betype: Random Doodle No. 13 (by Alexandra Snowdon). Do what.

Denise Aday

betype: Random Doodle No. 13 (by Alexandra Snowdon). Do what you can do. It’s always more than you think. quotes motivation personal responsibility

Tech of the week:

Practically Perfect PA

What is Doodle? Doodle radically simplifies the process of scheduling events by using a voting process. All you have to do is send your colleagues a link to Doodle and ask them to select the dates and times they are available.

2016 146

Technology of the week: Paper by 53

Practically Perfect PA

In a nutshell Paper by 53 is a very simple app that lets you take notes, write checklists, doodle, draw, write over photos and screenshots. My favourite feature is the folders that let me file all of my notes and the ability to doodle and draw over photos that I can then send on to my team.

2017 155

It’s OPEN – Spring Business Building Giveaway Event

Office Organization Success

Here are just a few of the business-building gifts that are part of this event: Ways Doodling Attracts More Clients. The Build Your Brilliant Business: Spring Giveaway is now OPEN! I’m excited to be one of the business professionals participating in this special spring giveaway.

2016 144

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

Tips From T. Marie

Doodle. If you don’t want to sign up to another service, the Doodle Wizard can be used without starting an account, so if you only schedule a meeting occasionally and hate signing up for stuff, this might do the trick.

2016 161

Get Better Results by Taking Handwritten Notes

On The Job

Of course, toting along a pad and pen to a meeting also increases the chances that workers will begin doodling, which isn’t possible while typing on a keyboard. The next time you go to a meeting, you might want to consider leaving your iPad behind and instead taking along a pad and pen.

2014 130

Dude and Dudette

Daily Writing Tips

The Online Etymology Dictionary says that dude may derive from Yankee Doodle , a plausible idea, considering the lyrics of the song: Yankee Doodle went to town. The greatest Dude of all is without question Jeff “the Dude” Lebowski. But when did the word dude become a title to aspire to?

2014 83

Focus like a celebrity chef

Clutter Coach

Doodle. by What do celebrity chefs know that you don’t? Well, you probably do know about it, but may not have thought about applying it in different areas. . They spend a lot of time preparing before they work so everything will go more smoothly. How do you set up your work space so you can stay focused and get things done? Mise-en-place. . Do you watch cooking shows? Of course, you do! Working in a tight space under a deadline, a chef has to keep paraphernalia down to a minimum.

2017 100

Office Quirks

Laughing all the Way to Work

I know I have quirks that have been pointed out to me by my family, as I curl my feet behind my chair and doodle while I talk on the phone. I’m sure we have all seen quirks at the office. Some examples could be drumming fingers on the desk, twirling hair, clicking a pen while talking, or sighing heavily when thinking or problem solving. We all love the person who absently makes necklaces out of paperclips and then when one is pulled out you have a whole string of them. Grrr!

2008 100

The 8 People You Will Find in a Meeting

On The Job

This person sits quietly, doodling on a notepad. When I think of all the meetings I have sat through in my lifetime, it makes me want to chuck everything and join a crew looking for sunken pirate booty.

2014 173

The Industry Snapshot: The Office of the Future

Practically Perfect PA

Huddle, Doodle, Prezi, Sway. Thanks again to everyone who completed the Practically Perfect PA Industry Snapshot survey. We had some really interesting feedback and I want to share some of that with you today.

2016 171

iPod Apps for Older Kids

Simple Productivity Blog

By some experimentation, I have come up with 10 applications my daughter loves: Doodle Buddy Free. Doodle Buddy allows you to draw on a blank canvas, on copies of saved photos, or play tic-tac-toe. It’s a great game for doodling.

2010 130

Are we still going green?

Practically Perfect PA

Recycle scrap paper for notes / doodling etc. Pin It. When I first started working in London in 2003 one of the key initiatives for most companies was corporate social responsibility and more specifically making the office environmentally friendly.

2012 130

Pen vs. Keyboard: Which helps you organize better?

Clutter Coach

I stop to doodle in the margin, I write smaller or larger, I notice more graphically how long my list is, I make symbols in the margin to group items, I make sublists out on the right margin, I scratch the cat’s head with my pen, etc. Originally posted 2008-08-20 15:19:36. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I have a hybrid organizing system that involves pens and keyboard. I use a Palm for my datebook and address book and I write my to do lists by hand.

Pretty Planning

Tips From T. Marie

You can doodle with gel pens and felt markers or just stick to words with black and blue pens. The Following is a Guest Post By: Sydnee Yates is a content writer for PDF Supply. She studied Literature (with a specialization in creative writing) in undergraduate school.

2016 161

Get The Benefits Of A Retreat Without The Time Or Travel

Simple Productivity Blog

I spend the time drawing or doodling or listening to calming music. The word “retreat” summons up pictures of taking at least a weekend, traipsing into a place that is isolated and spending the time in quiet reflection. You would return refreshed, renewed and focused.

Travel 130

How to Use Snapchat Like a Boss

Dumb Little Man

Draw a picture or doodle on your selfie with the pencil icon located in the upper-right of your screen. Do you want to learn how to use Snapchat ? I had heard of Snapchat but never paid much mind to it.

