Randy Dean's Timely Tips

You may have read Timely Tips on Randy Dean's web site, but now you can interact with it here on Blogspot.com. Please feel free to add comments and tips of your own, and thank you for your continued interest.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I'm the expert guest on a webinar tomorrow: Productivity w/ Smart Phones/Tablets. Here's the info: http://ping.fm/uPtTC

Monday, May 14, 2012

New Public Webinar on Optimizing Your Outlook: http://ping.fm/C5YXm

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

New Timely Tips is out -- 1, 2, 3 Click! to save time editing in Outlook, Office, & Google #constantcontact http://t.co/7WgWV0Tk

Friday, February 10, 2012

Announcing a great webinar program I'm leading 3/14 on Taming the E-mail Beast: several great bonuses for registrants too! http://ping.fm/VWzSd

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Just posted my last Timely Tips of '12 -- access to ALL back issues plus info on Evernote and link to free webinar podcast: http://ping.fm/J2OsT

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Posted my new Timely Tips last week -- features a website discussing e-mail etiquette & new feature: app of the month: http://ping.fm/HCMn1

Monday, October 03, 2011

Posted my new Timely Tips e-news last week -- handy online tip guides for popular MS software programs: http://ping.fm/XIh4z

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Posted my August Timely Tips last wk -- Top 10 Technical E-mail Tips for Outlook Users (plus a link to 2nd e-mail top 10 list): http://ping.fm/2MHz3

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Posted my new July Timely Tips late last week -- Part 2 of my special "Ending Paper/Office Clutter" dual issue -- enjoy! http://ping.fm/UjiQ8

Friday, July 01, 2011

Posted my June Timely Tips last night -- tips for "Independence Day" from paper desk clutter (Part 1) -- read it here: http://ping.fm/Gx5e6

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

New Timely Tips E-news out today, featuring a tip to help you get rid of paper clutter using your Kindle or iPad: http://ping.fm/rBZGU

Monday, May 23, 2011

10:34 a.m. on a MONDAY and I'm at e-mail ZERO --process is pretty simple -- my book can show you how: http://ping.fm/1pMfa

Thursday, April 28, 2011

About to present my "Finding an Extra Hour Every Day" session for the Houston Mgt. Accountants -- Houston, we have lift off!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

New April Timely Tips is out -- recommend you read if you use an IPhone and/or Droid with Outlook: http://ping.fm/NWth9

Monday, March 28, 2011

At Carol Grainger's Speaker Showcase here in Lansing -- she will be posting speaker videos soon:

Friday, March 04, 2011

Posted my new Timely Tips E-news -- cool add-on app for MS Outlook and opportunity to see 10 speakers in one morning: http://ping.fm/HYhKn

Friday, February 04, 2011

Just posted new Timely Tips with a great new Keystroke Combo timesaver, plus info on upcoming courses and a Google Docs tip:

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Just sent out my January 2011 Timely Tips -- my Best Tips from 2010 (including podcasts!) Check it out at http://ping.fm/CZkTr

Sunday, January 09, 2011

I'm presenting with a live audience at ABA right now -- cool! www.buses.org

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Just added a video on 2 of my favorite Outlook e-mail tips to my YouTube channel (janarandydean): Enjoy! http://ping.fm/Qs0Dy

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

New Timely Tips out today: tips for getting back to productive faster via smarter PC shutdowns/restarts (and email webinar link!) http://ping.fm/rZwJE

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Just posted my November Timely Tips e-news -- great driving traveler tip just in time for ThxGiving: http://ping.fm/aV1Lx

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I'm presenting on social media at MACPA right now! (Pretty cool.)

