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Month: July 2016

POSTURE PART 1 – LAPTOPS

POSTURE PART 1 – LAPTOPS

Do you spend long hours studying or writing assignments? Do you use a laptop in positions or locations that result in poor posture? Are you slumped over your keyboard for extended periods of time? Here are some tips to improve your posture: Use a desk and chair rather than a couch or bed. Switch from a lap top to a desk top for extended study periods.  Take study breaks, and walk around. Do some stretching exercises of your neck, shoulders, hands and feet….

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Working from Home Can Happen Anywhere

Working from Home Can Happen Anywhere

Are you among the legions of people who work from home? Telecommuters, self-employed, entrepreneurs, self-starters, you are a growing demographic of workers who roll out of bed and into your home office or onto your dining room table laptop. You wear all kinds of attire to the job, from birthday suit to business suit and everything in-between. Sometimes you don’t even work from home—instead, you take it on the road. I recently had a meeting in a park right across…

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Time Management… Where does the time go?

Time Management… Where does the time go?

Our lives are filled with obligations, activities and commitments. Take a moment on reflect on your weekly schedule. Ideally for this exercise, use a daily planner and enter all your commitments. One week (7 days x 24 hrs = 168 hrs) Sleep (~8 hrs x 7 days = 56 hrs) Wake time ~16 hours per day (Monday – Sunday) Answer the questions below: How many hours do you sleep in each 24 hour period, including naps? How many hours do you spend…

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Study and Concentration Strategies

Study and Concentration Strategies

What exactly should you be doing during your study time? Read, Recall, Reflect and Review! Establish a regular study routine and attend classes. Know your instructor. Be realistic. Study short and often and set a specific goal for each subject you study. Start assignments as soon as they are given. Study your most difficult subjects first. Review your notes regularly and recite outloud what you have learned. Block distracting apps from your devices. Compliment your notes with Google searches. Having portable study space…

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Increase YOUR Retention Levels!

Increase YOUR Retention Levels!

Often wonder how some people seem to remember so much?  What type of learner are you and how can you improve your learning experience? Here are a few tips that can help: During the lecture – take notes, draw, doodle, add visual material to your notes. Read for 20 minutes – take a short breaks and move around. Read along in your head while your computer reads the material back to you. Recite and demonstrate ‘to yourself’ in a mirror what you…

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Spell Check Kills, I mean Skills.

Spell Check Kills, I mean Skills.

Have you ever send out a message and assumed it was fine, only to find out that it was not what you intended to send.  I wanted to share this email I receive earlier.  It made me laugh.  Don’t rely only on spell check  alone, take a minute and read what you right…gotcha. It orifices an excel worksheer. Im working Work Our Excé Genius to see of we van come UP Work a ma to that outs thé Datant info…

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Ice Breaker Activity

Ice Breaker Activity

During introductions warm up your group with an Ice Breaker–get to know your partner sitting next to you. Discover something about your partner that no one in the room could imagine about them. Introduce yourself Then have your partner introduce him/herself Take a moment to think about what you want to share Ask your partner to reveal something about themselves: a talent, skill, unusual hobby, etc. Share yours When your turn comes around, share with the group what you have uncovered Example:…

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