Why I Stopped Saying You Can’t Use Email to Manage Tasks

Productivityist

For years I’ve been a champion of steering clear of email when you’re trying to manage your tasks. Now I wouldn’t say that I’ve seen the light of day and realized that you can use any email app as a to do list – far from it. Email Evolved.

2019 113

6 Tools to Help You Manage Large Projects with Local & Virtual.

Productive & Organized

  The situation: Tweet "Rob" is a project manager that is responsible for a number of projects across the world and he needs to keep track of all of them.  We used this as our project management tool when coordinating Extreme Makeover Home Edition too.

2011 267

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What To Expect As A Consultant

Simple Productivity Blog

--> Home Get Updates Ebooks Free Stuff Donate About Contact Me Get Free Updates: Via RSS | Via Email | Productivity Simplification Balance Life Design Organization Clutter What To Expect As A Consultant Posted on April 16, 2010 by LJ Earnest Welcome to Simple Productivity Blog!

2010 153

What I learned from a talented professional organizer

Virtual Moxie

Stay away from email! Categories 30-Day Projects Business Communication Expectations Fees Legalese Moxie Relationships Self-Care Standards Web/Tech Moxie Archives Feb, 05 to Today Search Translate Moxie Also Mine « Inner work for the outter planner | Main | A strategy for investing -- time, energy, and yourself. » January 05, 2010 What I learned from a talented professional organizer At the end of last year, I was fortunate enough to have done a session with Amy Thill.

2010 167

The Most Important Trait To Boost Your Productivity

Productivityist

To receive a free copy of the Career Advancement Toolkit, join the Project Management Hacks email newsletter. The key to advanced productivity lies in the power of learning. Back in 2011, I took the time to learn new techniques in Microsoft Excel through a course.

2015 107

5 Tips for Starting a New Job Remotely

On The Job

Whether you're in an office setting or working from home in the early days of a new job, make sure you fully understand how the boss likes to communicate (email, text, Zoom) and how often he or she expects you to check in.

2020 196

Video Marketing Techniques to Convert Viewers Into Buyers

Andrea Kalli

Take a look at some of these tips to learn how to transform idle viewers into actively engaged buyers.

2010 201

Creating Your Personalized Productivity Tool Kit: Top 10 Tools to Consider

Dumb Little Man

With so many tools around, you may wonder what is the most popular personal productivity software to boost time management skills? ProProfs Project. It is a robust online project management software that boosts productivity by simplifying most project-related tasks. An intuitive dashboard helps in managing and organizing project-related tasks, tracking progress, collaborating with the team, delegating tasks, and creating reports.

2020 147

4 Crucial Business Development Lessons for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Dumb Little Man

While developing my agency, I made many mistakes and learned a myriad of lessons. Last but not least, managing corporate finances goes beyond the accounting compliance. The sooner one learns to make money work for them, the better their chances of accomplishing their financial goals.

2019 221

The Vanishing Executive Assistant? My Response

Eat Your Career

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my years of writing and researching in the professional development world, it’s this: You can find data and anecdotal evidence to support any point you want to make. Executives don’t want to “manage” another person.

2020 144

5 Remote Collaboration Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Dumb Little Man

But the main challenge is managing virtual teams. Many organizations outsource their projects to low-cost regions. Working in a SaaS environment can be quite stressful if the management is slow. Poor time management. See Also: 5 Essential Time Management Tips to Live By.

2020 214

What can Oprah Winfrey teach assistants?

Practically Perfect PA

Assistants should always seek out the things they are good at – be it spreadsheets, marketing, social media or project management – and then do more of that stuff. If a project comes up ask to help the project manager, get involved with the organisation’s social media.

2014 230

Stop Multitasking and Focus

Jen Lawrence

I had taken a job as an assistant to three executives, plus my role required project management work. And I just couldn’t seem to get my project reports sent out. At this time, I overhauled the way I managed myself. So I learned to multitask and marketed my skill.

2019 66

Networking Is Important For Your Business — And The Follow Up Is Critical

Step It Up VA Coaching

Mark your calendar to follow up with a brief email no more than one week following your meeting. Don’t make the email too lengthy or too mushy; make it brief, but make it clear. Your next follow-up email should be maybe 7-10 days later. It should be very brief, and not really even a pitch— More like a “just checking in” email. That’s a great way to learn about his business, and let him know that you are an expert at yours. by Donna Toothaker.