Thursday, September 30, 2010

I'm speaking at my session at ICLE in Grand Rapids right now showing this status update on http://www.ping.fm

Friday, September 24, 2010

Every speaker/trainer hopes for evals like these -- my results from last month's Taming E-mail session at Affordable Mtgs ETE: http://ping.fm/AKng3

Friday, September 10, 2010

New Timely Tip e-news is out today -- naming & shortcut strategy for saving time with e-folders, docs, & files: http://ping.fm/n3ybM

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Put out my new Timely Tips on Monday, featuring app to help prevent "situational e-mail grumpiness": http://ping.fm/Sd6z6

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Pretty cool -- my book Taming the E-mail Beast hit the top 10 for e-mail books on Amazon this morning 1.25 yrs. past launch! http://ping.fm/0tIdH

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

This rocks! New add-on for Firefox allows you to put most used Google services in your browser header: Gmail, Cal, Contacts, more: http://ping.fm/RUUiW

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

GREAT blog on email addiction - really gets to the heart of this matter. http://ping.fm/PlOzc

GREAT blog on email addiction - really gets to the heart of this matter. One amazing stat: 60% of users can't go w/o email 2 hrs! http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2010/06/breaking_the_email_addiction.html

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

USGS reports 5.5 earthquake hit in last hr. on the border of Ontario & Quebec. People from OH to NY reporting shaking: http://ping.fm/rbhuh

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Just noticed Taming the E-mail Beast is back in the Top 20 for Email Books this hr. on Amazon -- a full year after the launch! http://ping.fm/x3sBF

Friday, June 18, 2010

Just posted new Timely Tips e-news: this month -- useful tool for those NOT using Office 10, and tip to avoid tangled headphones! http://ping.fm/dQaUl

Layover in Denver -- gorgeous day here -- wish I had time to go scamper up a mountain. Looking forward to be home soon.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Getting ready to present on Taming the Email Beast @ Affordable Mtgs. West Long Beach CA, then dinner with my brother-in-law! http://ping.fm/8J0bz

Sunday, June 06, 2010

My May Timely Tips is available

Hi Everyone,

I just realized my May newsletter somehow didn't get posted -- so here it is:
May Timely Tips -- Two Very Cool Apps to Consider.

In this issue, I discuss two applications you want to be aware of that may help your productivity.


Thursday, June 03, 2010

Perfect Game TRAVESTY! Started a group on Facebook to pressure MLB to declare a perfect game -- join now: http://ping.fm/P6BWY

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Social media milestones: Hit 300+ friends on FB, 125+ FB fans, 1,500+ followers on Twitter, & 500+ prof. contacts on LinkedIn. More Welcome!

I'm at e-mail ZERO at 12:35 on the day following a holiday. Are you? Learn how @ http://ping.fm/lW8A3

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Here's my program description for a new program on using Google tools for time, e-mail, calendar & project management: http://ping.fm/VYZZ7

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

My friend Ren Carlton's book Profitpreneurship launching on Amazon. Looks like GR8 small biz book. @#3 in b-plans: let's get to #1! http://ping.fm/7Yrol

Monday, May 03, 2010

Quick eco tip: Did you know that phone & other power chargers still draw power when plugged in even if not being used? Practice unplugging!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

"Don't be afraid to go out on a limb. It's where all the fruit is." - Shirley MacLaine

I'm going live in SEVEN minutes on the Life Lessons Radio Program on BlogTalkRadio -- join me! http://ping.fm/fVjfF

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wow, HP just bought Palm for $1 Bil cash. Looks like it might be a 4-horse race (IPhone, BBerry, Droid, & Palm) -- a good move 4 Palm & HP!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Looking for a task list on "the cloud"? This one works on Gmail, IPhone, Twitter & most other smartphones: http://ping.fm/vAMTH

Monday, April 26, 2010

Just posted my April Timely Tips e-news -- handy dialpad converter for SmartPhone users, Google search & Outlook tips, & more: http://ping.fm/MBYcv

Outstanding set of 10 GR8 Google Search tips forwarded to my by FB friend & Timely Tips reader Diane Mayers -- thx Diane! http://ping.fm/oxwaC

Friday, April 23, 2010

Child of the 40s/50s/60s? Just read best trip down memory lane I've seen yet: Wax Lips & White Bucks -- GREAT gift idea: http://ping.fm/EhoDR

Thursday, April 15, 2010

2 yrs in a row that Jennifer Clark CPA @ Godfrey Wise Berg has made April 15 easy for us: http://ping.fm/csfsx

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I'm the expert guest blogger this week @ "The Art of Project Mgt." blog thru UCSC -- "Mng. Projects or E-mail Mng. You?": http://ping.fm/3lBiJ

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Don't forget Wednesday afternoon's Optimizing Your Outlook course in Southfield in conjunction with MSAE: http://ping.fm/WZGMe

Monday, March 22, 2010

I'm at E-mail ZERO! Learn how LIVE this week in E. Lansing & next week in Southfield w/ my Optimizing Outlook course: http://ping.fm/WJ5He

Just created a new blog post on my "4-lever" solution for dealing with Chronic Overwhelm -- welcome your comments: http://ping.fm/dOh0j

Dealing with "Chronic Overwhelm"? Simple Four Option Solution.

