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What’s your communication style?

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There are three types of reaction styles; you are either a thinker, a feeler or a doer. Although all three of these traits are present in your personality at one time or another, one of them comes naturally, whilst the other two are occasionally put to use depending on the situation.

It can be useful for you to be able to recognize your own communication style, not only because it tells you how you communicate, but also as it tells you how you expect others to communicate with you. You can also gain information about how to identify these traits in your loved ones or those you work with to realise the positive effects of understanding this information to your relationships in all areas of your life.


How to use Quick analysis in Excel

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Quick analysis is a new feature in Excel 2013.  Quick analysis looks at the data you have selected and offers you various options to analyze and summarize the data. Once you get used to using it, you will wonder what you did before! Check out our easy steps to Quick analysis below…


How to manipulate illustrations in Excel

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In this article we will show you how to add pictures to your Excel data sheets to add some illustrations to your work. You have the choice to insert a photo from a file or an online photo and we will also explain how to resize the image so it fits with your data. Read on to learn how to make your presentations more colourful.  (more…)

How to format text in PowerPoint

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The easiest way to make a presentation is to do it with PowerPoint. But maybe this time you would like your presentation to look a bit different. You might already know that you can format any text in PowerPoint, but did you know that you can also use WordArt in your PowerPoint presentation? Find out in this article how to change text to WordArt, insert columns and hyperlinks as well as how to apply formatting and styles.




5 steps to empower yourself – be your own mentor!

Empowerment starts now!
Empowerment starts now!

In the midst of criticism and our neighbours or siblings who may like to tease us, how do we manage to empower ourselves?

I grew up with six (6!) brothers and two sisters and never received compliments. Therefore I cannot tell from experience how helpful family can be to achieve your goals.

Just like one of my sisters, I have this passion to write and to help others. We like to support each other and we manage to achieve our goals. Despite our brothers we have written 3 books!



Creating and editing a column chart

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A nice column chart can illustrate your results and convince your audience. Learn how to create and edit column charts with these easy steps. To get started now, please read on.

Column charts are great when used with data that has up to 12 data points. If your data has fewer than 12 data points or ranges then choose a column chart.


Job Interview Tips: Tell me about yourself

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One of the most dreaded job interview questions is “Tell me about yourself”. This question is often the first one an employer will ask – about 80% of interviews start with this seemingly innocent question. It is known as a ‘stress question’ which can either induce silence or a long ill considered ramble. If you are prepared this can be a ‘dream question’. (more…)

The workplace: It’s a jungle

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Patrick Forsyth looks at the necessity to recognise how office politics affects individual performance and careers.


Unless your office is the exception, it may be that you have noticed that in others, whilst on the surface they run smoothly, efficiently and with hardly a murmur to interrupt the air of pleasant calm, there can be something of an underlying hint of intrigue.  In others again there is an unconcealed hotbed of rivalry, enmity and backbiting.  If you were to find yourself in such an environment you would doubtless stand back from it, stay neutral and uninvolved, and get on with the job. And if you find a single person who believes that, then take immediate steps to sell them London’s Tower Bridge; their gullibility must be immense.


How to use the IF Function in Excel

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One of the reasons Excel is such a practical tool are its formulas. In this article we will show you how to apply conditional logic in formula. Find out how to use the IF Function,  nested IF Function, COUNTIF Function and SUMIF Function. Please read on… (more…)

How to become a sensational leader

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The word sensational means both using the senses as well as being fantastic. Sensational Leadership implies that you are also listening and sensing in a way that encourages others to follow. There is absolutely no force or coercion necessary when you are attracting followers sensationally. Authentically attracting followers with sensational leadership can and will make you feel more vulnerable, but is that something to fear?