Productivity Matters

Productivity Matters

By Julian
Productivity Matters is a podcast designed to help you get better at getting things done.

Each episode focuses on a favourite app, product or service that, when you put them all together will remove the stress and strain of keeping everything in order.

See below for social media links and visit my website www.productivity-matters.co.uk for more information.
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How To Get Started With Podcasting
So - you want to launch a podcast?  Where do you start? This episode is all about how I create, publish and promote each episode. --- Here's the link to the episode I recorded entirely on Anchor - https://anchor.fm/productivity-matters/episodes/A-Sound-Experiment-e3kghv Try ConvertKit on their Free plan - http://bit.ly/FreeConvertKit_PM Try Canva free for 30 days - http://bit.ly/Canva_PM Blue Yeti Microphone - https://amzn.to/2R2am1N Microphone Boom Arm - https://amzn.to/2P4EIio --- Get my free Productivity Playbook - http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM --- Some of these links are affiliate links.  This means that I may be paid a commission if you purchase via these links.  This does not affect the price you will pay.  Thank you.
10:32
February 12, 2020
Getting The Most From Shortcuts
Thanks for listening Shortcuts is one of the best 'built in' apps on iOS.  When you spend time with it, you can really unleash the power of productivity. Listen to find out more, and hear how I use Shortcuts to make life a little more efficient. --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
09:54
February 5, 2020
Managing Email Overload
Managing Email Overload How do you control the incessant emails that keep arriving? How do you manage the influx emails? Listen to hear tips and tricks to make sure you don't become a slave to your inbox. --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
10:30
January 29, 2020
Drafts - Capture First
Ever wondered where you could write that scap-note, information, task etc; but not worry about which app to use? Drafts has you covered. --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
10:45
January 22, 2020
Being Tough On Tasks
Are your ruthless when you prioritise your tasks? It can be challenging.   In this episode I offer 5 ways to help you to decide which tasks take priority. --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
10:44
January 15, 2020
SAD: Revisited
SAD - Seasonal Affective Disorder. It's also known as winter depression, and for some it can be quite debilitating. Hear my story and pick up some tips to help you if you think this could be why you're feeling so low. --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
06:49
January 8, 2020
NaPodPoMo - I Did It
NaPodPoMo - 30 Days; 30 Episodes This is it - the final episode for November. It's been National Podcast Post Month and I've done it. Thank you for listening. --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
02:05
November 30, 2019
NaPodPoMo - Danger Ahead
NaPodPoMo - 30 Days; 30 Episodes The Dangers of App Switching --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
02:32
November 29, 2019
NaPodPoMo - Online Docs
NaPodPoMo - 30 Days; 30 Episodes Online Docs --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
02:12
November 28, 2019
NaPodPoMo - Online Storage
NaPodPoMo - 30 Days; 30 Episodes Online Storage --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
01:48
November 27, 2019
NaPodPoMo - Two-Factor Authentication
NaPodPoMo - 30 Days; 30 Episodes Two-Factor Authentication --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
01:45
November 26, 2019
NaPodPoMo - Automation
NaPodPoMo - 30 Days; 30 Episodes Automation --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
02:08
November 25, 2019
NaPodPoMo - Taking Notes
NaPodPoMo - 30 Days; 30 Episodes Taking Notes --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
02:57
November 24, 2019
NaPodPoMo - Start Small
NaPodPoMo - 30 Days; 30 Episodes Start Small --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
01:35
November 23, 2019
NaPodPoMo - Prioritise
NaPodPoMo - 30 Days; 30 Episodes Prioritise --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
01:54
November 22, 2019
NaPodPoMo - Focus Focus Focus
NaPodPoMo - 30 Days; 30 Episodes Focus, Focus, Focus --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
01:53
November 21, 2019
NaPodPoMo - Change Passwords Frequently
NaPodPoMo - 30 Days; 30 Episodes Change Passwords Frequently --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
01:53
November 20, 2019
NaPodPoMo - Another Five Top Tips
NaPodPoMo - 30 Days; 30 Episodes It's the 100th episode of this podcast and day 19 of NaPodPoMo, this time with another five top productivity tips. --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
02:13
November 19, 2019
NaPodPoMo - Take A Break
NaPodPoMo - 30 Days; 30 Episodes Take A Break --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
01:21
November 18, 2019
NaPodPoMo - Tidy Work Area
NaPodPoMo - 30 Days; 30 Episodes Tidy Work Area --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
01:25
November 17, 2019
NaPodPoMo - Managing Distractions
NaPodPoMo - 30 Days; 30 Episodes Managing Distractions --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
02:13
November 16, 2019
NaPodPoMo - Breaking Tasks
NaPodPoMo - 30 Days; 30 Episodes Break Big Tasks Down --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
01:39
November 15, 2019
NaPodPoMo - Checking Tasks
NaPodPoMo - 30 Days; 30 Episodes Check your tasks daily --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
01:40
November 14, 2019
NaPodPoMo - Five Top Tips
NaPodPoMo - 30 Days; 30 Episodes Five top tips to help you --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
01:58
November 13, 2019
NaPodPoMo - Just Say 'No!'
NaPodPoMo - 30 Days; 30 Episodes Just say 'No'... --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
01:35
November 12, 2019
NaPodPoMo - Delegation
NaPodPoMo - 30 Days; 30 Episodes The art of good management... --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
01:41
November 11, 2019
NaPodPoMo - Deleting Emails
NaPodPoMo - 30 Days; 30 Episodes Delete your emails! --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
01:53
November 10, 2019
NaPodPoMo - Notifications
NaPodPoMo - 30 Days; 30 Episodes Turn off notifications --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
01:27
November 9, 2019
NaPodPoMo - Battery Saving
NaPodPoMo - 30 Days; 30 Episodes Tips to save battery life --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
02:09
November 8, 2019
NaPodPoMo - Imposter Syndrome
NaPodPoMo - 30 Days; 30 Episodes Imposter Syndrome - find out more --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
02:04
November 7, 2019
NaPodPoMo - Airdrop
NaPodPoMo - 30 Days; 30 Episodes Airdrop - for Apple users. --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
01:55
November 6, 2019
NaPodPoMo - Unique Passwords
NaPodPoMo - 30 Days; 30 Episodes Make sure you use unique passwords --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
01:41
November 5, 2019
NaPodPoMo - Strong Passwords
NaPodPoMo - 30 Days; 30 Episodes Create a strong password to make it less 'guessable' --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
02:07
November 4, 2019
NaPodPoMo - Procrastination
NaPodPoMo - 30 Days; 30 Episodes Don't put off until tomorrow, what can be done today --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
01:48
November 3, 2019
NaPodPoMo - Unsubscribe
NaPodPoMo - 30 Days; 30 Episodes A quick tip on how to reduce the number of emails you receive. --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
01:55
November 2, 2019
NaPodPoMo - Your Apps
NaPodPoMo - 30 Days; 30 Episodes Make sure you update your apps regularly. --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
01:56
November 1, 2019
34 Bitesize - Tuesday
