It just sounds futuristic, doesn't it? 2020. If there was ever a year for improving your digital skills, this is it. Every individual has a unique combination of digital skills. Why? Because most people have never learned these abilities in any sort of structured manner. Word processing came along, email came along, texting came along, … Continue reading Welcome to 2020!
In this newsletter: RMA Digital in 2020 - what's coming up next year RMA Digital 2019 Highlights including NZPI conference and article in LGNZ magazine Highlights from the blog to check out over the holidays to boost your productivity next year See here: December 2019 End of Year Newsletter. Click here if you would like to subscribe.
As we all know, TED Talks are a really easy way to get a fresh perspective on a topic to broaden your thinking. What better way to get some edutainment over the holidays? I'll give you five of my favourite talks in a sec but first a plug for how well organised the TED talk … Continue reading 5 TED Talks for the summer break
Once you have finished that holiday novel, what to read next? Here is my list of recommended summer holiday reads. These books will help you discover: how technology is changing the work of human experts; that the future of the courts is AI-powered decision making; how we can track the evolution of language through what … Continue reading My recommended holiday reads
Microsoft's Office 365 now contains a powerful tool to understand how you spend your time throughout the week. MyAnalytics was added to Office 365 suite this year. It gives you personalised information on how you have been working focusing on these areas: Network - who you have communicated with and patterns around these communications Collaboration … Continue reading Understand how you spend your time with MyAnalytics
Rather than take a trip to the photocopier, try using Office Lens to take a scan at your desk. Need to take a picture of that whiteboard at the end of the meeting - use Office Lens. With the programs within Microsoft Office becoming ever the more integrated, it makes sense to look at how … Continue reading Scanning from your mobile – Office Lens
Preparing a PowerPoint presentation can take more time than you think. There is a simple way to save time by preparing your slide content in Word and then importing it to Powerpoint. Each slide, title and body text will be instantly created and formatted. It's much better than wasting time moving around your slides to … Continue reading Slide Prep Made Easy! Draft in MS Word.
Including a map in our technical writing and presentations is an easy way to make geographic information more engaging for our audience. With the advanced data visualisation these days it can seem a little intimidating. However generating simple maps is actually really easy and automated with Excel. It includes Power Map a quick and easy … Continue reading Need maps? Try Power Map for Excel
Planetizen in the US recently published this article on the best mobile apps to use in planning work. I thought this was a great article to share. Note it builds on an earlier article they published with a long list of "the best planning apps" - link here. This latest article discusses both the lack … Continue reading Top Planning Apps for 2019
Memes are one of the universal languages of the internet - using popular cultural /image references to create a shared understanding of a concept, attitude or life experience. I use a Pinterest board to collect planning memes I come across. Check out the board here. While these memes have been made by planners in all sorts … Continue reading Planning Memes