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Future of Web Apps Bristol presents "Get Super Efficient" by Ian Broom of Weboo and Launch48

Future of Web Apps Bristol presents "Get Super Efficient" by Ian Broom of Weboo and Launch48

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  • 1.
    • 30 MINUTES OF GENERAL INFORMATION
    • TO HELP YOU BECOME SUPER,
    • AND EFFICIENT!
    • WHO AM I?
    • 3 STEPS TO EFFICIENCY
    • TIPS TO ACHIEVE EFFICIENCY
    • QUESTIONS
    Get Super Efficient 3rd of June 2009 Ian Broom – ibroom@weboo.biz
  • 2. Me?
    • Name: Ian Broom
    • Current Profession: Entrepreneur
    • Past Professions:
      • Senior Project Manager
      • IT Manager
      • Developer
      • Complete Geek
    3rd of June 2009 Ian Broom – ibroom@weboo.biz
  • 3. Ventures (shameless plug)
    • Weboo (Owner)
      • a web strategy creation and delivery business
      • http://www.weboo.biz
    • Launch48 (Co-founder)
      • Entrepreneurial events – launch a web app in 48 hours
      • http://www.launch48.com
    3rd of June 2009 Ian Broom – ibroom@weboo.biz
  • 4. Other hobbies include
    • Yoda outfits for dogs
    • Available from http://costumecraze.com/DOG25.html?SSAID=87543
    • I’m kidding!
    3rd of June 2009 Ian Broom – ibroom@weboo.biz
  • 5.
    • Juggling many tasks
    • Conflicting suggestions
    • Learn from experience and ideas
      • Getting Things Done – David Allen
      • 4 Hour Work Week – Tim Ferris
      • Many blogs, magazines, books, etc
      • Life and professional experience
    Inspiration for this talk 3rd of June 2009 Ian Broom – ibroom@weboo.biz
  • 6. Step 1 – Clarify your goals
    • What should I do first?
    • Goals are “ a projected state that a person intends to achieve” (wikipedia)
    • Write them down
      • Bad: I want to get better at programming
      • Good: I will make £1,000.00 from networking events in the next year
    • Discuss them with others
    • Write down all ideas/feedback
    3rd of June 2009 Ian Broom – ibroom@weboo.biz
  • 7. Step 2 – Review your goals
    • Review your list
    • Re-think over your goals
    • Clarify the real goals
    3rd of June 2009 Ian Broom – ibroom@weboo.biz
  • 8. Step 3 – Focus on your goals
    • Cut irrelevant tasks
      • Eg. registering a company before you have a product
    • Prioritise your goals
    • Get to work!
    3rd of June 2009 Ian Broom – ibroom@weboo.biz
  • 9. Thank you for com...
    • No that’s not all! Now some real nuggets...
    3rd of June 2009 Ian Broom – ibroom@weboo.biz
  • 10. Bounce ideas around
    • Get in a productive mindset
    • Don’t be shy, approach new people
    • Capture all ideas
    Creative Commons http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrew_freese 3rd of June 2009 Ian Broom – ibroom@weboo.biz
  • 11. Focus at all levels
    • Focus on big picture
    • Big picture: Customers will be able to easily contact us via our website
    • Focus on the minute detail
    • Minutes detail: Customers contact form captures name, phone number, email address, requested service, etc.
    3rd of June 2009 Ian Broom – ibroom@weboo.biz
  • 12. Use tools
    • Tools are software, systems, or processes
    • Use tools that are appropriate
    • Get something that works with you
    • Don’t spread yourself too thin
    • Options include:
      • Google tasks
      • Spreadsheet
      • Basecamp / activecollab / huddle
    3rd of June 2009 Ian Broom – ibroom@weboo.biz
  • 13. Have fun
    • How can this process be fun?
    • What aspect am I looking forward to?
    • Make the process social
    • Tick your goals off and see your achievements
    3rd of June 2009 Ian Broom – ibroom@weboo.biz
  • 14. Make it fun
    • Try the things you aren’t good at
    • Find others to guide you
    • Partner with others
      • Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad Poor Dad said :
      • Business and investing is a team sport. The average person loses financially because they do not have a team. 
    3rd of June 2009 Ian Broom – ibroom@weboo.biz
  • 15. Stay fit
    • Healthy body = healthy mind
    • Exercise focuses the mind, reduces stress
    • Get sexier!
    3rd of June 2009 Ian Broom – ibroom@weboo.biz
  • 16. Summary
    • Make it fun!
    • Implement the appealing bits
    • Try the bits you aren’t good at
    • Look at the goals from different perspectives
    • Avoid getting too stressed
    3rd of June 2009 Ian Broom – ibroom@weboo.biz
  • 17. Questions? 3rd of June 2009 Ian Broom – ibroom@weboo.biz
  • 18. Contact me
    • Email: [email_address]
    • Twitter: ianbroom
    • Online:
      • http://www.weboo.biz
      • http://www.launch48.com
    3rd of June 2009 Ian Broom – ibroom@weboo.biz