My Favorite Tools

Simple Productivity Blog

One of the things people constantly ask me is what tools I use. It’s like they expect I have some magic set of tools that makes productivity easy for me. I use some easily accessible tools, and most of them are free. So today I will talk about my favorite tools. Tools af

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Virtual Makeover: Best Tools To Test Different Looks at Home

Dumb Little Man

In this article, we’ll be talking about virtual makeover tools you can use at home. Virtual Makeover Tools: Pros And Cons. Virtual Makeover: Best Tools To Test Different Looks At Home. L’Oréal Paris Virtual Make-Up Tool. Cool Tools Fun

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Three Anxiety-Relief Tools for Those Who’ve Tried Everything

Dumb Little Man

Keep reading, because I’ll explain three of my most effective anxiety relief tools. Our first tool goes by many names – 7-11, 4-7-8, the Breathing Stretch, and more. Above all, the tool that helps the most is hypnosis. Cool Tools Health

2020 218

These Are The Best Cybersecurity Tools For 2021

Dumb Little Man

In these modern times, each person dealing with business, work, or education is managing many platforms and tools requiring usernames and passwords. Luckily, there are plenty of cybersecurity tools to fight off the bad guys. Cool Tools Featured Technology

2021 188

Collaborative tools for 2019

Practically Perfect PA

There are so many fantastic platforms available that will really help you work collaboratively and today I wanted to share some collaboration tools for 2019. Featured Office Technology Task Management admin administrators assistants Collaboration tools EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Productivity Tasks technology Virtual Assistant

2019 135

The Right Tools For the Job

Simple Productivity Blog

For example, in college I never owned a tool set. Not only can the right tool make the job go faster, but finding places where your productivity is pinched can help you pinpoint where you need to find better tools. Productivity Tools aff

2020 130

Using the Right Tools

Simple Productivity Blog

I've talked about how you can take a tool that is not quite right and make it work for you. This is good if you cannot use a tool optimally, or don't really know how to use it fully. There are times, though, when you do know how to use a tool, but are forced to use a sub-optimal or substitute tool. The post Using the Right Tools appeared first on Laura Earnest. Productivity Tools

2019 100

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

Dumb Little Man

You can improve your chances of success by exploiting personal productivity tools. These tools offer outstanding features that aid in creating tasks, setting timelines & reminders, performance tracking, time tracking, creating reports, team collaboration, file sharing, etc. With so many tools around, you may wonder what is the most popular personal productivity software to boost time management skills? Cool Tools Productivity

2020 164

Collaboration tools for small businesses

Practically Perfect PA

Today I wanted to share some collaboration tools for small business. These collaboration tools are bound to help make communication, project management and sharing ideas easier, faster and a whole […]. Apps Featured Office Technology admin administrators assistants collaboration Collaboration tools EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Tasks technology Virtual Assistant

Free Google Tools for Your Non-Profit

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Free Google Tools for Your Non-Profit appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Did you know that Google offers a suite of tools to qualified non-profits? They are cloud-based tools, managed by Google, which may help reduce your … Continue reading Free Google Tools for Your Non-Profit → You just finished reading Free Google Tools for Your Non-Profit ! The post Free Google Tools for Your Non-Profit appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk.

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52 Templates and Tools for Every Successful EA

Worxbee

What does every successful EA need among their tools? Process management tools. Executive assistants are masters of process management and that requires some quality tools to keep track! Here are some essentials we think you’ll need: Mind mapping tools.

2021 67

Free Time-Saving Tools for Students

Dumb Little Man

There are a lot of new technologies and tools for students which can help us save time and make our lives easier. Here, we’ll discuss some of the best tools to do exactly that so that you’ll have all of these options to compensate for all the world’s demands. The main tools are: Hangouts. There are a lot of reading tools out there you can use but for me, there are three obvious ones that I swear by. Wow, modern life is demanding!

2019 193

Best Tools to Use In Designing Christmas Cards

Dumb Little Man

Below are some of the best tools you can use in designing Christmas cards: Canva. The best thing about this tool is that it lets you drag and drop elements. With this tool, you can design your card in minutes and there is no limit for customization. Cool Tools Holiday

2019 151

Tech tools to organise any event

Practically Perfect PA

Here are our favourite tech tools to organise any event. Tech tools to organise any event On-site communication My number one tech […]. When it comes to managing an event, there are so many moving parts and so much to think about. Using technology to help manage your events will make the task so much easier.

2019 156

Making A Tool Work for You

Simple Productivity Blog

Not all tools can be used optimally by all people. This applies whether it is a physical tool like a hammer or a productivity system. Today we will look at an approach to allow you to get as much out of a tool as you can. It's a matter of how we use the tools to get things done. The post Making A Tool Work for You appeared first on Laura Earnest. Productivity ToolsI've always maintained that there is no magic bullet in productivity.

