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Social Media Productivity (delivered to PodCamp Boston '08)

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As presented in July to PodCamp Boston, this touches on numerous time-saving tips, tools, and techniques (most of which involve technology in some way).

As presented in July to PodCamp Boston, this touches on numerous time-saving tips, tools, and techniques (most of which involve technology in some way).

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  • 1. HOW TO Stay Productive with SO MUCH Social Media PodCamp Boston www.technotheory.com www.awayfind.com PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 1
  • 2. Most of this is online at… PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 2
  • 3. Goal: Make the Most of Your Time Tools that Cut Time from Your Day Tweaks to Apps that Steal Your Time Techniques for Creating Time PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 3
  • 4. Cut Through the Noise? http://snipr.com/garyvnoise [garyvaynerchuk.com] PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 4
  • 5. QUESTIONS… PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 5
  • 6. Outlook vs. Gmail? PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 6
  • 7. Mac vs. Windows? PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 7
  • 8. RSS? PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 8
  • 9. Twitter? 5 50 minutes? minutes? PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 9
  • 10. Other Networks? Others? PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 10
  • 11. Work from home? PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 11
  • 12. TINY TOOLS PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 12
  • 13. Jott Got a quick idea? Jott it. • Call jott.com and have it transcribed to email PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 13
  • 14. GotVoice & PhoneTag Stop checking your voicemail! • Never lose a message • Get messages transcribed and emailed to you PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 14
  • 15. Anagram & Apple Data Detector No more copying/pasting for appointments & contact details • Parse your text to intelligently create them PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 15
  • 16. Texter & TextExpander Stop typing the same thing over and over • Custom keyboard abbreviations to insert frequent phrases PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 16
  • 17. TimeSnapper & RescueTime Never lose something you worked on Time tracking is much easier • TimeSnapper tracks your activities with screenshots & text filters • RescueTime lets you compare your productivity with co-workers PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 17
  • 18. Mailexpire & Mailinator Sign up with temporary email addresses Prevent spamming from shady websites Create a temporary address in seconds PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 18
  • 19. BugMeNot You must sign in Don’t to view this page! feel like USERNAME* signing up? PASSWORD* SIGN IN Don’t. PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 19
  • 20. TWEAKS PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 20
  • 21. 100 Google Results Stop clicking Next in your Google results 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Next • Click Preferences • Change Number of Results to 100 PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 21
  • 22. Change Your Contact Preferences please do not mail me please do not phone me please do not e-mail me please do not text message me Save Preferences PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 22
  • 23. Limit Your Contact Methods How many email addresses do you check? PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 23
  • 24. Stop Email Auto-Check Alerts Distractions Manage expectations Do real work PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 24
  • 25. And on your cellphone, too… Quality of response Does it really save you time? Out of site, out of mind http://snipr.com/autocheck [Technotheory] PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 25
  • 26. TECHNIQUES PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 26
  • 27. In the Stream, Out of the Stream Get your value and then get AWAY. Flickr Photo: bullish1974 PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 27
  • 28. Alert Account? Monitor your brand with a separate account http://snipr.com/listenguide [Technotheory] PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 28
  • 29. The Essential and the Incidental Decide on your goals Group together the incidental Flickr Photo: OceanView2008 PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 29
  • 30. Developing a Filter Habit If it doesn’t demand immediate action, why are you staring at it? It takes 30 seconds a few times per week. BE RUTHLESS Unsubscribe or DELETE FILTER http://snipr.com/filtermail [Technotheory] PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 30
  • 31. Close the Loop Remove ambiguity and additional questions. Make action happen: Are you around for a call? How’s Monday (5/26) between 2 and 4 or Tuesday (5/27) between 10 and 3? If not, what afternoon is good for you for a 30 minute call? PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 31
  • 32. Cone of Silence + Batching Start a task “Cone of Silence” Don’t multitask PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 32
  • 33. To reiterate: stop checking your email PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 33
  • 34. Be Responsive, not Too Available People will respect a consistent response within a reasonable amount of time A few hours is still good customer service http://snipr.com/tooavailable [Technotheory] PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 34
  • 35. Purge Your Mind Sit still, and make a long-ass list Achieve “Mind Like Water” http://snipr.com/makealist [Technotheory] PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 35
  • 36. Learn your Circadian Rhythms Schedule around your body’s cycle Wide awake Dead tired Thought-intensive, Bite-sized tasks creative tasks and those that require movement PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 36
  • 37. Get Away When You Can • Flickr Photo: wili_hybrid • GotoMeeting, Skype Video, Basecamp • Incentivize an hourly rate based on travel http://snipr.com/workremote [Technotheory] PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 37
  • 38. Done with work? Go Home http://snipr.com/justgohome [Technotheory] Flickr Photo: laertes PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 38
  • 39. Thank you. Let’s keep in touch… www.awayfind.com www.technotheory.com jared@setconsulting.com twitter.com/technotheory PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 39