I am often approached on the breaks in my programs by people reporting significant work/life overwhelm -- they have too much to do all the time and never a chance to get caught up. After thinking about this, and reflecting that, during much of my professional life, I too have felt this way, I decided to look from a bigger picture perspective at this reported problem. And the more I looked, the more I realized the solution is actually pretty simple (notice that I did not use the word EASY!)

We live in a world of information, project, task, and e-mail overload. Malcolm Gladwell, quite eloquently in his master work, Blink, laid out that the people that are not only surviving but thriving in this reality are those that learn to "swim with the overload", rather than swim against it. They take in the information they need that allows them to make good (if not perfect) decisions, allowing them to keep a bias for "effective action". They don't get bogged down by "too much info, too many projects/tasks, too much e-mail" -- they swim effectively with it.

Understanding this is our reality, I've thought about the problem of "chronic overwhelm", as is reported by so many of the people attending my courses. And, after boiling it down to its core, I've come to the strong belief that, when in a situation of "chronic overwhelm", you have one of four options you can use, or "levers" that you can pull. Here they are:

1. Work more. This is pretty simple. If you aren't getting enough done, then maybe you need to work more so you can get more done. You aren't giving yourself enough time to meet your basic responsibilities and/or goals. You need to dedicate more time to checking stuff off your "To Do" list. And yes, that may mean a little less time watching "Grey's Anatomy" and/or Facebooking!

2. Work smarter. This is a better option than #1, and actually works quite well in combination with #1 -- figure out where your time is best spent, and spend MORE time there. Get clear on your priorities, the key projects/tasks related to those priorities, and spend more of your dedicated task time on those key projects/priorities. This doesn't necessarily require you to "work more" -- it just requires you to be a bit more disciplined with how you are using your currently active "task" time. (And yes, this can be said for both work AND for life time choices.) Another factor in "working smarter" is simply doing things you are already doing a bit faster, smarter, better. Never miss the chance to gain additional efficiency through the opportunity of additional training -- if you can find a way to get "free time" by doing something you've already been doing in a more efficient way, that opens up more time for getting to the most important stuff on your work AND life project and task lists. (This is why I've built a career at helping people be more efficient and prioritized with their technology, e-mail, Outlook, BlackBerry's, and office organization -- I want to give them a bit more time to get this stuff under control and lead a higher quality life!)

3. Do less. This one certainly isn't rocket science. If you have too much on your plate, push some of the stuff you aren't as motivated on off to the side (that can be in work AND/OR life!) Then, focus on the main courses that you either really enjoy, or that get you closer to your personal and professional goals, dreams, aspirations. I sort of see this one as akin to the work of Dave Ramsey, Mr. "Live Your Wage" -- he's always talking about living within your income, rather than using debt to dig an even deeper hole due to conspicuous spending and consumption. I could see the same thing said for thinking about your time -- you only have 164 hours per week, you need some sleep, and you can't be "productive" 100% of the time. If you have personal and professional projects/goals/tasks that require 125+ hours per week to simply keep up, I think I know why you are living in a state of "chronic overwhelm". You need to downsize your projects/goals/tasks to a more reasonable level, unless of course you can better take advantage of #4.

4. Get help. No, I'm not talking about professional psychological help here (although a few of you that have been living for years in a state of chronic overwhelm due to consistently "overfilling your plate" may actually benefit from this!) What I'm instead referring to is the fact that maybe -- just maybe -- you don't have to do it all on your own. In Timothy Ferriss's controversial and breakthrough recent book, The Four Hour Work Week, he posits that we are being absolutely asinine both personally and professionally by trying to do WAY too much of it by ourselves. He argues that delegating low-level tasks extensively is the way to sanity, freedom, and personal joy. From a work perspective, are you delegating as effectively as you possibly could be? Have you provided the necessary training and tools to those supporting you so you can be confident in that delegation? Do you have the time as a "manager" to effectively
"manage" that delegation? Or are you in the never-ending rut that you can't delegate because you are so busy that you have to keep it all moving yourself thus never having the time to think about effectively delegating (and thus keeping you in an endless spiral of chronic overwhelm, stress, and (long-term) potential burnout?) Re-read this last sentence -- I would argue that consistently being in this state may argue you are living either in denial or possibly in a state of low-level insanity! It will not "get better sometime in the future" -- if you don't get out in front of this, you might be doomed to a life of "overwhelm misery".

