Streamlining Calendars

Simple Productivity Blog

Most of us have demands on our time that requires the use of a calendar so that we know where we are supposed to be at any given time. Add in multiple activities with their own calendars, and multiple family members with their calendars and activities, and you can easily end up with information in dozens of places. How Many Calendars Do You Have? I want to take a moment to make point about the difference between appointments and calendars. Adding Calendars.

Simplifying Multiple Calendars

Simple Productivity Blog

Back in the day, it used to suffice to have a single calendar for the family, and everyone''s activities got written in. These days, with interest groups, volunteer commitments, work seminars, sports practices, music lessons and everything else, one calendar is barely sufficient for one person! Today we will look at how to simplifying multiple calendars to make this a productive tool instead of an appointment sinkhole.


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Supercharge Your Google Calendar

Simple Productivity Blog

Google Calendar is a powerful tool. It allows you to access your calendars from anywhere on the web.and there are many applications that allow you to get the data offline as well. However, there are some features that make Google Calendar even more powerful, and most people don't know or take advantage of them. Here are 5 little-used features that can supercharge your Google Calendar. The post Supercharge Your Google Calendar appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog.

Win a NeuYear Calendar!

Simple Productivity Blog

I love the NeuYear calendars. NeuYear is going to give away a calendar to one lucky reader. The post Win a NeuYear Calendar! or you can find me on Twitter ( @SmplProdBlog ) and Facebook ( ). They show the whole year in continuity.not broken into 12 blocks.

What’s On Your Calendar?

Simple Productivity Blog

Calendars are such a common productivity tool that everyone thinks they know how to use them; yet just about every time I ask to see someone''s calendar, I find stuff on it that shouldn''t be there. So I ask you, what''s on your calendar? Today we will look at what should go on a calendar, and where all that other stuff should live. The post What’s On Your Calendar?

Why You Should Spring Clean Your Calendar

Simple Productivity Blog

Most people don''t realize, though, that you should do the same thing to your calendar. Today we will look at why and how you should spring clean your calendar. Today we will look at why and how you should spring clean your calendar. The post Why You Should Spring Clean Your Calendar appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. or you can find me on Twitter ( @SmplProdBlog ) and Facebook ( ).

Boost Your Productivity: Designing A Calendar System

Simple Productivity Blog

Our first example will be a calendar system. (By By necessity of brevity, I am only tackling calendars. The post Boost Your Productivity: Designing A Calendar System appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. or you can find me on Twitter ( @SmplProdBlog ) and Facebook ( ). This month we are taking a look at creating systems. We talked about the basics of systems, and the steps in Boost Your Productivity: Understanding Systems.

How To Set Up A Google Calendar For Planning

Simple Productivity Blog

Keeping track of goals and plans doesn''t belong in my regular calendar. After all, the regular calendar is filled with items that have nothing to do with my goals. So I set up a Google calendar just for planning. The post How To Set Up A Google Calendar For Planning appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. or you can find me on Twitter ( @SmplProdBlog ) and Facebook ( ).

Back to Basics: Get The Most From A Paper Calendar

Simple Productivity Blog

Electronic calendars have a lot of great features: you can take them anywhere, you can share them, and you never run out of room. However, paper calendars have a lot of features that aren''t available on electronic calendars. Today we will look at how to get the most out of a paper calendar. The post Back to Basics: Get The Most From A Paper Calendar appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog.

How To Easily Put Tasks On A Calendar

Simple Productivity Blog

This article will show you how to show one of your Remember The Milk lists on your Google calendar. The post How To Easily Put Tasks On A Calendar appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. or you can find me on Twitter ( @SmplProdBlog ) and Facebook ( ). More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog., Productivity

Managing Family Schedules Using Google Calendar

Simple Productivity Blog

In order to have a good handle on activities, you need to have a good calendar system. A paper calendar can work, but it has disadvantage of being in one place, and if you’re not standing in front of it, you don’t have access. I have found that using Google calendar is a great solution. Google Calendar, Vanilla Style. I use Google calendar as my primary calendar. Why set up separate calendars for work and Girl Scouts?

