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<ul><li>30 MINUTES OF GENERAL INFORMATION </li></ul><ul><li>TO HELP YOU BECOME SUPER, </li></ul><ul><li>AND EFFICIENT! </l...
Me? <ul><li>Name: Ian Broom </li></ul><ul><li>Current Profession: Entrepreneur </li></ul><ul><li>Past Professions:  </li><...
Ventures (shameless plug) <ul><li>Weboo (Owner) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a web strategy creation and delivery business </li><...
Other hobbies include <ul><li>Yoda outfits for dogs </li></ul><ul><li>Available from  http://costumecraze.com/DOG25.html?S...
<ul><li>Juggling many tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Conflicting suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>Learn from experience and ideas </...
Step 1 – Clarify your goals <ul><li>What should I do first? </li></ul><ul><li>Goals are “ a projected state that a person ...
Step 2 – Review your goals <ul><li>Review your list </li></ul><ul><li>Re-think over your goals </li></ul><ul><li>Clarify t...
Step 3 – Focus on your goals <ul><li>Cut irrelevant tasks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eg. registering a company before you have ...
Thank you for com... <ul><li>No that’s not all! Now some real nuggets... </li></ul>3rd of June 2009 Ian Broom – ibroom@web...
Bounce ideas around <ul><li>Get in a productive mindset </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be shy, approach new people </li></ul><ul>...
Focus at all levels <ul><li>Focus on big picture </li></ul><ul><li>Big picture: Customers will be able to easily contact u...
Use tools <ul><li>Tools are software, systems, or processes </li></ul><ul><li>Use tools that are appropriate </li></ul><ul...
Have fun <ul><li>How can this process be fun? </li></ul><ul><li>What aspect am I looking forward to? </li></ul><ul><li>Mak...
Make it fun <ul><li>Try the things you aren’t good at </li></ul><ul><li>Find others to guide you </li></ul><ul><li>Partner...
Stay fit <ul><li>Healthy body = healthy mind </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise focuses the mind,  reduces stress </li></ul><ul><l...
Summary <ul><li>Make it fun! </li></ul><ul><li>Implement the appealing bits </li></ul><ul><li>Try the bits you aren’t good...
Questions? 3rd of June 2009 Ian Broom – ibroom@weboo.biz
Contact me <ul><li>Email:  [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: ianbroom </li></ul><ul><li>Online:  </li></ul><ul><u...
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Presentation given at Future of Web Apps Tour in Bristol 3rd of June 2009 on achieving efficiency when performing tasks, projects, and ultimately business.

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