Also never forget the option of outsourcing -- if your staff/team is completely full (and working on the right stuff!), maybe there are times when you could outsource some of these activities? Also, look at your personal life -- are you cleaning the house, changing the oil, doing the laundry, mowing the lawn, weeding the garden, painting the shutters, installing the lamp (and on and on and on). If you love those things, I'm not saying stop doing them, but if you've got some extra coin in your bank account, couldn't you outsource many if not all of those tasks to buy yourself more time and quality of life? Now, I see Dave Ramsey's work and Timothy Ferriss's work in a bit of competition -- if you are way in debt from a monetary perspective, you might need to fix this before giving Timothy Ferriss's strategies a full and good try. Of course, that leads back to levers #1, 2, and 3 in this blog post -- working more, working smarter, and doing less.

Really, when you boil it down, it all comes back to "living within your means" -- from both a money AND a time perspective, as well as more effectively managing your assets (technology, staff, outside help options) to both meet your professional aspirations and also live the kind of life you really desire. Or, just stay in your "chronic overwhelm" prison, as you have for years already -- it is your choice! This stuff really is "simple", but not necessarily "easy" -- it requires discipline, personal vision, and the ability to sometimes say "no", including to yourself. But it certainly seems better than the other option: a constantly overwhelming yet unfulfilling work/life existence.

"So often times it happens, that we live our lives in chains, and we never even know we have the keys." -- The Eagles: Already Gone

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

6 days from now: E. Lansing -- Here's the announcement MSAE just sent on my final two Optimizing Your Outlook programs: http://ping.fm/uVB64

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Just posted a fun little blog post about how Outlook, GPS, & BlackBerry made my client trip yesterday both seamless & paperless! http://ping.fm/ltPkH

Gotta Love Technology

Hi Friends,

Just had to share this pretty fun little story of how new technologies were extremely helpful and very "green" for my client session at U. Michigan yesterday. I was doing a half-day Optimizing Your Outlook session at the U.M. College of Pharmacy -- this was an event that was rescheduled from early February, when we were snowed out by the big snowstorm.

Just prior to the event in February, my client contact sent to me very detailed driving AND walking instructions on how to get to the College of Pharmacy, as well as the specific training room in the College of Pharmacy. At the time, I simply took the information that she had sent me by e-mail, and did a "drag and drop" from the e-mail into a new calendar event for the original date of the session. That brought all of that directional information into the "notes" field in the calendar event, right from the original client e-mail.

Of course, then the snowstorm hit! So, we found a new date (yesterday), and I just changed the date in my calendar (which also carried over all of that directional information.) First thing yesterday morning, as I was getting ready to leave my home office, I did a "drag and drop" again -- this time, from my Outlook Calendar over to the "Mail" icon -- this auto-created a new e-mail with the details on the event, including all of the directions. I then sent that e-mail to myself -- thus getting that e-mail ON MY BLACKBERRY. This was great, because then I simply pulled up that e-mail on my BlackBerry, and had it for reference as I had to drive down to U. Michigan. I plugged in the address for the parking ramp in downtown Ann Arbor in my GPS, and I was off.

I got to the parking ramp exactly as directed by both my BlackBerry and my GPS, and then I opened up that e-mail again, to follow the walking directions my client shared with me on how to get to the College of Pharmacy from the A2 parking ramp on Forest & Willard a few blocks away. I was literally walking down the street with my BlackBerry out in front of me in my hand, reading the walking directions to my location -- not only to the building, but onto the elevator, down into the basement, through the double doors, and down to the end of the hall to the room! Then, I got there and the room was still locked, but my client had given me the number to call the onsite media assistant if the room was still locked (in that original e-mail!), and my BlackBerry highlighted that number in the text -- I just double-clicked that highlighted phone number, called the onsite assistant, he was down in 30 seconds to the room, and slicker than slick, I was in the room getting set up for the presentation.

