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CoSchedule Is A Smart Way to Schedule Social Media

cos-logo-icon-orgwht-250x250I’m all about shortcuts and tricks to get more done and with managing this blog — it’s no different. I pre-schedule blog posts in WordPress so I don’t have to worry about them. I also use Buffer and Hootsuite to help fill up my social media calendars. That way I can set everything up ahead of time and be less stressed out about having to tweet or Facebook a message. Plus, I have a day job so it’s essential to automate so I can make the most of my time.

Scheduling social media has always been a hassle for me though. I’ve had the help of some wonderful interns but it’s just one of those things that I always dread doing. It’s normally the last thing I think about but something I know is so important to the survival of this blog.

It should be fun but often it’s not. Read more

Sneaky Ways to Get Your Act Together

organziedYou probably have at least one person in your life who always seems to be on top of things. They’re always prepared for meetings, they never forget your birthday…you know the type.  Not to brag – but my friends say this about me.  So what’s our secret?

The truth is we don’t have an endless memory, we just know where to get the right facts.  I can’t help myself — I’m a journalist after all. Read more

Fab Find: Stop Waiting On Hold With Fast Customer

As far as annoying things go — waiting on hold is right at the top of the list. It can literally take hours out of your life that you will never get back. Talk about being unproductive — well, luckily there is another way and it’s my Fab Find.

I recently had to call customer service to report a duplicate charge on my credit card. Instead of being aggravated and waiting on hold, I tried out a new app called FastCustomer. It does the waiting for you! Skip the menus and bad hold music – with a few taps you can choose what business you need to speak to and then sip coffee, check email, whatever – a representative will call you when the wait time is over!

It works for major companies like American Express, Bank of America, 1800 Flowers, insurance companies and even airlines. It is really a great way to outsource a necessary but irritating task. When I used it — the app called me back and I waited an additional three minutes for a representative. I think that’s time well spent.

Think about all the things you can do while someone else is waiting on hold for you!

1. Read a few articles on ListProducer.com for a more productive day

2. Clean out your email inbox Read more

I’m Hosting A FREE Webinar to Boost Your Productivity in 2014

I have loved sharing my favorite apps, productivity tips, and list making solutions with you at ListProducer.com over the past few years. Now, however, I think it’s time we take this relationship to the next level and meet face-to-face…so I’m hosting a free webinar!

If you want to do more in less time, the solution could be as simple as downloading the best app or making the right list. That’s why I’m here to help! Join me on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 8 pm ET to learn:

  • How to prioritize your lists
  • How to make the best lists for your life needs
  • Why list making is so beneficial
  • How to be more efficient day-to-day

Lists are the secret to success – join me to find out how! RSVP for free here.
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