Green Gift Giving: Great Eco-Office Gift Ideas

Eco-Office Gals

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, it means one thing: gift-giving season is just around the corner. Below is a list of great green gift ideas that will help you shine at this year’s office Christmas party. Help coffee or tea lovers ditch Styrofoam cups with this perfect gift idea. Eco-Calendars. There are a variety of calendars that use sustainable, recycled paper and give daily tips on how to live green and protect the planet. Gift Basket.

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Client Gifting: 5 Ideas to Show Your Appreciation This Holiday Season

Tips From T. Marie

It's December, the time of year when our thoughts are drawn to holiday festivities and the purchase of gifts. As a small business owner, it's also the time when you need to think about what you are going to do about client gifting. Of course, before we dive into gifting ideas you'll need to make the decision whether or not you're going to give your clients gifts. And if your business is totally project-based, you may not feel that a client gift is appropriate.

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The 2014 Productivityist Holiday Gift Guide

Productivityist

For the past two years, Productivityist has published an annual gift guide that features gifts that won''t just help the "productivityist" get more of the right things done, but they''ll have some tools that they can use that will make the process all the more enjoyable. There are a lot of gift ideas to cover this year, so let''s dive right in. NeuYear Calendar. Still my analog calendar of choice. I almost always only deal with me email on my iPhone.

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The 2013 Productivityist Holiday Gift Guide

Productivityist

This year I decided to offer holiday shoppers a bit more time to explore possible gift ideas for the productivity enthusiast — aka the "productivityist" — in their lives. The Productivityist Holiday Gift Guide for 2013 may be a long read, but it may just spark some gift ideas you hadn''t considered. NeuYear Calendar. My analog calendar of choice. This is my email client of choice ,regardless of platform. Either model would make a really great gift.

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The 2014 Productivityist Holiday Gift Guide

Productivityist

For the past two years, Productivityist has published an annual gift guide that features gifts that won’t just help the “productivityist” get more of the right things done, but they’ll have some tools that they can use that will make the process all the more enjoyable. There are a lot of gift ideas to cover this year, so let’s dive right in. NeuYear Calendar Still my analog calendar of choice.

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The 2012 Productivityist Holiday Gift Guide

Productivityist

Well, if this person is a productivityist — or at least needs to look at becoming more productive — then you should give The Productivityist Holiday Gift Guide for 2012 a good look. It’s a long read, but it may just spark some gift ideas you hadn’t considered. I received this last Christmas from my wife, and I’m using it right now as I put together this gift guide. NeuYear calendar. This is my email app of choice , and it’s cross-platform.

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43 Bullet Points on Personal Productivity

Productivityist

You may even find some of the points themselves odd, but if you find one that you think would be worth adding to your own approach, then I’ll consider it a gift both given and received. Never forget to turn on your email vacation message…and preferably do so the day before you go on vacation. And be sure to send this email before you leave for vacation. Your calendar outlines the broad strokes of your day.

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Bosses Day - October 16

The Office Professionals Place

Often times it is difficult to think of appropriate gifts for your supervisor, especially if the relationship has not been a positive one. Gift Cards You can’t go wrong with a gift card to Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts. So a gift card to their favorite restaurant or clothing store would be appropriate. “Thought Appropriate Gifts&# One year I got my boss an interchangeable, 3-D calendar to put on her desk.

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Now that is dedication.Executive Assistant donates kidney to her.

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 28 December, 2009 Now that is dedication.Executive Assistant donates kidney to her boss My assistant sent me a link to a story about an Executive Assistant in British Columbia, Canada, who gave the gift of life by donating a kidney to her boss. A nice Christmas gift to her boss who is a dad of five children. Quotations Marks Rules for numbers Saying thank you in an email Seasons greetings or Seasons greetings?

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4 Steps to Gaining Control of E-Mail

45 Things

While you may have thought that was a tad bit early to be thinking of what you want from Santa this year, this latest story may have you thinking about what you'd like at the top of your gift list this year: An empty e-mail "in" box. Folders should be labeled "delete," "do it now," "respond today," "schedule a specific time on calendar," "waiting for response," "file it," "someday" and "freedom."

