Three Top Tips to Prevent Email Overload and Increase Productivity

Three Top Tips to Prevent Email Overload and Increase Productivity

You know the scenario. You’ve just got back to work from a week on leave. You’ve soaked up the sun (most likely from your back garden if you’re reading this in 2020), you’ve given your brain a well-earned rest by feeding it nothing but trash TV, and you’re refreshed, fired up, and ready to once again get stuck in to the job you love. You sink in your chair. You stare at your screen. You curse the inventor of the CC field. You send silent daggers across the office to THAT person – you know, the one that copies you in to every email regardless of whether it’s relevant to you. “Just in case”.

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Free Zoom Backgrounds!

Free Zoom Backgrounds!

After being called out for the sight of my shirt drying on the wall during a networking event, I decided to take advantage of the Virtual Background feature in Zoom. After a little thought, I remembered that I have a whole pile of unused pictures that other people might enjoy using as backdrops too. I’ve selected seven of my favourites and posted them here for you to download for personal use.

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7 free productivity apps for freelancers

7 free productivity apps for freelancers

I’m always finding what appear to be new and exciting apps, but so often they turn out to be useless or limited without a costly subscription to a premium service. Here I list my top 7 free productivity app for freelancers. Number 5 is my favourite.

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