A Small Rant About The Abuse Of Calendars

Simple Productivity Blog

One of the things that I take issue with is the abuse of calendars. Calendars are meant for date specific commitments between one or more people, with or without a time. Calendars are not for holding to-do lists, planning, taking notes or recording history. The post A Small Rant About The Abuse Of Calendars appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. or you can find me on Twitter ( @SmplProdBlog ) and Facebook ( ).

Simplify Your Calendar With the Four Laws Of Simplicity

Simple Productivity Blog

The Four Laws Of Simplicity: Calendars. In this series, we have already talked about applying it to “stuff “ Now we’ll take a look at how to apply them to simplify your calendars. Applying The Four Laws To Calendars. Next we’re going to look at how to apply this to your calendar. A printout of your current electronic calendar. A printout of your work calendar. These will be your primary calendars.

Facebook Changes Got You Down?

Andrea Kalli

Home Services Keyword Research, SEO, and Backlink Strategies for Link Building SharePoint Services Training Internet Marketing Assistant Microsoft Outlook Podcaster’s Corner Admin Assistance WishList Member and Wordpress Membership Sites New Client Questionnaire Info Contact Andrea Andrea’s Bio Code of Ethics Blog Testimonials Search View All Blog Posts Events Calendar Hourly Rate / Discount Bundles Contact Sep 15 Facebook Changes Got You Down?

The Great Calendar Debate - Paper or Electronic - 21 Experts Weigh.

Stephanie LH Calahan

Try This Instead | Main | Be Smart About Using the Telephone » The Great Calendar Debate - Paper or Electronic - 21 Experts Weigh In We are in the home stretch of 2009 -- bring on 2010!!    One item frequently purchased at this time of year is a calendar or planner for the upcoming year.    Keep reading to learn what my colleagues and friends had to say about the "Great Calendar Debate."  

Favorite Planning/Calendar Tool - Readers Speak Out

Stephanie LH Calahan

Check out this great tool » Favorite Planning/Calendar Tool - Readers Speak Out There are many ways to manage your time and activities.  What is your favorite planning/calendar tool and why? Of all the calendar tools I know, this one handles tasks the best. It syncs automatically on my Droid, so I never have to bring a paper planner or calendar!  link] Natasha A Jones Google calendar, we use it as a family calendar.

What You Don’t Know About How To Use A Calendar

Simple Productivity Blog

You probably have a calendar. Whether it is on your phone, email program, desktop, or tacked to a door, there is generally a calendar around. What A Calendar Is For. A calendar is for appointments you have made for yourself (or family) at a specific date, usually with a time. Yet I see calendars with all other sorts of things on them. So then not only do you have a full calendar, but you will probably lose track of what you needed it for to begin with.

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Ep 110: Scot Wisniewski – Senior Executive Assistant to Global Head of Studios at Spotify

Go Burrows

In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Scot and I chat about what makes an assistant a leader, the world of podcasting, email and calendar management, working remotely, and tips for new assistants. Podcast Calendar email management leader assistant podcast

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The Mobility of Facebook: Social Networking on the Go

Andrea Kalli

Thankfully Facebook has taken pains to offer it to you: Facebook Mobile. Facebook takes advantage of this by allowing you to upload status updates or photos from any email account. By providing you with an email address contact unique to your account, the Facebook crew has given you the freedom to update your presence from anywhere with email access including most modern mobile phones. Not surprisingly, the team at Facebook has implemented this option as well.

The Daily CT Scan: The Best Way To Start Your Day


That’s why it’s important to scan two things right when you start your day: your calendar and your to-do list. Before Facebook? If you can honestly say that you check your calendar and to-do list first thing in the morning, then I’m going to save you some time: stop reading this piece. First, let’s parse The Daily CT Scan into its parts: C is for Calendar. The first thing you should look at daily is your calendar.

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Becoming The Productive College Student


Master your Calendar First. You need to write these reminders in your calendar. If your major paper is due on April 1st, and you don’t see that until you turn the page on your calendar, well, gulp, it’s too late. And obey that calendar. And since you made it this far, I’m giving you my $10 book for free, Conquering the Calendar and Getting More Done. ]. They consistently check Facebook while they are writing their English paper that’s due in an hour.

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The Easy Way To Plan Out Your Year


You can connect with her on Facebook. Instead of having study times and important due dates on the calendar, we fill our calendar with appointments and meetings. The first step I take in planning out my year is to get a full-year wall calendar. Using a full year calendar makes things clear. Next, I move the dates to a monthly calendar. I use my monthly calendar to figure out my daily MIT (Most Important Tasks) sheet that I use in order to plan out my day.

