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Are you“Tech-Savvy”?

Are you“Tech-Savvy”? | Entrepreneur Productivity Toolkit | Scoop.it

What does it mean to be Tech-Savvy?

In this era of immeasurable computing power and technological innovation, we are quickly approaching information and innovation overload! Even as a former assistant turned Microsoft Certified Trainer with nearly 20 years of teaching experience and over 15 technical certifications who teaches Microsoft, Google and Apple productivity around the globe, I regularly find myself in front of the latest technology and software searching for a button that has moved or a feature that seems to have disappeared…or wondering – wait, where is my favorite shortcut?

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We don’t know what we don’t know!


What is the next generation of Tech-savvy? Tech-Savvy 2.0?

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Browse TED Talks | TED.com

Browse TED Talks | TED.com | Entrepreneur Productivity Toolkit | Scoop.it

Thought Leadership | TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading - through TED.com, our annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events.

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HBR IdeaCast - powered by FeedBurner

HBR IdeaCast - powered by FeedBurner | Entrepreneur Productivity Toolkit | Scoop.it

HBR IdeaCast by Harvard Business Review


A weekly podcast featuring the leading thinkers in business and management from Harvard Business Review

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Start-Ups Try to Challenge Google, at Least on Mobile Search

Start-Ups Try to Challenge Google, at Least on Mobile Search | Entrepreneur Productivity Toolkit | Scoop.it

Venture capitalists, intimidated by Google search for a decade, have begun investing hundreds of millions in new search efforts for mobile phones. 


Mobile also has several special challenges for an entrenched player like Google. With its constellation of apps and competing operating systems, mobile is a highly fragmented universe, making it harder for one company to index all of the most relevant information the way Google has indexed the web.

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When someone uses Vurb to search for a movie, it returns a single page with reviews, cast members and nearby theaters, along with links to buy tickets and the option to call a cab. When a user searches for an old movie, the service fetches streaming applications like Netflix.

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Find open hotspots with WifiMapper - CNET

Find open hotspots with WifiMapper - CNET | Entrepreneur Productivity Toolkit | Scoop.it
Need hotspot access right now? This app will help you find reliable connections all over your city, or elsewhere.
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Using a mobile hotspot means that you'll have Internet access on your tablet or laptop when you leave home or work. But what if you don't have signal, or you forget your hotspot on your desk? That's when you may be looking for an open hotspot out in the wild, and WifiMapper is just the app to get the job done.

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OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive and Box: Which cloud storage service is right for you? - CNET

OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive and Box: Which cloud storage service is right for you? - CNET | Entrepreneur Productivity Toolkit | Scoop.it
If you're ready to take the plunge into storing your files, photos and more in the cloud but need help deciding which service is right for your needs and wallet, we've got you covered with our in-depth cloud storage comparison.
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Storing your files in the cloud has many advantages. You can view your files from any phone, tablet or computer that's connected to the Internet, and the cloud can also provide backup for files so they'll never disappear if your phone gets lost or your computer crashes. Using the cloud is a no-brainer, but picking which service to use is a bit more difficult.

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Think you know how to Google? Here are 36 search tips you probably don’t know about

Think you know how to Google? Here are 36 search tips you probably don’t know about | Entrepreneur Productivity Toolkit | Scoop.it
There's more to a Google search than just inputting a few search terms. Check out some of our favorite Google tips, so you can make the most of the engine.
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20 Productivity Apps to Keep You On Task (Infographic)

20 Productivity Apps to Keep You On Task (Infographic) | Entrepreneur Productivity Toolkit | Scoop.it
Not on your A-game at work lately? Try a few of these killer efficiency apps to get your edge back on the clock.
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Productivity apps can give you -- and, yes, your boss, too -- a leg up on putting your most organized, efficient professional foot forward.  


Some are built to tame your inbox, while others streamline your to-dos or track your expenses. You can also use efficiency apps to sharpen your focus before a big meeting or to communicate with your coworkers under the radar (for strictly work-related conversations, right?).

