9 Ways to Improve Your Organization Skills

Office Dynamics

Organization skills is the one thing most successful business owners have in common. Without the ability to organize your work and your resources, you could be twisting in the wind in no time. Turn off your mobile phone, close the door to your office, and avoid useless meetings.

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5 Ways to Nail a Surprise Phone Interview

On The Job

I think anyone can do well in a phone interview if they're prepared, but what happens when you get an ambush call? into the phone as you step in dog barf (the dog didn't like the cushion so much) and suddenly your career is teetering on the abyss. Children with less than stellar telephone-answering skills should be asked to refrain from answering the phone, unless they can tell from caller i.d. Don't answer the phone when you're in rush hour traffic or eating lunch.

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4 Tips for Doing Well in a Surprise Phone Interview

On The Job

I've written before about phone interviews , and my friend Scot Herrick over at Cube Rules recently addressed the issue in a helpful post. I think anyone can do well in a phone interview if they're prepared, but what happens when you get an ambush call?

7 Ways to Make a Good Impression on the Phone

On The Job

But so does the phone conversation with the women was yelling at her kids every few minutes without turning away from the phone ("I TOLD YOU I'M ON THE PHONE! People are answering the phone with a 'Hey, how ya doin'?' What other phone tips do you have?

How to Organize Your Desk

Office Dynamics

Studies show workers spend up to 30 minutes a day organizing their work areas. Why do you need these tips on how to organize your desk ? It can impact your career,” says Liz Davenport, a professional organizer. Organizational Skills - Clean Up Your Stuff!

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Top 9 Mistaken Organizing Statements

Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O! » Top 9 Mistaken Organizing Statements There are a number of statements that I have heard people say over the years with regard to their organizing projects.  " If you are struggling to find time, then you have an even bigger need to get organized!  7 - "Planning -- smaning Organizing is easy. You   Some of us are better than others figuring out systems to get organized

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7 Secrets of the Super Organized

Dumb Little Man

Then I learned, one by one, a few habits that got me completely organized. Instead of giving you specifics for how to organize something specific, like your desk or your closet, I provide principles that you can use over and over in every situation. Phone messages get placed everywhere.

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Personal Organizer

Ian's Messy Desk

Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Personal Organizer Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on June 16, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. 5 Advantages of a To-Do List One of the fundamental personal-organizer tools is the list of things you need to get done daily.

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5 Awesome Productivity Apps for Android Phones

Productivity Bits

I n the age of smart phones and apps, having information at your fingertips is simple. Smartphones can even help increase productivity through work and person life by offering Android apps that function solely to help you become more organized. Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal.

Your Phone Clutter Is Hurting Your Productivity

Simple Productivity Blog

I know I am not the only one who struggles with this, because when I see people looking for information on their phone it seems like they are tapping all over the place as well. My phone is cluttered. I''ll bet your phone is cluttered too. The post Your Phone Clutter Is Hurting Your Productivity appeared first on SimpleProductivityBlog.com. Organization Productivity Simplification

3 Easy Tips for Keeping Your Client Information Organized

Office Organization Success

For many solopreneurs a large part of their business is working one-on-one with clients, and that means having a way of keeping all of their client information organized and easy to access. Creating a Client Contact Sheet which contains your client’s name, address, email, phone, fax and any other contact information that you want to keep a record of is a useful template to have.

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The 10 Biggest Organizing Mistakes. and How to Avoid Them

Ian's Messy Desk

Many people want to get organized but don’t know how to take the first step. Here are the ten biggest mistakes that would-be organizers make, and how to avoid them. Many disorganized people say that they will get organized when they have a completely free weekend, or when they can take a few days off from work. Another is that higher priority tasks always crop up, and the seemingly free block of time rarely ends up being used exclusively for organizing.

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10 Tips to Get Your Office Organized

Productivity Bits

Decreased organization in the office area has been shown to largely limit productivity. In order to organize these papers, set up a box where each document type can be placed on your desk. An accordion file is also a great way to organize documents. Instead of dumping your keys, wallet, phone, and sunglasses in different areas, have one designated location for them. Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link].