2017 61

Declutter Your Data with Angela Crocker


Some of the specifics of our discussion include the way you can declutter Your apps (which may not mean deleting them), how to streamline your digital calendar, redundancy and intention, dedicated devices, and more tactics. (We The NOW Year Wall Calendar. Declutter Your Data with Angela Crocker | Facebook. Podcast calendar data declutter organizing weekly episodeOn this episode of the podcast, I’m joined by my friend Angela Crocker.

2017 48

7 Things Every Virtual Assistant Should Know

Tips From T. Marie

3. You should know about online calendars, online file sharing and other ‘cloud’ services. Share this on Facebook. Tags: For VA's Virtual Assistants & Assistance assistant client educational technology getting started online calendar search engines virtual assistance virtual assistant word templates I love being a virtual assistant. I love educating others about virtual assistance. And I love helping new virtual assistants get started.

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OMG! Could Technology be Ruining your Professional Reputation?

Tips From T. Marie

Cell phones now seem to function less as actual phones and more as computers, calendars, and entertainment. Some companies have screened potential and current employees’ personal Facebook pages and individuals have even been fired for content posted on personal social media sites. I have texted friends to arrange a meeting, I’ve used Facebook to announce my unborn child’s gender, and I have e-mailed my fair share of resumes to employers.

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Want Help Making Lists on Twitter? Check out this great tool

Stephanie LH Calahan

Work With Stephanie « Favorite Planning/Calendar Tool - Readers Speak Out | Main | Can You Define Social Media Clutter?   After I posted Productive Social Networking-Making the Most of Your Twitter & Facebook Experience - Do You Use Lists? You May Also Like "Productive Social Networking-Making the Most of Your Twitter & Facebook Experience - Do You Use Lists?"   Or connect on Facebook ! Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O!

How To Trick Out A Facebook Business Page | Internet Marketing.

Andrea Kalli

Creating a custom image to fit the space Facebook gives you: 200 x 600 max, create collages, be creative, similar to sidebar banner ads Best applications for businesses to use – core applications you should be using and why: Static HTML – provides huge opportunities for custom looks, separate custom Welcome landing pages, etc. Facebook doesn’t like them. The more that people comment, the more their own Facebook friends will see the link to your page.

My 2010 Theme: “Fit”

Loosely Speaking

Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs My 2010 Theme: “Fit&# Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 12:58 pm // By: ktcosmos // Category: Life of the Virtual Assistant No resolutions for me this year. Nope, I’m keeping it simple by choosing a theme, which is the word “fit.&# When deciding whether or not I will do something, I just ask myself, “Is this a good fit?&# or “Will this help me be or stay fit?&#

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A Day in the Life of an Admin

The Office Professionals Place

Their duties include (but are not limited to) answering and screening calls, meeting and greeting clients and customers, maintaining executives calendars, writing correspondence, generating reports, meeting planning, filing, travel arrangements, maintain client/customer data records, supervising others, and the list goes on. Join Me on My Social Media Networks " target="_blank" class="fb_share_link" onclick="return fbs_click()">Share on Facebook Simple template by Josh Peterson.

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Why You Should Clean Your Task List

Simple Productivity Blog

A couple of weeks ago we talked about how to spring clean your calendar. or you can find me on Twitter ( @SmplProdBlog ) and Facebook ( ). The same sort of productivity boost can be had by cleaning your task list. Today we will look at why and how to clean your task list. The post Why You Should Clean Your Task List appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

2015 171

Ep 113: Elissa Berg – Executive Assistant to the President of Luxe Hotels

Go Burrows

Bonus Resource: The Ideal Week Calendar Template. Join the Leader Assistant Global Community here, or the Facebook Group here for bonus content and to network with other assistants who are committed to becoming leaders!

2021 83

One Productivity Tool? Or Many?

Simple Productivity Blog

They mentioned a particular software that had a calendar, task list, project list, and contacts, and you could read your email from within the software. or you can find me on Twitter ( @SmplProdBlog ) and Facebook ( ). Somebody asked me recently what I thought of single solution productivity tools. Today we will look at the difference between single- and multi-tool productivity solutions. The post One Productivity Tool? Or Many?