Today: It's the final Bitesize! --- YouTube Channel http://bit.ly/Productivity-Matters-YouTube Try Canva Pro FREE for 30 days http://bit.ly/Canva_PM Get a 30 day FREE trial of LastPass http://bit.ly/Lastpass_PM --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
02:46
October 29, 2019
33 Bitesize - Monday
Today: It's dark now... My second interview NaPodPoMo preparation --- YouTube Channel http://bit.ly/Productivity-Matters-YouTube Try Canva Pro FREE for 30 days http://bit.ly/Canva_PM Get a 30 day FREE trial of LastPass http://bit.ly/Lastpass_PM --- Recorded using: - Ferrite Recording Studio on iPhone Xr - Boya BY-M1 Lavalier, tie-clip, microphone --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
02:22
October 28, 2019
32 Bitesize - Friday
Today: Preparing for my interview Listening to Jazz music The times - they are a changing --- YouTube Channel http://bit.ly/Productivity-Matters-YouTube Try Canva Pro FREE for 30 days http://bit.ly/Canva_PM Get a 30 day FREE trial of LastPass http://bit.ly/Lastpass_PM --- Recorded using: - Ferrite Recording Studio on iPhone Xr - Boya BY-M1 Lavalier, tie-clip, microphone --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
02:49
October 25, 2019
NaPodPoMo - Coming Soon
NaPodPoMo is the National Podcast Post Month. The idea is simple. It's to publish 30 episodes over 30 days during the month of November.  If you're new to podcasting, or even thinking about getting started, then this might be a good time to try it out.  There's no pressure, and no need to use fancy recording equipment. Your phone is really all you need, along with an idea! I'm using a basic tie-clip microphone and my iPhone to record this.  It's quick and simple to set up and use. As for an idea; it could be anything - from speaking out about something you're passionate about, film or book reviews, a discussion with friends - anything.  There is always someone ready to listen. You'll also need somewhere to host your podcast and for that I recommend Anchor. It's completely free to use, has a whole host of features and is ideal to get started. What's more, Anchor automatically post to pretty much every platform, such as Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, Overcast and many, many more.  If you're a veteran, maybe you could try a new format, or test some other equipment.  And don't think you need to record every day.  You could batch record every episode in advance, or just do a few at a time.  However you do it; the only criteria is publishing one episode per day, for 30 days.  Do that and you win!  There are no prizes, just the kudos that you did it! You can find out more at NaPodPoMo.org Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
01:56
October 24, 2019
31 Bitesize - Wednesday
Today: Interview Day --- YouTube Channel http://bit.ly/Productivity-Matters-YouTube Try Canva Pro FREE for 30 days http://bit.ly/Canva_PM Get a 30 day FREE trial of LastPass http://bit.ly/Lastpass_PM --- Recorded using: - Ferrite Recording Studio on iPhone Xr - Boya BY-M1 Lavalier, tie-clip, microphone --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
02:17
October 24, 2019
30 Bitesize - Tuesday
Today: Back Home The Hotel More interviews --- YouTube Channel http://bit.ly/Productivity-Matters-YouTube Try Canva Pro FREE for 30 days http://bit.ly/Canva_PM Get a 30 day FREE trial of LastPass http://bit.ly/Lastpass_PM --- Recorded using: - Ferrite Recording Studio on iPhone Xr - Boya BY-M1 Lavalier, tie-clip, microphone --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day http://bit.ly/Anchor_PM
04:53
October 22, 2019
29 Bitesize - Friday
Today: They said "No"! Siam Waterpark --- YouTube Channel - http://bit.ly/Productivity-Matters-YouTube Try Canva Pro FREE for 30 days - https://canva.pxf.io/j6akn Get a 30 day FREE trial of LastPass - https://LastPass.wo8g.net/Egzy2 --- Recorded using: - Ferrite Recording studio on iPhone Xr - Boya BY-M1 Lavalier, tie-clip, microphone - https://amzn.to/2Akuzct --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day https://jet-business-services-ltd.ck.page/5c12add528 --- If you're a freelancer or contractor (in the UK) I think you’d like Intouch Accounting - they’re the specialist contractor accountancy company that I use to run my Limited Company.  They are able to effectively handle all of your accounting needs, offer IR35 support and answer any queries I have. Sign up to Intouch Accounting before the end of October 2019 to get your £150 Amazon voucher https://portal.intouchaccounting.com/portal/r/b/PKJZ
03:16
October 18, 2019
28 Bitesize - Tuesday
Today: Still no job news In-flight entertainment NaPodPoMo - https://NaPodPoMo.org --- YouTube Channel - http://bit.ly/Productivity-Matters-YouTube Try Canva Pro FREE for 30 days - https://canva.pxf.io/j6akn Get a 30 day FREE trial of LastPass - https://LastPass.wo8g.net/Egzy2 --- Recorded using: - Ferrite Recording studio on iPhone Xr - Boya BY-M1 Lavalier, tie-clip, microphone - https://amzn.to/2Akuzct --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day https://jet-business-services-ltd.ck.page/5c12add528 --- If you're a freelancer or contractor (in the UK) I think you’d like Intouch Accounting - they’re the specialist contractor accountancy company that I use to run my Limited Company.  They are able to effectively handle all of your accounting needs, offer IR35 support and answer any queries I have. Sign up to Intouch Accounting before the end of October 2019 to get your £150 Amazon voucher https://portal.intouchaccounting.com/portal/r/b/PKJZ
04:00
October 15, 2019
27 Bitesize - Friday
Today: No news is, apparently, good news... Packing for holiday It's been a quiet day --- YouTube Channel - http://bit.ly/Productivity-Matters-YouTube Try Canva Pro FREE for 30 days - https://canva.pxf.io/j6akn Get a 30 day FREE trial of LastPass - https://LastPass.wo8g.net/Egzy2 --- Recorded using: - Ferrite Recording studio on iPhone Xr - Boya BY-M1 Lavalier, tie-clip, microphone - https://amzn.to/2Akuzct --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day https://jet-business-services-ltd.ck.page/5c12add528 --- If you're a freelancer or contractor (in the UK) I think you’d like Intouch Accounting - they’re the specialist contractor accountancy company that I use to run my Limited Company.  They are able to effectively handle all of your accounting needs, offer IR35 support and answer any queries I have. Sign up to Intouch Accounting before the end of October 2019 to get your £150 Amazon voucher https://portal.intouchaccounting.com/portal/r/b/PKJZ
02:28
October 11, 2019
26 Bitesize - Thursday
Today: I had a face-to-face interview Cubs night Clearing the gutters!! --- YouTube Channel - http://bit.ly/Productivity-Matters-YouTube Try Canva Pro FREE for 30 days - https://canva.pxf.io/j6akn Get a 30 day FREE trial of LastPass - https://LastPass.wo8g.net/Egzy2 --- Recorded using: - Ferrite Recording studio on iPhone Xr - Boya BY-M1 Lavalier, tie-clip, microphone - https://amzn.to/2Akuzct --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day https://jet-business-services-ltd.ck.page/5c12add528 --- If you're a freelancer or contractor (in the UK) I think you’d like Intouch Accounting - they’re the specialist contractor accountancy company that I use to run my Limited Company.  They are able to effectively handle all of your accounting needs, offer IR35 support and answer any queries I have. Sign up to Intouch Accounting before the end of October 2019 to get your £150 Amazon voucher https://portal.intouchaccounting.com/portal/r/b/PKJZ
03:02
October 10, 2019
25 Bitesize - Tuesday