Note that everything in this process was paperless, and took great advantage of onboard functions in the Outlook e-mail tool and calendar, as well as my GPS unit and my BlackBerry. I just love this stuff!!! And it shows how easy you can apply these tools with just a bit of forethought!

Don't forget my two remaining public Optimizing Your Outlook workshops yet this month -- one in East Lansing on 3/24 and the other in Southfield on 3/31, in conjunction with MSAE -- here's the information/registration link:


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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Working on Social Media Starter Kit presentation for Michigan Ass'n of CPAs right now -- registration info: http://ping.fm/0wcxr

Saturday, March 13, 2010

I've been harping for 5 years about how checking e-mail too often is really bad for you -- more proof here: http://ping.fm/7BpfY

Friday, March 12, 2010

And another Optimizing Outlook Time Mgt. for Outlook Users workshop 3/31 in Southfield MI: http://ping.fm/oLFPo

I'm leading Optimizing Outlook Time Mgt. for Busy Outlook Users course w/ MSAE in East Lansing 3/24: http://ping.fm/6AmlR

Thursday, March 11, 2010

3/30: I'm one of two experts leading "Social Media Starter Kit" webinar for Mich Assn of CPAs -- Facebook, Linked In, More: http://ping.fm/8cGuI

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Article on Top 100+ Free Apps for your computer -- from MSNBC: http://ping.fm/q7AaS

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Just sent out a Timely Tips "supplement" with links to 2 bonus podcasts -- one on managing meetings & the other on e-mail: http://ping.fm/qpIhj

Great new book out today on mastering time, work, life, e-mail and Outlook too. I'm a selected prize partner for the launch: http://ping.fm/2jq4b

Monday, March 08, 2010

Here's the blog post Tom Cox wrote after I appeared on his Tom on Leadership radio show Friday: http://ping.fm/sh1Gu

Handy little Outlook video tutorial shows one of my favorite email time savers -- works equally well in Outlook '07: http://ping.fm/D5QpH

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Cool Outlook Tip: when editing, single click to place cursor, double click to select current word, triple click to select current paragraph.

Friday, March 05, 2010

In 45 min., I'll be on Tom on Leadership blogtalkradio program - 30 min of great e-mail mgt. tips: http://ping.fm/QDGsB

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Fun Taming Email & Office Clutter session @ MSAE today. Luv it when people AHA! in class. Today was my email signature tip: http://ping.fm/FvNlI

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

The free replay of last week's Managing/Leading Great Staff/Team Meetings webinar is now available for viewing: http://ping.fm/erSB2

Monday, March 01, 2010

Just sent out my March e-news, with a GREAT Outlook tip and very funny cartoon -- check it out here: http://ping.fm/sTN8f

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Here's a handy website for any of you frequent travelers - get airline contact info from anywhere for anywhere: http://ping.fm/DNLFb

1 Wk from Today! 1st of 4 Wed programs on E-mail/Outlook Mgt w/ MSAE. Mention this tweet, get free e-book w/ registration: http://ping.fm/3h2xl

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Just did my practice run for nxt Thursday's free webinar on Managing/Leading GR8 Staff/Team Meetings: http://ping.fm/OrZIM

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Just got booked on the "Tom on Leadership" radio program on Friday, March 5, at 10:00 a.m. EST: http://ping.fm/rsjpB

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Wow, Google really making a charge on Outlook. Now a task list in calendar tool: still a bit clunky but getting close to viable alternative

Working on marketing & promoting my e-mail/Outlook courses in conjunction with MSAE next month -- my 2 favorite courses: http://ping.fm/d2Ekh

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Pretty cool -- just realized my FB Fan Page for Taming the E-mail Beast hit 100 fans. Would love to have you be fan #101: http://ping.fm/b59FC

Happy to use Godfrey Wise Berg Ass'c. for my biz/personal tax work for the 2nd year in a row: http://www.gwbcpas.com -- tell him I sent you.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Just added new "E-mail Sanity/Productivity" listmania to Amazon -- these four books will get your e-mail rocking! http://ping.fm/8BUkq