2015 158

New Productivity Form Bundles Released

Simple Productivity Blog

I’ve now packaged a set of themed productivity forms — 14 themes in all — together with new undated calendar pages. or you can find me on Twitter ( @SmplProdBlog ) and Facebook ( ). Make productivity fun with the themed forms included in the new productivity pack. In addition, there is now 2 pages per sheet, letter sized, and a combination where you get both sizes. The bundles […].

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Why Web Copy is More than Just Words | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

A coffee mug, a book, some papers, a picture on the wall, your calendar, pens… Just a bunch of normal, everyday stuff. The month on the calendar. The Facebook Marketing Hangover Reply Robert ( @mvemarketing ) May 7, 2010 at 12:26 am Its so odd, the most overlooked portion of web design is the actual content that makes up the website.

2010 48

Ep 111: Kaleen Skersies – EA to CEO at Parcion Private Wealth

Go Burrows

Her areas of focus include project management, creating efficiencies, event planning, calendar management, and marketing strategy. Kaleen Skersies is the Executive Assistant to Terry Cook, Founding Partner & CEO, of Parcion Private Wealth.

2021 61

Get Started With Long-Term Goals Easily

Simple Productivity Blog

5 minutes later I received an email, asking me to take a look at the Non-App Calendar, which is a set of planning forms that does exactly what I need. or you can find me on Twitter ( @SmplProdBlog ) and Facebook ( ). It''s really odd how sometimes you wish for something, and then it falls into your lap.

2015 183

Tools to Help Your Employees Work from Home

Dumb Little Man

It’s Office’s online version, and it has Google Drive, Forms, Sheets, Calendar, Docs, Hangouts (now Google Meet), Slides, and Gmail. There’s an editorial calendar that shows what all the tasks teams are working on – writing, designing, editing, and publishing. ?

2020 173

40 Outlook hacks for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Outlook can automatically add public holidays to your calendar and it has nearly 100 different locations to choose from so it is well worth putting these in if you work closely with offices in other locations. To add public holidays go to Options > Calendar > Add Holidays, and choose the countries that you are working with. To add a second time zone to your calendar go to Options >Calendar>Time zones>Show a second time zone.

2016 196

Planning The New Year: My Tools For Success

Simple Productivity Blog

So here are my two tools for success, in action: The NeuYear Calendar, in horizontal mode. The NeuYear Calendar. So I made a calendar, except that the font ended up being so small I couldn’t see it. I was thinking I wanted to get a big, see-the-year-at-once-calendar, and in came the NeuYear Calendar. It has a portrait calendar on one side, and a landscape on the other (that’s what I’m using due to the ceiling height in my office.).

2012 155

Open Loops 12/19/2014

Simple Productivity Blog

This week I highlight articles on procrastination; decision fatigue; keeping your tasks off your calendar; expiring clutter; self-improvement through Dr. Who; how to be more productive; when things go wrong; giving people the benefit of the doubt; productivity pick-me-ups; catching up; and why it is important to free up space. or you can find me on Twitter ( @SmplProdBlog ) and Facebook ( ). #Excerpt.

2014 132

Simplicity Articles You Might Have Missed

Simple Productivity Blog

I’ve implemented the suggestions from the readers on Automating Family Calendars With Cozi. We now have Cozi pull straight from our Google calendars, and my husband’s Outlook calendar links automagically. or you can find me on Twitter ( @SmplProdBlog ) and Facebook ( ). Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. I’ve decided to take a week off from blogging.

2012 139

How To Secure Mobile Data: Tips to Protect Yourself Online

Dumb Little Man

Think about all the Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter posts you make. 68% of Americans who use social media are on Facebook, 35% are on Instagram, 27% are on Snapchat, and 24% are on Twitter. Facebook users’ data is worth a little less, but still highly valuable.

2020 217

5 Options for Setting Appointments that Don’t Require a Phone

Tips From T. Marie

There are integrations for connecting to your Facebook Page, Mailchimp and more. The standard version of Setmore is free, but if you want to sync with your Google Calendar or Outlook, take online payments, set up recurring appointments or classes, or send SMS reminders you can get a Premium version for $25 a month or $199 annually. Google Calendar with Calendly. So your life is contained in Google Calendar?

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