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Podcast: Apple Watch Productivity Debate

Beyond the Todo List Episode #100

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Thinking about getting an Apple Watch?

Listen to Episode #100 of Erik Fisher’s “Beyond the Todo List.”

Erik, myself, and Mike Vardy (of “The Productivityist“) debate the uses and productivity of the new Apple Watch.

I discuss many of the tasks that I currently employ with my Apple Watch, and Mike voices his concerns about how the Apple Watch can be a distraction. (Secretly, I think Mike is just jealous that he doesn’t have one yet… :P)

Choose Which Tasks You Will Drop Today

Your todo list is endless. From the moment you begin your day, you know that you will not be able to get to all of your work.

You fight your way through your list, only to discover that you dropped an important task (or two) along the way.

Instead of letting this happen, a better tactic is to choose which tasks you will drop while you are juggling priorities.

10 Business Meetings that Will Waste Your Time

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Look at your calendar.

How many meetings do you have today? This week?

Probably, too many. (Most workers attend 62 meetings per month.)

I would also hazard a guess that many of them are a complete waste of time.

How do you tell which meetings are worth the investment of your time and which ones that you should skip?

3 Simple Tips That Improve Your E-mail Productivity

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This is a guest post by Timo Kiander. Timo is a blogger, author, and speaker who helps work-at-home professionals get stuff done fast so that they have time for living. Download his report which gives you even more tips on how to improve your e-mail (Gmail) productivity.

Email is a very effective communication tool. You can send a message across the globe in seconds. You can reach thousands of people just by sending one email message.

Unfortunately, e-mail is also a major source of distraction for people in their everyday work. This is a shame, since e-mail is still – if used correctly – a good way to get your message across inexpensively and effectively. So how can we stop the major distraction, but keep using email effectively?

16 Thoughts from Actually Using the Apple Watch

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I have been wearing the Apple Watch for a short time now, and I am very impressed.

It is a very nice watch.

There have been myriad reviews, insights, and even complaints. Some of these have been good, some have been misinformed, and many have even been from individuals who haven’t even used an Apple Watch.

So today, I want to share 16 of my initial experiences from actually using the Apple Watch.

Turn Off Your Technology for Better Conversations

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Have you ever been talking with someone who is looking at their technology more than they are making eye contact with you?

Surfing on their laptop? Or answering email? Tapping away on their phone?

It does’t make you feel good. Nor does it make for a good conversation.

For more effective communication, you need to turn off the distractions while you are talking.