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Three key ways how to be more effective at work this year

Three key ways how to be more effective at work this year  Ralf on phone

Photo credit: Ralf Weiser; Get rid of old fashioned ways and embrace new technology wherever you can.

If one of your New Year resolutions is being more effective at work there are a few things you can do that will save you a few hours a week. Wouldn’t that be awesome? First and foremost reflect on how much reading, typing, and composing of business correspondence you do. Chances are that this is pretty much all you do anymore. How can you be more effective at something that you surely have perfected over the years?

Please find below three key ways of doing exactly that.

  • Speed reading. On average you probably read around 300 to 1000 words per minute. I used to do that too. That is until I came across a speed reading and brain exercise course that has changed my life forever. I read more than 1000 words per minute and it does not take a lot to get there. In fact my processing speed went up in general. Here is the web site if you are interested: Speed read and train your brain with Eye Q Advantage
  • Speech recognition. Get rid of typing altogether and get yourself set up with a speech recognition software. I have a pretty noticeable accent and Dragon still totally gets what I am dictating. It has saved me so much time over the years in writing letters, mails, and so much more. It captures your natural style and all you have to do is making sure that you proof read what Dragon has composed for you. It is a great time saver at work and at home. Here is the link to the web site where you can order it.
  • Composing business and social correspondence. The last big time saver for busy working folks is a book / CD offer called “Business Letters for Busy People”. It comes with a CD containing a boatload of letter, mail, campaign, newsletter, etc. templates that can save you oodles of time because you do not have to thing as much about composing them from scratch. Here is the web link to the book offer.

There you have it. It takes very little effort to save time at work. You can spend this time for more important tasks and be the professional you aspire to be. Enjoy!

Ralf

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