Online Electronic File Storage
Have you ever found yourself out of the office with a desperate need to obtain commonly used documents at work? Try storing them online.
Many online web sites allow for electronic file storage. Yahoo, for example, has file storage for free if you sign up with them, also free. It is called Briefcase. Other sites may charge a fee and offer other features.
So, the next time you are at a meeting and desperately need the volunteer phone list or need to refer to a policy in the volunteer manual or need your awesome training notes, just go to any computer with Internet access and download it.
Telephone Vacation Messages
You are finally ready to leave for vacation; all you have to do is leave a quick vacation message letting the world know you have gone into hiding for the next week. And that one can contact Smitty in Human Resources to answer all questions or Mary in Public Relations if Smitty doesnt know or heaven forbid your boss because no one really knows what to say or maybe, one should just leave a message and wait for you to return or if really, desperate, call you while on vacation.
I can see it now, sitting upon your desk behind the stack of papers you moved 5 times today just to get to it. It is your high tech telephone that you have no clue how to use beyond answering it.
Well its time you did.
First, find a copy of the manual; this may mean going to your tech guy or going online and doing a search to find the manufacture that made your phone. Once obtained, read it. Or read at least the sections that sound useful. Next, find someone who understands what you have just read to explain it to you. Or find your tech guy or go online to see if someone has developed a cheat sheet to the manufactures instructions.
No wait. Forget all that. You need to find out who provides the messaging service for the phone. The manufacture of the phone and the phone messaging service may not be the same. So, go find someone who understands and well yknow . Maybe you should start a telephone messaging users group or get your local DOVIA (Directors of Volunteers in Agencies) to provide a training.
And you thought computers were difficult to use - didnt you?
One of the common features with todays telephone messaging services is offering you the ability to record several messages to be stored when needed.
Now, once youve become a level 15 Telephone Messaging Master Jedi, all you have to do is activate the message appropriate to your current situation. Three button pushes and youre gone.
Or you could use your real talents and recruit a Telephone Messaging Volunteer to serve your every telephone need. Hello?
Quick Tip: Calendar Wizard for Microsoft Word 97
Still using Microsoft Word 97? Do you need to generate a calendar that can be modified and updated? Try downloading Word 97 Wizards. Youll get an Agenda Wizard as well to go. Visit this site for the download: http://office.microsoft.com/downloads/9798/wdtmgmt.aspx.
Do you know of a better way? Or do you have any questions?
Drop me a note at Michael@MichaelStills.com.
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