Is your office chair giving you a back ache? Are you tired of trying to keep track of your passwords? Are you using space on your computer for client documents? It?s time to embrace our office and techie tips for court reporters.
If you?re like us, you?re too busy running your business and taking care of clients to worry about finding the best technology. With the right tools in place, you can grow your business and become more efficient in the process.
After a day of reporting your office chair can feel so uncomfortable that you might not want to return the next day but clients need you so what can you do? Set up an office space that suits how you work best and find the right chair and desk combination for you!
- Do you work best in a room lit with sunlight? If you?re an early riser, make sure your office is lit by morning sun.
- Do you have aches and pains in your back? Consider an ergonomic chair or even a standing workstation so you?re comfortable when you work.
- Can you have a home office with a door? Trick your mind into thinking the work commute is the walk down the hall to open your office. Business closes when you shut down the computer and close the door when you leave. You may find that you?re sleeping better when work is staring you down 24/7 from the dining room table.
Most importantly, make sure your computer is placed where you?re most comfortable to avoid those aches and pains. If that means placing it on a riser, then that?s what you need to do!
Are you constantly forgetting Phoenix area appointments or wondering where you put your planner? It?s time to think about using an online calendar like Google to track meetings, work, and family time. The best part is that your Google calendar can be shared with others so you can plan events with clients or family and you?ve both got it on your computer and smartphone.
Tired of keeping track of passwords?
Protect your identity and private documents when you have different passwords for every account — emails, medical insurance, car and life insurance, banking, investment, and social media. It can be tempting to use the same password but you?re risking identity theft! Try LastPass password manager to protect your online presence.
Running out of space on your computer?
Don?t waste computer space when you use clouds like Google drive or Dropbox to save and share documents. You can also have access through Android or iOS.
Check your flight status with Flightaware or sign up to receive updates from the airline so you never miss your flight. If you?re driving, forget printing directions and use Google Maps, Waze, or other GPS apps on your phone to get live traffic reports.
The more comfortable and efficient you can be in your business, the more you can work with clients to deliver quality transcripts. We?re here to support you!