Champion Office Suites is the primary sponsor of the Nassau County Bar Association’s “New Member Month” in May of 2013. One new member in the month of May will have their dues paid courtesy of Champion Office Suites, and one existing member who brings a new member in will be given a new iPad again, courtesy of Champion Office Suites.
On Thursday May 9, 2013, from 11am to 2:00pm, Champion will be presenting its services to the Bar Association’s membership in general in conjunction with the new member drive.
We all do it, and we shouldn’t. We are all proud of it, and we shouldn’t be. We all brag about it, yet it is not worthy of admiration. What is it? What could it be?
Why are we proud of it? Well, we like to boast about our ability to get a lot of different things done at the same time. It is a revered talent…but why? Study after study shows that the human mind is not supposed to multitask. The brain simply cannot handle more than two tasks at a time according to Clifford Nass, a researcher at Stanford.
Nass’ recommendation – stop multitasking. If you want to do more than one task stay focused on that specific task for 20 minutes. Then put it aside. Then focus on the second task for the next 20 minutes. This way you will get both done with a minimum of errors.
Give it a shot, it cannot hurt!
At the beginning of the year I resolved to try out various types of office technology that would make life easier for the “mobile” worker. One that I found particularly helpful is Dragon Naturally Speaking software. This is voice recognition software, very sophisticated, that allows you to “speak” your memos and letters and e-mails and Excel commands rather than type them. Since speaking is quicker than typing the software helps you to save time.
Also, as an “on the go” worker, with a small electronic dictating device, you have the ability to dictate memos, notes, etc. while driving and making efficient use of your time. You can also dictate waiting for a meeting perhaps in a parking lot or lobby or elsewhere so that you can easily take advantage of what would otherwise be unproductive time.
The software is very easy to use and can be set up with a minimum amount of voice training on your part. There are special versions for attorneys and doctors that are in tune with the jargon used in those professions.
I can highly recommend the use of Dragon naturally speaking software. In fact, I have dictated this blog entry using my digital voice recorder and the Dragon software. There were only two errors in the entire entry – in the first line, the software typed “resolve” instead of “resolved”, and in the first line of the second paragraph, it typed “in” instead of “an”. Both of these probably resulted from my failure to clearly enunciate the words in question.