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Productive Networking: 22 Ideas to Organize Business Cards for Effective Followup

Productive & Organized

  But, how do you make sure to organize all of those business cards so that you CAN do the right FOLLOW UP? The most effective networkers have a system to manage/organize business cards and their contacts.  Thanks to Sharon Lowenheim of Organizing Goddess, Inc.

7 Home Office Hacks That Will Help You Get Organized

Productivity Bits

Whether you work from home full-time, or simply enjoy having a workspace in the house when you need it, maintaining an organized space is crucial to your productivity. Here are a few hacks to help get you there: Binder Clip Cable Organizer Tired of the unsightly mess of cables crawling up the back of your desk like vines? As you re-evaluate your home office space, you needn’t stop at organization. GTD Hacks Productivity home office office hacks organization workspace

Take 7: Seven Tips For A Better Organization Of Your Time

Dumb Little Man

Once you have determined your BPT, organize your day not by time blocks for each activity, but by the amount of energy you will spend on it. Give your daily schedule some leeway to accommodate an urgent meeting or an emergency phone call. The post Take 7: Seven Tips For A Better Organization Of Your Time appeared first on Dumb Little Man. Organization Productivity Time BPT

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Don't Strangle Your Reminders! - Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O! Network with Stephanie or Connect with Your Smart Phone Become a Fan Follow this blog Categories News & Updates! Archive Network with Steph Is This You?

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Personal Organizer

Ian's Messy Desk

One of the fundamental personal-organizer tools is the list of things you need to get done daily. Make all your outgoing phone calls at the same time; organize your errands into a single run; reply to e-mail; etc. Projects that will take weeks or months to complete should be organized and tracked in a different way. 5 Advantages of a To-Do List. It consolidates all your tasks in one place. From there you can prioritize them and tackle the important ones first.

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Listen Live 01/11 as Stephanie Talks About #Organizing Myths on.

Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O! Where: Active Christian Media show What: Stacy Lynn Harp will interview me for 90 minutes on top Organizing Myths. Where: Active Christian Media show What: Stacy Lynn Harp will interview me for 90 minutes on top Organizing Myths.

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Get Organized and Lose Weight!

Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O! Main | 5 Easy Ways Kick-Start Your Daily Personal Productivity » Get Organized and Lose Weight!   By learning and acting on a few organization tactics, you can get back on track just in time for swimsuit weather! 

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My Theme for 2011: Decisive Productive Action - Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O! Work With Stephanie « Listen Stephanie Talks About #Organizing Myths on the Active Christian Media Show | Main | Stephanie Hosts Jill Hively: What’s for Dinner? Archive Network with Steph Is This You?

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Do You Hate Your To-Do List? Try This Instead - Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O!   I've tried my phone and outlook, but I find that I don't even look at those lists.  Network with Stephanie or Connect with Your Smart Phone Become a Fan Follow this blog Categories News & Updates!

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Productivity and Organization Link Lineup - Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O! Building Habits Habitforge Another Tool for Creating Habits :: [link] -- Professional Organizer, Janine Adams, shares her experience using habitforge -- an online habit building tool.  

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Steph in the Media - Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O! Network with Stephanie or Connect with Your Smart Phone Become a Fan Follow this blog Categories News & Updates! Archive Network with Steph Is This You? Work With Stephanie « Are you Time-challenged Tim or Non-productive Nancy?

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5 Tips for Productivity, Organizing and Changing Your Life

Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O!   If your business is not effectively organized, it’s costing you money.    Yet, we try to do it all of the time by putting systems in place that don’t match our personal or our organizations’ styles.

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6 Tips to Save You Time and Wasted Effort - Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O! Thanks to Lisa Montanaro of LM Organizing Solutions, LLC 4. Thanks to Natalie Conrad of Organized Habits 5. Thanks to Elaine Quinn of Space Craft Organizing 6. Archive Network with Steph Is This You?

