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).

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Social Media Productivity (delivered to PodCamp Boston '08)

  1. 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. 2. Most of this is online at… PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 2
  3. 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. 4. Cut Through the Noise? http://snipr.com/garyvnoise [garyvaynerchuk.com] PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 4
  5. 5. QUESTIONS… PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 5
  6. 6. Outlook vs. Gmail? PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 6
  7. 7. Mac vs. Windows? PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 7
  8. 8. RSS? PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 8
  9. 9. Twitter? 5 50 minutes? minutes? PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 9
  10. 10. Other Networks? Others? PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 10
  11. 11. Work from home? PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 11
  12. 12. TINY TOOLS PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 12
  13. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 20. TWEAKS PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 20
  21. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 26. TECHNIQUES PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 26
  27. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 33. To reiterate: stop checking your email PodCamp Boston | How to stay productive with SO MUCH social media 33
  34. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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

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