2015 126

10 Apps for Administrative Productivity and Organization

Office Dynamics

Just forward your confirmation emails to the app (hotel, rental car, airline tickets, etc.), This smart app even “learns” your schedule and adapts to your busy and available times. Project Management Apps: Teamwork is, by far, my favorite project management app. You can update statuses, track time and tasks, and get real-time updates on all your projects. If you’d like to learn more about our Blog-A-Thon you can do so here.

2017 182

How to organise your office and keep it that way!

Practically Perfect PA

A few years ago I worked in a department with a dozen or so Project Managers who were all highly qualified Six Sigma professionals. They were a great bunch to be a round and during my time there I did learn a lot about the dark art of project management! Pin It.

2012 275

Stop Multitasking and Focus

Jen Lawrence

I had taken a job as an assistant to three executives, plus my role required project management work. And I just couldn’t seem to get my project reports sent out. At this time, I overhauled the way I managed myself. So I learned to multitask and marketed my skill.

2019 52

So do assistants think the role has diversified?

Practically Perfect PA

Event Management, Project Management, Human Resources and Finance have become a big part of my job. I find myself being a ‘Jack of all trades’, and constantly learn, which is rather exciting.”

2014 219

4 Reasons Why She is in Love with @Asana and Her Team Has Never Been More Productive - App Review and How-To

Productive & Organized

  I've tried delegating through email, google and drop box.  " Then, I heard this comment: "I use Asana for task and project management, and the app is on my iPhone and iPad, so I can see all of my tasks at a glance and add to them if needed.

2013 173

Networking Is Important For Your Business — And The Follow Up Is Critical

Step It Up VA Coaching

Mark your calendar to follow up with a brief email no more than one week following your meeting. Don’t make the email too lengthy or too mushy; make it brief, but make it clear. Your next follow-up email should be maybe 7-10 days later. It should be very brief, and not really even a pitch— More like a “just checking in” email. That’s a great way to learn about his business, and let him know that you are an expert at yours. by Donna Toothaker.

2013 131

Getting the Most Out of Your Next Performance Evaluation

Office Dynamics

The meeting is typically a way to evaluate the past year’s project management, acknowledge achievements, receive valuable feedback for performance improvement and create new goals for continued productivity. This can be done via a checklist with feedback from your manager and coworkers.

2018 186

Staying Focused At Work: How To Be Productive In A Challenging Environment

Dumb Little Man

Because of that, managers are quite pressed to find a solution that can motivate their team members while boosting their productivity. Though breaks are essential for a healthy workday, you must learn to take them with a pinch of salt. Learn to Set Priorities. If there are sudden urgent tasks, you can deal with them with a simple project management tool. While working on an important project, put your phone on silent or switch it off. Be an Email Ninja.

2017 162

Inside the Edinburgh PA Network

Practically Perfect PA

A place to come, learn and realise that there was at least one other PA that felt the same way you did and was facing the same every day issues you were (and some of the triumphs too!) Sherien Ahmed @sherienSA , PA to Senior Management Team, Venture Trust.

Ten Small Business Trends You Need to Embrace in 2015

Tips From T. Marie

You can no longer deny the benefits of cloud services like document storage, subscription based cloud software services and virtual office space with shared project management. That means listening to those people and learning how to make them happy.

2015 153

My Time Management Reboot: The Pros and Cons of Electronic Systems and Why I Created a Hybrid

Eat Your Career

It pains me to announce that my grand experiment with using electronic time management systems has officially come to an end (sort of). You see, for the past several years, I’ve been using a variety of tech tools to help organize my life and work—appointments, tasks, projects and more.

2013 187

3 Tech Tools to Improve Your Organization’s Efficiency

Office Dynamics

Google Docs saves a tremendous amount of time that might otherwise be wasted emailing a single document back and forth for approvals and edits between team members. Breaking down big projects into manageable chunks is the secret of good project management.

2016 138

AZVAs the Podcast Episode 7: Your Best Self

Loosely Speaking

Visit Lisa’s blog ( www.simplybeyoutiful.blogspot.com/ ) and Facebook page www.facebook.com/pages/Simply-Be-YOU-tiful/175549179382 to learn more about her businesses. Lisa also invite you to email her your fashion dilemmas, to: LMiller_beauty@yahoo.com.

2010 170

4 Ways Businesses Can Approach the New Generation Gap

Office Dynamics

Create a mentoring program for employees to lean on their managers and learn about everything from technology to networking. A millennial might learn more about effective in-person networking and lead nurturing from a baby boomer or Gen Xer. Baby boomers often struggle with mastering new technologies like CRM tools and online project management systems. Assign employees to team projects based on their skills and strengths, rather than their age.

