Do You Know How to Use Your Technology to Best Effect?

how to use your technology

I’ve just left an Engage for Success Social Engagement Sub Group meeting (must come up with a shorter title!) and a topic I kept coming back to was about having work flows and processes to get things done in the smoothest, most efficient way, so they happen. But that, of course, relies on people knowing how to use the technology properly in the first place.
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2 Managing Your Emails to Reduce the Overwhelm and Free Up More Time

managing your emails

I can remember a time when we didn’t have email. Yes, I am that old! We now seem to be suffering from email overwhelm everywhere we turn; at work, on our phones and at home.
Email can be a great timesaver and can help to get things done much more quickly than in the past. You can use it to help you to be organised and get more work done but if you’re not managing your emails properly it can also take up far too much of your time.
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TED Talk: The Art of Asking

the art of asking

I went to the theatre last night to see an event put on by the New Statesman with Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer. They edited this week’s edition of the New Statesman and entitled it ‘Saying the Unsayable’. The evening was a ‘celebration’ of the edition with music, poetry, discussion and readings.
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1 Read to Stay Motivated to Make the Changes you Want to See

read to stay motivated

I’ve already talked on this blog about how much reading I do. Much of it involves self development blogs, articles and books as well as business books, other non-fiction and fiction. One of the reasons that I read so much (and listen to podcasts too) is to help me to work on things about me and my life that I want to change. It really helps to keep me focused, and being a ‘why?’ person it often helps me to stick at changing habits and activities by helping me to develop the underlying reason for doing something.
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Getting Started with Evernote

evernote

Evernote is one of the tools that I use every day on all of my devices.
It is a place to keep your notes, articles, images, recipes, scans, sounds, to do lists, video (and the list goes on!) organised into notes and notebooks with tags to make it easy to find anything at any time.
It syncs across all your devices from your smartphone to your tablet to your computer, which means you have your notes available everywhere
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2 Tools for Productivity, Organisation and to Simplify Things!

tools for productivity

We’re into the second full week of the year and we’re still in the thick of ‘new year, new you’ articles online whether that be around your health, weight, detoxing, habits, productivity, business and the list goes on!
I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions as such but I do like the ‘turning over a new leaf-ness’ (did I just make that up?!) of January, as I do with ‘back to school’ September.
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