Today I had a face to face interview - the first one in a long time! I've been updating and cleasing my Evernote account macOS Catalina is here.... --- YouTube Channel - http://bit.ly/Productivity-Matters-YouTube Try Canva Pro FREE for 30 days - https://canva.pxf.io/j6akn Get a 30 day FREE trial of LastPass - https://LastPass.wo8g.net/Egzy2 --- Recorded using: - Ferrite Recording studio on iPhone Xr - Boya BY-M1 Lavalier, tie-clip, microphone - https://amzn.to/2Akuzct --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day https://jet-business-services-ltd.ck.page/5c12add528 --- If you're a freelancer or contractor (in the UK) I think you’d like Intouch Accounting - they’re the specialist contractor accountancy company that I use to run my Limited Company.  They are able to effectively handle all of your accounting needs, offer IR35 support and answer any queries I have. Sign up to Intouch Accounting before the end of October 2019 to get your £150 Amazon voucher https://portal.intouchaccounting.com/portal/r/b/PKJZ
04:24
October 8, 2019
24 Bitesize - Monday
Today: I have another interview Updated images using Canva - see below for the link to your FREE 30 day trial Ironing... --- YouTube Channel - http://bit.ly/Productivity-Matters-YouTube Try Canva Pro FREE for 30 days - https://canva.pxf.io/j6akn Get a 30 day FREE trial of LastPass - https://LastPass.wo8g.net/Egzy2 --- Recorded using: - Ferrite Recording studio on iPhone Xr - Boya BY-M1 Lavalier, tie-clip, microphone - https://amzn.to/2Akuzct --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day https://jet-business-services-ltd.ck.page/5c12add528 --- If you're a freelancer or contractor (in the UK) I think you’d like Intouch Accounting - they’re the specialist contractor accountancy company that I use to run my Limited Company.  They are able to effectively handle all of your accounting needs, offer IR35 support and answer any queries I have. Sign up to Intouch Accounting before the end of October 2019 to get your £150 Amazon voucher https://portal.intouchaccounting.com/portal/r/b/PKJZ
03:20
October 7, 2019
23 Bitesize - Friday
Today No news on the job front!!! I have been very creative, writing, producing and promoting a completely new podcast episode, all about Lumen5.  I posted a short video on YouTube, used Headliner.app for a promo video and added a blog on my website.   --- YouTube Channel - http://bit.ly/Productivity-Matters-YouTube Try Canva Pro FREE for 30 days - https://canva.pxf.io/j6akn Get a 30 day FREE trial of LastPass - https://LastPass.wo8g.net/Egzy2 --- Recorded using: - Ferrite Recording studio on iPhone Xr - Boya BY-M1 Lavalier, tie-clip, microphone - https://amzn.to/2Akuzct --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day https://jet-business-services-ltd.ck.page/5c12add528 --- If you're a freelancer or contractor (in the UK) I think you’d like Intouch Accounting - they’re the specialist contractor accountancy company that I use to run my Limited Company.  They are able to effectively handle all of your accounting needs, offer IR35 support and answer any queries I have. Sign up to Intouch Accounting before the end of October 2019 to get your £150 Amazon voucher https://portal.intouchaccounting.com/portal/r/b/PKJZ
02:51
October 4, 2019
Video Creation with Lumen5
Lumen5 is a video creation app that uses Artifical Intelligence and Machine Learning to automatically create smart videos. --- Find out more at Lumen5 --- See the short video I made using Lumen5 - https://youtu.be/wag1YHFQkhs --- Equipment I use to make my podcasts: Blue Yeti Microphone Pop Filter Professional Microphone Boom Arm If you purchase via one of these links, I may be paid a small commission.  This will not affect the price you will pay.
10:40
October 4, 2019
22 Bitesize - Thursday
Today I had a telephone interview Cub Scout meeting...  --- YouTube Channel - http://bit.ly/Productivity-Matters-YouTube  Try Canva Pro FREE for 30 days - https://canva.pxf.io/j6akn  Get a 30 day FREE trial of LastPass - https://LastPass.wo8g.net/Egzy2 --- Recorded using: - Ferrite Recording studio on iPhone Xr - Boya BY-M1 Lavalier, tie-clip, microphone - https://amzn.to/2Akuzct --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day https://jet-business-services-ltd.ck.page/5c12add528 --- If you're a freelancer or contractor (in the UK) I think you’d like Intouch Accounting - they’re the specialist contractor accountancy company that I use to run my Limited Company.  They are able to effectively handle all of your accounting needs, offer IR35 support and answer any queries I have. Sign up to Intouch Accounting before the end of October 2019 to get your £150 Amazon voucher https://portal.intouchaccounting.com/portal/r/b/PKJZ
02:53
October 3, 2019
21 Bitesize - Wednesday
Today: Exciting news - I now have THREE interviews lined up... 🤞🏻 Doodly - I also updated a Doodly video about two-factor authentication AND created a new one. --- YouTube Channel - http://bit.ly/Productivity-Matters-YouTube Get your FREE weekly email course about Online Security here - http://bit.ly/EmailSecurityCourse Try Canva Pro FREE for 30 days - https://canva.pxf.io/j6akn Get a 30 day FREE trial of LastPass - https://LastPass.wo8g.net/Egzy2 --- Recorded using:  - Ferrite Recording studio on iPhone Xr - Boya BY-M1 Lavalier, tie-clip, microphone - https://amzn.to/2Akuzct --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day https://jet-business-services-ltd.ck.page/5c12add528 --- If you're a freelancer or contractor (in the UK) I think you’d like Intouch Accounting - they’re the specialist contractor accountancy company that I use to run my Limited Company.  They are able to effectively handle all of your accounting needs, offer IR35 support and answer any queries I have. Sign up to Intouch Accounting before the end of October 2019 to get your £150 Amazon voucher https://portal.intouchaccounting.com/portal/r/b/PKJZ
02:43
October 2, 2019
20 Bitesize - Tuesday
Today Great news and updating a Doodly video --- Try Canva Pro FREE for 30 days - https://canva.pxf.io/j6akn Get a 30 day FREE trial of LastPass - https://LastPass.wo8g.net/Egzy2 See my "How to use 2FA" Doodly creation on YouTube - https://youtu.be/dSrmWhkgYIc --- Recorded using: - Ferrite Recording studio on iPhone Xr - Boya BY-M1 Lavalier, tie-clip, microphone - https://amzn.to/2Akuzct --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day https://jet-business-services-ltd.ck.page/5c12add528
02:40
October 1, 2019
19 Bitesize - Friday
Today No news on the job search.... very quite There's a new Doodly explainer video on the way --- Try Canva Pro FREE for 30 days - https://canva.pxf.io/j6akn Get a 30 day FREE trial of LastPass - https://LastPass.wo8g.net/Egzy2 See my "How to use 2FA" Doodly creation on YouTube - https://youtu.be/dSrmWhkgYIc --- Recorded using: - Ferrite Recording studio on iPhone Xr - Boya BY-M1 Lavalier, tie-clip, microphone - https://amzn.to/2Akuzct --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day https://jet-business-services-ltd.ck.page/5c12add528 --- If you're a freelancer or contractor (in the UK) I think you’d like Intouch Accounting - they’re the specialist contractor accountancy company that I use to run my Limited Company.  They are able to effectively handle all of your accounting needs, offer IR35 support and answer any queries I have. Sign up to Intouch Accounting before the end of September 2019 to get your £200 Amazon voucher https://portal.intouchaccounting.com/portal/r/b/PKJZ
02:20
September 27, 2019
18 Bitesize - Thursday
Today: I had my telephone interview; so fingers crossed. More Doodly animation creation It's Cubs night tonight... --- Try Canva Pro FREE for 30 days - https://canva.pxf.io/j6akn Get a 30 day FREE trial of LastPass - https://LastPass.wo8g.net/Egzy2 See my Doodly creation on YouTube - https://youtu.be/dSrmWhkgYIc --- Recorded using: - Ferrite Recording studio on iPhone Xr - Boya BY-M1 Lavalier, tie-clip, microphone - https://amzn.to/2Akuzct --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day https://jet-business-services-ltd.ck.page/5c12add528 --- If you're a freelancer or contractor (in the UK) I think you’d like Intouch Accounting - they’re the specialist contractor accountancy company that I use to run my Limited Company.  They are able to effectively handle all of your accounting needs, offer IR35 support and answer any queries I have. Sign up to Intouch Accounting before the end of September 2019 to get your £200 Amazon voucher https://portal.intouchaccounting.com/portal/r/b/PKJZ
