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Looking to learn something useful from a productivity podcast? Tired of the stale "interview-the-author" format which just regurgitates stuff you have already heard? Join me at the 2Time Labs and listen in as we attempt to create a new product, service, tool or aid in real time. It's not an interview, but a joining together of minds where my guest and I use everything we can find to craft something new you can use to improve your productivity. Sometimes we hit the mark... sometimes we don't, ...
 
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At the end of November 2019, David Allen, author and creator of Getting Things Done, held his latest (and presumably final) GTD Summit and at that time, he released his written drawings for what he called the ultimate GTD app. In this cast, we discuss the description provided and whether any existing software has gotten close.(If you’re reading thi…
 
An Introduction to Evernote's New Feature, Home; and, the New Evernote Masterclass Series Announcement Hello, and welcome to Getting More Done With Evernote, Episode 014. In this episode Evernote just launched a new feature called Home Big announcement about my new Evernote masterclass series I’m your host, Ray Sidney-Smith, Evernote user since 200…
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsidognv2bM President Removed From Social Media Platforms, CARES Act…Act 2, and More – Web and Beyond Live – January 11, 2021 Each week, President of W3 Consulting and Managing Director of W3C Web Services (https://web.w3cinc.com/) Ray Sidney-Smith broadcasts live to update you on the latest small business digital ma…
 
We received this comment below on the podcast (Episode 100), and so we're answering his question on dealing with distractions in open offices, to kick of the new year.Hey guys, thanks for the content! I’d like to hear your ideas about handling extended busy times. I’ve been practicing GTD (poorly, but trying) for 4 or 5 years and firmly believe in …
 
Or should you stop using them altogether?Most GTD'ers struggle with the contexts suggested in the book. They just don't seem to apply to the challenges we face some 20 years later after David Allen published Getting Things Done - The Art of Stress-Free Productivity.Some have moved on, creating their own contexts (i.e. tags) or abandoning their use …
 
What a year 2020 has been! This week, the ProductivityCast team reminisces on four of our eight favorite episode topics this year (and all eight are embedded below for your listening pleasure), then we discuss thoughts on interests for next year. Happy, Productive New Year!(If you’re reading this in a podcast directory/app, please visit https://pro…
 
The Pomodoro TechniqueThis week on ProductivityCast, we discuss the ever-popular personal productivity technique called the Pomodoro Technique, a time management process developed by Francesco Cirillo. We did a little deeper at the Pomodoro Technique and how it might help you (and even your remote schooling kids!) be more productive.(If you’re read…
 
Using Your Task Management Profile to Focus ChangesEveryone is walking around with self-taught skills in task management. As such, skill levels vary greatly but everyone would like to know where their areas of weakness might lie. In this episode the ProductivityCast team looks at the ways to build a task management profile and how one might interpr…
 
For our final, live book discussion of 2020, Productivity Book Group [ https://productivitybookgroup.org ] discussed Greg McKeown’s Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less The post Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown appeared first on Productivity Book Group.By Ray Sidney-Smith
 
This week, we bring you our third Productivity App-apalooza! We’ll review three apps each that we know and use, and think you might find value in knowing about and using too! We’ll go in three rounds of the ProductivityCast team.(If you’re reading this in a podcast directory/app, please visit https://productivitycast.net/102 for clickable links and…
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am6yWXWy9QA SquareSpace Member Areas, YouTube Shorts, and Facebook Marketing Strategy Discussed – Web and Beyond Live – December 7, 2020 Each week, President of W3 Consulting and Managing Director of W3C Web Services (https://web.w3cinc.com/) Ray Sidney-Smith broadcasts live to update you on the latest small business…
 
This was a strange year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a bit of cheer...and by cheer, we mean holiday presents! So, we’re starting a tradition here on ProductivityCast--a holiday gift guide show each year, discussing the gifts we think the productivity enthusiast in your life will enjoy (and perhaps that’s you!). Enjoy our Holiday Gift Guide…
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am6yWXWy9QA All the Stories! (From Snapchat Stories to Twitter Fleets) – Web and Beyond Live – November 23, 2020 Now that every major social network has a Stories format, plus Google has launched Web Stories for WordPress, I spent this Web and Beyond Live describing the differences among the various Stories formats. …
 
We've reached 100 episodes! And, in honor of that, we hosted a live show and discussed our favorite of the first 99 episodes. Thanks to everyone who attended live and joined in the conversation, and here's to the next 100 episodes. Here's to your productive life, everyone.(If you’re reading this in a podcast directory/app, please visit https://prod…
 