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Podcast 144: Organizing to soothe your soul

Clutter Coach

Try Clean Email today ! Is your email inbox on overload? There’s a lot you can do to reduce that clutter, but you can save time by using the Clean Email app. You can set up custom Auto Clean filters to archive, delete or move emails as soon as they arrive so you never have to manually manage them. Some of us are finding our calendars agreeably decluttered of events that we are realizing we’re happier doing without. That’s a gift.

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Contests: An Exciting Way to Attract Customers | Internet.

Andrea Kalli

This knowledge is the prime reason that using mass email marketing is nearly impossible. You see, when they are expecting something from you in their email they are more inclined to add you to their favorites list. This way you have gone completely around the spam filters that have been trashing your marketing emails. They will favorite you now and possibly forever, leaving you a wide-open path for future email marketing campaigns and contests.

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10 Work Productivity Tips and Tricks You Should Adopt at Work Today

Dumb Little Man

This group got a gift certificate and were encouraged to go to the gym more often. Instead of wasting time on unnecessary things during your break, check your emails. Instead, spend this time checking email and important messages only. To fulfil time-sensitive tasks, resist the temptation of putting in longer hours or add into your already-full calendar. There are only two ways to increase the output of your work.

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How to Plan Ahead for Christmas

Ian's Messy Desk

Shop for Christmas Year Round Anytime you are out shopping keep an eye open for Christmas gifts. At the least, you spread the cost of buying gifts over twelve months rather than breaking the bank at the end of the year. Order Christmas gifts online to save time and avoid the local shopping crowds. Organize Your Gift List Sit down and review you gift list at the beginning of November. If you bought some of your gifts “on spec&# , don’t worry.

2010 126

Never Forget A Birthday Again

Simple Productivity Blog

That is absolutely no good if I need to mail a card or pick up a gift. I do put repeating birthday into my calendar software, but that is mainly so that I have a reminder to call the person on their birthday. Go through your various sources, such as past calendars, Facebook and email. For gifts: make an entry in your task system to shop for the gift. Simple Gifts. Whenever possible, use these two avenues for buying gifts.

2011 144

Completely Unprepared For The Holidays and What I Did About It

Simple Productivity Blog

After all, every calendar I have seen for the past two months has reminded me that the holidays were barreling down on me like a freight train. The calendars with pictures of my daughter, the standard gift to the grandparents, is still an idea floating around in my head. Then I put in the main categories of tasks from my list: cards, calendars, gifts (three types), decorations, the three main meals I cook and our annual New Year’s Eve Game Night.

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Your Life Organized

Ian's Messy Desk

10 Simple and Inexpensive Christmas Gift Ideas – Gifts for the teacher, babysitter, hockey coach, or for the hosts of your holiday parties, don’t have to be expensive. Here are 10 gift ideas in small packages. Advent Calendar Resources On-line – November 28 marks the start of the Advent season. December 1st is the day people starting popping the doors on Advent calendars and eating the little chocolates inside.

2010 109

How to Protect Your Time and Energy by Creating Boundaries

Jen Lawrence

Access to email means your boss can find you wherever, whenever. I was always on-call, responding to emails within moments of receiving them and handling tasks quickly because I didn’t want to be a bottleneck in productivity. There were stints of tears and frustration followed by moments of righteous indignation, “How dare they send me this email so late? and you can even use color coding in your calendar to indicate task types.

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Call For Help: The First Two Weeks With A Virtual Assistant

Productivityist

My "gateway" email addresses. I use multiple email addresses rather than filters for a number of reasons, which I discussed in an earlier post. Having a virtual assistant (or Zirtual Assistant, in this case) afforded me the opportunity to offload my "gateway" email addresses to someone else. I didn''t hand over all of my "gateway" email accounts over to Elise right away. so I didn''t want to overwhelm here with a slew of email right away.

2014 74

Holiday Time Management Tip – Share the Workload

Ian's Messy Desk

Charitable organizations often run gift-wrapping services as a fund raiser. You can save some time and support a worthy cause by getting your gifts wrapped. Related articles Reduce Christmas Stress by Organizing Now, Part 5 – Mapping Out Your Calendar (1-2-3getorganized.blogspot.com) Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life!

55 Bulletproof Productivity Hacks – Do You Know Them All?

Dumb Little Man

Use a calendar system to keep yourself going on a certain habit. Jerry Seinfeld utilized a big wall calendar and a big red magic marker. Turn off notifications for email, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. Check email twice a day only. Keeping notifications on on your email client is a constant distraction as it breaks your focus on your current task. Check email twice a day only — once before lunch and once more before going off work.

