Posts Tagged ‘GTD’
Posted on September 20th, 2008 by Bill. Filed under General.
This post is in response to a few questions that came up offline related to GTD and how we implemented this approach.
For the past decade I have primarily used Outlook to manage my activities. However, when I reached 1000 emails in my inbox, some of which were 12 months old, I knew I had to change. My organization system was failing me.
There are a wealth of resources and fans of the Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology online. (For the uninitiated, visit Wikipedia for a good overview.)
I’m convinced that the developers at Google had GTD in mind when they designed Gmail. We use Google Apps for email and I don’t miss Outlook at all. We also selected a web-based tool, Nozbe, that implements this methodology and gives us access to tasks and projects from any computer, anytime. It works on our iPhones too. I highly recommend it.
GTD and these tools make us better event managers and presenters.
Here are some good resources and blogs that go further on this topic:
While learning about ‘Getting Things Done’ I discovered this great blog – Merlin Mann’s 43Folders.
He has been blogging for a long time and 43Folders started out focused on productivity solutions like GTD. Although his focus has changed, his blog is still a good read.
He uses a presentation style that we also are putting into practice.
What’s really exciting is that this presentation works so well both for the live audience and the video webcast – the slides add to his message without taking your focus away from him as the speaker and what he is saying. And from a technical perspective, the slide imagery avoids small text fonts that video does a poor job of broadcasting.
Take a look at this video of his final presentation: Read the rest of this entry »
David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD) is a must-read for anyone who has that nagging feeling at the end of the workday that they forgot something. GTD is an organization system that helps you better manage your time and increase your productivity.
Are you wondering just how this is going to improve your webinars and presentations?
One of the services we offer is professional management of web seminars. As part of our service, we provide a practice session and make time for the event coordinators and panelists to rehearse.
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