Frank Buck helps you "Get Organized!" (as the title of his book says). If you're a busy professional and want total control over your time and tasks and the peace of mind that nothing is falling through the cracks, we have something for you. The segments are short, focused, and give you something you can implement today. He was named to "Global Gurus Top 30" in the area of time management for 2017 and 2018, and was named #1 in the world in that category for 2019. Learn more atFrankBuck.org.
“Creative Procrastination” is all about finding that sweet spot. Instead of putting off tasks, it's the art of creatively placing tasks in the future. Come over to the blog post and leave a comment: https://www.frankbuck.org/how-creative-procrastination-makes-you-more-productive
Learn how to cut your email in half and do likewise with voicemail. It's irreverent, but right on the money, especially for those who drive you crazy. Visit the post here: https://www.frankbuck.org/cut-email-in-half (The post publishes Oct. 8 at noon EDT)
We all know people we must follow up. We stay behind, remind, and remind again. Moreover, we need a system to make it easy. Come over to the blog post and leave a comment: https://www.frankbuck.org/how-to-follow-up-2/
In this episode, you learn why October may be your best opportunity for improvement. She why we call it the "Oasis of October."
The inspiration for today's episode is an article I wrote for MiddleWeb.com. You can read that article here.
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How will you capitalize on the "Oasis of October"? Where will you have made progress by the end of the month? Let me know in the comments.
We tend to embrace what's new, and it's certainly true of social media. What about the tools that have been around for a while? Is blogging dead? Find out why your blog should be the center of your social media platform and learn how to improve your blog. https://www.frankbuck.org/is-blogging-dead-what-you-need-to-know
When someone in your organization is leaving a job, what happens to the email sent to their accounts? This post explores the problem and a solution. Come over to the blog post and leave a comment: https://www.frankbuck.org/how-to-escape-the-bermuda-triangle-of-email
What should note taking in the college class look like? If I could go back to college but take modern tech with me, how would my practice change? Come over to the blog post and leave a comment: https://www.frankbuck.org/my-personal-back-to-the-future
I have written about having a personalized home page. Today, we look at my favorite gadget on the page...my fingertip bookmarks. Come over to the blog post and leave a comment: https://www.frankbuck.org/fingertip-bookmarks
NOTE: I have since changed from igHome to Netvibes.com. I also "Bookmarks" on Netvibes, so the idea is the same. Learn more about Netvibes here.
It's easy to embed Google Calendar in your blog or website and even easier to keep it updated. This post shows step-by-step how to do it. Come over to the blog post and leave a comment: https://www.frankbuck.org/how-to-embed-your-school-calendar-in-a-blog-or-website
These three organizing tips will spell the difference between being in control and being overwhelmed every day of the school year. Come over to the blog post and leave a comment: https://www.frankbuck.org/middleweb-3-organizing-tips-for-a-great-school-year
In this post, we look at a new venture...a presence on YouTube. Read about where we've been and where we're going. Come over to the blog post: https://www.frankbuck.org/check-out-my-youtube-channel
You can access my interview on the "Getting More Done with Evernote" podcast here.
What do you do with your child's artwork? You hate to throw away any creation, but it's overtaking the house. Here are three suggestions. Visit the blog post at https://www.frankbuck.org/organize-childs-artwork
Your voicemail system probably has capabilities you aren't using. Find the owner's manual. Start setting a system that saves time for you and the caller. To get the most benefit from this episode, visit the blog post at https://www.frankbuck.org/voicemail2
Need to edit a PDF? You don't need expensive software. Here are five free sites that offer PDF converters, as well as audio and video converters. To get the most out of this episode, come over to the blog post at https://www.frankbuck.org/5-free-sites-to-make-pdfs-less-painful
Some new Gmail features have made a great tool even better. But many Gmail users are unaware of them. In this post, we look at 10. Come over to the blog post for additional information: https://frankbuck.org/gmail-10-new-features
Would you like your browser to open to a page that's actually useful? You can have it for free with Netvibes. Learn how to create it and what you might add. Come over to the blog post at https://www.frankbuck.org/netvibes It will publish Tuesday, July 2nd at 11:00AM CDT.
Your success depends on your ability to focus...and focus is a finite resource. Protect your time. Say no so you can say "yes" to the right things. To read the text of the post, come over to Frank Buck.org.
When you have lots to do, how do you avoid overwhelm? Learn how a "Master List" will keep today manageable and help you plan tomorrow. For more information, visit the blog post: https://www.frankbuck.org/masterlist (The post appears at 11:00 on Tuesday)
Are you terrible at proofreading your own writing? This post examines Grammarly, Hemingway app, and the "Read Aloud" extension. For additional help, visit the blog post: https://www.frankbuck.org/proofreading (The post appears at 11:00 on Tuesday)
In an interview for NBC News Better, I provide my input on three productivity hacks the author implemented in her own workflow. Come over to the blog post for additional information. https://www.frankbuck.org/3-productivity-hacks-income (New posts appear every Tuesday at 11:00A.M.)
If you enjoyed The Checklist Manifesto, these suggestions from Atul Gawande should resonate with you. These suggestions are from Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance. For additional information, see the blog post: https://www.frankbuck.org/gawandesuggestions (The post appears at 11:00 on Tuesday)
Batching is a powerful time management tactic. It promotes focus and let's you get done more in less time. Read these practical examples of batching at work. Come over to the blog post for more content: https://www.frankbuck.org/time-management-batching/
Visiting countless blogs to look for new content is time consuming. What if new content from your favorites showed up in one place? It can happy with Feedly. The real value from this episode is in the text of the blog post. Come on over: https://www.frankbuck.org/feedly/
When it comes to your paper files, if you can't find it, you might as well not have it. National Organize Your Files Week is the perfect time to take action. Come over to the blog posts for the links we mention: https://www.frankbuck.org/organize-your-files/
With the help of Google Assistant, Google Translate is amazing. It can even allow two people to carry on a conversation on different languages. Additional information is in the blog post: https://www.frankbuck.org/google-translate/
In this interview, Penny Zinker talks with me about my book and a number of topics related to time management. You'll hear our viewpoints on email, task management, Evernote, and more. You'll also hear about the overarching need for having a system.
Each year, Global Gurus recognizes a "Top 30" in various fields. I am excited and humbled to announce I've was named #1 in the “time management” category. In this episode, we talk about the award and future plans.
The 2nd Tuesday of March is "Organize Your Home Office Day." Almost a fourth of us work from home at least part of the time. This post gives you three broad principles for organizing a home office you will love and where you will be productive.
Holiday stress is a result of the busyness of what should be an enjoyable season. This post shows how identifying the "Fab 5" each day puts stress at bay. (Carol Of The Bells by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
If fire, wind, or water destroyed your computer, how much data would you lose? It's a sobering thought. This article shows how easy data backup can be. Give yourself the peace of mind that your data is safe regarding of what Mother Nature throws your way.
Your success partly due by your ability to focus...to give a sufficient amount of time to a task in order to see it to its conclusion. Protect your time by saying "no" so you can say "yes" to the right things.