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Sent out my Feb Timely Tips today -- includes great e-mail tip, 10 Tips PDF link, & info on upcoming courses: http://ping.fm/rJB2h

Just posted my 10 favorite email productivity tips in a handy PDF -- feel free to share! http://ping.fm/aDCCc

Monday, February 08, 2010

It's Monday. My email is @ ZERO. Task list is refined. Ready 4 a GRT week. Learn how: http://ping.fm/sL4YD or http://ping.fm/TAVwZ

I'm leading free webinar for Copper Conferencing on Managing Better Team Meetings Feb 25 -- info/registration here: http://ping.fm/gaCJU

Sunday, February 07, 2010

The story behind the Letterman-Oprah-Leno ad, which gets my vote for best ad of this year's Super Bowl: http://ping.fm/RC0Vb

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Added updates to my website today, including info on upcoming courses and easier access to my Timely Tips e-news/blog: http://ping.fm/9G9Kw

Thursday, February 04, 2010

4 gr8 courses, 2 gr8 cities - Taming E-mail/Optimizing Your Outlook: Lansing & Detroit March 2010: http://ping.fm/ionrf

Monday, February 01, 2010

RT: @MiniJ @Natalie_Joy Wish I could've seen @TimelyMan today. Is there a synopsis to look at? I need e-mail help! Try: http://ping.fm/z7WcF

This may be one of the most brilliant/clever 1 minute 44 seconds I have ever seen -- let's hope "reverse" wins! http://ping.fm/bzPqs

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My wife just shared this amazing article/study about locations with abnormally long lifespan - pretty easy formula to emulate! http://ping.fm/GDJm2

Email @ zero, task list under control, good projects/client work coming up. I love the system I use because it actually works! http://ping.fm/B0x1v

The video team that helped with my Taming E-mail demo video has just launched a new web site - VERY NICE (nice tunes too): http://ping.fm/mOyDm

Monday, January 25, 2010

Awesome client work coming this week: 6 Taming E-mail/Outlook sessions next 7 days! Don't forget March programs w/MSAE: http://www.msae.org

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Pretty cool social media study/stats shared by my friend and biz associate Todd Jungling in his blog: http://ping.fm/7LikA

Friday, January 22, 2010

Liking Delta Airlines for rolling over my FF miles from last yr -- should renew Medallion status for 2011 in 2 flights. http://www.delta.com

Lansing & Detroit: Get Your E-mail, Outlook, & Office Clutter Tamed! Sessions this March -- more info here: http://ping.fm/FPEnb

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Just did a couple updates to my main web page: http://ping.fm/Shz9T -- amazing how fast things can get outdated!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Cool little BlackBerry tip I just found out -- to easily type a capital letter, just hold the letter you want to cap for a two-count.

Huge program attendance at my American Bus Association conference sessions last two days - Taming Email, Optimizing Outlook, Managing Mtgs.

Friday, January 15, 2010

JUST POSTED: I'm leading 1/2 day Taming Email & Optimizing Outlook courses in Lansing & Detroit in March in conjunction with MSAE: http://ping.fm/UAKBI

Want to save a ton of time on your everyday PC actions: check out this handy little 1-page PDF: http://ping.fm/t4Md2

Also getting ready to announce a new series of live programs in Lansing and Detroit -- Taming E-mail & Optimizing Outlook -- more info soon!

E-mail ZERO -- YEE HAA!! I love it when you find the bottom of your inbox: http://ping.fm/RwzgN

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Here is a page that CNN built to identify reputable organizations providing assistance to the disaster in Haiti: http://ping.fm/CPCcD

I'm at e-mail zero, and it just feels awesome. Are you? See how: http://ping.fm/qZ6XT and/or http://ping.fm/1m6jB

Listening to a very good Social Media Webinar from Social Media Magic -- Capitalizing on the Conversation -- FREE -- http://ping.fm/80Jfi

Monday, January 11, 2010

Yeah, it's late, but I'm at e-mail ZERO! Read a blog that equated inbox message #s to golf handicaps - mine is about a 2: http://ping.fm/1KEgE

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Pretty cool - a client gave me access to full 2-hr. video of my recent Powerful Presentations session for them: http://ping.fm/tD1mb

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Don't forget the free Taming E-mail Telecourse tomorrow -- 8:00 p.m. EST; 5:00 p.m. PST -- register here: http://ping.fm/xeFCg

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Just put out new Timely Tips e-news -- 2 SUPER HANDY PC keystroke combo timesavers & free e-mail training option: http://ping.fm/eSdlr

WARM TIP from friend Dan Smith - @ night turn on your ceiling fan low speed in REVERSE - recirculates warm air up high to floor - save $$$!