2017 112

AZVAs Podcast 5: Building Relationships with other Small Businesses

Loosely Speaking

Tara and I learned a LOT from this interview about considerations we should all realize when we are using the space, electricity, and wifi at cafes, coffeehouses, and restaurants for business purposes. July 2010 Podcast Program Notes. To listen, scroll to the bottom of this post.

2010 172

12 Days of Christmas Webinar: The Organized Admin with Julie Perrine

Office Dynamics

To Do Lists – Task Management. Projects. There are 5 core systems I encourage assistants to look at first: Time and Task Management. Project Management. Her system for email management is outstanding.

2016 168

The Future of the Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

It’s important to recognize the difference between surviving and thriving, because the key to success is available to those who successfully manage to cross the bandwidth between the two. Administrators handled many tasks, and had backups, cross training, and team-shared projects.

2015 244

It is Easy to Answer "Where Does My Time Go" with Chrometa - Interview CEO @BrettOwens

Productive & Organized

  Yet, I quickly learned that it was critical for client billing.  My first step was to talk to my manager and my in-house coach to see how they tracked their time.    Any big lessons learned?

2011 230

Announcement: The Shrink for Entrepreneurs is hiring

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

The successful applicant will be initiated into the following arcane secrets… You will learn: Ninja high level networking strategies (see and be a part of them being utilized in real time). To understand, optimize, manage and grow sophisticated customer acquisition funnels.

2013 103

Craft Your Wildly Productive Day with 3 Important Questions

Productivityist

You can learn more about the event here. Like many of us, I''ve tried plenty of online and offline tools for self-management. Things like: Creation (writing, and projects such as this one). Admin/earthly (errands, email, calls).

2014 108

Book Review: Bill’s Imperfect Time Management Adventure

Simple Productivity Blog

I am always on the lookout for new time management pieces to slot into my current system. When Francis Wade emailed me and asked me to read and review Bill’s Im-Perfect Time Management Adventure: A Business Fable , I thought why not? The thing that really piqued my curiosity is that this time management book was written as a novel. Who doesn’t love to learn while reading a story? Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog.

2013 162

Best Ways to Boost Morale or Motivation - Make Sure to Add Yours!

Productive & Organized

  One thing I learned back then was that there was not a one-size-fits-all approach to motivating my team.    [link]   When I would get a new manager on my team, I'd encourage them to flip through the book and flag items that appealed to them. 

2011 280

Standard Operating Procedures: Tips for Creating Business Systems | Office Organization & Office Efficiency | OfficeArrow

www.officearrow.com

Learn about all the benefits of becoming a member or Sign up Now! 78% off Project Management Essentials Premium Tool Kit. | Cart Sign Up | Forgot Password | Contact Us Get more from OfficeArrow! OfficeArrow: Working Together for You.

2010 52

Time to Jazz Up Your Website Social Buttons? | Internet Marketing.

Andrea Kalli

I’ve learned to love icons to add extra zip to my site pages.

2010 208

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

Productive & Organized

  Keep reading to learn what my colleagues and friends had to say about the "Great Calendar Debate."   Keeps all your appointments, contacts and email in one spot so it's all synched up.   Cons of Planning Tool: There is a learning curve.

How To Track and Progress On Long-Term Goals

Simple Productivity Blog

Reader Leonid emailed me to ask “how do you manage your annual goals and track progress?” It also helps to note the due date that has been set for these projects, and also the amount of effort you think it will take to complete. (Or Example of Large Project Planning.

2012 194

Effective Content Marketing: Five Tips for Writing Great Content

Andrea Kalli

However, while great content is difficult to produce, learning to create great content is not. From imitation strategies to sheer determination and one-after-another article creation, learning to become a great content marketer is something that takes time and willpower.

2010 164

Construction Work Ahead–Part 1 of 4

The Marq

So much so that the economic meltdown of 2008 didn’t seem to affect him, even though he worked in the construction industry as a Senior Project Manager. In this and the posts that will follow, he shares his story and the lessons learned along the way.

2012 60

Tips for Optimizing and Promoting Video Marketing Material for.

Andrea Kalli

By learning how to tap into this unique form of marketing, you will be able to increase your potential for earning exponentially. You should also include buttons that will help your viewers email your link to others.