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Tips for Better Productivity

Tips for Better Professional Productivity

4th Annual Solo & Small Firm Conference

4th Annual Solo and Small Firm Conference

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Are You Shovel Ready?

Inspired by Frederick Winslow Taylor & Bethlehem Steel

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Checklists

http://accesscle.lsuc.on.ca

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Hipster PDA

3 x 5 card

or

4 cards

per page

Samples from D*I*Y Planner 4UP editionhttp://www.diyplanner.com

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Interruptions

2 minutes lost each day= 8+ hours a year

15 minutes lost each day= 62+ hours a year

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When are your hot spots?

Heat mapHighlight productive timesHighlight down times

Map from ProductiveFlourishing.com

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Integrate, automate

How connected are your systems?Use your Microsoft Office or other suites built-in connectivityInsert ObjectMail Merge in Word from your Outlook contactsEmbed files, so that an update in one is reflected in bothPractice management software is designed to enable single point of input

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Search you

Use technology to find information fastDesktop search toolsWindows Desktop SearchGoogle DesktopCopernicSearch within your software

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Starter templates for your practice

office.microsoft.com

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Capture your time

Cut down on lost time, as in where did it go? with stop watchBuilt into practice management softwareAvailable as standalone software from Chrometa, Element55Point is not to bill more timeWhat am I doing with my time (could I bill it?)What can I do differently to use my time better?

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Sync or you are sunk

Lotus NotesMicrosoft Outlook

GoogleCalendar

Staff or OtherE-mailUser

calendarfeed

GooSyncCompanionlink

HotSync ActiveSyncCompanionlinkiTunes

Google Calendar Sync

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Thank You!

Questions?

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