’t require a wine refrigerator, but it sure is nice…

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What’s the difference between wrestling and cable news networks?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

I was sitting at the airport the other day. I normally travel on weekdays, but on this occasion it was a Saturday morning. I looked up to see what was on the television monitor. The station was tuned to some kind of wrestling show. I’m not talking about high school or college wrestling or Olympic…

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What can you accomplish in 5 minutes?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Have you ever been stuck in line for what seemed like an eternity? Whether you have to wait 5 minutes or 5 hours, you can use the time to the fullest by getting something done.   What can you accomplish in 5 minutes to 15 minutes? *Clean out some email from your inbox *Clean out…

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