Tracy Parks

Tracy Parks Principal and Founder of Simplicated, LLC is a gifted, engaging and enthusiastic leader, speaker, and experienced trainer, passionate about developing and delivering innovative and practical training and imparting skill development to help business professionals create a productive environment to accomplish their work and enjoy their lives.

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Website URL: http://www.simplicated.com

Ready to leverage the power of Chrome and  accelerate productivity with Chrome Extensions? In this The Lean Office Minute© video, I share a few tips, specific to Google Chrome Extensions, that can save you time, boost productivity and provide a better browser experience.


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For many, navigating the digital landscape of your browser, results in lost time, frustration and lost productivity. In this The Lean Office Minute© video, I share a few tips, specific to Google Chrome, that can save you time, boost productivity and provide a better browser experience.
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In this week's The Lean Office Minute® I share with you what I consider, the single most important tip as it pertains to task management. I also share tips on how to manage your tasks in Outlook and one of my favorite task management tools, Nozbe. I use and highly recommend it. Nozbe has a 10-day trial so be sure to check it out if you're looking for a task management tool. Video Duration: 04:45 (MM:SS)

Because it looks like nearly 1,000 folks per month search the Internet for instructions on how to share Microsoft Outlook calendars, I decided that it might be a good topic to share with you. In this Lean Office Minute® video, I show you three different ways you can share your Outlook calendar. Video Duration - 03:46 (MM:SS)

Using folders to keep documents organized and findable is a key part of a lean office. If you need to move documents and folders within Windows on a frequent basis, you'll find the tips in this Lean Office Minute™ video helpful. I share three ways you can perform these moves in a flash within the Windows File manager. Even if you're a veteran Windows users, you're bound to find one of these tips useful. Video Duration: 03:48 (MM:SS).

One of the best ways to get efficient in Windows is to use the built-in shortcuts available to you. With a few taps, clicks, or keystrokes, you can find things really fast, switch between apps, and get around on your computer quickly. In this week's The Lean Office Minute® video, I show you how to launch and interact with multiple Windows programs using your Windows key and the taskbar. You work with multiple programs all the time; see how you can easily switch between them as you're working.
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If you work in Microsoft Outlook, chances are likely you have particular features you use quite often. Wouldn't it be great to have them a little closer to your "finger-tips", i.e., a click of the mouse?  Did you know you can customize the Outlook Ribbon and place the features you use the most in one place?  What a great way to improve efficiency and productivity!

In this Lean Office Minute® video, I show you how to customize your Outlook Ribbon. 

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Watch this video and learn seven Windows 7 tips that makes navigating around the Windows environment really easy and allow you to get things done faster. Even if you're a mouse user; you'll love these time-saving tips!

Overwhelmed with Digital Clutter and unsure how to begin finding sanity?

Embrace a bit of wisdom from Mark Twain who voiced the sentiment that "The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex and overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one."

Below are 7 small steps to help you move in the direction of a bit more manageability as it pertains to your digital resources.

Given that a far majority of email subject lines don't tell you much; why not edit the subject line prior to filing the message; it's a lot more likely you can find it again when you need it.