Time management is one of those areas that many of us struggle with. Nowadays our lives are so busy, with our attention constantly divided across an array of connected devices, that the art of focusing and managing time is becoming more and more challenging.
My brain has always functioned better in the evening than the morning, and over the years I’ve needed to find ways to manage my time more productively at the start of the day particularly. It’s taken years of trial and error, and while everyone needs their own approach,
Since I work with team members all over the globe, scheduling meetings can be a pain. It sometimes takes me longer to find a single time that works for five people in four different time zones than the actual meeting itself.
But I recently discovered a tool that makes scheduling meetings with international colleagues lightning fast: a time zone converter. If you plan any sort of events, webinars, conference calls or web conferences with overseas participants, you absolutely need to check this out!
When was the last time you cried?
Properly cried, all snot and spit, like Juliet Stevenson in the film “Truly, Madly, Deeply”?
When was the last time you laughed so hard that people could see your fillings and you made that funny snorting sound?
You can probably remember those moments in some detail. You know who you were with and you know what you were doing.
But can you remember the last time you felt a bit “meh”? Sort of OK, but nothing special?
Emotion helps memory move from short-term to long-term storage, and there’s research that suggests emotional memories are even prioritised in the consolidation process.
Having just returned to work from maternity leave, I’ve developed a slight obsession with the word “productivity” (as well as an obsession for cake, but perhaps I’ll save that for another post).
Now that I have a little person, I have had to look at how I organise myself so I can be super productive — otherwise I run the risk of becoming overwhelmed.
This has subsequently led me to re-evaluate the way I work. I need to be able to focus and work as well as I can in the hours I have so I can leave work on time to be with my daughter. I need to be more productive, which has led me to research and test a few new ways to work.
Here at Citrix we love a good webinar. We regularly use them as a lead-generation tool because they’re a cost-effective way to share our content with a big audience.
One of the most common questions we are regularly asked is “how do I engage an online audience?”
Your attendees are surrounded by a ton of distractions — emails, instant messenger, social media, phone calls, personal devices, colleagues — so the challenge to keep them watching your webinar is pretty fierce.