Do you Twitter @ work? If so Web Worker Daily has some tips that will help promote the delusion that you can so in a professional manner…
Mat Balez is predicting the demise of Twitter in 2007. He’s not the only one who doesn’t see the value in it: many people wonder just what’s the big deal. We already wrote that though Twitter isn’t necessarily a great way to manage your to do list, it does have a place in the web worker’s cache of online tools.
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SightSpeed 6.0 helps one you waste time making free video calls and text messaging
Windows and Mac only: Enjoy free video calling and text messaging with SightSpeed 6.0.
The software has made some noteworthy improvements over version 5.0. It features a more intuitive interface, support for multiple text-chat windows, integrated video-mail playback, e-mail notification of newly received video mail and, perhaps most importantly, better video quality.
In this second segment of our interview with Jeffrey Veen (here’s the previous one), Jeff talks about making the best of meetings (and the time around them), lofi capture, and the beauty of simple tools — including both paper and UNIX apps.
“But sir!”, you might ask, “what does this Twitter thing have to do with our beloved GTD and Productivity! Sir!”. Well, it might not be terribly apparent at first, but Twitter is actually a very slick capture tool that you can use from anywhere you have your cell phone (and reception). For example…
Let’s say I’m out at the zoo with my family. We’re looking at the animals, buying the peanuts, etc. when – seemingly from nowhere – a brilliant idea strikes me. It will, undoubtedly, make me a very rich man. But, as we GTDers know, your mind is desperately wicked and cannot be trusted. So, without even batting an eye, I whip out my trusty RAZR and send old Twitter a text message: “Invent application that allows the stabbing of people through the internet”. Could it be simpler? No, no it couldn’t.
The reason I know so much about being late is because recently, I have been late a lot. So I have been telling myself that each time I am late I have to honestly think about what sort of behavior is causing me to be late, and write it down.
The write it down part is important. For me, writing something makes it more serious. Like I am taking more responsibility for changing something if I write it down. I know I am not alone in this.
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Do you go to sleep with a copy of Getting Things Done on your pillow? Does the sound of David Allen’s voice soothe your geek soul? If so, here’s the ultimate list of David Allen interviews to feed your obsession:
1. Productivity Talk: 43 Folders meets David Allen
Merlin Mann: “This was a lot of fun for me to do, especially since it gave me the chance to ask David many of the questions that you and I have both had about Getting Things Done — so, as you might expect, there’s a heavy focus on implementation and best practices, as well as how to troubleshoot problems in your own GTD system.”
2. DonationCoder interviews David Allen
J. Reichler: “In this interview we talk in depth about the key principles, the subtleties of the system, and some potential trouble spots.”
(43min, in two parts)
3. RoadMap Interview With David Allen
David Allen Company: “In this interview with David Allen, he explains the motivation for developing this flagship one-day seminar, its benefits, and what it means to ‘win at the game of work and business of life.’” (20min)