Making presentations in front of a group of people is feared worse than death by most people. Literally. There is an antidote! It’s called practice and preparation. It is the only thing that will beat presentation anxiety. Here are some tools that can help your preparation: Start with the kindest audience Once you know what … More Five tips for beating presentation anxiety
The best features in Outlook 2010 are not social network updates or threaded conversations, though those are invaluable. The best features are the little-noticed “Clean Up” and “Ignore”. In 2008 on this very blog I pined for official versions of these features’ early incarnations, Thread Compressor and Thread Killer. Now that these features have made it … More Productivity Tips: Outlook Easter Eggs!
One New Year’s resolution that will make you feel great is to plan your charitable giving for the year. Whether it’s being asked to donate a dollar at the grocery store checkout line or the national disaster telethon, no one likes feeling guilty when they’re pressured for a donation and if you have a giving … More Plan your giving for the new year
My mind is an odd amalgam of creative and compulsive – artistic and anal. It means I set up all sorts of organization systems that others find a bit OTT (Over The Top) but I find very satisfying. My attic – file cards denote the sections o’ stuff: Don’t you wish your box ‘o cords … More Straddling the fine line between organized and anal
As a frustrated GTD devote and procrastinator, I absolutely love this essay and think about it a lot: All procrastinators put off things they have to do. Structured procrastination is the art of making this bad trait work for you. The key idea is that procrastinating does not mean doing absolutely nothing. Procrastinators seldom do … More Structured Procrastination
A great paragraph from the marketing classic Positioning has me thinking about so many things: starting a band again, trying new things at work, taking more adventurous trips… Make mistakes Anything worthwhile doing is worthwhile doing lousy. if it wasn’t worthwhile doing, you shouldn’t have done it at all. On the other hand, if it … More Anything worthwhile doing is worthwhile doing lousy
The best thing I did to prepare for college was to learn to touch type. I am shocked at how many people, even at Microsoft, hunt and peck at their keyboard and type fairly slowly. When I think of all of the time they are wasting over their lifetime it’s astounding. All you need to … More Touch typing will add years to your life