Calvin Sun

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  • Downloads // May 2011

    10 email tips for preventing problems and avoiding aggravation

    There are plenty of ways to mishandle email communications -- and mistakes can range from embarrassing to inefficient to highly irritating. These tips will help you sidestep potential email problems. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Apr 2011

    10 tips for delivering bad news

    Giving someone bad news is never easy, but there are right ways and wrong ways of going about it. Calvin Sun has some advice on the best methods for sharing unpleasant information.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Mar 2011

    10 tips for complying with immigration law when hiring staff

    Navigating the waters of immigration law compliance can be tricky. Calvin Sun offers some practical advice to help you understand the issues and avoid possible penalties.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Jan 2011

    10+ ways to minimize generational differences in the workplace

    If you're having a tough time communicating with co-workers who are much younger or older than you are, take heart: These tips can help you close the generation gap. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Jan 2011

    10 things to consider when working with people from a non-U.S. background

    Working effectively with associates from other countries requires an awareness of potential misunderstandings. Calvin Sun offers some advice on how to make sure communications go smoothly.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Dec 2010

    10 ways to deal with a personal or professional weakness

    If some issue or trait is holding you back, you don't have to resign yourself to it. Here's practical advice for taking steps to overcome whatever hurdles are standing in your way.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Oct 2010

    10 legal issues that consultants should know about

    Don't get blindsided by some legal misstep you never even heard of. Calvin Sun runs through the nitty-gritty issues all consultants should be prepared for.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    10 things you can do to network more effectively

    Networking may not be everyone's favorite thing. But done the right away, it can lead to big career payoffs. Calvin Sun shares some ideas for successful networking.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Aug 2010

    10 ways to keep your sanity when working with a consultant

    Any time your organization brings in outside IT help, there's an opportunity for misunderstandings, inefficiencies, and conflicts. These steps will help preempt problems.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    10 things you should know about researching a company

    Whether you're looking into potential new clients or hoping to become an employee of a particular company, you'll be on more solid footing if you've done some homework.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Jun 2010

    10+ things you should know about applying for an H-1B1 visa

    The process of applying for H-1B1 status is complicated, and both the candidate and the prospective employer need to be aware of potential pitfalls.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    10 tips for keeping your job search under wraps

    If you don't want your current employer to know you're looking for a new job, you need to be stealthy. These precautions will help you avoid getting busted.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Mar 2010

    10 ways to deal with setbacks

    Everyone faces failures and disappointments from time to time. The trick is finding a way to bounce back -- and maybe even come out ahead.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Feb 2010

    10 things you shouldn't do when working with an upset customer

    Nobody likes dealing with an angry user, but it comes with the tech territory. Here are a few ways to keep things from going from bad to worse.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    10 technology traps your users should watch out for

    We take certain best practices for granted, but users who don't know any better often create problems for themselves. This list will help steer them away from common pitfalls. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Dec 2009

    10 ways your organization can look unprofessional

    Even a topnotch outfit can alienate clients and compromise professional relationships if it fails to adhere to certain business practices. Calvin Sun explains some common missteps.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Nov 2009

    10 ways to deal with a bad boss

    Is your boss about to drive you crazy? Here are some coping strategies to help you keep your sanity (and maybe your job).This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Oct 2009

    10 public speaking traps and how to avoid them

    You can sail past most problems that pop up during a presentation if you're ready for them. These strategies will help you finesse common public speaking pitfalls. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Sep 2009

    10+ things to check when your presentation runs into technical problems

    Sometimes, it's the little things that derail a presentation - and it's easy to get rattled and overlook them. This list will help you troubleshoot some common presentation glitches.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    10 ways technology can help (or hurt) your professional image

    Increasingly sophisticated communications options have introduced a number of gotchas into the business world. Calvin Sun looks at some phone, email, and voicemail best practices that will help ensure that you make the right impression.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Jun 2009

    10 ways to raise the credibility of your IT group

    Your IT department can't succeed or contribute value to the organization unless you have the respect and trust of the executive team and your customers. Here are some strategies that will help you build a solid reputation for your IT group.This download is also available as an entry in...

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // May 2009

    10+ ways to learn more efficiently

    To succeed as an IT pro, you have to pursue knowledge and new skills on an ongoing basis -- even if you have limited time and rusty study habits. Calvin Sun shares a dozen pointers that will help you master -- and remember -- new material.This download is also available...

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Apr 2009

    10 office gaffes to avoid

    Have you ever wanted to disappear after committing some stupid faux pas? If it occurs in a professional context, it could be more than embarrassing -- it could cost you business or hurt your career. Calvin Sun looks at some preventable gaffes.This download is also available as an entry...

