Category Archives: Productivity


productivity from My Special PA

4 Great Project Management & Productivity Tools

4 Great Project Management & Productivity Tools Projects, project management (PM) and productivity have been key themes at MSPA over this last quarter. We are also delighted to be launching our new My Project service this month, to provide on-demand project assistance for our customers - when that's needed as an...

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business development by phone at My Special PA

Pick Up The Phone (and make something happen)

The key theme that’s being going around my head in the last few months is - pick up the phone As the platforms with which we can communicate via text and image only increase, forget F.O.M.O, we seem to be experiencing F.O.P.C (fear of phone calls) Don't we always find a quick...

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Source & share relevant content to your audience

Special Saving 7 – #6: Seamlessly source & share content with your target audience

Seamlessly source & share content with your target audience… with Feedly An important part of engaging with your audience on social media is regularly sharing relevant and valuable content from other people’s sites and blogs. But, trawling through your feeds looking for hidden gems to share can be time-consuming. Enter stage right:...

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Create simple marketing videos

Special Saving 7 – #4: Create simple on-the-hop marketing videos

Create simple on-the-hop marketing videos… with Quik Quik is a pretty amazing tool that we’ve only recently just discovered but are having lots of fun with right now. It’s sort of like the video version of Wordswag, in that it’s just so flipping easy to use and makes you look like...

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Create shareable images in seconds

Special Saving 7 – #2: Create gorgeous shareable images in seconds – With Wordswag

Create gorgeous shareable images in seconds… with Wordswag If there was a prize for Most Addictive App, this would definitely win. It’s just so much fun! Wordswag lets you transform any text, quote or message into a deliciously attractive and uber-shareable piece of visual content in just minutes. Pre-populated with gorgeous template images...

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Never lose a great idea again

Special Saving 7 – #1: Never lose a great idea again – With Evernote

Never lose a great idea again… with Evernote The Evernote app is the bees-knees of note-taking. Never again will you lose a post-it note or forget which scrap of paper you scrawled down that game-changing business idea you had. Evernote is the one-stop-shop for all your notes, both business and personal. Just...

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Save time and boost productivity

7 special time-saving tools to keep you ahead of the game and boost productivity

7 special time-saving tools to keep you ahead of the game and boost productivity Constantly strapped for time? Never enough hours in the day? I hear you! Life’s *always* busy, right? But what if I was to tell you that there were a few simple ways in which you could re-claim some of...

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Graphic design for non-designers

Special Saving 7 – #5: Graphic design for non graphic designers

Graphic design for non graphic designers… with Canva We can’t all be designers! And for those of who aren’t, Canva is a great, relatively simple tool for those little design jobs that you really feel you ought to be doing yourself… Canva makes it easier for us non-pro folks to design attractive,...

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3 Daily De-cluttering Habits That Will Transform Your Productivity

3 Daily De-cluttering Habits That Will Transform Your Productivity I don’t buy into the idea that creativity is born from chaos. When I’m surrounded by disorder in any area of my life, it makes me feel panicky. And for me, panic is the kryptonite to creativity. Being in a muddle – physically or mentally...

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How to avoid death by to-do lists: celebrate your wins

My name's Angela and I have a problem. I’m addicted to to-do lists. I can’t get enough of them: Post-it notes, Evernote checklists, fridge whiteboards, more Post-it notes, calendar reminders, smart phone apps, yet more Post-it notes... Every day my to-do lists get re-categorised, pre-prioritised, re-diarised. If I'm not careful, I'll drown in 'to-do-dos'. Is there such...

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