How to Become a Skype Ninja

Skype ninja!

Skype is a fantastic tool when used correctly, but if you’re not careful it can derail your productivity worse than an addiction to cat videos on YouTube.

I’ve found that there are two problem areas with Skype:

  1. Inefficient Communication
  2. Unnecessary Distractions

Let’s deal with inefficient communication first.

Part 1 – How to Eliminate Inefficient Skype Communication

Communication is a two-way street; you need to make sure that you communicate efficiently with others, and that they communicate efficiently with you.

Efficient & inefficient communication are easiest to demonstrate with examples, so here are a couple examples:

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Offshore Outsourcing: A Great Way to Lower Your Costs Or a Disaster Waiting to Happen?

Digital Marketing Podcast featuring Rob Rawson

Digital marketing podcast

Can you effectively outsource your work with ease and confidence to a global job marketplace?

Rob Rawson, a former medical doctor turned internet entrepreneur does and has built his business empire and globe trotting lifestyle on it.

An expert in offshore development, Rob has been managing developers in the Philippines and Russia for many years.

Now he is focused on building his businesses TimeDoctor.com and Staff.com and talks to us about how to more effectively outsource your work and projects, and what pitfalls to avoid.

Just click play to listen to the podcast:


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Using Time Doctor as an App for Getting Things Done (GTD)

David Allen, Getting Things Done

If you’ve read David Allen’s book Getting Things Done and you’re familiar with his methodology, you might be interested in using Time Doctor as your Getting Things Done app.

If you are not familiar with the book, read it! The techniques he describes for time management are very effective and the book has certainly helped me shape my thinking and improve my productivity.

Organizing your tasks into different lists

A key feature of any app for Getting Things Done, or GTD, is to organize your tasks into different lists.

You can easily do this in Time Doctor by creating folders.

This only works in the Time Doctor Tasks version, so you will want to download that version if you are looking for a GTD app.

You can download it on the download page here:
http://www.timedoctor.com/download.html
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