Learn the language of technology to become more productive (save time) every day; become byte-lingual.
How would you rate your overall "fluency" with your technology and tools? You use your email system and SMART phone every day; what would the impact be if you learned one new productivity feature each week for a year?
Three Ways to Become Byte-Lingual
Seek Micro-Improvements. Saving YouTube learning videos to my computer to watch later, programming special “shortcuts” in to my smart phone and learning the speed keys across my most frequently used applications alone saves at least 15 minutes a day.
Observe others. Years ago, I watched someone download a YouTube video to their computer, edit the parts of the video they wanted to show in a meeting, and then import that video clip in to their PowerPoint presentation. That one hour changed my life; I save about 2 hours each presentation I create (plus, no more headache of having to be “online” during every client presentation).
Watch Online Video Tutorials: Visit video (or product) websites to learn about the product (service, program, etc) you’re interested in. Watch these “bite-sized” videos, and learn more…faster. Also, consider leaving a tip (or a question) in the comment area below!
Using tools, applications and gear more effectively, you could be saving anywhere from 30 minutes to 90 minutes of time…every day. Imagine of your team of 5 people had 120 hours of “extra” time this coming year. What would you be able to get done?