Here's a quick list of the tips I shared on the post:
Write everything down
Develop systems for storing the information you save so you can find it easily when you need it
Use your calendar effectively- schedule time to complete work
Use an editorial calendar to schedule marketing and writing projects
Invest in resources, technology and/or people to improve your productivity
Although we were asked to provide only one or two tips in response to each question, it was hard for me to narrow down my responses.
One of my favorite productivity tips that didn't get mentioned was breaking large projects down into bite-sized pieces; looking at an entire project can be overwhelming, but tackling only one small piece at a time can help build momentum and confidence. And the project is likely to get done much faster.
Some of my other favorite productivity tips were covered by my colleagues in the roundtable. These tips include:
- Never use your email inbox as your to-do list
- Don't use your email inbox as a place to store communications - file or delete messages
- Set a schedule and stick to it
- Know your "power hours"
- Create workflow checklists
- Do the worst first
- Use automation tools available in programs you already use
- Don't check email constantly!
You can get all of the tips in more detail here, and the post also contains a great list of productivity resources.