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Another Productivity Tip

I loved the last article about productivity. I’m already using a couple of them:

  • TV: Adam says to put on a station you wouldn’t watch just to have noise, that’s very helpful to me also in that it tends to distract me from my tinnitus.
  • Wear Dress Clothes: I generally wear a nice top (Or at least not a torn t-shirt or pajamas…  🙂 it makes me feel more ‘at work and in the moment’.

Some of my productivity tips are:

  • I use for productivity is to keep the cell phone downstairs, or turned off and out of my line of site.
  • I like to keep my iPad on my desk, but its generally closed unless I’m working on an article or book.
  • I keep my email up on the second screen, however I don’t check it often. In between projects is generally my time to checking and weeding email.  I prioritize, client email always first, everything else comes second. Newsletters I generally read after work hours.
  • I use a webcam. Many years ago I added a webcam for the ‘virtual but real’ aspect. I can’t tell you how many times I’m heard “Does virtual mean you’re not really there?” Its an added bonus to those who are looking to use my services, I’m actually there, at my desk and working.  Its a boost to my clients’ confidence in me. I don’t use an expensive service, but I do use a fairly decent webcam, auto focus is a must, and it should be one that doesn’t require tons of extra software. I use EarthCam.com which is a free service, and I’ve embedded the webcam applet into my page. Check it out here.

I’ll post more great tips as I find them. Meanwhile, have a really productive Monday!

Kathy McCabe

 

Kathy McCabe

Geography is no boundary... at The Hilltop Group, LLC /Secretarial
Kathy is an internationally recognized virtual assistant serving her clients for over 20 years. She was named the Thomas Leonard Virtual Assistant of Distinction for 2013; Semi-Finalist in the 2005 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® program for the Rocky Mountain Region;and has been featured in numerous publications and books. Kathy's clients range from individuals, entrepreneurs, coaches and professional organizers to large multi-national corporations, and are located around the globe.
Kathy McCabe

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