Increasing productivity: Paper or Plastic? Managing Your To-Do Lists

Paper or Plastic? Managing Your To-Do Lists

Technology has given us so many options when it comes to keeping track of our to-do lists—Smartphones, web-based applications, desktop applications, PDAs—but figuring out the best system for you can be a real challenge (and a frustrating one at that).  Interestingly enough, even with all the technology out there, informal research (mine and others’) still shows that when push comes to shove, most people still fall back on good old-fashioned paper. In fact, a survey shows that not only do most people use a paper to-do list, but that paper is more than twice as popular as any other method listed!  Why is that? Because we’re human. Life doesn’t always happen when you’re sitting in front of your computer. We sit in meetings. We leave the office and go home. We travel. … [Read more...]

Free webinar by Laura Stack and Day-Timer on April 7, 2009

Register today for a free webinar on April 7, sponsored by Day-Timer. Find a system that works for YOU!  Create a completely personalized planning style. How do you make the best use of paper and electronic planning methods? The simple answer is “it depends.” How do you describe yourself? What are your preferences? What does your work require of you? What are your work and home environments? Do you travel? This webinar will discuss the fundamentals of an organized, effective time management system and help you design one that perfectly meets your needs. Objectives: Understand the advantages and disadvantages of handhelds and paper Identify what frustrates you about your current system Test to see if you're more inclined to plan on paper or electronically Evaluate your time … [Read more...]

Watch Laura Stack sell The Productivity Pro Day-Timer on QVC

My QVC segment aired live on 1/8/08 at approximately 8:20 EST. … [Read more...]

Laura Stack appears on QVC

Tune in on Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 7:00 AM EST to QVC and watch Laura Stack LIVE as she sells her Productivity Pro(R) Day-Timer(R)!  Or if you miss the show, go to and watch it on-line. … [Read more...]

Time-Saving Tips for the Holidays!

Time-Saving Tips for the Holidays

When was the last time you had a really relaxing holiday?  I don’t mean that peaceful thirty-minute aftermath that follows a successful dinner party or the kids’ gift-opening extravaganza.  I mean a holiday that is relaxing, from beginning to end.  That includes travel, dinner preparations, and shopping.  All it will take is a little organization and advance planning.  Here are some tips to get you started. Plan your travel now.  Need to be out of town to see family or friends?  If you haven’t already made arrangements, make it a priority.  Especially if you plan to fly, the best deals disappear fast.  Get online and start shopping around as soon as you know where you need to be and when.  Once the arrangements are made, start getting things squared away with work.  Whether you need to … [Read more...]

Please take my poll on to-do lists

I will be on QVC between January 1 and January 8, 2009, selling my new Productivity Pro branded Day-Timer.  In preparation, I'm conducting a brief survey about the to-do list habits of the typical person.  When you think of something you need to do, what do you usually do?  Please visit the survey on my LinkedIn page and respond to one of five choices.  Thank you for your assistance! … [Read more...]