2017 181

What To Put On Your To Do List

Productivityist

So things like email – from external sources – remain in the email program for storage and execution there. I don’t put things like Garbage Day or Recycling Day on my calendar. My wife does put them on the calendar, and because of that, I can see when the pickup dates are. This piece was originally published in The Productivityist Weekly. Not signed up for the newsletter yet?

2016 61

How to Protect Your Time and Energy by Creating Boundaries

Jen Lawrence

Access to email means your boss can find you wherever, whenever. I was always on-call, responding to emails within moments of receiving them and handling tasks quickly because I didn’t want to be a bottleneck in productivity. There were stints of tears and frustration followed by moments of righteous indignation, “How dare they send me this email so late? and you can even use color coding in your calendar to indicate task types.

2019 40

Stop procrastinating! How to Overcoming and Avoid Procrastination - 30 Tips

Productive & Organized

Thanks to Margit Crane of Gifted With ADD. I look at my to-do list at the beginning of each week and schedule my tasks in my calendar as if they were a client meeting. I found that if I blocked out time in my calendar, it helped me in a couple of ways. Keep An Editorial Calendar And Stick To It! I wouldn't be able to keep myself on track if it weren't for my editorial calendar.

2012 218

The NOW Year and The New Year

Productivityist

Before I wrap things up here and enjoy the holiday break, I wanted to touch on the ending of yet another calendar year. Now as much as I don''t make new year''s resolutions, I do recognize the significance of January 1st (after all, I just penned a book on calendar management). Something like committing to the habit of capturing things as they come to you or checking email "second thing" in the day. Thanks again to all those who have already ordered The NOW Year.

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Holiday Messages Made Easy

Laughing all the Way to Work

If you are a job seeker, send a greeting to every person you talked with about your career search this year, whether that talk was in person, by phone, or by email. As we give and receive gifts this holiday season, I think of the gift of knowing you. To find out about upcoming religious and cultural holidays, including New Year's celebrations around the world, check the University of Kansas Medical Center's Diversity Calendar. Email vs. Handwritten.

A day in the life: Saba Ali, Royal Academy of Dance

Practically Perfect PA

I also act as the central point of contact for both Directors which might include meeting clients/suppliers, telephone liaison and managing emails whilst they are away. It’s difficult to say I have an average day as it depends what is happening in our calendar i.e. whether we have an event taking place, Board or Committee meetings taking place, if a complaint comes in or if there are press enquires due to a media story that’s broken. What are the main aspects of your role?

2015 138

Preparing For The Holidays (Free Ebooks)

Simple Productivity Blog

How to set up your calendar so that you are not overwhelmed. How to plan for meaningful gifts that arrive on time. The only thing I am asking for is an email address, so I know how many people have downloaded the books. The email address will be used to send you the link for the e-books, and to send you announcements and discounts for two upcoming (2013) products that will help make your life more productive. A few years ago I wrote two ebooks about the holidays.

My 2012 Career and Business Plan

Eat Your Career

So, I’ve done a lot of analysis over the past few weeks (and a little soul searching as well), and I’ve created a plan for 2012 that I feel honors my true gifts and the areas of my work that really feed my soul. The first series, Building Powerful Professional Relationships , will be held in May so mark your calendar now. You will receive an email with details. Email this to a friend?

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Get organized for back to school

Ian's Messy Desk

Have a Centralized Calendar. A family calendar can help you track what is going on for all family members. X Chelsea Comment by Chelsea on August 13, 2009 @ 5:16 am Trackbacks Some ways to keep your family active All the little things » GTD Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

2010 116

8 Steps Toward a More Satisfying Life

Ian's Messy Desk

Unfortunately, our calendars and to-do lists often get in the way of common sense. Comment by Jonathan Woodruff on November 6, 2010 @ 8:24 pm Trackbacks Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

2010 138

Giving Back – Share the Benefits

Make or Break Moments

So I emailed and said thank you and said – I’d love to return the favor – any thoughts? And then she gave me the best birthday gift ever… “Would you be willing to be on a panel with Chris Brogan ?&# com as my email address). A simple email of “help me know how I can learn about your business so that I can recommend you&# has led to a new friendship, business relationship and the chance to meet Chris Brogan over the Internet!