02:26
September 26, 2019
17 Bitesize - Wednesday
Today: My job search took a positive turn I made a Doodly Networking event --- Try Canva Pro FREE for 30 days - https://canva.pxf.io/j6akn Get a 30 day FREE trial of LastPass - https://LastPass.wo8g.net/Egzy2 See my Doodly on my Facebook page - www.facebook.com/prodmatters --- Recorded using: - Ferrite Recording studio on iPhone Xr - Boya BY-M1 Lavalier, tie-clip, microphone - https://amzn.to/2Akuzct --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day https://jet-business-services-ltd.ck.page/5c12add528 --- If you're a freelancer or contractor (in the UK) I think you’d like Intouch Accounting - they’re the specialist contractor accountancy company that I use to run my Limited Company.  They are able to effectively handle all of your accounting needs, offer IR35 support and answer any queries I have. Sign up to Intouch Accounting before the end of September 2019 to get your £200 Amazon voucher https://portal.intouchaccounting.com/portal/r/b/PKJZ
04:15
September 26, 2019
16 Bitesize - Tuesday
Today: - Using Screenflow - LastPass tutorials - Job hunting goes on... - Tech house-keeping --- Try Canva Pro FREE for 30 days - https://canva.pxf.io/j6akn Get a 30 day FREE trial of LastPass - https://LastPass.wo8g.net/Egzy2 Tell me what you think about the new logo, on Twitter - www.twitter.com/prodmatters --- Recorded using: - Ferrite Recording studio on iPhone Xr - Boya BY-M1 Lavalier, tie-clip, microphone - https://amzn.to/2Akuzct --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day https://jet-business-services-ltd.ck.page/5c12add528 --- If you're a freelancer or contractor (in the UK) I think you’d like Intouch Accounting - they’re the specialist contractor accountancy company that I use to run my Limited Company.  They are able to effectively handle all of your accounting needs, offer IR35 support and answer any queries I have. Sign up to Intouch Accounting before the end of September 2019 to get your £200 Amazon voucher https://portal.intouchaccounting.com/portal/r/b/PKJZ
02:33
September 24, 2019
15 Bitesize - Monday
Today: - Backing up my MacBook - tech worries! - Job hunting goes on... - New business cards arrived - iOS13 on my iPhone --- Try Canva Pro FREE for 30 days - https://canva.pxf.io/j6akn Tell me what you think about the new logo, on Twitter - www.twitter.com/prodmatters --- Recorded using: - Ferrite Recording studio on iPhone Xr - Boya BY-M1 Lavalier, tie-clip, microphone - https://amzn.to/2Akuzct --- Sign up to my FREE Productivity Playbook.  It's packed full of hints and tips to help you be more efficient and effective every day https://jet-business-services-ltd.ck.page/5c12add528 --- If you're a freelancer or contractor (in the UK) I think you’d like Intouch Accounting - they’re the specialist contractor accountancy company that I use to run my Limited Company.  They are able to effectively handle all of your accounting needs, offer IR35 support and answer any queries I have. Sign up to Intouch Accounting before the end of September 2019 to get your £200 Amazon voucher https://portal.intouchaccounting.com/portal/r/b/PKJZ
04:12
September 23, 2019
14 Bitesize - Friday
Today: - There's a new logo in town.. what do you think? - Job hunting is soooo slooooow; not even a nibble today! - New business cards ordered --- Try Canva Pro FREE for 30 days - https://canva.pxf.io/j6akn Tell me what you think about the new logo, on Twitter - www.twitter.com/prodmatters --- Recorded using: - Ferrite Recording studio on iPhone Xr - Boya BY-M1 Lavalier, tie-clip, microphone - https://amzn.to/2Akuzct --- Sign up to my FREE Online Security email course, and be sure to protect your online life. https://jet-business-services-ltd.ck.page/064285d1a0 --- I think you’d like Intouch Accounting - they’re the specialist contractor accountancy company that I use to run my Limited Company.  They are able to effectively handle all of your accounting needs, offer IR35 support and answer any queries I have. Sign up to Intouch Accounting before the end of September 2019 to get your £200 Amazon voucher https://portal.intouchaccounting.com/portal/r/b/PKJZ
04:59
September 20, 2019
13 Bitesize - Thursday
It's Bitesize for Thursday Today: The job search goes on... Doodly... Lumen5... Recorded using:  - Ferrite Recording studio on iPhone Xr - Boya BY-M1 Lavalier, tie-clip, microphone - https://amzn.to/2Akuzct --- Sign up to my FREE Online Security email course, and be sure to protect your online life https://jet-business-services-ltd.ck.page/064285d1a0 --- I think you’d like Intouch Accounting - they’re the specialist contractor accountancy company that I use to run my Limited Company.  They are able to effectively handle all of your accounting needs, offer IR35 support and answer any queries I have. Sign up to Intouch Accounting before the end of September 2019 to get your £200 Amazon voucher - https://portal.intouchaccounting.com/portal/r/b/PKJZ
02:30
September 19, 2019
12 Bitesize - Wednesday
Today: While the search for a job goes on; 2 roles were taken away for strange and weird reasons! Plus, I go to Manchester City centre for an Agile Meet-up... Recorded using: - Ferrite Recording studio on iPhone Xr - Boya BY-M1 Lavalier, tie-clip, microphone - https://amzn.to/2Akuzct --- Sign up to my FREE Online Security email course, and be sure to protect your online life. --- I think you’d like Intouch Accounting - they’re the specialist contractor accountancy company that I use to run my Limited Company.  They are able to effectively handle all of your accounting needs, offer IR35 support and answer any queries I have. Sign up to Intouch Accounting before the end of September 2019 to get your £200 Amazon voucher - https://portal.intouchaccounting.com/portal/r/b/PKJZ
02:36
September 18, 2019
11 Bitesize - Tuesday
Today: The job search goes on... Money Heist - This is a great heist show, with all the twists and turns you'd expect (and want).  It's available to watch on Netflix. Recorded using: - Ferrite Recording studio on iPhone Xr - Boya BY-M1 Lavalier, tie-clip, microphone - https://amzn.to/2Akuzct --- Sign up to my FREE Online Security email course, and be sure to protect your online life. --- I think you’d like Intouch Accounting - they’re the specialist contractor accountancy company that I use to run my Limited Company.  They are able to effectively handle all of your accounting needs, offer IR35 support and answer any queries I have. Sign up to Intouch Accounting before the end of September 2019 to get your £200 Amazon voucher - https://portal.intouchaccounting.com/portal/r/b/PKJZ
04:03
September 17, 2019
10 Bitesize - Monday
Today: Our green wheelie, recycling bin, has been stolen!! DIY with sealant! Downton Abbey - The Movie The job search continues --- Recorded using: - Ferrite Recording studio on iPhone Xr - Boya BY-M1 Lavalier, tie-clip, microphone - https://amzn.to/2Akuzct --- Sign up to my FREE Online Security email course, and be sure to protect your online life. --- I think you’d like Intouch Accounting - they’re the specialist contractor accountancy company that I use to run my Limited Company.  They are able to effectively handle all of your accounting needs, offer IR35 support and answer any queries I have. Sign up to Intouch Accounting before the end of September 2019 to get your £200 Amazon voucher - https://portal.intouchaccounting.com/portal/r/b/PKJZ
04:28
September 16, 2019
9 Bitesize - Friday
It’s the end of another week. Hear about my continuing search for a job and three productivity books.