I'm the featured guest on an e-mail management teleseminar hosted by AskMrSelfHelp this Thursday - registration info here: http://ping.fm/TVftm

Monday, January 04, 2010

While you are backing up, consider defragmenting too -- this will increase space on your HD and increase computer performance/speed.

Good reminder - 1st work day of the year - backup your files on laptops, desktops, & devices, & set your auto-backup properties. Just smart!

Saturday, January 02, 2010

E-mail to Zero! Less than 2 hours-not bad, considering I did this at a birthday party w/ my daughter. Nice way to start the work week, eh?

Have you visited my Facebook Fan Page for Taming the E-mail Beast? I post extra stuff of interest to the e-mail challenged here: http://ping.fm/meWRQ

Let my email slide a bit over the holiday, as I decided to not do much email -- got 32 in my inbox. Time me to ZERO - here goes! http://ping.fm/sz81S

Remember that post I did a couple days ago on overused words/phrases? Check out Lake Superior State's 2009 list - pretty funny: http://ping.fm/T7mrH

Thursday, December 31, 2009

#2 Appetite suppression food -- Green Tea. #3 -- Water. #4 Lean Meats. #5 Oatmeal & other low fat, high fiber foods. #6 Almonds.

Reading e-book on appetite suppression. Best food: Apples. Got e-book free @ http://ping.fm/IHzZp after I registered. More foods soon!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Here's my appearance on Fox 17 TV Grand Rapids Xmas Eve -- Talking "Keystroke Shortcuts" on the PC: http://ping.fm/ZZZEZ

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Got unused electronics? This site looks pretty cool - http://www.gazelle.com - gives a price for electronics and even option for cash out.

Hey - I'm on Fox 17 TV Grand Rapids Right Now -- http://ping.fm/0z63F

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Is this like an old Burma Shave campaign out on the Internet?

Or maybe it is just a pretty darned good book on managing your e-mail: http://ping.fm/fsg5M

Or perhaps me sending these handy little PC shortcut "cheat sheets" to my clients last night? http://ping.fm/KKsZT

Perhaps it was this blog that featured me today? http://ping.fm/Jczd6

Pretty cool - Taming Email bounced back up into top 40 in e-mail books & top 50 in time mgt on Amazon today 6 months after launch: http://ping.fm/3fvuz

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Posted my new e-news this week, including a "killer keystroke combo" cheat sheet - full page of combos 2 save time on the PC: http://ping.fm/duysA

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A fab resource for getting media to help you become the best known, most recognized, most respected "whatever" in your town: http://ping.fm/AG2B0

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Did 90-min time (& life!) mgt. course for undergrads at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, MO yesterday - went great! http://www.culver.edu/

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Gr8 new financial planning book out today -- definite must read w/ everything going on in our economy: http://ping.fm/MnXII

Monday, December 07, 2009

Check out this SUPER handy 1-pg. "keystroke shortcut" desk reference I just created for you: http://ping.fm/Jbqs6

They should create "double urgent" for e-mails, so those people using the urgent button every time feel even more important http://ping.fm/5ZWUz

Sunday, December 06, 2009

I'll be featured tomorrow - For Consultants - Getting Published show by Tom on Leadership on #BlogTalkRadio - http://ping.fm/q9gFQ

Friday, December 04, 2009

Not sure this is a good thing - checked out TweetDeck yet? Can see your FB, LinkedIn, & Twitter feeds all on 1 screen: http://ping.fm/YZI8Z

I installed @xobni for fast Outlook email search and to see twitter updates from my Outlook contacts. Get it free here http://box.ly/d#xobni

Just built 90-min time & tech mgt. basics course for undergrad students for a college client in MO - excited to share w/ younger demographic