Notetaking in OneNote

I have been planning on writing a blog on notetaking and notetaking applications and in particular, how to take digital notes using handwriting. I find handwriting is kinesthetic and I am more likely to remember what I have handwritten than … Continue reading

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Using OneNote by Daryl Theobalds

If you ever find it difficult to keep notes and documents synchronised across multiple devices and to collaborate on them with colleagues, then OneNote might be worth looking at.  The full application is a standard part of the Microsoft Office … Continue reading

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Things to know about Outlook: 3 How to send email later.

Perhaps like me you prefer to something while you think of it or, have the time to do so. The time at which you write an email may not be the best time to send that email. For example, I … Continue reading

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Marmite, love it or hate it? Mastering Mind Mapping

One of the things I have found most helpful in recent years is learning how to use mind maps. Some people are able to draw the most incredible mind maps, that store information in a unique, creative, memorable and beautiful … Continue reading

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Organising the Inbox

If you read the GTD post 2 weeks ago, by now you will know that your email inbox is certainly a place that you will need to organise and capture information from. So, how do we do GTD, mark next … Continue reading

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Getting Things Done (with less stress)

Last week we had the pomodoro method to help us focus. Before we move on to looking at time or task management tools… If like me you often have the feeling there is something you should do but you can’t … Continue reading

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Getting focus from a simple tomato?

There are many reasons why we procrastinate, perhaps we don’t know where to start, or the task feels too daunting. We probably already know that we need to break the task down into manageable chunks and focus, but how? Francesco … Continue reading

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