04:44
September 13, 2019
Evernote & Canva
On this episode: Why I re-upgraded to Evernote Premium How can Canva help you?  Take advantage of their 30-Day Free trial. Contact me via Twitter --- Equipment I use to make my podcasts:  Blue Yeti Microphone Pop Filter Professional Microphone Boom Arm --- Get a £150 Amazon voucher when you sign up to In Touch Accounting   https://portal.intouchaccounting.com/portal/r/b/PKJZ --- If you purchase using these links then I may receive a commission.  This does not affect the price you will pay.  Thank you.
14:13
September 12, 2019
8 Bitesize - Thursday
More on the job hunt front Tonight is Cubs night - we're doing a spot of gardening! And more waffle :) --- Join the facebook group for the podcast to have your say... https://www.facebook.com/groups/ProductivityMattersPodcast Follow this podcast where you normally listen, so you never miss an episode. --- I recorded this using the Ferrite Recording app on my iPhone Xr, using the BOYA BY-M1 lavalier microphone - https://amzn.to/32DBpWx --- Get my FREE weekly email course to improve your online security https://jet-business-services-ltd.ck.page/064285d1a0
03:33
September 12, 2019
7 Bitesize - Wednesday
Today - my job search continues, and it took a positive turn.... There is now a Facebook group for this podcast.  You can join it to have your say, offer your suggestions for future episodes and generally get involved in the conversation. https://www.facebook.com/groups/ProductivityMattersPodcast Follow this podcast where you normally listen, so you never miss an episode. --- I recorded this using the Ferrite Recording app on my iPhone Xr, using the BOYA BY-M1 lavalier microphone - https://amzn.to/32DBpWx --- Get my FREE weekly email course to improve your online security https://jet-business-services-ltd.ck.page/064285d1a0
03:02
September 11, 2019
6 Bitesize - Tuesday
What have I been up to today?  I mentioned Evernote and Canva I also talked about my recent search for new contract....  I recorded this using the Ferrite Recording app on my iPhone Xr, using the BOYA BY-M1 lavalier microphone --- Get my FREE weekly email course to improve your online security
03:32
September 10, 2019
5 Bitesize - Monday
Another short for your listening pleasure. Today I talked about Lumen5 and Canva - two great creativity apps.   Lumen5 is great  for creating short video promo, and Canva is perfect for artwork.  They both have free versions available (although I have the Pro version of Canva). I also mentioned how I use Evernote for tracking my job applications. --- You can get my FREE weekly email to help you with your Online Security.
04:03
September 9, 2019
4 Bitesize - Friday
It's been a slow day today, but keeping positive. I've continued creating my online course, using the Ferrite recording app on my iPhone.  I used Screenflow to sync the pictures with the narration. In weekend news, I'm off to Lancaster University for their open day, and it's the start of the football season for my youngest son. More Bitesize news next week. --- Get my free Online Security email course - it's Free...
02:41
September 6, 2019
3 Bitesize - Thursday
In today's Bitesize episode: On the job search front - I was too expensive for a role! Recording a new course using Screenflow on the MacBook and the Ferrite Recording app on my iPhone. Now to decide whether to publish the course on Udemy or Skillshare (or both - or somewhere else entirely)!   What do you think? --- Get your FREE Online Security weekly email course, filled with tips and advice to make your security stronger. --- Contact me via Twitter
03:13
September 5, 2019
2 Bitesize - Wednesday
Day 2 of my new, mini, podcast. Get my FREE email course for online security here Contact me via Twitter Visit my website for more information
03:48
September 4, 2019
1 Bitesize - Tuesday
A daily, bite-sized episode about what I’ve been up to.  I'd love to know what you think... send me a message on Twitter   Visit My website   How confident are you about your online security? Get my free weekly email course with advice about creating unique and strong passwords, two-factor authentication and much more.
02:32
September 3, 2019
Email Marketing with ConvertKit
In this episode I take a look at ConvertKit, the email marketing service that I use.  It's a breath of fresh air (to me, anyway) and I wanted to share how it works and what it can do for you. You can try out ConvertKit right here. I recorded this episode using the Boya BY-M1 Lavalier Microphone attached to my iPhone Xr.  It was recorded using the Ferrite Recording Studio and edited on Garageband Check out my website at Productivity Matters Get in touch via Twitter Try my fab Messenger Chatbot Alternatively - if you want to know more about any of the following - just click: Task Management Email Overload Online Security - My free weekly email course My Free Productivity Playbook If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission.  This does not affect the price you will pay.  Thank you.
15:54
September 3, 2019
My Son The Critic!
In this episode, my son tells me why he thought the last episode wasn't very good! Plus, VAR - does it slow the football (soccer) game down? And, I'm creating a new course... Productivity Matters - The Book Productivity Matters - The Website Try out the Productivity Matters Chatbot and get your FREE Productivity Playbook Contact me via Twitter
07:57
August 11, 2019
It's A Book!
It's been a very exciting time at Productivity Matters... I've launched a new book, and I'm excited to tell you about it. I also talk through how I use ConvertKit to manage my mailing list; the use of a chatbot to get subscribers and updated my website. I'm out of breath just thinking about all of this. Hope you enjoy it. There's a wealth of links here: Productivity Matters - The Book ConvertKit Get your FREE copy of my Productivity Guide Try my chatbot here My Website
13:27
July 26, 2019
Appy Ever After
It's the final episode of the season, and I recap on some of my favourite apps and services (available at the timestamp below) Todoist - 2:16 Evernote - 4:55 Zapier - 7:02 LastPass - 9:16 Google Drive - 13:13 Bonus Getting Things Done - 16:08 Getting Things Done book, by David Allen You can contact me via a number of options; Twitter, facebook or Instagram Alternatively, you can visit my website www.productivity-matters.co.uk Equipment I use to make my podcasts: Blue Yeti Microphone Pop Filter Professional Microphone Boom Arm If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission.  This does not affect the price you will pay.  Thank you.
20:51
June 27, 2019
Are You A Serial App Changer?
Do you find yourself constantly changing apps.  Did you know this can harm your efficiency?   Listen to find out more.  Apps mentioned in this episode:  Todoist Evernote OneNote Bear Notion  You can contact me via a number of options; Twitter, facebook or Instagram Alternatively, you can visit my website www.productivity-matters.co.uk  Equipment I use to make my podcasts: Blue Yeti Microphone  Pop Filter  Professional Microphone Boom Arm If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission.  This does not affect the price you will pay.  Thank you.  
