The winner of the
First Annual LegalTypist Scariest Fingers contest
The winner of the
First Annual LegalTypist Scariest Fingers contest
If you type abnormally fast – this is definitely the contest for you! LegalTypist is on the hunt this Halloween season for the scariest fingers – you know, those fingers that type so fast you stop in your tracks just from hearing the keystrokes?!
If you or anyone you know types really, really fast – let them know they could easily win some really cool stuff, just by taking a 3 minute test and submitting the results. No downloads or any “tech” necessary – just an e-mail address, the ability to navigate to this website:
and follow these directions:
You can take the test as many times as you want; however, only one entry (the first) will be accepted.
The contest will remain open until midnight EST Thursday, October 30th and the winner will be announced here on the blog on Halloween.
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Now, what does the winner get?
For starters – they get to be the first ever winner of the LegalTypist Scariest Fingers Contest that is open to the public. Previously, we’ve only done this with the Digital Assistants of LegalTypist and Tracy S. gets those bragging rights!
OK. So what else besides being #1 and having the bragging rights to the Scariest Fingers does our winner receive? How ’bout:
Go ahead, click on this link or the one above and take the test; or send your fast typing friends on over to enter and
*These sessions can be used by the winner to “go virtual” and open their own practice, or can be provided to friends, relatives, employer/ees …. anyone who’s upgrading a piece of equipment or tech who would like the brain of someone knowledgeable and friendly to pick before shelling out the moola.
Do you know someone who uses a laptop but wishes they had a “real” keyboard, mouse and/or screen when working from home?
What about someone who is constantly clicking back and forth from a .pdf or other type of file being used for reference and the application they are actually working in?
Do you own a laptop which, for the most part, just sits in its case, not being called into service until you need to “go mobile”?
If any of the above sound like you or someone you know, what’s missing from the equation is the proper stand to allow use of a laptop more efficiently when not mobile, or to add a laptop as a second monitor in a home based office system.
Having dual monitors is especially helpful to those who store their documents digitally. Used to be you had papers on your desk you referenced while you used your computer/monitor for drafting your correspondence. When your documents are only available as images – you’re forced to split your screen or constantly shift from one application to another (Alt+Tab).
With the above stand, anyone can turn an underused laptop into a dual monitor set up or use a “real” monitor, keyboard and mouse to control their laptop when in their h-office*.
Heck, from I understand Al Gore has 3 HUGE monitors in his office (well, he did create the internet after all… hehehe)
Navigate to Tiger Direct to get the best price before they are sold out!
*h-office stands for ‘home’ plus ‘office’ – h-office. Use it if you like, but always reference http://www.legaltypist.com when you do!
As a digital coach, I hear lots of scary stories about how offices are set up and run. Here’s the 7 top scariest things I hear when consulting business owners about their processes:
7. I use ordinary e-mail to transfer the files and documents between myself and my _________ (staff, clients, colleagues,VA, team members).
6. I know, I know – I really do plan on getting to backing up my computer.
5. I don’t use a computer guy – I just go to _______ (Best Buy, Circuit City, Stapes); and the equally bad
4. My ______ (grandson, nephew, neighbor’s kid) takes care of my computer.
3. I have an e-mail address, it’s on my letterhead. No, I never check it. Why?
2. I download free stuff all the time.
and the #1 scariest thing I hear all the time….
1. I use Google for everything!
Since I’m discussing “printing”, just had to share the below YouTube video. My husband (who works for a large business machine company) and I both laughed out loud when we saw this. Personally, I say the machine had it coming!
Want to know how to use Twitter for business?
Fellow VA Andrea Kalli conducted this webinar for small service based professionals on using Twitter for business. Along with learning the fundamentals of Twitter, Andrea discusses some great Twitter ad ons for better Outlook integration (she is an Outlook expert after all!)
Click here to view Andrea’s class.
Also, please mark your calendar to join Andrea and I this Friday (November 21st) at 1pm Eastern as we debut our radio show: 2 Girls Talk Tech . We’ll be discussing the tech we’re thankful for and taking tech questions from live callers. If you’d like to let us know you’ll be there, or wish a copy of our previous podcast, use the form below to register:
Here are some great insights about any systems you plan to put in place from the blog post: How Not To Forget Anything Ever Again by Tim Ferris:
Let’s take these one at a time:
1. Make a note, immediately. Whether you use pen/paper, a recording device or computer, it is imperative that when you have a thought, you make a note of it right then and there. Although I consider myself quite the techy-girl, my pr
eferred method to capture random thoughts is a plain old paper calendar/notebook. I just find I remember things better when I physically write them down.
2. Use your lists and tools, consistently. If you do not always make a note when you think of it, chances are you will stop making notes altogether. When you’re not making notes – you’re relying on your brain to remember – which as stated above, is not the best tool for the job! Obviously when you put a system in place, you have to stick with it or you will end up right back where you stared – in need of a system to stay on top of everything!
3. Archive and search – don’t file. I agree with this to a point. I stopped trying to create projects, rules, categories and folders as a way to get a handle on e-mail about three years ago. I realized I was spending far too much time creating all of this “organization” – yet whenever I needed something, I still couldn’t find it! Now, I file all e-mails in a folder by month (i.e., 2008-08). Since I can generally recall about the time frame of a certain missive – I just head on over to that month’s folder, sort by name and 9 times out of 10, viola! (P.S. This also assists with back up and storage as I print each month’s folder to .pdf and add it to My Documents for inclusion with my back up system.)
4. Make it quick and painless. I wholeheartedly agree that whatever system you put in place, that it be something extremely easy to get at and use. Of course, my clients use the tech of LegalTypist and simply dial the phone whenever they want to get some information or a document out. How quick and painless is dialing a phone?
Of course, don’t take my word for it! Dial 877-465-5012 and enter 1234567 as the user ID. You’ll be asked to record your e-mail address and phone number – but really just follow the prompts. For step by step instructions, click here.
If you keep the four points outlined above in mind when putting a system in place, chances are it will be that much more likely to actually work!
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