Open Doors to your Future

When you loaded you backpack for the first day of school, do you remember feeling that sense of excitement and endless possibilities opening in front of you? While we may not have been able to put it into words, we understood that, with everything we learned, with every concept or skill we mastered, we were … Continue reading Open Doors to your Future

Risk Management and Project Planning

Why is Risk Management the Key to Successful Project Planning? Every project runs into hiccups and bumps along the way. Some project managers will close their eyes and pretend that everything will go as planned. These managers are ill-prepared to handle issues as they arise. A good project manager will try to foresee what challenges … Continue reading Risk Management and Project Planning

Following Documents in SharePoint

Following documents in SharePoint can be an efficient way to keep track of where a work  process is from day to day. This is especially if there are many hands working on the documents, as it allows you to quickly track changes. (This technique outlined here works for sites, as well. To follow a document, … Continue reading Following Documents in SharePoint

Creating Excel Templates

Creating an Excel template allows a person to reuse a workbook setup over and over, without the need to recreate the wheel every time, nor continuously to clean out old information. By using a template, your workbook is ready and waiting for you to enter data; everything else will happen automatically, when you automate your … Continue reading Creating Excel Templates

Time for You

Let’s face it: Summer just isn’t the time to work on you. With the kids out of school, family gatherings for the Fourth of July, backyard barbecues, and trips to the local pool, the closest you likely could get to working on self-improvement was working on your tan. Now, however, we are settling into the … Continue reading Time for You

Group Emails – Time Management with Outlook

Making order out of the chaos of our Inbox  can be a cumbersome job. However, failing to do so often means we have a hard time finding needed emails regarding a project, or ones sent on the same date. Grouping emails together by conversations is helpful, but sometimes the people in those conversations start a … Continue reading Group Emails – Time Management with Outlook

Using Eyedropper to Match Colors in PowerPoint

While building a PowerPoint presentation, it is common to want certain colors to match within the slide, so that elements of the slide do not look out of place. Anytime we can make a slide more appealing to the senses, makes it easier for listeners to focus the substance of the presentation. As humans are … Continue reading Using Eyedropper to Match Colors in PowerPoint

Recorded Macros vs. Coded Macros

In the world of Microsoft, macros are the way many users automate various steps of their daily processes. There are two basic types of macros, recorded and coded. Recorded macros are what most users are familiar with. as they are simple to create and simple to use.  Coded macros are less common, as require knowledge … Continue reading Recorded Macros vs. Coded Macros

The Telephone Game – Emotional Intelligence

Most of us remember playing the Telephone Game at a party as children: The first player thinks of a sentence, then whispers it in into the ear of the player next to them. That person whispers what they thought they heard to the next person, and so on down the line, until the last player … Continue reading The Telephone Game – Emotional Intelligence

Summer Camp Fun = MCT’s Boot Camps!

Remember the fun and excitement of summer camp? You got to spend a week or two learning new things, meeting new people, and generally getting away from the routine of your normal life. Too bad you can’t escape for a week of new activities and friends, as an adult. Or can you? Mission Critical Training … Continue reading Summer Camp Fun = MCT’s Boot Camps!