07:34
June 20, 2019
Working With A Blank Canva
Canva is a brilliant, online, design studio; with all the tools you'll need to create and manage visual media for all sorts of applications - posters, flyers, social media posts and more. Find out more at Canva where you can also sign up for a 30-day trial of their Pro version. You can contact me via a number of options; Twitter, facebook or Instagram Alternatively, you can visit my website www.productivity-matters.co.uk Equipment I use to make my podcasts: Blue Yeti Microphone   Pop Filter   Professional Microphone Boom Arm  If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission.  This does not affect the price you will pay.  Thank you. 
10:34
June 13, 2019
Getting Social with Buffer
Give your social media posting a boost with Buffer, find out how we planned our recent Scout camp, and hear about Productivity Matters - The Business. Find out more at Buffer  Equipment I use to make my podcasts Blue Yeti Microphone  Pop Filter  Professional Microphone Boom Arm  If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission.  This does not affect the price you will pay.  Thank you.  You can get in touch through any of the following. Twitter Instagram Facebook Please help to support this podcast - click here to make a donation which will help to keep this podcast going. It's very much appreciated.  Thank you
13:27
June 6, 2019
Imposter Alert
Podcast listening in the UK is on the rise, PLUS do you suffer from Imposter Syndrome? Find out in this episode. Equipment I use to make my podcasts Blue Yeti Microphone  Pop Filter  Professional Microphone Boom Arm  If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission.  This does not affect the price you will pay.  Thank you.  You can get in touch through any of the following: Twitter Instagram facebook  Please help to support this podcast - click here to make a donation which will help to keep this podcast going. It's very much appreciated.  Thank you
10:19
May 16, 2019
Give me (password) strength
According the the UK National Cyber Security Centre, over 23 million passwords found in breaches were '123456'.  Is that you? Do you know how to keep safe online.  In this episode I look at password security and tell you about LastPass, the password manager. Click for a FREE 30 day trial of LastPass Equipment I use to make my podcasts Blue Yeti Microphone  Pop Filter  Professional Microphone Boom Arm  If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission.  This does not affect the price you will pay.  Thank you.  You can get in touch through any of the following or via the link at the bottom of the show notes: Twitter Instagram Email 
13:04
April 26, 2019
Taking Up The Slack
In this episode, I'm taking a look at Slack and how some of the integrations help me to get things done. Slack Equipment I use to make my podcasts Blue Yeti Microphone  Pop Filter  Professional Microphone Boom Arm  If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission.  This does not affect the price you will pay.  Thank you.  You can get in touch through any of the following, or via the link at the bottom of the show notes: Twitter Instagram Email  Please help to support this podcast - click here to make a donation which will help to keep this podcast going. It's very much appreciated.  Thank you
09:06
April 19, 2019
A Sound Experiment
For this weeks episode, I decided to record the entire thing on the Anchor app, using the built-in microphone on my iPhone.  It's a move away from my usual set up of Blue Yeti and Garageband. Hear how it went, as well as further information on my journey with GTD, getting my Hue lights to behave and using Alexa with IFTTT. It's a bit of a mish-mash.  Equipment I use to make my podcasts Blue Yeti Microphone   Pop Filter   Professional Microphone Boom Arm  If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission.  This does not affect the price you will pay.  Thank you.  You can get in touch through any of the following: Twitter Instagram Facebook Email Please help to support this podcast - click here to make a donation which will help to keep this podcast going. It's very much appreciated.  Thank you
08:31
April 4, 2019
Getting Started with GTD
In this episode I'm looking at the new Cardhop app from Flexibits, Getting Things Done, Drafts 5 and Apple Shortcuts Cardhop Getting Things Done - Click here to buy the book Apple Shortcuts Drafts 5 Equipment I use to make my podcasts Blue Yeti Microphone  Pop Filter  Professional Microphone Boom Arm  If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission.  This does not affect the price you will pay.  Thank you.  You can get in touch through any of the following: Twitter Instagram Email  Please help to support this podcast - click here to make a donation which will help to keep this podcast going. It's very much appreciated.  Thank you
12:58
March 29, 2019
We're Getting Married...
We're getting married!! On this episode: what tools did we use to help us plan for the BIG day, and what are some of the alternative phrases to 'getting married'? Todoist Evernote Fantastical 2 Podcast of the Week This week is PopMaster Equipment I use to make my podcasts Blue Yeti Microphone  Pop Filter  Professional Microphone Boom Arm  If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission.  This does not affect the price you will pay.  Thank you.  If you want me to feature you as Podcast of the Week, then please get in touch. Twitter Instagram Email  Please help to support this podcast - click here to make a donation which will help to keep this podcast going. It's very much appreciated.  Thank you
11:35
March 15, 2019
No Such Thing As Perfect Email
On this episode I talk about email and my email app of choice - Spark  Podcast of the Week This week it's No Such Thing As A Fish The Book of the Year 2018: Your Definitive Guide to the World’s Weirdest News (No Such Thing As a Fish) - https://amzn.to/2VzYbem  2,024 QI Facts To Stop You In Your Tracks - https://amzn.to/2VBtlCe  Equipment I use to make my podcasts Blue Yeti Microphone  Pop Filter  Professional Microphone Boom Arm  If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission. This does not affect the price you will pay. Thank you.  If you want me to feature you as Podcast of the Week, then please get in touch. Twitter Instagram Email  Please help to support this podcast - click here to make a donation which will help to keep this podcast going. It's very much appreciated.  Thank you
11:20
March 8, 2019
Setting Healthy Goals
On this episode I talk about the NHS, setting goals, and of course, my Podcast of the Week Podcast of the Week This week it's Married On The Mic Equipment I use to make my podcasts: Blue Yeti Microphone  Pop Filter  Professional Microphone Boom Arm  If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission. This does not affect the price you will pay. Thank you.  If you want me to feature you as Podcast of the Week, then please get in touch. Twitter Instagram Email  Please help to support this podcast - click here to make a donation which will help to keep this podcast going. It's very much appreciated.  Thank you
08:55
March 1, 2019
Pomo...what?
On this episode find out about the Pomodoro technique and an app that will help you to manage your time. PomoDoneApp Podcast of the Week This week it's 10ish Podcast Equipment I use to make my podcasts:  Blue Yeti Microphone  Pop Filter  Professional Microphone Boom Arm  If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission. This does not affect the price you will pay. Thank you.  Get in touch: Twitter Instagram Email  Please help to support this podcast - click here to make a donation which will help to keep this podcast going. It's very much appreciated.  Thank you.
09:39
February 22, 2019
Making of a Podcast
On this episode you can hear how I make this very podcast.  The equipment I use, the setup and scripting. Canva Headliner Buffer Podcast of the Week This week it's Hacks and Hobbies Equipment I use to make my podcasts:  Blue Yeti Microphone  Pop Filter  Professional Microphone Boom Arm  If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission. This does not affect the price you will pay. Thank you.  Get in touch: Twitter Instagram Email 
14:41
February 15, 2019
Financially Challenging
This episode looks at Fintech - the future of financial technology, including two challenger banks Monzo Starling Podcast of the Week This week it's Wonderful Radio Flanagan Equipment I use to make my podcasts:  Blue Yeti Microphone  Pop Filter  Professional Microphone Boom Arm  If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission. This does not affect the price you will pay. Thank you.  Get in touch: Twitter Instagram Email  You can support this podcast here. Your support means I can continue to bring you great content.   Thank you.
