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A Numbered List Of Numbered Tricks To Improve Your Life August 14, 2008

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Lists are good. Everybody likes a list to peruse in their leisure minutes. Numbered lists are even better, for some reason.

So, we’ve put together a list of lists covering a range of topics to improve your productivity, finances and life in general.

Click on each title for the full rundown…

  1. Five Alternatives To Time wasting Meetings What do you mean, you actually like meetings?
  2. Ten Skills You Need To Succeed At Just About Anything Such as writing skills, public speaking and maths
  3. Seven Things I’m Doing To Improve My Finances Let’s all try some of them too!
  4. Top Ten Video How-To’s From folding a T-shirt to buying a car. Can you afford not to watch?
  5. Ten i-Phone Productivity Tools Bought a fancy-Dan i-Phone? Well this is for you.
  6. Fifteen Productivity Blogs Waste time learning how to be more productive here.
  7. Nineteen Apps for Getting-Things-Done Free tools for Windows, Mac and Linux machines.
  8. Ten Ways To Give Yourself More Time Its real title goes on about ‘following dreams’, but that’s a bit too American for us. Basically, free up time to do anything!

So go crazy and become the super-hero you always wanted to be.

Most of these lists have been taken from the Lifehack blog.

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Four Effective Presentation Techniques July 11, 2008

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We all have to do it from time to time. That’s right, fire up the old PowerPoint and give a presentation. Nobody likes it, but like death, taxes and the office Christmas do, it comes to us all.

But fear not. Over on Lifehack we’ve come across a nice little article that gives four handy tips to help you get going. It’s a nice short article, but might just come in handy.

The tips, explained in more detail in the article are:

  • Set the stage
  • Force a pause
  • Don’t do all the talking
  • Ice-breakers

Become a presentation professional here.

Eighty How-To Websites To Hack Your Life July 9, 2008

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We love the internet here at Liverpool Chamber. You can learn to do just about anything at the click of a mouse. So this post over at the Lifehack website really floated our boat.

Eighty How-To Sites Worth Bookmarking does exactly what it says on the tin. It lists 80 great sites that provide tips and tricks on how to improve just about every part of your life:

  • Business – tips on becoming more productive, working as a freelancer, creating business plans and more
  • Technology – how to make sure you have the best hardware and software available, and how to get the most out of what you’ve got
  • Home hacks – from DIY to installing home theatre equipment, tips on making your home a better place
  • Cookery – we all eat, so why not have some fun doing it?
  • Crafts – want to lean something creative to do in your downtime? Lots of sites here
  • Money – how to save it, manage it and spend less of it

Not all of these sites will be for you, and some are US-focussed. But with 80 to choose from you’re bound to find something you like!

Read the full article on Lifehack here.

Easy Online Invoicing For Freelancers (And Others) July 3, 2008

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Creating professional-looking invoices then tracking and managing them can be a complicated and time-consuming task. If you’re a freelancer, self-employed or running a small business, it can be a serious drain on your time.

However, those nice chaps over at the Lifehack website have put togather a handy list of web-based alternatives. These tools can help you stay on top of the whole process, from beginning to end. By managing your invoicing system more efficiently, you can concentrate on whatever it is you set up business to do in the first place.

The full list goes into greater detail, but includes:

Paypal: Simple and classic for the minimalist approach.

Blinksale: Greater control over the look and feel of your invoices

Freshbooks: its free account gives unlimited invoicing

Invotrak: another simple and free tool.

Whilst most of these support multi-currency invoicing, it’s worth checking out the full article for greater detail on what each service offers and at what price.

Read the full article at Lifehack here.

Fifty Habits Of Highly Successful People May 28, 2008

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Everybody loves a good list. And everybody wants to know the secrets of success. So, here’s a nice article taken from the Lifehack website that combines both of these things.

Fifty Habits of Highly Successful people takes “the important lessons from every self-help book I’ve read and every life experience I’ve endured, condenses all that into fifty key points and save everybody a whole bunch of reading time.”

You can read the full list over on the Lifehack website, or click ‘more’ to stay right here and read the list anyway…

1. They look for and find opportunities where others see nothing.

2. They find a lesson while others only see a problem.

3. They are solution focused.

4. They consciously and methodically create their own success, while others hope success will find them.

5. They are fearful like everyone else, but they are not controlled or limited by fear.

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