Easy Ways to Handle Holiday Retail Communications

We talk a lot about processing email on this blog.  For all its benefits, electronic communication can become overwhelming.  I believe the past two weeks represent the greatest opportunity to effectively manage you inbox so as not to drown in well-meaning retailer...

Increase Your Productivity With Dual Monitors

Doubles anyone?  A few weeks ago I added a second monitor to my desktop.  It was really easy to setup with my MacBook Pro.  I simply connected the new monitor into the port on my laptop and plugged it in.  After “arranging” the desktops how I wanted to view them in my...

Start the Day on YOUR Terms: Put Boundaries Around Email Processing

Question.  Do you allow anyone and everyone to dictate what you work on?  Is your preference to have someone prioritize which projects and tasks you complete first?  Aside from interactions with your boss, I feel certain your answer is going to be, “No way!”  But, if...

Best Apps for Students

  Students need a number of applications to make their social and study lives easier.  The technology on campus can be overwhelming.   The apps for students listed below work across multiple platforms and on multiple devices (unless otherwise indicated).  I think this...

Summertime: The Changes Can Mean Greater Productivity

Ah, summertime.  Fun, sun, rest and relaxation.  Though summer officially starts on June 21 and ends on September 22, most of our culture adapts to a “summer” schedule June through August.  And, whether you have kids in school or not, we all see some change with the...

A Case Study on Workflow Optimization and Mailchimp

Is it time to take a look at your processes?   Who doesn’t like routine?  Routine is comfortable. It can often become automatic, which means less brain power needed.  Familiar is friendly. Same is soothing. However, sometimes stepping back and studying a “tried and...