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Mar 2009

    10+ phrases that can be irritating or offensive

    It's possible to rub someone the wrong way without even realizing it -- all because you used the wrong expression at the wrong time. Calvin Sun discusses 11 such expressions and looks at how you can sidestep problems by being careful when you use them.This download is also available as...

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Mar 2009

    10 ways to gain and keep the loyalty of your staff

    You depend on your team to be productive and reliable so that the entire IT department can be successful. But to get everyone to do their best work, you need to build a relationship of trust and support. Here are some tips to help you build staff loyalty.This download is...

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Feb 2009

    10+ ways to reduce wordiness in your writing

    When you streamline your wording, your message becomes more powerful and clear. Calvin Sun looks at how eliminating just a few superfluous phrases can tighten up your writing and give it more punch. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Feb 2009

    10+ ways to avoid misunderstandings at work

    Miscues happen all the time in business communications, and the results can range from annoying to disastrous. Here are some simple rules to follow that can save you a world of trouble when dealing with colleagues and partners.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Jan 2009

    10+ ways to overcome bureaucratic obstacles

    Being thwarted by a bureaucratic roadblock can be a huge aggravation. Your task may be simple, but some red tape, regulation, or gatekeeper stands squarely in your path. Calvin Sun offers some advice to help you remove the barriers and get back on track.This download is also available as

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Jan 2009

    10 memory aids to help prevent misused words

    Do you have trouble remembering which word to use in certain situations? Plenty of words are similar and easy to confuse -- and that can make you sound stupid even if what you've written is brilliant. Here are some tricks for choosing the right word.This download is also available as...

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Dec 2008

    10 ways to take the pain out of performance planning

    Staff performance planning may not be at the top of your list of enjoyable manager tasks -- but it's one of your most important responsibilities. Calvin Sun offers some pointers that can help ease the process.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Dec 2008

    10 things you should do (and not do) at your company's holiday party

    The holiday party is full of opportunities to shoot yourself in the foot -- but you may also get a chance to do your career some good. Calvin Sun offers a list of party do's and don'ts to help you steer the right course.This download is also available as

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Nov 2008

    10+ ways to work more effectively from home

    There are plenty of advantages to working from home, but there are certain pitfalls as well. Calvin Sun has worked from home for many years, and he offers some pointers for making things go smoothly.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Nov 2008

    10 ways to improve your office etiquette (and avoid being the annoying co-worker)

    Office environments typically require us to work in fairly close quarters, so a little consideration and cooperation can make life a lot easier. These guidelines will help you -- or maybe the irritating colleague in the next cube -- avoid distracting and potentially obnoxious behavior.This download is also available as...

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    10 tips for defending your organization against pretexting attacks

    All the security measures in the world aren't going to help you if your employees fall prey to a pretexter. Calvin Sun offers some insights to help you educate staff, implement effective policies, and stay a step ahead of would-be intruders. This download is also available as an entry...

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Sep 2008

    10 ways to survive office politics

    Friction, deceit, gossip, rivalry, power plays -- fine for movies and TV, but potentially disastrous in the workplace. Calvin Sun looks at strategies for steering clear of issues that can unravel company culture and hurt your career.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Related Offers // Aug 2008

    10+ tips for improving problem determination and resolution

    To provide effective service for your users, you need to get to the root of their problems and figure out viable solutions -- sooner, rather than later. These pointers will help you zero in on the problem and resolve it as quickly and tactfully as possible.This download is also available...

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Jun 2008

    The 10 best ways to handle a job interview

    Given the current economy, maintaining contacts with other companies can be critical. Knowing the right people can help you land a better job, one with more pay or perhaps the chance of advancement. But getting that next job often involves an interview. Calvin Sun put together this list of practical...

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Apr 2008

    10 ways to handle disagreements effectively

    Disagreements at work come with the territory -- but they aren't necessarily a bad thing. Handled properly, disagreements often can lead to productive gains and unexpected solutions. Calvin Sun offers some tips to help you make sure disagreements stay under control.This download is also available as an entry in...

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Feb 2008

    10 things you should know about creating an effective RFP

    The clearer and more comprehensive your RFP is, the greater your chances of getting higher quality responses. Calvin Sun offers 10 tips that will help you put together an RFP that minimizes headaches and produces a successful outcome.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Nov 2007

    10 ways to make meetings more effective

    We've all had to sit through meetings that were unnecessary, poorly conducted, unproductive, and/or excessively long -- but it doesn't have to be that way. Calvin Sun offers a list of pointers to help ensure that meetings are more efficient and worthwhile.This download is also available as an entry...

