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Turn bad stress into good pressure

Growing Personal Resilience course
9am-12.30pm – Thursday 7 & Monday 11 April

Click here to register.

This course focuses on giving you a clear understanding of the
difference between pressure and stress, and how this can affect you, your health and your productivity.

Initially you will find out how you treat stress, learn how to identify it, and the health impacts of allowing stress to manifest. You will leave with some tools and techniques to keep the pressure at bay.


Were you interested in finding out what other courses Learning and Development offer?
Please email Learningdevelopment@canterbury.ac.nz and I will send you a copy of our calendar of upcoming courses and dates.

Quick Switch: Caps to Lower Case

Occasionally you want to switch from capitals to lower case, or vice versa. Do you re-type it ?

There’s a shortcut for this:

  1. Select the text
  2. Press Ctrl+Shift+A

The text switches case, or toggles between the different case options.

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Make light of emailing from a list of names

Do you ever have to send an email to a long list of people, and perhaps laboriously type in all the names, or copy them in one-by-one?

Let me save you a lot of typing. And time.

Picture a situation where you have a list of names – usually it is a list in an Excel spreadsheet, or a Word document – and you need to send an email to everyone on the list.

Did you know that you can select the whole list, copy it and paste it into the To: field in the email? Yep. Simple as that.

  1. Select all the names in the list
  2. Copy (Ctrl+C)
  3. Click in the To: field in the email message
  4. Paste (Ctrl+V)
  5. Press Ctrl+K (hold down the Ctrl key and press K). This forces Outlook to check the names, and “complete” them.

Done.

NOTE, an important consideration when emailing to a list of recipients: It is almost always better to use the BCC: field when emailing to a list of recipients. This reduces the size of the email header when viewed by the recipient and prevents all of the recipients from seeing the contact details of all of the other recipients.

If you find this useful, it will save you a lot of time.

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Move Fast Using the Home and End keys

This is a repeat of a previous Tip, but I don’t see anyone using these yet, so it’s worth repeating.

This shortcut saves you a LOT of scrolling and mouse clicking while browsing the Web or documents.

Use the HOME and END keys to swiftly return to the beginning or jump to the end of a web page, document, or presentation.

(The Home key and End key are located on the keyboard next to the Page Up and Page Down keys.)

On the Web, in a PDF document, or during a PowerPoint presentation:

Tap the Home key to return immediately to the beginning of the Web page, PDF document, or PowerPoint presentation.

Tap the End key to go immediately to the end.

In a Word document:

Hold down the Control key and Tap the Home key to return immediately to the beginning of the document.

Hold down the Control key and tap the End key to go immediately to the end of the document.

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Speak just like TED

We are all called upon to speak publicly
at some stage in our lives.

It will happen. How do you feel about that?

Make your audience grateful, and take the fear out of it, by studying these TED Talk tips:

9 Public-Speaking Lessons From The World’s Greatest TED Talks

Other things that will help you significantly:
  1. Do our Presentation Skills course.  We only have two running this year, and one is coming up in just a few weeks. Sign up!
  2. Read my previous 2 Blog posts:
    Make eye contact & put on boldness like a cloak.
    Nervous? Sweaty Palms? Limelight?


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