Write Your Emails Backwards for Better Responses

Email Backwards

Do your emails go unanswered?

Do you write lengthy explanations about what you need, only to be ignored?

If you want better response rates to your emails, you need to get to the point.

A great technique to ensure that your emails are acted upon is to write them backwards.

5 Tips to Rule Your Tech, Instead of the Other Way Around

Phone Rules

Do you jump every time your phone rings?

Do you drop what you are doing whenever a new email “dings” in your inbox?

Does your technology beep, chirp, vibrate, and interrupt you at all times of the day and night?

It’s time to take back control of your technology.

After all, who’s in charge… you or your smartphone?

7 iPhone Productivity Features You’re Not Using

iphone tipsIt always amazes me how many people don’t know how to use the one device that they carry with them everywhere they go.

I am talking about your phone. 

It is the one item that you never leave home without… and if you do, you go back to get it.

Today, I want to share 7 lesser known settings and features that you should be using to maximize your productivity with your iPhone.

5 Tips to Keep Your Most Important Documents Safe

Important Documents

Where do you keep your most important documents?

Perhaps, you have a filing cabinet. Or even a shoebox where you put important papers.

It doesn’t really matter where you keep them, as long as you have one place you always know to look for them.

Could you locate your important papers quickly if you needed to?

Please Take My 2014 TMN Reader Survey

I am always striving to make Time Management Ninja more useful for you.

Today, I want your input and feedback in order to help TMN deliver even more value.

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Please take a few minutes to fill out the 2014 TMN Reader Survey. This survey went out yesterday via the weekly newsletter, however I am posting it here to maximize its exposure.

By clicking the survey above you can share your productivity needs, wants, and challenges. This will in turn help me provide better material, posts, and topics on TMN.

Four Minute Survey

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Do You Control Your Tech or Does It Control You?

Technology Control

When your phone rings, what do you do?

You answer it, of course.

If you are like most, you answer it no matter where you are, what you are doing, or who you are with.

When did technology become the controlling factor in our lives?

Why do we drop everything any time our gadgets signal us?

You should be in charge of your tech, not the other way around.

12 Tips That Got Me Using Evernote Again

Evernote Wordphoto WP

I have been a fan of Evernote for a long time.

(Been a premium member since 2010.)

However, at some point, my Evernote usage tailed off, especially for notes.

I was using Moleskine notebooks for my handwritten notes, and Evernote only for saving articles and reference material.

Recently, I have brought Evernote back as a much larger part of my productivity tool set.

Here are 12 tips that got me using Evernote again as my primary note taking tool.

10 Ways to Use Your Smartphone Camera to Be More Productive

Uses for Smartphone Camera

What do you use your smartphone camera for?

You probably use it to capture pictures of friends and family. (And maybe selfies!)

However, you might not think of your camera as a productivity tool.

Let your smartphone camera remember the details so that you don’t have to. (Tweet Quote)