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // May 2009

    10+ ways to learn more efficiently

    To succeed as an IT pro, you have to pursue knowledge and new skills on an ongoing basis -- even if you have limited time and rusty study habits. Calvin Sun shares a dozen pointers that will help you master -- and remember -- new material.This download is also available...

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Jun 2009

    10 ways to raise the credibility of your IT group

    Your IT department can't succeed or contribute value to the organization unless you have the respect and trust of the executive team and your customers. Here are some strategies that will help you build a solid reputation for your IT group.This download is also available as an entry in...

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    10 ways technology can help (or hurt) your professional image

    Increasingly sophisticated communications options have introduced a number of gotchas into the business world. Calvin Sun looks at some phone, email, and voicemail best practices that will help ensure that you make the right impression.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Sep 2009

    10+ things to check when your presentation runs into technical problems

    Sometimes, it's the little things that derail a presentation - and it's easy to get rattled and overlook them. This list will help you troubleshoot some common presentation glitches.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Oct 2009

    10 public speaking traps and how to avoid them

    You can sail past most problems that pop up during a presentation if you're ready for them. These strategies will help you finesse common public speaking pitfalls. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Nov 2009

    10 ways to deal with a bad boss

    Is your boss about to drive you crazy? Here are some coping strategies to help you keep your sanity (and maybe your job).This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Dec 2009

    10 ways your organization can look unprofessional

    Even a topnotch outfit can alienate clients and compromise professional relationships if it fails to adhere to certain business practices. Calvin Sun explains some common missteps.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Jan 2010

    10 technology traps your users should watch out for

    We take certain best practices for granted, but users who don't know any better often create problems for themselves. This list will help steer them away from common pitfalls. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Feb 2010

    10 things you shouldn't do when working with an upset customer

    Nobody likes dealing with an angry user, but it comes with the tech territory. Here are a few ways to keep things from going from bad to worse.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Mar 2010

    10 ways to deal with setbacks

    Everyone faces failures and disappointments from time to time. The trick is finding a way to bounce back -- and maybe even come out ahead.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    10 tips for keeping your job search under wraps

    If you don't want your current employer to know you're looking for a new job, you need to be stealthy. These precautions will help you avoid getting busted.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Jun 2010

    10+ things you should know about applying for an H-1B1 visa

    The process of applying for H-1B1 status is complicated, and both the candidate and the prospective employer need to be aware of potential pitfalls.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    10 things you should know about researching a company

    Whether you're looking into potential new clients or hoping to become an employee of a particular company, you'll be on more solid footing if you've done some homework.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Aug 2010

    10 ways to keep your sanity when working with a consultant

    Any time your organization brings in outside IT help, there's an opportunity for misunderstandings, inefficiencies, and conflicts. These steps will help preempt problems.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    10 things you can do to network more effectively

    Networking may not be everyone's favorite thing. But done the right away, it can lead to big career payoffs. Calvin Sun shares some ideas for successful networking.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Oct 2010

    10 legal issues that consultants should know about

    Don't get blindsided by some legal misstep you never even heard of. Calvin Sun runs through the nitty-gritty issues all consultants should be prepared for.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Dec 2010

    10 ways to deal with a personal or professional weakness

    If some issue or trait is holding you back, you don't have to resign yourself to it. Here's practical advice for taking steps to overcome whatever hurdles are standing in your way.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Jan 2011

    10 things to consider when working with people from a non-U.S. background

    Working effectively with associates from other countries requires an awareness of potential misunderstandings. Calvin Sun offers some advice on how to make sure communications go smoothly.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Jan 2011

    10+ ways to minimize generational differences in the workplace

    If you're having a tough time communicating with co-workers who are much younger or older than you are, take heart: These tips can help you close the generation gap. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Mar 2011

    10 tips for complying with immigration law when hiring staff

    Navigating the waters of immigration law compliance can be tricky. Calvin Sun offers some practical advice to help you understand the issues and avoid possible penalties.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Apr 2011

    10 tips for delivering bad news

    Giving someone bad news is never easy, but there are right ways and wrong ways of going about it. Calvin Sun has some advice on the best methods for sharing unpleasant information.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // May 2011

    10 email tips for preventing problems and avoiding aggravation

    There are plenty of ways to mishandle email communications -- and mistakes can range from embarrassing to inefficient to highly irritating. These tips will help you sidestep potential email problems. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Related Offers // Aug 2008

    10+ tips for improving problem determination and resolution

    To provide effective service for your users, you need to get to the root of their problems and figure out viable solutions -- sooner, rather than later. These pointers will help you zero in on the problem and resolve it as quickly and tactfully as possible.This download is also available...

