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.

2018 218

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 […].

2018 180

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.

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.

2018 250

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.

2018 216

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

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.

2018 246

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.

2015 190

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.

2015 185

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? The post Effective communication tools appeared first on Practically Perfect PA.

2016 141

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?

2015 205

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.

2015 194

How to use ‘Feedback-to-self’ as a development tool

Practically Perfect PA

In this blog post, I’d like to share an extract from my award-winning book “A-Z Pearls of Wisdom” on how to effectively use “feedback-to-self” as a development tool. Hello!

2018 141

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.

2015 230

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.

2016 262

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.

2012 204

Tools That Work:

The Solopreneur Life

I want to give you a heads-up regarding a free email-reminder tool that I’ve begun using. Related posts: Tools That Work For The Solopreneur Life: Password Wallet. Tools That Work for The Solopreneur Life: Third Tribe.

2012 153

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.

2014 285

Top 3 Gmail Productivity Tools

Office Organization Success

However with a bit of perseverance and re-thinking the way I worked, I found some great Gmail productivity tools that allow me to do pretty much the same as I used to do in Outlook. So there you go … my top three favorite Gmail tools to increase my productivity.

2012 248

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.

2013 197

Top Contract Management Tools for SMBs

Small Business CEO

While once entrepreneurs had to spend huge amounts of time preparing and issuing contracts, today, due to technology , there are all sorts of excellent tools available that make the process quicker and easier. … Information Technology Management contract management management tools

2018 69

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.

Travel 281

The Best Marketing Tool For Your Solopreneur Business

The Solopreneur Life

If there was an inexpensive marketing tool that would increase your business’s customer acquisition, conversion, and retention, would you use it? How about if the tool gave you heightened knowledge customers’ wants and needs while also creating a tangible, valuable asset?

2014 260

Online Organizing Tools

Clutter Coach

by I've reviewed a few of these tools in the past, but today I came across a huge list of online resources , over a hundred, via Mashable. Of course, I can put them in my datebook, but I find I look at email more often than my datebook; I use it as an organizing tool. Republished by Blog Post Promoter The post Online Organizing Tools appeared first on Clutter Coach.

2016 100

Top 10 Online Tools for Writers

Daily Writing Tips

All writers need a helping hand now and again – and having the best tools at your fingertips can make a huge difference. I’ve picked my favourite tools that will work for almost all writers – whether you’re a blogger, a novelist, a freelancer, or (like me) a bit of everything.

2018 87

Eco-Friendly Mobile Web Tools

Eco-Office Gals

In the business world, there are a number of different mobile Web tools that can help your business be more eco-friendly. Here are a few of the tools that you should consider using. Another mobile Web tool that can help the environment is Google Docs.

2012 205

Simplifying By Using Flexible Tools

Simple Productivity Blog

I believe that you should use the right tools for the job, but at the same time, I think the tools should be as flexible as possible. Here are three areas that I use interchangeable and flexible tools: Knitting Needles. Skil Tools. Do you use flexible tools?

2012 188

Online Organizing Tools

Clutter Coach

Republished by Blog Post Promoter I've reviewed a few of these tools in the past, but today I came across a huge list of online resources , over a hundred, via Mashable. Better Related Posts Plugin The post Online Organizing Tools appeared first on Clutter Coach.

2013 141

4 Top Project Management Tools

Office Organization Success

Just because some of these project management tools have all these fancy bells and whistles don’t go assuming they’re the best. Sometimes the simpler tools are the best ones. Good ole’ Google calendars are a really quick and simple project management tool.

Tools that Make Telecommuting Easier

Eco-Office Gals

Fortunately, there are a ton of inexpensive tools that can be used to make life much easier. Vendor Management System is like the above tool in that it offers expense management. Okay, so this isn’t exactly one tool.

These Tools Make Personal Branding Easy and Affordable

Dumb Little Man

There are a lot of personal branding tools you can use to make the process easier and more affordable. Use tools like Hubspot ’s topic generator to help with content ideas. There are several tools that make logo design straightforward. Use tools like BrandYourself to help you manage and track Google results tied to your name. This tool will notify you when new results arise. Tools like Naymz can help you track and manage your social reputation.

2017 151

Tools to Boost Organisation in Any Company

Small Business CEO

Luckily, there are a variety of organisational tools you can use to gain some control over the chaos and make sure everyone in your company or team is on the same page. When used in the right way, these tools can enhance productivity, streamline workflow and reduce stress for all employees.

2018 56

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 159

Simple Tools for Big Productivity Gains, Part One

Simple Productivity Blog

The post Simple Tools for Big Productivity Gains, Part One appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. What are the simple things you do or use every day that make a huge impact on your productivity? In July we are going to be looking at some of my favorites.

2015 232

Meanings of Tool

Daily Writing Tips

A reader wants to know who’s right about the use of the word tool: My brother vehemently asserts that a tractor counts as a tool, since it is an invention that helps someone do something. Like many common English words, tool is used with both literal and figurative meanings.

2015 81

Top 10 Online Tools for Book Authors

Daily Writing Tips

There are loads of great downloadable tools out there for book authors, like Scrivener (for writing), Calibre (for producing ebooks) and KDP Rocket (for finding good keywords to use on Amazon). But in this post, I want to focus on online tools – ones that you can use through your web browser. Here are ten of the best, for different stages of your author journey: Tools for Writing and Editing Your Manuscript. Tools for Publishing Your Book.

2018 63

How To Work And Travel The World: 10 Helpful Tools

Dumb Little Man

Over this period of time, I tried a lot of useful digital tools that helped me to deal with the freelancing duties more efficiently. In this article, I decided to present you the 10 most productive online tools that can improve the capabilities of any remote worker. 10 Tools to make you a Super-Efficient Remote Worker. Learning Tools: Udemy. Planning Tools: Trello. Trello is an excellent planning tool. Financial Management Tools: On the Job.

2018 154

The Beauty of Multi-purpose Tools

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 The Beauty of Multi-purpose Tools Posted on September 3, 2010 by LJ Earnest Welcome to Simple Productivity Blog!

2010 173

6 Tools You Should Equip your Field Workforce with

Small Business CEO

In this era of advanced technology and fast paced technological progress, there are many tools available to guide field workers through their everyday tasks. … Economy & Environment field workforce tools

10 Tools & Tips For Escalating Your Productivity

Dumb Little Man

A lot of us put in a lot of time and work in our daily activities, and push ourselves to the limit without getting the desired outcomes. This can be really frustrating and can take a toll on your health.

2014 285

5 Tools to Help You Automate Your Work

Office Dynamics

This is what has led to various discoveries and developments of tools that automate work. Choosing the right tool might mean selecting the best fax machine , which refers to choosing optimum working capacity for your work flow. The tools discussed here have the potential to give individuals and organizations a highly effective turnaround in work output and general achievement in tasks. IFTT is one of the tools that are making automation even more interesting.

2017 129

5 Awesome Tools To Help You Newbie Geeks With Your Open Source Project

Dumb Little Man

So, as you kick-start the new year aiming to achieve and share greatness, here are five easy-to-use tools that can help you. GitBook is a simple online and desktop tool for building books. Like GitHub, it is seen as a tool for programmers. Cool Tools Freelancing Technology

2017 197

Three Comprehensive Tools Across Three Categories For Entrepreneurs

Small Business CEO

The famous philosopher Thomas Carlyle once said, “Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing; with tools he is all.” As entrepreneurs, tools are vital to long-term success. … Information Technology Management business tools

2017 66