2019 100

When A Tool Becomes A Black Hole

Simple Productivity Blog

Productivity tools don't have to be complicated. Today we'll look at rules for good tools, and what to do when a tool becomes a black hole. The post When A Tool Becomes A Black Hole appeared first on Laura Earnest. Productivity ToolsThey simply have to work. A solution isn't a solution if it's too complicated, unusable, or a black hole. If it's too hard to use, you won't use it.

2018 109

Productivity tools and tips for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

As we have so much to do and the workload is never ending I thought I would share my productivity tools and tips for Assistants. During October’s Virtual Summit I will be showing our attendees 20 pieces of technology that can help with productivity for Assistants. This overview will give you a good understanding of […].

2018 171

10 tools to help you work remotely

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve spent quite a bit of time recently looking at how many Assistants are now working remotely or working with a remote boss and I can tell you there are a lot of you managing this new way of working. It is only going to become more common so I thought I would share with […]. Apps Featured Office Technology admin administrators apps assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant technology Virtual Assistant

2018 182

5 Essential Tools And Apps To Build Your Early Startup

Dumb Little Man

Quire is a simple, fast and lightweight task management tool made to help teams break down their ideas into smaller and smaller tasks, so they can tackle them one by one. If you are struggling with building your startup, now is a good time to use one or more of the tools mentioned above. Your startup can be successful when you use the right tools, and spend the right amount of time on the right tasks. Business Cool Tools Tasks

2016 212

Productivity Tool Overview: Pomodoro

Simple Productivity Blog

This June I will be looking at my go-to tools - the ones in my productivity toolbox. The post Productivity Tool Overview: Pomodoro appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. I have long believed that true productivity requires a variety of methods. Some days you need to may need to focus on a specific task and power through. Some days you may need to sprint through a bunch of tasks. Some days you may need to focus on your energy.

2015 149

5 Tools For Entrepreneurs To Boost Productivity

Dumb Little Man

Business Career Cool Tools Lifehacks Organization Procrastination Success Technology For an entrepreneur, 24 hours in a day is just not enough. That is because there is always more things that can be done in a day. This often leads to burnout and a general loss in motivation. A 2005 study conducted by the International Game Developers’ Association showed that people working more than 8 hours a day tend to become extremely unproductive and tired.

2014 219

5 tools to help create organisational charts

Practically Perfect PA

Having worked through a few company restructures in my career I have often been given the horrible task of creating new organisational charts. Back in the day, there were only two platforms available for this job – PowerPoint and Visio, they had their problems, and although, yes, I could create charts with both programmes, I […]. Featured Office Technology admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant technology Virtual Assistant

2019 159

Productivity Tool Overview: Autofocus

Simple Productivity Blog

This June I will be looking at my go-to tools - the ones in my productivity toolbox. The post Productivity Tool Overview: Autofocus appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. I have long believed that true productivity requires a variety of methods. Some days you need to may need to focus on a specific task and power through. Some days you may need to sprint through a bunch of tasks. Some days you may need to focus on your energy.

2015 146

Top technology tools for working remotely

Practically Perfect PA

At the Future Assistant Conference I was talking to an Assistant who did not work in the same office as any of her Executives. Not a single one. I was a bit flabbergasted to be honest. Because, she wasn’t a Virtual Assistant. She had been hired by the organisation to work with an Executive […]. Featured Office Technology admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant remote working technology

2018 193

Automating LinkedIn prospecting With The Kaspr Tool

Small Business CEO

A digital prospecting tool simplifies the collection of your prospects’ contact information on LinkedIn. A powerful Tool for LinkedIn Prospecting Automation. … The post Automating LinkedIn prospecting With The Kaspr Tool appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO.

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Productivity Tool Overview: ABC-123

Simple Productivity Blog

This June I will be looking at my go-to tools - the ones in my productivity toolbox. The post Productivity Tool Overview: ABC-123 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. I have long believed that true productivity requires a variety of methods. Some days you need to may need to focus on a specific task and power through. Some days you may need to sprint through a bunch of tasks. Some days you may need to focus on your energy.

2015 142

5 Instagram Tools That Can Boost Brand Performance

Dumb Little Man

To get started, here’s a list of the top 5 Instagram tools every aspiring brand should have. This tool is ubiquitous to every business account holder’s repertoire. Simply Measured is a free report-generating tool for Instagram users. This is one of the few Instagram tools that can handle up to 25,000 followers free. Just log in to authorize the Simply Measured tool to pull information from your account. This is quite the marketing analytics tool of the future.

2017 172

4 scheduling tools to try in 2018

Practically Perfect PA

Well, we are a few weeks into 2018 and I have seen a ton of articles, opinion pieces and social media messages about technology, specifically Artificial Intelligence, taking over the role of Assistants. I can understand the cause for concern because so many of us are still battling with the perception of the Assistant role. […].

