How to Move Emails To Individual Folders Automatically

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The Ford Model T assembly line is often cited as a world-changing example of productivity. Outlook rules may never have that honor but it’s a great productivity tool if tweaked properly.
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The priority list

This is an extract of an article published in Seth’Blog :
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How do you decide what to do next?

Without a list, you can see how making intelligent decisions is impossible, so we resort to confusing activity with productivity.
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More here.

Related link :
Improve productivity only with a pen

One tip for creating workspace

« Go into “work mode” when you’re in your workspace. This might mean wearing “work clothes” when you’re working. »
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Notions of active listening

« Listening is one of the most important skills you can have. How well you listen has a major impact on your job effectiveness, and on the quality of your relationships with others. »
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The limit of short-term memory

« You can only think about 2 or 3 things at once. »
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Improve productivity only with a pen

« It would be hard to find a person who has never heard about a to-do list, right? Yet I bet that many of you do not use it, or do not use it effectively. »
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After GTD methods, you can use Getting Things GNOME!

Speed reading : the eye gym

Here is a exercise that can be done for 5 minutes every day :
– Select a text.
– Read only (and quickly) the first and the last word in each line.

This exercise aims at maintaining speed of eye movements, even if you don’t understand the text.

When you will increase your horizontal vision span, you will be able to read and understand each line with the same speed.

Related Article :
Speed reading : some links

After GTD methods, you can use Getting Things GNOME!

Getting Things Done is a concept created by David Allen. His methods enables to improve productivity, thanks to the use of tasks lists. There are several applications developed to apply GTD methods on computers.

Some of them are web-based, such as toodledo.com (it will probably be the subject of a future article). And other ones are available on GNU/Linux system, such as this quite new software that seems to be interesting :
Getting Things GNOME !

More informations are given in Ploum’s article. You can share your feedback if you have already tested it.

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Speed reading – some links

Here are some links about a very interesting field of knowledge, speed reading :

Wikipedia : introduction on the subject.
Speed Reading Test : evaluate your reader profile.

Other articles are expected. Stay tuned…

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How to increase typing speed

Some link to test your typing speed :
Games For The Brain – speedtype
speedtest – 10 fast fingers

As for the lessons, you can find some informations in this website : http://ababasoft.com/typing/typing_links.html

Enjoy !