Time Management Horse Sense

August 9, 2013

Donald Wetmore looks at time management from the perspective of a horse race; twice the reward does not generally require twice the effort. Every horse race has a first place winner and a runner-up, second place contender. It is not uncommon for the first place horse to earn twice the prize as the second place […]

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How to Apologize

August 8, 2013

Erich Segal gave us the classic line, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” However, just because you love your partner doesn’t mean you never have to say you’re sorry. When an apology is in order, what questions do we ask? How to apologize? What’s the best approach to take? How do I say I’m sorry? For a child, an apology consists of a half-hearted […]

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8 Tips for Using a Microphone When Speaking

August 7, 2013

A microphone is one of the basic tools of public speaking. Most people treat it like it’s some form of weird alien technology designed to make communicating a more difficult ordeal than it already is. Here are a few simple tips to help you use a mic to full advantage. Before your presentation, take time […]

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How to Get your Project Back on Track

July 31, 2013

  No matter how much planning you put into projects, things can get off track pretty easily. In fact, it’s standard practice to build buffers into the variables of a project to allow of delays and over-runs. If you’re working on a project and it gets off track, here are some steps to get things […]

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Prioritizing with GTD

July 25, 2013

Two Minutes with David Allen Click to learn more about GTD® Related articles GTD Times: GTD community on Lift GTD Times: Digital or paper GTD system GTD Times: You really can have “mind like water” 4 Productivity Tips to Maximize Your GTD Efforts

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25 Simple Tips for Self Motivation

July 23, 2013

Visualize successful outcomes. Use positive affirmations to boost your attitude. Don’t reinvent the wheel. Find successful people and ask them how they do it. Pick their brains and copy their techniques. Give yourself rewards. Find what really interests you and you’ll get into the habit of wanting to learn. Be realistic about what you can achieve. […]

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10 Ways to Avoid Bombing While Public Speaking

July 18, 2013

Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounc’d it to you, trippingly on the tongue, but if you mouth it, as many of our players do, I had as lief the town-crier spoke my lines. Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus, but use all gently, for in the […]

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10 Ways to Enjoy a Day Off

July 15, 2013

A couple of weeks ago was Canada Day. In three weeks time it will be Heritage Day in Alberta, a Provincial holiday which focuses on the many cultures that make up our population. We haven’t yet put together our plans for the weekend, but have a couple of ideas. Successful people understand the importance of […]

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50 Ways to Leave Your Paper

July 10, 2013

50 Ways to Go Paperless Shoeboxed.com has some Inside the Box thinking about going paperless. Some of the 50 Ways relate to Shoeboxed features or other products and services. However, there are lots of useful tips that can be applied without needing to use the services or apps. If you’re still making lots of excuses […]

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Set goals like Ben Franklin

July 1, 2013

Ben Franklin became a prolific inventor once he learned to set goals and prioritize. Here’s how: Spend 10 minutes each morning prioritizing your tasks. Spend 20 at the end of the week reviewing work for the next week. Ask yourself, “which  of my to-do’s are important, not merely urgent?”

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