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5 free tools to help with your productivity

Practically Perfect PA

Before we dive into our list of productivity tools, I want to spend a few minutes talking to you about the importance of keeping up with the latest technology. Firstly it makes us more productive – can you imagine still using a typewriter for your minutes, carbon copy paper for anything that needs to be […].

2019 176

21 Top Travel Apps and Tools

Dumb Little Man

Cool Tools Mobile Organization Stress Travel How did we live without smartphones? If there’s one time that you really rely on these gadgets, it’s when you’re traveling. Or more to the point, when you’re trying to travel but are instead stuck in an airport wondering if you’ll ever actually see the inside of a plane, semi-edible food or your luggage ever again.

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25 tools for managing social media accounts

Practically Perfect PA

Many Assistants are being asked to look after their Executive’s online profiles and their organisation’s social media messaging. It can be a time-consuming task that requires some thought because social media platforms change so rapidly. During next month’s Virtual Summit we will look at the structure that you can put in place to manage social […].

10 Best Recruitment Tools That Every Agency Recruiter Needs

Recruit CRM

To make things easy, we had previously written an article on productive recruitment tools that'll save you time and money. So even if you're starting on your recruiting journey and looking for a guide that'll help you choose the right tools, you've landed in the right place.

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A Simple Tool for Leading Productive Meetings

Practically Perfect PA

I hate meetings. Long or short, large or small, food or no food, outside or inside, morning or afternoon — it doesn’t matter. Meetings drain the life out me, and I’m guessing most of you feel the same. There’s even a book called, Meetings Suck by Cameron Herold. Unfortunately, meetings often resort to nothing more […]. Core Skills Featured Meeting Management Writers admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Meeting Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

2018 166

One Productivity Tool? Or Many?

Simple Productivity Blog

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? 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 Many? appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog.

2015 158

Effective communication tools

Practically Perfect PA

This particular skill has many facets and today I want to look at the various communication tools we can employ to make us better communicators. But, how do you make this an effective tool? Email certainly has its place as an effective communication tool and I fully expect assistants to email their Executives on a daily basis. Quick, informal messaging tools that help you keep in touch with your Executive are great and really useful.

2016 109

Productivity Tool Overview: Energy Management

Simple Productivity Blog

This June I will be looking at my go-to tools - the ones in my productivity toolbox. The post Productivity Tool Overview: Energy Management appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. I have long believed that true productivity requires a variety of methods. Some days you need to may need to focus on a specific task and power through. Some days you may need to sprint through a bunch of tasks. Some days you may need to focus on your energy.

2015 149

Four Best Communication and Collaboration Tools for Small Businesses

Small Business CEO

With features, such as screen sharing, group chatting, productivity tools, and video conferencing, the communication tools streamline the whole process of working together. However, the best kinds of communication tools do a lot more than just team chatting.…

2021 52

5 Web Advertising Tools to Boost Your Sales

Dumb Little Man

An internet or online business needs real tools for it to get immediate success and brand awareness. Without these tools, any online business success is bleak. You can choose from a wide array of web advertising tools by just browsing, really. However, keep in mind that every one of these tools has a particular work and not every one of them is extremely valuable for your business. Web advertising tools are important for businesses to succeed.

2019 126

What I Use: My iPad Productivity Tools

Simple Productivity Blog

I''ve been getting a lot of questions lately about the tools that I use to operate at peak productivity. Today we will start a series of articles about my go-to productivity tools by looking at what I use on my iPad. The post What I Use: My iPad Productivity Tools appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog., or you can find me on Twitter ( @SmplProdBlog ) and Facebook ( Facebook.com/SimpleProductivity ).

2015 177

The Secret Productivity Tool

Simple Productivity Blog

All of these are great tools. I’m not here to promote or criticize any of them, though, because when you boil things down, to make use of any tool, you need willpower. It’s not that something is wrong with the tools, it’s just a lack of willpower. The one tool you need in your belt before all else? Pretty soon, regardless of your motivation, you’ll have that extra tool in your pocket to see you through.

2012 157

20 tools to help manage your Exec’s travel plans

Practically Perfect PA

Just think how much time you spend organising travel for your Executive or your team? It’s a lot, right? Maybe 20% of your week? Maybe more? That time will be taken up by meticulously planning trips with the hope that nothing will go wrong while their Executive is away from the office. But from missed […]. Core Skills Featured Travel admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Key Skills Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

2019 158

9 LinkedIn Tools and Capabilities You Should Start Using

Small Business CEO

LinkedIn is one of the world’s most powerful marketing tools for businesses and professionals. … The post 9 LinkedIn Tools and Capabilities You Should Start Using appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO. Social Media linkedin toolsYou have a LinkedIn profile.

2021 71

Automate Your Business! Top 5 Automation Tools

Office Organization Success

Over the years I have worked with many different automation tools (either in my own business or for my clients) that have helped to support an online solo business owner, and today I’d like to share my top five favorite ones with you. All of these tools I use in my own business today – and they’re a huge timesaver as well as creating a more streamlined and automated business for me.

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