Category: Personal Productivity

How Many Sales Calls Must I Make to Secure A Customer?

Does your business model include securing consulting or coaching clients? Many Marketers in this category are intimidated by the process of securing new customers for their business. As might be expected, it’s because a person who is good in these disciplines don’t have the high expressive tendencies to comfortably reach out to make contact with new prospects. In this video, I want to take the intimidation away by sharing a process to determine the number of contacts you need to make to reach your monthly financial Goal. The key point to take away is that if you don’t make this…

Mindmapping Tools for Your Business

Have you ever used a mindmap to keep track of tasks in your business? Obviously, I’m not talking about the kind of mindmaps our teachers used to have us make in English class. Mindmaps can be used to organize your entire business and keep everyone on task. I specifically use Mindjet Mindmaps in my business. My team members know how to read the mindmaps, check off tasks and make additions if needed. I have found this to be a very valuable business tool. I’ve made a video to show you have you can utilize mindmaps in your business. This video shows you how to use the…

Video Made Easy with Just a Tablet IPad

The Fastest, Cheapest Way to Make Video – You have an iPad or an iPhone and you know that it has the capability to shoot amazing HD-quality video. – And you’d love to have someone walk you, step-by-step through exactly how to create amazing sales and content videos with just your iPad or iPhone, so that you can record anytime and anywhere without having to invest in a bunch of expensive equipment. Special Webinar replay…“Tablet (iPad) Video and the Social Media Trifecta”…by Mike Stewart Here’s just some of what you’ll discover: How to create online video for your websites, blogs, video…

Using Timetrade to Self -Schedule Your Calendar

Have you ever sat down at your desk in the morning, knowing you need to initiate some phone conversations…but not wanting to pick up the phone and make the calls. Sometimes it just gets tiring when you  have to continuously manage your schedule. We’ve all  experienced non-productive time playing phone or email tag just to set an appointment. Those days can be gone as a result of Timetrade, a free tool that solves this problem and a whole lot more. With current smart-calendaring technology, you can position yourself as an expert simply via the way you manage access to your…

Discover the Easy way to Email Management by Using Gmail Filters

If you have never been overwhelmed by email, raise your hand? I don’t see any hands raised. I’m not surprised. All entrepreneurs, at one time or another, have felt overwhelmed by email. In the high tech world we live in, your email can follow you where ever you go: your laptop, your iPad and your phone. How can you manage all this email? How can you make sure it doesn’t over take your life? Two words: Gmail Filters. Yes, Gmail email is a great way to manage your emails. But, you have to know how to use it. I’m going…

Can Electronic Signatures Change the Way We Get Things Done?

When does an online convenience have the potential to push the technology envelope? Remember years ago when the fax machine first came out? It shortened the productivity cycle by making it possible for documents that heretofore had to be mailed…to be transferred in moments over the telephone line. Well, there’s another such technology that emerged in recent years, and it is sweeping productivity cycles. It’s the ability to get documents signed immediately online. And the leader in that movement is “EchoSign”, which is making such waves that Adobe purchased them in 2011. What is really fueling the acceptance of this…

Dual Monitors at your Office and on the Road

Years ago, I decided to make my laptop my primary computer, so I wouldn’t have to transfer files when I traveled. I picked up an external monitor to compensate, but it wasn’t until I put ‘dual monitors’ into place that I truly realized what I was missing. I gained the ability to work from one document on the left while I created content on the right, have multiple files open, etc. Dual Monitors when you Travel? And then, I found a way to do the same thing while on the road. Let me show you in this short, 4.5 minute…

How to be “Mobile” On the Road-Part 2

Thanks for joining me for Part 2 of this video series on how to leverage the equipment, software and mindset to operate as an efficient mobile office while you travel. In Part One; I gave you an overview of the tools and technology needed to run your mobile office. Today, I’m going to get deeper into logistics, planning and strategies to reduce road stress before you travel. Go ahead and check it out now and be sure to share any comments or questions you may have. Happy traveling!

How to be “Mobile” On the Road-Part 1

I know it’s a bit of an oxymoron. But, I promise you this is not a “Why did the chicken cross the road?” metaphor. The fact is, many people are not properly equipped to be productive while on the road. To be truly mobile while traveling, it takes more than a cell phone, laptop and internet card to keep you effectively connected and operational. Are you equipped to leverage all of the mobile applications and tools available on the web while you travel? Let’s say you meet someone who could really benefit from your product or service. Are you prepared…