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6 Strategies to respond to someone who is angry

6 Strategies to respond to someone who is angry | Entrepreneur Productivity Toolkit | Scoop.it
Knowing how to respond to someone who is angry is a wonderful asset. You will be more confident when faced with conflict and reduce your stress levels.
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We all lose our cool from time to time; some of us more frequently than others. When we get angry, we like to be treated properly. We like to get a fair hearing and, we tend to appreciate when somebody attempts to help us deal with the issue which is troubling us so that we may get back on track. Many times in life, the shoe will be on the other foot and we will have to respond to someone who is angry.

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20 Ways to save time with your smart phone

20 Ways to save time with your smart phone | Entrepreneur Productivity Toolkit | Scoop.it
With your smart phone you can save time and make your productive time more productive; allowing you to relax and enjoy your own personal time.
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Save time with your smart phoneYour smart phone, if used correctly, is an excellent tool for helping you to save time. Your smart phone can perform a wide array of functions which save you time. The following list covers just 20 of the easiest ways that you can use your smart phone to save time.
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Top 20 Most Useful Mobile Business Apps For 2015

Top 20 Most Useful Mobile Business Apps For 2015 | Entrepreneur Productivity Toolkit | Scoop.it

Looking for the best apps to serve your needs as a marketer? Columnist Aaron Strout rounds up his top picks for personal productivity, travel and more.


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How to increase your LinkedIn profile views by 425%

How to increase your LinkedIn profile views by 425% | Entrepreneur Productivity Toolkit | Scoop.it

How to make your profile views soar, which could lead to more potential job opportunities, connections and visibility.


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Janet Vasil's curator insight, March 25, 2015 3:38 PM

This article outlines a good strategy for making the most of LinkedIn.

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Easy & effective LinkedIn profile improvement strategies .

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9 Tips for Packing Your Brand's Message Into a 15-Second Instagram Video

9 Tips for Packing Your Brand's Message Into a 15-Second Instagram Video | Entrepreneur Productivity Toolkit | Scoop.it
The video feature is a free and powerful tool for marketing.
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25 Disruptive Technology Trends for 2015 - 2016 - Brian Solis

25 Disruptive Technology Trends for 2015 - 2016 - Brian Solis | Entrepreneur Productivity Toolkit | Scoop.it

With every new year comes a landslide of predictions and trends to guide us into the new year. While the year advances, rarely do such transformative trends or changes take place in alignment with a calendar. Not even Y2K could do so . Now with that said, I was asked to present my thoughts on what lies ahead in Vegas during CES at Brand Innovators “Mega Trends” event. By the first week of January, there were already some tremendous thoughts already shared by some of the best. 

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The Workologist

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The Workologist | A Sunday Business column with friendly advice on any workplace conundrum, large or small.


Quick Links: http://robwalker.net/workologist/

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5 Easy Ways to Become a Better Public Speaker -- Fast

5 Easy Ways to Become a Better Public Speaker -- Fast | Entrepreneur Productivity Toolkit | Scoop.it
With some tips and some practice, you can leave a lasting impression that you will want people to remember.
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Speaking at events is a great way to enhance your status as an expert and generate PR for your business. However, becoming a great speaker is an art, not a science. The good news is that with some tips and some practice, you can leave a lasting impression that you will want people to remember. 

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Slack 101: How and Why to Create a Community on This Platform

Slack 101: How and Why to Create a Community on This Platform | Entrepreneur Productivity Toolkit | Scoop.it
Here is the nitty-gritty of what Slack is, how it works and lay out some of the advantages to building out your community on Slack.
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Many successful marketing campaigns involve groups. Some companies have their own LinkedIn or Google+ groups, while others stick to participating in relevant groups and chatsWhichever strategy your company takes, being involved in groups is a great way to find community, engage current audience members and prospective customers, build your brand, add value to your customer’s lives, and keep track of the industry’s climate. And now, there’s a new alternative when it comes to social media groups: Slack communities.