12:39
February 8, 2019
All Change
Twitter Instagram Email It's All Change here In this episode I'm looking at subtle changes to this very podcast, a look at a book about change, as well as reviewing a podcast that will help you be a better you. Who Moved My Cheese - View and buy the book here Prosperity Kitchen with Gemma McCrae Gemma is an international lifestyle coach and business coach, who has a weekly podcast for all things inspirational and motivational, to help you be a better you. Royalty free music from www.zapsplat.com  Equipment I use to make my podcasts:  Blue Yeti Microphone  Pop Filter  Professional Microphone Boom Arm  If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission. This does not affect the price you will pay. Thank you.  Get in touch: You can support this podcast here. Your support means I can continue to bring you great content.   Thank you.
11:11
February 1, 2019
The Silent Killer
This is an episode about my experience with Diabetes. Listen to how it impacted on my life and how I am managing it. Read the transcript of this episode at www.productivity-matters.co.uk  Get in touch:  Twitter  Instagram  Facebook  Royalty free music from www.zapsplat.com  Find out more information at: Diabetes UK Diabetes.co.uk Equipment I use to make my podcasts:  Blue Yeti Microphone Pop Filter  Professional Microphone Boom Arm  If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission. This does not affect the price you will pay. Thank you.  You can support this podcast here. Your support means I can continue to bring you great content.   Thank you.
13:58
January 25, 2019
Money makes the world go round
Money makes the world go round....  Talking about money isn't the most sexy of subjects - but it's important that we do talk about it. How do you manage your money?   I use a personal financial planning tool called Money Dashboard It's been invaluable with helping me budget and plan my finances and it could help you too. Credits: Money Makes the World Go Round: Liza Minnelli and Cabaret Theme from The US Apprentice: "For the Love of Money" by The O'Jays  Royalty free music from www.zapsplat.com  Equipment I use to make my podcasts:  Blue Yeti Microphone  Pop Filter  Professional Microphone Boom Arm  If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission. This does not affect the price you will pay. Thank you.    You can support this podcast here. Your support means I can continue to bring you great content.   Thank you.
10:42
January 18, 2019
Task Management - Which One Will I Prefer?
In this episode I'm looking at two task management apps - ToDoIst and TickTick. ToDoIst: www.todoist.com TickTick: www.ticktick.com Read the transcript of this episode at www.productivity-matters.co.uk  Get in touch:  Twitter Instagram Facebook Royalty free music from www.zapsplat.com  Podcast Recommendation: Car Thoughts With David - a delightful podcast that David records in the car.  Yes. Really.. Shout Outs from Twitter: Thanks to these two for some nice comments... Janami Mixed Media Forest Podcast Equipment I use to make my podcasts:  Blue Yeti Microphone Pop Filter  Professional Microphone Boom Arm  If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission. This does not affect the price you will pay. Thank you.  You can support this podcast here. Your support means I can continue to bring you great content.   Thank you.
15:02
January 11, 2019
The SAD Affair
This is an episode about winter depression - S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder).   Listen to how it impacted on my life and how I managed to deal with it. Read the transcript of this episode at www.productivity-matters.co.uk  --- BLUElight SAD Light Box: https://amzn.to/2QR9hOp  Contact SAD.org.uk for more information    Royalty free music from www.zapsplat.com --- Equipment I use to make my podcasts:   Blue Yeti Microphone Pop Filter Professional Microphone Boom Arm If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission. This does not affect the price you will pay. Thank you.
09:05
January 4, 2019
Sunday Morning
I recorded this early on Sunday morning, whilst driving.  This was a spontaneous decision, so I wasn’t fully prepped. It was more of an experiment to see how it went.  It’s quite difficult to drive and talk (when thinking of things to say, rather than in a conversation!) I thought I’d publish it anyway.  For those who are interested, I recorded this on an iPhone 7 using Ferrite. I uploaded the audio to Anchor and then did some editing direct on the Anchor app.  Hear all previous episodes at Productivity Matters Happy New Year You can support this podcast here. Your support means I can continue to bring you great content.   Thank you.
04:29
December 30, 2018
The Apple Shopping Experience
This is an episode about retail. Retail is an art.  It's a science.  It's something that Apple do very well.  This is an episode about a shopping trip to the Apple Store.  Read the transcript of this episode at www.productivity-matters.co.uk  Get in touch:  Twitter  Instagram Facebook  Royalty free music from www.zapsplat.com  Equipment I use to make my podcasts:  Blue Yeti Microphone  Pop Filter  Professional Microphone Boom Arm   If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission. This does not affect the price you will pay. Thank you.   You can support this podcast here. Your support means I can continue to bring you great content.   Thank you.
08:01
December 13, 2018
Series Round Up
Productivity Matters is a series of podcasts designed to help you get better at getting things done.  Timings:  0:36 - TodoIst 3:08 - Evernote  4:11 - Online Security 6:28 - Online Storage and Photos  7:47 - Fantastical 2 9:14 - Notion   10:39 - Feedly, Pocket, Pocket Casts     12:23 - IFTTT and Zapier    13:30 - Drafts 5   In all but a few cases, the software is free (at least initially) so you can delve in and try it out before committing any hard-earned cash.  Read the transcript of this episode at www.productivity-matters.co.uk  Get in touch via Twitter -   Royalty free music from www.zapsplat.com  Equipment I use to make my podcasts:  Blue Yeti Microphone   Pop Filter   Professional Microphone Boom Arm   If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission. This does not affect the price you will pay. Thank you.   You can support this podcast here. Your support means I can continue to bring you great content.   Thank you.
16:46
December 7, 2018
The Swiss Army Knife for text
Drafts 5 is like the 'swiss army knife' for your text. Hear what it's all about and how I use it.  Drafts 5: https://getdrafts.com    Read the transcript of this episode at www.productivity-matters.co.uk  Get in touch:  Twitter  Instagram  Facebook  Royalty free music from www.zapsplat.com  Equipment I use to make my podcasts:  Blue Yeti Microphone Pop Filter  Professional Microphone Boom Arm  If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission. This does not affect the price you will pay. Thank you.  You can support this podcast here. Your support means I can continue to bring you great content.   Thank you.
09:47
November 29, 2018
What Does Being Productive Mean To You?
Having productivity tools is great, but if you don't use them, then what's the point? This episode considers what productivity means to me and how using various tools can help to get things done.  Todoist Evernote  Spark Mail  Feedly Pocket Get in touch:  Twitter  Instagram  Facebook  Royalty free music from www.zapsplat.com  Equipment I use to make my podcasts:  Blue Yeti Microphone Pop Filter   Professional Microphone Boom Arm If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission. This does not affect the price you will pay. Thank you.   You can support this podcast here. Your support means I can continue to bring you great content.   Thank you.
06:19
November 23, 2018
Pocket Casts - Version 7 Review
I love listening to podcasts, and it's important to use a podcast app that makes the experience really great.  Hear about Pocket Casts and their new Version 7, just out. This episode considers what productivity means to me and how using various tools can help to get things done.  Pocket Casts: https://www.pocketcasts.com    Read the transcript of this episode at www.productivity-matters.co.uk  Get in touch:  Twitter  Instagram  Facebook  Royalty free music from www.zapsplat.com  Equipment I use to make my podcasts:  Blue Yeti Microphone Pop Filter  Professional Microphone Boom Arm  If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission. This does not affect the price you will pay. Thank you.  You can support this podcast here. Your support means I can continue to bring you great content.   Thank you.
