Vickie Milazzo's Thoughts for Success

Thoughts for Success: Excess Is a Liability; Needing Less Is an Asset

There’s a famous quote “Nothing exceeds like excess.” At first it’s hard to grasp, but the more you think about it, the more relevant it becomes. Last week I was in a meeting with an attorney and he started to tell me about a wedding reception he’d attended that had shirtless male models wearing overalls walking around shucking fresh oysters for the attendees (Darn I’m upset that I missed that one!) and another that had monogrammed cloth napkins for the guests.

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Tom’s Tech Tip: What Certified Legal Nurse Consultants Can Learn from My Own Mobile Experience

I promised to follow up with you on whether or not I survived a 2-week+ road trip using just my iPad and its attached keyboard. Here are my impressions on being entirely mobile: Did I like being fast and loose? Yes. Did I like being able to pull up email, the Web, my calendar and anything else I wanted anywhere I could find a hotspot? Yes. Did I like the “instant on” feature? Yes. Did I like responding to email, typing and editing business documents on a tablet (even using my stylus and the pdf-notes App? No, no and no.

Vickie’s Favorite Quotes: Gandhi

Many people I talk to today have concerns about our world and personally feel powerless to solve those concerns. Unchecked, this could easily result in cynicism or pessimism, but that is hardly a way to live out a precious life.

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Tom’s Tech Tip: Online Problem-Solving for Certified Legal Nurse Consultants

The other day I was beating my head against my keyboard trying to solve a formatting problem in a document I was creating. After 20 minutes of no results and with daylight rapidly burning and frustration rapidly increasing, I resorted to Word®’s Help function. I don’t have to tell you that I found no joy there. Help is often hit or miss and that day it was certainly missing.

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Tom’s Tech Tip: One Office Alternative for Certified Legal Nurse Consultants

Full disclosure, the word “Office” in the title means “Microsoft Office” not a tree house, tea house or any place you can sit and do your legal nurse consulting work. And alternative means free or at least less expensive. For years MS Office has been the gold standard, or at least the only standard for word processing for legal nurse consultants. Word’s reach is so pervasive that many Apple users were forced to pick up “Office for Mac” and Microsoft is extending further into mobile by upgrading its Office apps for iPads.

*The opinions and statements made by Vickie Milazzo, the founder of Medical-Legal Consulting Institute, Inc. are based on her experiences and expertise, should not be applied beyond the specific context provided, and do not guaranty or project actual results. Vickie Milazzo is no longer involved in the operations or management of the business, but is involved as an independent education consultant.

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