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Ditch your phone's default calendar for one of these apps - CNET

Ditch your phone's default calendar for one of these apps - CNET | Entrepreneur Productivity Toolkit | Scoop.it
Let's face it, the calendar app that came with your phone isn't always the best choice for managing your schedule. Replace it with one of these pretty and helpful alternatives.
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10 Ways to Kill the Distractions and Supercharge Your Productivity

10 Ways to Kill the Distractions and Supercharge Your Productivity | Entrepreneur Productivity Toolkit | Scoop.it
It's easy to fool yourself about how much time you're wasting online. A few tweaks are all you need to end the delusion.
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Technology is both a blessing and a curse. While we all occasionally find ourselves obsessing over our Facebook feeds, technology also helps us perform better at our jobsIf you use technology responsibly, there are countless ways to supercharge your productivity. To start, here are nine tips.

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7 Sources of Free High Quality Stock Images

7 Sources of Free High Quality Stock Images | Entrepreneur Productivity Toolkit | Scoop.it
Finding an image without paying used to be quite the chore, but times have changed.
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Finding a high quality stock photo for free used to be quite the chore -- there were very few options available, and the inventory that was available was marginal quality at best. Oh, how the times have changed. Now, there are so many free stock image websites that it can be overwhelming, to a degree. Here are some favorite websites for free high quality stock images.

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15 Time-Tested Apps Your Business Can't Live Without

15 Time-Tested Apps Your Business Can't Live Without | Entrepreneur Productivity Toolkit | Scoop.it
Make these apps work for you, in areas like travel, money, communications and more.
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In app-land, there’s a never-ending quest to serve up the next thing that makes life easier. But we think you’d be better served with our collection of battle-tested apps. They’ll help you run your business more efficiently and let you do so from your iOS or Android smartphone.

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How to maintain control of your day in the face of chaos

How to maintain control of your day in the face of chaos | Entrepreneur Productivity Toolkit | Scoop.it
Knowing how to effectively tackle apparent emergencies, as and when they arise is critical if you are to maintain control of your day.
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There may be days when your life seems to include more chaos than control. You probably start the day with a plan in place. You want to ensure an effective day so you have taken the time to identify your key objectives. You are committed to focusing on these objectives and completing them when, all of a sudden, something unexpected pops up out of the blue. If you don’t know how to react in these situations, you are likely to become distracted. 

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How to Send Personalized Emails with Mail Merge in Gmail

How to Send Personalized Emails with Mail Merge in Gmail | Entrepreneur Productivity Toolkit | Scoop.it
Learn how to send personalized email messages in bulk using mail merge in Gmail. You can send rich HTML emails with unique attachments and also track your email opens.
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Mail Merge helps you send personalized messages to one or more email recipients with little effort. You can write a draft in Gmail, specify the list of email recipients in a Google Sheet and the Mail Merge program will send customized emails to all these addresses. Mail Merge is a popular feature of Microsoft Outlook and, with the help of Google Scripts, we can easily perform mail merge in Gmail and Google Apps accounts as well.


If you are new here, you’ll be surprised with the capabilities of Mail Merge. It lets you insert different file attachments from Google Drive for each recipient, the emails can be formatted in plain text or HTML (rich-text), emails can be tracked with Google Analytics. You can also possible to schedule merge and send your emails later at your preferred date and hour.

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How to Use LinkedIn Premium For Your Business

How to Use LinkedIn Premium For Your Business | Entrepreneur Productivity Toolkit | Scoop.it

LinkedIn Premium can offer numerous benefits to individuals and companies. Here's how you can better utilize your own LinkedIn Premium subscription.


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Marketing Leap's curator insight, April 7, 2015 2:57 AM

When it comes to B2B communication and lead generation LinkedIn is the definitive platform of choice. As these 11 companies show the ways of growing your business through LinkedIn is extremely varied.

Laurel Anne Lindsay's curator insight, April 7, 2015 7:40 PM

Top sellers use Linkedin 6 hours a week on average. Learn how exactly to use Linkedin for your business..,

Mark H. Cohen's curator insight, April 8, 2015 12:50 PM

If you know me you know I'm a big LinkedIn fan for B2B and I firmly believe it is worth paying for.

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A Checklist of 8 Best Practices for Successful Video Campaigns

A Checklist of 8 Best Practices for Successful Video Campaigns | Entrepreneur Productivity Toolkit | Scoop.it
There is a lot you have to do right to produce an effective video ad but, happily, having a big budget is not a necessity.
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