Productivity is Never an Accident - SchneiderB Weekend Update

Productivity is Never an Accident  - SchneiderB Weekend Update

How much time do you think about organization or time-management?

I actually think about it all the time, seriously!

I’m busy, you’re busy, and tasks aren’t being taking away from us. Quite the opposite, I keep adding projects and tasks and I am being expected, and expect myself, to complete more.

I think that leaves me with two choices: 1. Become overwhelmed and don’t get done what I need to get done or, 2. Get better at managing my time, prioritize my tasks, accomplish more, and get stuff done.

I pick #2.

I believe that being organized and being able to manage your time is a learned skill – I don’t believe that you’re born “with it.” The first step to becoming more organized is to make it a priority and work at becoming better organized.

My success at being organized and getting more things done all began when I read the “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity” by David Allen and implemented his ideas and system into my daily, weekly, and monthly life.

Are you ready to start getting more done? Read this.

Required Reading

 5 Popular Goal-Setting Strategies That Will Help You Achieve Great Things on Social Media

“How cool would it be to have 1 million Facebook fans?” This is how I tend to go about setting social media marketing goals. I pull an aspirational number out of the air and go for it. Would it be cool to have 1 million Facebook fans? Absolutely! Is this the right way to set goals? Coming up with goals for our Facebook page and other social media channels has often been a bit haphazard for me. Imagine having a system of goal-setting to … The post 5 Popular Goal-Setting Strategies That Will Help You Achieve Great Things on Social Media appeared first on Social.

Leave the Stress to Us: How to Schedule Facebook Posts to Save Time

With Facebook’s algorithm changes, it’s likely that social media managers and content marketers at your organization already have a lot of time invested in creating a Facebook strategy… 

13 Simple Questions to Help You Draft a Winning Content Strategy [Free Worksheet]

Welcome to the year of adaptive content. The choose-your-own-adventure era of content marketing. The age of the customized customer experience. We’ve already tipped our hand by publishing two podcasts on the topic: Adaptive Content: A Trend to Pay Attention to in 2015 and Behind the Scenes: 2014 in Review and the Road Ahead.

How to Subscribe to a Podcast on Your Phone & Computer

Podcasts: You know they’re becoming more and more popular by the day, and you want to join in on the fun. Maybe you’re finally catching up on NPR’s smash hit, Serial. Maybe you want to find something to help make your commute a little more enjoyable. Maybe you need to do some podcast research to help your company get their own up and running. Regardless of why you want to jump on this new trend, the truth is that it can be tricky to figure out how to keep up with all of your favorite shows on all of your favorite devices.

7 Ways to Speed Up Your Content Creation

These days, you can’t throw a rock without hitting an industry blog talking about how content marketing is 2015’s “must-do” strategy. In fact, the practice is so widespread that as many as 93% of marketing professionals already include it in their promotional campaigns. But the trick with content marketing is that it’s a long game. Successful content marketing teams don’t just write a couple of blog posts and expect their traffic to skyrocket — it can take months to build a backlog of great, search-friendly content.

Suggested Listening

How I Get Things Done

The first episode of my podcast which I explain how I get things done.

Suggested Viewing

News Feed Nirvana: Stay Informed in under 30 Minutes a Day

Check out this quick video to help you manage all of the content you want to read on the web – and then share it using tools that I actually use and recommend: Todoist, Evernote, Pocket, and IFTTT.

Oldie But A Goodie

Should Schools Bother With Instagram?The question begs for whether school marketing directors should bother putting time and effort into the newer social media platforms popping up each year. As we all know, a school marketing director’s time is precious, and dabbling in new social platforms is generally not on top of the to-do list.The answer to that question is answered simply with another question. Is your target market on Instagram?

Heard on the SBU Forum

Have you ever thought about advertising on Yelp? Check out this discussion about Yelp.

Read this discussion to learn more about admission scheduling software.

Looking for great ideas and/or examples of what to post on your school’s Facebook Page? Check out these examples.

Free SEO Audit for Schools

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Use my free tool to complete an SEO Audit of your school's website. Included in your SEO report are step-by-step instructions to drive your website up the Google rankings, without having to learn SEO first.