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Cool New Task Management Program Kanban2Go

I stumbled across this a few weeks ago.  It’s still in Beta so I’m not sure if it will look much different down the road but I think this has real potential for people who want a ToDo program that has a simple interface and a decent amount of flexibility.

For those of you who are, like me, stuck on the idea of having a program that will meet GTD standards, this might not be best.  I think, it would show diminishing returns when the number of tasks reaches a certain point – my guess would be around 50 but I’m not sure.

If you are not tied to the concept of every Next-Action becoming a separate task or if you are new to the idea of using a digital todo list, then this is worth looking at.   The visual interface is very easy to follow and adding or moving tasks is completely drag and drop.

I did a short video walk-through of what I’ve learned.   Check it out.

Focus.com 2012 Technology Marketers Handbook

There are always great discussions going on at Focus.com. They’ve just released their 2012 Technology Marketers Handbook. Aside from the fact that I’m one of the contributors to the report, it’s a good read. Check it out.

The Consequences Of Being Rude Online: 5 Things Not To Do In Online Discussions

Do As I Say, Not As  I Do
One of the mantras of joining the online global community is that what you post on the internet stays there forever and forever. We all have heard this so it always amazes me when I see some of the thing that people post in various types of online communal discussions. We always make sure to let our kids know not to post pictures or comments that they wouldn’t want college admissions folks to see.   Not everyone follows that advice themselves.

There are lots of places to post your thoughts and ideas online, for this article I’m focusing on the behaviors I see in Blog comment threads and Group discussions on forums such as LinkedIn or Focus.

A Double Edged Sword

The internet creates a level field where anyone can pretty much say whatever they like. This is a good thing for the most part. It gives you a chance to exercise your right of free speech. The other side of the sword is to remember that line from the Spiderman saga:  “With great power comes great responsibility.” Read the rest of this entry

Free Sales Seminar in Danbury 5/18: “Stop Asking For Referrals” and Other Assorted Sales Heresies

If you’re personally committed to all the sales training you’ve had in the past, this session is not for you.

Traditional sales training teaches you that the prospect is an adversary and provides you “techniques” designed to help you emerge from the battle in victory. We’ll be challenging the very core of that philosophy and discuss how going outside your comfort zone will help you sell more of what you sell – and have more fun while doing it. Read the rest of this entry

I Don’t Have Time To Get Organized

I made this sign a while back and I have it hanging on the wall right above my monitor.  It is front of me – eye level – whenever I am working in my office.  I stare it while I am working.  I’m staring at it right now.  Since I am aware that in my business model, these are the core things I have to do in order to keep growing my business, how come this is the first post I’ve written on this blog in a little over two weeks?

How come I’ve  only had one cup of Starbucks’ Green tea in the last 10 days?  How come that other than a flurry of Tweets over the last few days, have I pretty much been invisible on Twitter for some time?

Oh I have a good answer – one that allows me not to feel guilty.  I have too much to do!  Between working on actual paying projects, working intensely on some long-term marketing stuff and a plethora of family things to get done, I simply haven’t had time to work on my sphere of influence communication.

If a coaching client told me those were his reasons for ignoring these basic yet vital activities, I suspect he’d see my dark side. I’d tell him that there are only two solutions, based on the truth of his excuses. The first is acknowledging that Read the rest of this entry