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  • 4th Annual Solo & Small Firm Conference
    Tips for Better Professional Productivity
  • Are You Shovel Ready?
    Inspired by Frederick Winslow Taylor & Bethlehem Steel
  • Checklists
    http://accesscle.lsuc.on.ca
  • Hipster PDA
    3” x 5” card
    or
    4 cards
    per page
    Samples from D*I*Y Planner 4UP edition
    http://www.diyplanner.com
  • Interruptions
    2 minutes lost each day
    =
    8+ hours a year
    15 minutes lost each day
    =
    62+ hours a year
  • When are your hot spots?
    “Heat map”
    Highlight productive times
    Highlight “down” times
    Map from ProductiveFlourishing.com
  • Integrate, automate
    How connected are your systems?
    Use your Microsoft Office or other suite’s built-in connectivity
    Insert Object
    Mail Merge in Word from your Outlook contacts
    Embed files, so that an update in one is reflected in both
    Practice management software is designed to enable single point of input
  • Search you
    Use technology to find information fast
    Desktop search tools
    Windows Desktop Search
    Google Desktop
    Copernic
    Search withinyour software
  • Starter templates for your practice
    office.microsoft.com
  • Capture your time
    Cut down on lost time, as in “where did it go?” with stop watch
    Built into practice management software
    Available as standalone software from Chrometa, Element55
    Point is not to bill more time
    What am I doing with my time (could I bill it?)
    What can I do differently to use my time better?
  • Sync or you are sunk
    Lotus Notes
    Microsoft Outlook
    Google
    Calendar
    calendar
    “feed”
    Google Calendar Sync
    Staff or Other
    E-mail
    User
    HotSync
    ActiveSync
    Companionlink
    iTunes
    GooSync
    Companionlink
  • Thank You!
    Questions?