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Sep 2008

    10 ways to survive office politics

    Friction, deceit, gossip, rivalry, power plays -- fine for movies and TV, but potentially disastrous in the workplace. Calvin Sun looks at strategies for steering clear of issues that can unravel company culture and hurt your career.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    10 tips for defending your organization against pretexting attacks

    All the security measures in the world aren't going to help you if your employees fall prey to a pretexter. Calvin Sun offers some insights to help you educate staff, implement effective policies, and stay a step ahead of would-be intruders. This download is also available as an entry...

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Nov 2008

    10 ways to improve your office etiquette (and avoid being the annoying co-worker)

    Office environments typically require us to work in fairly close quarters, so a little consideration and cooperation can make life a lot easier. These guidelines will help you -- or maybe the irritating colleague in the next cube -- avoid distracting and potentially obnoxious behavior.This download is also available as...

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Nov 2008

    10+ ways to work more effectively from home

    There are plenty of advantages to working from home, but there are certain pitfalls as well. Calvin Sun has worked from home for many years, and he offers some pointers for making things go smoothly.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Dec 2008

    10 things you should do (and not do) at your company's holiday party

    The holiday party is full of opportunities to shoot yourself in the foot -- but you may also get a chance to do your career some good. Calvin Sun offers a list of party do's and don'ts to help you steer the right course.This download is also available as

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Dec 2008

    10 ways to take the pain out of performance planning

    Staff performance planning may not be at the top of your list of enjoyable manager tasks -- but it's one of your most important responsibilities. Calvin Sun offers some pointers that can help ease the process.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Jan 2009

    10 memory aids to help prevent misused words

    Do you have trouble remembering which word to use in certain situations? Plenty of words are similar and easy to confuse -- and that can make you sound stupid even if what you've written is brilliant. Here are some tricks for choosing the right word.This download is also available as...

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Jan 2009

    10+ ways to overcome bureaucratic obstacles

    Being thwarted by a bureaucratic roadblock can be a huge aggravation. Your task may be simple, but some red tape, regulation, or gatekeeper stands squarely in your path. Calvin Sun offers some advice to help you remove the barriers and get back on track.This download is also available as

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Feb 2009

    10+ ways to avoid misunderstandings at work

    Miscues happen all the time in business communications, and the results can range from annoying to disastrous. Here are some simple rules to follow that can save you a world of trouble when dealing with colleagues and partners.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Feb 2009

    10+ ways to reduce wordiness in your writing

    When you streamline your wording, your message becomes more powerful and clear. Calvin Sun looks at how eliminating just a few superfluous phrases can tighten up your writing and give it more punch. This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Mar 2009

    10 ways to gain and keep the loyalty of your staff

    You depend on your team to be productive and reliable so that the entire IT department can be successful. But to get everyone to do their best work, you need to build a relationship of trust and support. Here are some tips to help you build staff loyalty.This download is...

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Mar 2009

    10+ phrases that can be irritating or offensive

    It's possible to rub someone the wrong way without even realizing it -- all because you used the wrong expression at the wrong time. Calvin Sun discusses 11 such expressions and looks at how you can sidestep problems by being careful when you use them.This download is also available as...

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Apr 2009

    10 office gaffes to avoid

    Have you ever wanted to disappear after committing some stupid faux pas? If it occurs in a professional context, it could be more than embarrassing -- it could cost you business or hurt your career. Calvin Sun looks at some preventable gaffes.This download is also available as an entry...

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Nov 2007

    10 ways to make meetings more effective

    We've all had to sit through meetings that were unnecessary, poorly conducted, unproductive, and/or excessively long -- but it doesn't have to be that way. Calvin Sun offers a list of pointers to help ensure that meetings are more efficient and worthwhile.This download is also available as an entry...

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Feb 2008

    10 things you should know about creating an effective RFP

    The clearer and more comprehensive your RFP is, the greater your chances of getting higher quality responses. Calvin Sun offers 10 tips that will help you put together an RFP that minimizes headaches and produces a successful outcome.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Apr 2008

    10 ways to handle disagreements effectively

    Disagreements at work come with the territory -- but they aren't necessarily a bad thing. Handled properly, disagreements often can lead to productive gains and unexpected solutions. Calvin Sun offers some tips to help you make sure disagreements stay under control.This download is also available as an entry in...

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Jun 2008

    The 10 best ways to handle a job interview

    Given the current economy, maintaining contacts with other companies can be critical. Knowing the right people can help you land a better job, one with more pay or perhaps the chance of advancement. But getting that next job often involves an interview. Calvin Sun put together this list of practical...

    Provided By Calvin Sun