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.

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10 Ways the Apple Watch Will Save You Time

Save Time With Apple Watch

Monday, I wrote about my initial impressions with the Apple Watch. (Read them here.)

As the launch quickly approaches, there are still many questions about its use and features.

The big question on my mind is, “Will the Apple Watch be a true timesaver? Or just another shiny gadget that interrupts our lives?”

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TMN Sponsor of the Week: TaskCracker

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TaskCracker is the unique task management tool, created for use for the tens of millions of people who use Microsoft Outlook. Based on the best task management methods such as Eisenhower Matrix and First Things First by Stephen Covey, TaskCracker users get both convenient bird-eye view on all their tasks and a perfect action plan.

KEY FEATURES

1. No need to switch between different programs: TaskCracker is working with Outlook tasks within Outlook interface.
2. TaskCracker is installed in a blink and works with Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013.
3. It is fast and reliable with even huge number of tasks.
4. TaskCracker increases your efficiency by making the time management process more visible.
5. It helps you balance urgent and important tasks. Urgent tasks are not always important while important tasks may not be urgent.
6. TaskCracker clarifies your goals and helps you improve communication and information sharing.
7. It keeps strategic goals on track and never loses urgent issues, because you drag and dropping them into appropriate areas.

TaskCracker is the task management tool for time management ninjas who use Outlook.

My 8 Initial Apple Watch Impressions

Apple Watch on Wrist

On Friday, I was lucky enough to have the first appointment at a Phoenix Apple Store to try on the new Apple Watch.

I have been looking forward to the Apple Watch release since its announcement last fall. Yet, even this close to launch, much remains to be seen about the device’s use and functionality.

Read on, for my initial impressions from a hands on with the Apple Watch.

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TMN Sponsor of the Week: allthings

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allthings is an online and mobile-based time management tool that helps over 9,000 individuals, teams and businesses wave goodbye to productivity killers. Imagine no more email chains, inbox addiction, long meetings, spreadsheet plans or badly communicated deadlines in the workplace.

Say hello to true productivity with allthings. Share plans, projects, sprints and lists. Break your work down into manageable tasks with time estimates, priorities and deadlines. Easily track the progress of multiple tasks and issues, and spread them out between a team with our intuitive drag and drop feature.

allthings gives you the freedom to view your work in many different ways. As a grouped list or stacked into columns. Sorted by priority, due date, estimated effort or who it’s assigned to. You can even create your own custom fields and sort your work that way! All of this enables you to expose the real priorities for you or your team, as well as any roadblocks that are standing in the way of progress.

Visit www.allthings.io now to find out more! Start boosting productivity today with a free 30 day trial (no credit card or training required).

5 Tips to Keep Focus on Your BIG Goal

Focus on Your BIG Goal

You have a BIG goal. One that represents your hopes and dreams. A goal that defines you and your passion.

Internally, you think of it constantly. Yet, taking action never seems to happen. You put off your BIG goal, until you doubt if you will ever do it.

What’s keeping you from getting to it?

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