On this week’s ProductivityCast, we discuss the merits and demerits of all-in-one productivity tools, the likes of Outlook and its competitors on the market. Can they be good for your personal productivity system? Do they work at scale in an organization? Listen and let us know your thoughts.(If you’re reading this in a podcast directory/app, pleas…
 
On this week’s ProductivityCast, we discuss the merits and demerits of Staying Productive with good cybersecurity practices. This is part 2 of 2. Listen and let us know your thoughts.(If you’re reading this in a podcast directory/app, please visit https://productivitycast.net/098 for clickable links and the full show notes and transcript of this ca…
 
On this week’s ProductivityCast, we discuss the merits and demerits of Staying Productive with good cybersecurity practices. This is part 1 of 2. Listen and let us know your thoughts.(If you’re reading this in a podcast directory/app, please visit https://productivitycast.net/097 for clickable links and the full show notes and transcript of this ca…
 
The ProductivityCast team was having a conversation about our generational perspectives on technology and how they affect views about personal productivity. So, we decided to turn on the recording and share with you that conversation. What are your thoughts about how generations think differently about technology vis-a-vis productivity?(If you’re r…
 
In this week's show, we discuss how our mobile productivity usage was and has mobile productivity changed during the COVID-19 pandemic and how that may apply to your own personal productivity systems.(If you’re reading this in a podcast directory/app, please visit https://productivitycast.net/095 for clickable links and the full show notes and tran…
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI_38GRvBuA How to Find Your “Perfect Fit” Franchise with Franchise Coach Faizun Kamal Our first interview with franchise coach Faizun Kamal in “Is a Franchise Right for You? What Can You Learn From Franchising? With Faizun Kamal” (Episode 014) discussed how to determine if franchise entrepreneurship is good for you …
 
November 3, 2020 Hello, and welcome to Getting More Done With Evernote, Episode 013. In this episode New Evernote for Desktop version 10.x releases (macOS and Windows), first impressions with fellow Evernote Certified Consultant and Evernote Regional Leader for North America Stacey Harmon, Harmon Enterprises I’m your host, Ray Sidney-Smith, Evernot…
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqbA8j0vmxY New Web Analytics Tools from Microsoft and Cloudflare Each week, President of W3 Consulting and Managing Director of W3C Web Services (https://web.w3cinc.com/) Ray Sidney-Smith broadcasts live to update you on the latest small business digital marketing and business productivity technology updates you nee…
 
The New Corner Office: How the Most Successful People Work from Home [ https://amzn.to/3otqx9z ] by Laura Vanderkam. Dr. Frank The post The New Corner Office: How the Most Successful People Work from Home by Laura Vanderkam – Productivity Book Group appeared first on Productivity Book Group.By Ray Sidney-Smith
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0WM6YdFr7A When you start a business cybersecurity is not usually top-of-mind. However, have you considered how good digital security practices can be a business’s competitive edge? If not, listen in on this episode! W3 Consulting’s President/CEO Ray Sidney-Smith, in honor of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (…
 
https://youtu.be/E1q56iTRT9Q Keeping Business Owners and Staff Safe Online with Attorney and Cybersecurity Expert Michael Gips While today there’s a great deal of focus on what cyber-attacks can do to Small Business, there is equally as much business owners can do to protect themselves. Moreover, keeping your business, your personal and your employ…
 
Mind maps are ancient theory, but they’re not ancient history! Since the concept of mind mapping was popularized by Dr. Tony Buzan’s work in the 1970s, they have become a staple in academy and productivity circles in the past 20 years especially. Learn how the ProductivityCast team uses mind maps in their personal productivity systems, and how you …
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVc6FWjSWHI Cyber-Resilience for Small Business: An Overview of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Listen/watch to learn the five parts of the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Cybersecurity Framework from President/CEO of W3 Consulting Ray Sidney-Smith. You’ll walk away with a good understanding of…
 
Today on ProductivityCast we discussed some of our favorite non-digital productivity gear.(If you’re reading this in a podcast directory/app, please visit https://productivitycast.net/093 for clickable links and the full show notes and transcript of this cast.)Enjoy! Give us feedback! And, thanks for listening!If you'd like to continue discussing n…
 
Augusto recently had an epiphany about turning an older Microsoft Surface he had laying around, that wasn’t quite working (Augusto, you can clarify for listeners), into a Chromebook. And, we thought it would be a fun, techie episode for us to discuss how to do so. Also, we discuss how choosing the right technology upgrade or retirement strategies c…
 
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