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Successful Time Management For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Dirk Zeller

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Chapter 8

Fine-Tuning Organization Skills with Technology

In This Chapter

  • Scheduling success using high-tech tools
  • Streamlining your computer's performance
  • Managing your email
  • Pegging your customers with CRM software

Picture this: I'm getting ready to go on vacation, when a critical client asks me to make a sales presentation to one of the largest sales networks in the country. For a moment, I panic — the event is scheduled immediately after my return from my vacation. If I'm to be prepared, I'll have to disappoint my family and cancel our getaway. Ah, but then I remember — I have a similar version of that presentation wrapped up on a PowerPoint program. A few tweaks and some minor revisions, and I'll have a new and customized presentation in a couple of hours. I put in some research time, modify my PowerPoint, and head out for a week of fun and sun.

I'm a prisoner of technology, and I'm delighted. I love what technology does for me and for my business, Sales Champions. The computer is the lifeblood of my organization, from communication and data storage to organizing projects to dealing with clients, suppliers, and prospects. It must be love, or I'd never tolerate the terrible, awful fits technology occasionally gives me.

In this chapter, you discover what the love affair is all about. I point out the efficiency provided by electronic scheduling, such as using Google Calendar or your phone or tablet. I help you eliminate excess baggage on your computer, organize and name the ...

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