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Some Body Language Can Send Mixed Signals

Body language is a tool that is often overlooked in communication. As we talk to a person we tend to concentrate more attention on our words and forget what we are saying physically. Most people know that crossing arms is a signal of shutting down. Yet, how many times have you done this because you are shifting your weight and getting comfortable? You may think you are still open to this person, but the person talking to you may get a completely different message. Included in body language is tone of your voice.
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Word Tip: Nonbreaking Spaces Really Work

Nonbreaking spaces in Word offer a dependable way to ensure your document doesn't contain unsightly or confusing text break.For example, when you enter a date such as December 15, 2000, you want to make sure Word doesn't place December and 15 on different lines. At the same time, you don't want Word to break the line between a person's first name and middle initial.To enter a nonbreaking space, just press Control, Shift and Spacebar. In contrast to the dots that Word uses to denote normal spaces in Show mode, Word shows a nonbreaking space with a degree symbol.
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Eight Tips on Security For the Home Worker

Telecommuting isn't a trend anymore; it's here to stay, and many of us are working from home rather than traveling each day to the office. While planning for other work-at-home requirements like office space, a computer, and plenty of snacks in the fridge, be sure to place protection right at the top of your list.
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Deloitte Counters ConsultingTrend

Big Five firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu is to buck the trend for sell-offs by keeping its own consulting arm, the Financial Times reveals.Deloitte chief executive Jim Copeland, who will be speaking at the SEC hearings this week, told the newspaper that there was no internal pressure to get rid of the consulting business - even after the high profile revelation of talks between Hewlett-Packard and the consulting arm of PricewaterhouseCoopers.Cop
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Levitt Castigates Big Five

After two days of public hearings, listening to members of the accounting profession voice their concerns about the proposed auditor independence guidelines which would limit the scope of services that can be performed by auditing firms, Levitt seems undaunted in his mission to change the face of public accounting.According to Levitt, the leadership of the Big Five has been "more concerned with expandi
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Finetrics Partners with eOnline, Inc. for Internet Solution

CHICAGO - September 18, 2000 - Just weeks after announcingits relationship with global professional services firmArthur Andersen, FiNetrics Inc., a business service provider (BSP) developing an integrated and comprehensive suite of financial applications and services for the emerging and medium-sized business market, announced today that it has completed its agreement with eOnline, Inc.

Excel Tip: Pivot Tables

David Carter's series of PivotTable tutorials on our AccountingWEB-UK site have become an Internet legend. The first tutorial, Budgeting with PivotTables, has been accessed more than 9,600 times and was highlighted as a particularly valuable resource by the Internet Scout Report on business and finance.This page gives you an overview of what is possible with this relatively unsung feature within Microsoft's Excel spreadsheet program.
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KPMG Chief Points to Global Restructuring

Big Five firm KPMG will reorganise along global lines and transfer powers from national practices, according to Stephen Butler, the firm's chairman.In an interview with the Financial Times, Mr.

Candidates Excel on CPA Exam in 18 States

Based on a report issued from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), candidates in 18 states passed the Spring 2000 CPA Exam in all areas at a rate higher than the national average.The states include Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, New Hampshire, Illinois, New Mexico, Iowa, New York, Minnesota, Montana, Oregon, Montana, Nevada, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.An autonomous body from the state boards of accountancy, NASBA serves as a forum for the states that administer the Uniform CPA Examination, license C
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One More Small Business Portal: Netscape

Is there really room for one more small business portal? Established competition from Microsoft, Excite and Dow Jones isn't enough to scare executives at Netscape.The company has created 'Netscape Netbusiness' as a way to reach small businesses with less than 10 employees.One way Netscape plans to support the site is through advertising.

Agencies Overpaid by Almost $21 Billion

The General Accounting Office recently reported that 12 Federal agencies overpaid for a whopping total of $20.7 billion in fiscal 1999.With overpayments up from the previous year's total of $19.1 billion, the reason for the overages is attributed to consistently poor management of funds. Many of the overpayments resulted from Medicare's fee-for-service program."It's astounding that more than $20 billion of taxpayer money was wasted in just a handful of federal programs," said Sen. Fred D.

Collaging - A New Way to 'Think Out of the Box'

We’ve all heard the term "thinking out of the box" and as worn out as those five words are, it really is a good goal to have if you’re trying to incorporate change into your firm. One problem in accomplishing this feat is getting the brain ready to actually go into the realm of the creative.

Glen Christopher

GLEN CHRISTOPHERChristopher & Associates, LtdGlen Christopher is a professional speaker, consultant and Internet trainer.Glen's presentations help businesses focus on the benefits of technology, including:Explaining the benefits and uses of the Internet and its importance in a clear, easy-to-understand and entertaining wayLinking the mystique of the Internet to real business issues to save money and solve problems,

Susan Ireland

SUSAN IRELAND,Susan Ireland's Resume ServiceAs owner of "Susan Ireland's Resume Service" in San Francisco and Berkeley, Susan supervises a team of writers who work with job seekers from all occupations and levels of employment.

Karen Bergh

KAREN BERGH,RainMaker Pro Training & ConsultingKaren Bergh trains and coaches professionals who want to sell more. Early in her career, her creative copy for ad agencies appeared in national campaigns, and helped sell products ranging from gas grills to banking services.

Becoming A Trusted Advisor

Becoming a Trusted AdvisorPresented by: David MaisterTuesday October 17, 20004:00pm EDT,The AccountingWEB Workshop RoomWorkshop sponsored by the International Group of Accounting Firms

David Maister

DAVID MAISTER,Maister Associates, Inc.David Maister is widely acknowledged as the world's leading authority on the management of professional service firms. For 17 years he has advised firms in a broad spectrum of professions, covering all strategic and managerial issues.
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AccountingWEB Weekly News Wrap-up - Issue 60

The AccountingWEB Friday Wrap-Up Newswire - Issue 60September 15, 2000Members Logon to http://www.accountingweb.com for full access to all our resources.Don't know your Logon Membership Details?Go to h
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IRS Reorganizing for Better Customer Service

In an attempt to provide better customer service the Internal Revenue Service has planned to begin rearranging some of its service centers starting Oct. 1.Not all taxpayers will be affected by the change, though. Only 12 states will be changed for individual taxpayers and 16 states will be changed for business taxpayers. Some taxpayers may find they have to file their individual return at a separate center from their business returns.Once the transition is finished 116 million individual returns for the wage and investment operation division will be processed by eight centers.

Is Microsoft's new Windows ME Worth it?

Microsoft removed the cover from its new Windows ME (Millennium Edition) Thursday, making the new operating system available for home users. But did the company gain anything with the new system?Analysts are saying 'no,' mostly due to the fact that Windows ME includes bundled components that on the outset appear necessary, but in fact are the same types of applications that began the Department of Justice's probe into the company's monopoly.In addition, it is reported that the new system really isn't any better than Windows 98.

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