2010 116

How to be of More Value to Your Boss

Ian's Messy Desk

Review last year’s calendar to determine what may come up in the next few months, then meet with your boss about what she hopes to accomplish. Comments Trackbacks 3 Cs To Help Simplify Instructions | Ians Messy Desk Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

2010 135

Memory Makeover: Tips to Spruce Up an Absent Mind

Ian's Messy Desk

Put pen to paper (or finger tips to keyboard) and record important dates in a calendar, notebook or on your mobile device. Comments Trackbacks Stuck | Fried Optimism Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

2010 144

Tracking How to Get It All Done & Avoid Information Overload-Interview With @Springpad CEO @jeffjaner

Productive & Organized

Our primary audience generally breaks down into four segments: productivity types who use Springpad for task management and want to centralize and organize the notes, ideas and information they come across; foodies - both for recipes and restaurants; shopping - both for personal consumption and gift-giving; and media/entertainment - our users have saved hundreds of thousands of books, movies and music that they want to remember.

2011 168

Call For Help: Finding A Virtual Assistant

Productivityist

I felt that they were the best option based on my needs and budget, so I sent them an email and was scheduled to have a call with a within the next couple of days. She then asked me what tasks I felt I could pass on to my ZA, and was further impressed when I offered up some suggestions right off the bat, including: Handling my gateway email accounts on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Sure enough, I received an email informing me that I would be working with Elise.

2014 75

Getting Into Drafts and Launch Center Pro

Productivityist

In my case, that meant removing/deactivating all social networking, communication, and calendar-type apps. I don''t use Drafts for messaging or email composition. Dispatch is my email app of choice and Messages works just fine for those purposes and I don''t use Drafts for calendar entry. Related Stories What to Look for in Your First Task Management App The 2013 Productivityist Holiday Gift Guide How I Test Apps.

2014 71

The R's Of Employee Motivation

Ian's Messy Desk

For individual rewards, how about gift certificates for DVD rentals, music CD purchases, theme park tickets or “Dinner for 2″ at a local eatery? Or once-a-month, spring for dessert treats in honor of those celebrating birthdays in that calendar month. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

2010 100

Keeping It All Together in Outlook 2010 WEBINAR

Office Dynamics

More than ever before, Microsoft ® Outlook ® is designed to manage your entire workflow, from calendars to tasks to emails and more! Tricks on how to send notes to a contact or an email to your calendar. Ways to organize your files with flags, colors, categories, emails and alerts. Real at-a-glance calendaring. Her goal is to move you beyond email and help you understand Outlook's amazing workflow benefits. P.S. Free Bonus Gift.

2010 100

106 Thoughts on Overcoming Overwhelm in a Freaked-Out World

Productive & Organized

Tame Your Email 1. Turn off email alerts when emails arrive in your inbox. If you know that you will never answer an email, delete it right away. Create email folders same as you would for word doc and paper files. Then create rules so emails automatically go into the folders and you review these folders when needed, once a day, a few times a week. Utilize your calendar to schedule tasks. In the calendar.

2010 219

The Big Secret to Time Management and a More Fulfilling Life

Productive & Organized

Work With Stephanie « Manage Your Time More Effectively by Using the Right Calendar for You (guest post @TimeMgmtWriter) | Main | Increase Productivity: Focus on What You CAN Control - Free Yourself from Feeling Overwhelmed/Stressed » The Big Secret to Time Management and a More Fulfilling Life The first time I walked into Ralph's office I saw papers everywhere.  This is a powerful gift and must be used wisely. Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O!

2010 176

How to Manage Time

Ian's Messy Desk

List #1 – The weekly calendar. Best Online Money Ideas » Blog Archive » Time Management Skills for Achieving Goals Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

2010 109

What if You're Working Harder Than You Need to Be?

Productive & Organized

Imagine starting and ending every day with an empty email inbox.   To make it even better, for a strictly limited time, Michael will give you a free Bonus video – along with other gifts and prizes valued at $1800 – when you order this ground-breaking new book. P.S. Remember, the bonus gifts are yours only when you reserve your copy before the cut-off. Imagine starting and ending every day with an empty email inbox.

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