2016 185

5 Business Lessons to Adopt from Innovative Technology Companies

Office Dynamics

The company’s overall corporate structure, from its Googleplex to its Google Doodles, screams collaboration. Technology is synonymous with terms like “new,” “cutting-edge” and “futuristic.”

2016 130

How to Start and Keep a Journal

Ian's Messy Desk

Draw, sketch, doodle instead of writing. I’ve mentioned before, I didn’t start keeping a journal until later in my life. I had regarded writing in a diary as being too self-absorbed. However, once I overcame the perception and got started, I quickly discovered the benefit and pleasure that came from keeping a journal. However, it’s not always easy to keep a journal. We tend to side-track the process with self-imposed limits.

2012 100

Interview Questions and Answers for PAs, EAs and Admins Part 6

Practically Perfect PA

He would often turn up to meetings without the correct supporting papers or they would have doodles all over them, which didn’t help his reputation. In my last blog I wrote about interview questions regarding career development and a few example answers.

2014 140

Help Desk

Practically Perfect PA

Notebooks – I have one hard back A4 notebook for meetings and one A5 scrapbook for scribbles, doodles and messy thoughts. A few days ago I was getting ready to go home after a long day in the office when it dawned on me that I had been at my desk all day.

2012 140

Administrative/Clerical: Online Options for Coordinating Schedules

Office Dynamics

For example, Doodle will automatically link a Google map to an event, ensuring that participants can find the destination easily. Whether you need to keep track of client appointments, executive meetings, or employee shifts, you can take advantage of online calendar apps to make scheduling easier. Cloud-based calendar software is available in a variety of formats and styles to make it easy to find a tool that meets the needs of your company.

2013 101

A Look at Less Meeting


You can schedule meetings through Less Meeting (although I generally use Doodle for that) and share meeting minutes both on the fly and after meetings. I''m not a fan of meetings. I know they''re essential, but they often become big time-wasters for everyone involved.

2013 60

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


Doodle was my scheduling service of choice , but when they changed the features of the free aspect of their service (which I didn''t realize until actually going into my Doodle account), I decided to hand this over to my ZA to see how it would work.

2014 74

Do You Recognize These 7 Tricks Your Mind Is Playing on You?

Dumb Little Man

She doodle- blogs about achieving greater happiness by living a creative, productive, and purposeful life at So, you want to change your life and be happier?

2012 207

Four Ways To Address The Changing Landscape Of Work

Small Business CEO

Some go digital, some love doodling, some love Legos – so embrace these design options in your space. The business world is changing, and the mobile worker is at the forefront.

How to Increase Your Creativity in 9 Easy Steps

Dumb Little Man

When you feel stuck, take a break and do something sensory, such as playing ball, gardening or even doodling. Who among us hasn’t dreamed of discovering the next big thing or designing a breath taking product or at least solving a personal situation creatively and brilliantly.

2013 208

Meeting Cheat Sheet

On The Job

This person sits quietly, doodling on a notepad. When I think of all the meetings I have sat through in my lifetime, it makes me want to chuck everything and join a crew looking for sunken pirate booty. But then I think about how the crew would probably want to hold a meeting about whose job is was to look for the loot and whose job is was to write the report…and I decide to stay where I am.

2007 100

A Look at Less Meeting


You can schedule meetings through Less Meeting (although I generally use Doodle for that) and share meeting minutes both on the fly and after meetings. I’m not a fan of meetings. I know they’re essential, but they often become big time-wasters for everyone involved. I am, however, a big fan of apps that do one thing really well, and especially apps that do that and can scale up or down in the process.

2013 40

Essentialism: Focus on Less Tasks to Get More Work Done


It has games, psychology, science, fun doodles, brain scans and technical step by step instructions. Alright, enough storytelling, doodling and scientific mumbo-jumbo, let’s take action! This is a guest post by Niklas Goeke. Niklas is a freelance writer and coach on

2015 83

“Have” vs “Having” in Certain Expressions

Daily Writing Tips

I’m almost certainly doodling aimlessly on a notepad and hoping nobody notices.

2010 73

The Procrastinator's Guide to Writing | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

Doodle on a note pad. Doodling doesn’t work with a pen because you can’t erase mistakes.

2010 79

How to Launch Your Thing on Time


This is a lot harder said than done these days for teachers because its not just doodling, daydreaming, and passing notes thats keeping the students off task. The following is a guest post by Omar Zenhom. Omar is a life long entrepreneur and educator.

2014 72

My iPhone Screens, Explained


Communication: AwayFind , Phone, Messages, FaceTime, Skype, Doodle , Cobook, Evernote Hello, Mail, Find My Friends, Glassboard, Hop. I recently posted a photo of my iPhone 4S home screen on Facebook and Twitter, and people started asking about why certain apps had a home there.

2014 70

Get Organized!: Get Organized: How to Select the BEST Planner for.

Get Organized!

And just to be clear, this does not include "using" it as a coaster, doodle pad, paperweight, or otherwise unrelated purpose!)

2011 52

The 2012 Productivityist Holiday Gift Guide


The pink box is generally used for, well…doodling. We’re almost two weeks away from Christmas, and now’s the time where we’re racking our brains trying to figure out what to get that particular person that’s on your list who is difficult to shop for each and every year. 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.

2012 40