08:03
November 14, 2018
Google Products
This episode looks at some popular Google products.  Links to the products mentioned here:  Gmail :   Google Calendar  Google Contacts   Google Maps Google Translate Google Photos  Google Photoscan   Read the transcript of this episode at www.productivity-matters.co.uk  Get in touch:  Twitter  Instagram  Facebook  Royalty free music from www.zapsplat.com    Equipment I use to make my podcasts:  Blue Yeti Microphone Pop Filter  Professional Microphone Boom Arm  If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission. This does not affect the price you will pay. Thank you.  You can support this podcast here. Your support means I can continue to bring you great content.   Thank you.
06:50
November 9, 2018
Here is the news - Feedly and Pocket
This episode looks at Feedly and Pocket, two services to gather and read your news and information.  www.feedly.com  www.getpocket.com    Read the transcript of this episode at www.productivity-matters.co.uk  Get in touch:  Twitter  Instagram  Facebook  Royalty free music from www.zapsplat.com  Equipment I use to make my podcasts:  Blue Yeti Microphone Pop Filter  Professional Microphone Boom Arm  If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission. This does not affect the price you will pay. Thank you.  You can support this podcast here. Your support means I can continue to bring you great content.   Thank you.
07:00
November 2, 2018
Google Docs v Microsoft Word
This episode looks at office documentation.    Read the transcript of this episode at www.productivity-matters.co.uk  Get in touch:  Twitter  Instagram  Facebook  Royalty free music from www.zapsplat.com  Equipment I use to make my podcasts:  Blue Yeti Microphone Pop Filter  Professional Microphone Boom Arm  If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission. This does not affect the price you will pay. Thank you.  You can support this podcast here. Your support means I can continue to bring you great content.   Thank you.
06:13
October 26, 2018
Why podcast instead of video?
Why do I podcast instead of making videos? In this mini-episode, I answer this and explain how I put my podcasts together. Productivity Matters is a series of podcasts designed to help you get better at getting things done. We all lead busy lives and there must be a better way to keep on-track of all the tasks and jobs that need to be done and always seem to be forgotten. Each podcast focuses on a favourite app that, when you put them all together will remove the stress and strain of keeping everything in order. In all but a few cases, the software is free (at least initially) so you can delve in and try it out before committing any hard-earned cash. Royalty free music from zapsplat.com Equipment I use to make my podcasts: Blue Yeti Microphone - https://amzn.to/2R2am1N Pop Filter - https://amzn.to/2OVMbQP Professional Microphone Boom Arm - https://amzn.to/2P4EIio If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission. This does not affect the price you will pay. Thank you.
04:33
October 23, 2018
Automation with IFTTT & Zapier
This episode looks at IFTTT and Zapier, two ways to get your services, apps and devices talking to each other to save you time.  www.zapier.com  www.ifttt.com    Read the transcript of this episode at www.productivity-matters.co.uk  Get in touch:  Twitter  Instagram  Facebook  Royalty free music from www.zapsplat.com  Equipment I use to make my podcasts:  Blue Yeti Microphone Pop Filter  Professional Microphone Boom Arm  If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission. This does not affect the price you will pay. Thank you.   You can support this podcast here. Your support means I can continue to bring you great content.   Thank you.
06:13
October 19, 2018
Online Photo Storage
This episode is about the various online photo storage options. Equipment I use to make my podcasts:  Blue Yeti Microphone  Pop Filter  Professional Microphone Boom Arm  If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission. This does not affect the price you will pay. Thank you.    You can support this podcast here. Your support means I can continue to bring you great content.   Thank you.
06:41
October 12, 2018
What's Up With Evernote
This episode looks at note-taking, and specifically what's going on at Evernote? www.evernote.com Productivity Matters is a series of podcasts designed to help you get better at getting things done. We all lead busy lives and there must be a better way to keep on-track of all the tasks and jobs that need to be done and always seem to be forgotten. Each podcast focuses on a favourite app that, when you put them all together will remove the stress and strain of keeping everything in order. In all but a few cases, the software is free (at least initially) so you can delve in and try it out before committing any hard-earned cash. Equipment I use to make my podcasts: Blue Yeti Microphone - https://amzn.to/2R2am1N Pop Filter - https://amzn.to/2OVMbQP Professional Microphone Boom Arm - https://amzn.to/2P4EIio If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission. This does not affect the price you will pay. Thank you.
06:24
October 8, 2018
Notion - A space for your online stuff
This episode looks at workspace app www.notion.so  Full transcript of the episodes can be found at  http://www.productivity-matters.co.uk/  Equipment I use to make my podcasts:  Blue Yeti Microphone Pop Filter  Professional Microphone Boom Arm  If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission. This does not affect the price you will pay. Thank you.   You can support this podcast here. Your support means I can continue to bring you great content.   Thank you.
06:13
October 5, 2018
Reflections
A time to stop and reflect and enjoy time with those around you.
00:17
September 30, 2018
Make a Date with Fantastical 2
This episode looks at calendar app Fantastical 2, for macOS and iOS Equipment I use to make my podcasts:  Blue Yeti Microphone Pop Filter  Professional Microphone Boom Arm  If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission. This does not affect the price you will pay. Thank you.   You can support this podcast here. Your support means I can continue to bring you great content.   Thank you.
06:16
September 28, 2018
Online Security
This episode looks at Online Security.  Full transcript of the episodes can be found at  www.productivity-matters.co.uk/  Equipment I use to make my podcasts:  Blue Yeti Microphone   Pop Filter   Professional Microphone Boom Arm  If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission. This does not affect the price you will pay. Thank you.
06:20
September 21, 2018
Online Storage
This episode looks at Online Storage.  Full transcript of the episodes can be found at  www.productivity-matters.co.uk  Equipment I use to make my podcasts:  Blue Yeti Microphone Pop Filter  Professional Microphone Boom Arm If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission. This does not affect the price you will pay. Thank you.
05:18
September 14, 2018
Taking Notes
I use Evernote all the time.  Full transcript of the episodes can be found at  http://www.productivity-matters.co.uk/  Equipment I use to make my podcasts:  Blue Yeti Microphone Pop Filter  Professional Microphone Boom Arm  If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission. This does not affect the price you will pay. Thank you.   You can support this podcast here. Your support means I can continue to bring you great content.   Thank you.
05:49
September 7, 2018
To Do Lists
This episode is all about managing to do lists, and looking at a task manager called Todoist  Get two months of Todosit Premium for FREE when you sign up via the link. Equipment I use to make my podcasts:  Blue Yeti Microphone Pop Filter Professional Microphone Boom Arm   If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission. This does not affect the price you will pay. Thank you.
06:03
September 1, 2018
Controlling Email
Email. A (very) short podcast about keeping control of your email. Productivity Matters is a series of podcasts designed to help you get better at getting things done.    Read the transcript of this episode at www.productivity-matters.co.uk   Get in touch:  Twitter  Instagram  Facebook  Royalty free music from www.zapsplat.com  Equipment I use to make my podcasts:  Blue Yeti Microphone Pop Filter  Professional Microphone Boom Arm  If you purchase from these links then I may receive a commission. This does not affect the price you will pay. Thank you.  You can support this podcast here. Your support means I can continue to bring you great content.   Thank you.
04:03
August 27, 2018