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Simple Tool for Organizing All of Your Travel Information

Productive & Organized

Anyone that travels frequently knows that a well organized set of travel documents makes the trip much less stressful.    Smead sent me a couple of samples of their Travel Organizer a few weeks ago and I have been using them so I could give you the scoop. 

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How to Manage Your Phone Call Mayhem

Productivity Bits

Here at Finmouse we use approximately 5 packs of post-its a week, we have an average of 500 plus contacts in our Phone Books, we talk to at least 50 phone contacts a day and probably have to remember 30 to 40 tasks related to those contacts. To get rid of this phone call mayhem, we came up with Call Reminder Notes an app that allows you to assign Reminder Notes to Phone Contacts, showing Reminder Notes during call with that Contact. Extra organizing tools.

What Kind of PBX Phone System is Right for Your Business?

Small Business CEO

In order to understand which PBX phone system will best suit your business’s needs, you should understand what a PBX system actually is. Outgoing calls travel through the PBX phone systems to connect with outside lines. … Information Technology pbx pbx phone system

7 Tips for Organizing Your Home-Based Business

Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O! » 7 Tips for Organizing Your Home-Based Business Home based businesses are more than a passing fade.    Getting organized is a challenge for most business owners. 

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Link Lineup! Time Management Month and More - Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O!   Have you written any great articles on organizing and productivity?  Network with Stephanie or Connect with Your Smart Phone Become a Fan Follow this blog Categories News & Updates!

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Online Tools to Help Get Your Office Started and Stay Organized

Office Dynamics

It is no secret that you work more efficiently, are more motivated and less stressed out when your workplace is well organized. Evernote is software designed for note taking and archiving, which is available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, as well as for OS X and Microsoft. The app is focused on entering and completing to-dos; moreover, you can add, tag, and organize your to-dos into lists, projects and nested lists.

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Five Things To Do Right Now To Stop Procrastinating

Dumb Little Man

Writing everything down helps us organize all the thoughts in our head and then prioritize them. Don’t Keep Your Phone Nearby. When you want to be in a “get ‘er done” mode, put your phone in a place where you can’t look at it easily. Organization Procrastination Productivity

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Phone Coaching to Get You Organized

Clutter Coach

by Getting yourself organized is not rocket science. Working with a professional organizer provides that structure too. Say you don't really want to hire an organizer, what can you do? It's a simple way to stay on track with your organizing goals, whether you're decluttering a closet, managing your time or sorting out the paper on your desk. Click the link above for more details, or the one under Phone Coaching in the left column.

Tips to Go Almost Paperless - Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O! 1 -- Make Sure Your Electronic System is Solid Organization is Key   One of the reasons that we often keep paper copies of things is because we are afraid that we will not be able to find the item again. 

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Raise your hand if you like automated phone message systems…

ProAssisting Blog

Home Blog About Us Who we are About the Program Program Specifics Execs, HR Depts.

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Rather Listen? Productive & Organized Goes Audio in 3 Different.

Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O! Productive & Organized Goes Audio in 3 Different Ways   As you know, this past November I started sharing my tips, tricks and strategy in audio format as well as in writing.  Archive Network with Steph Is This You?

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We are Fighting Against Cancer & Relaying For Life on Saturday - Check Out This Great Organizing Package

Productive & Organized

  I have written about her many times here on Productive & Organized.   So, I reached out to my community of Professional Organizers and they really came through for me.  It works like a search engine for paper files to help you stay organized.

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How to Create a Simple Action System Using the SMEAD Stadium File Organizer

Productive & Organized

4 -- Pick up your SMEAD Stadium File Organizer (you can find them at most office supply stores) and take it out of the packaging.   You can choose to label directly on the organizer, or label file folders that will slip into the slots of the organizer.

Using No System To Organize Tasks And Ideas

Productivity Bits

H aving the phrase “No System” and “Organize” both on the title of this post almost sounds a bit contradictory. I have a Blackberry phone that I initially used to manage tasks, calls and appointments at the beginning of the process but, no matter how simple the app I used on the phone, the process of recording, retrieving, and working on the actual house-buying process has made my life complicated.

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