Given this is, occasionally, a CAD blog I suspect you use design software. But in addition to that do you use Outlook, do you send email, do you have contacts and business relationships to mange, or quick presentations to give? Would you like to learn how to do this better, from an expert?
I first “encountered” Buzz Bruggeman when he sent me an email suggesting I try ActiveWords. That happened within minutes of me commenting on a post about Microsoft Search on a, sadly now extinct, MindManager related blog . It was the first I'd heard of ActiveWords and after a week or so of using the free trial I'd purchased it.
But this isn't about ActiveWords, it's how a CEO of a company created a connection with someone who'd never heard of his product within minutes. You might think that’s rather special, and it is, but Buzz has “about 13,000” contacts in his Outlook and somehow manages to engage them all.
"Living in Outlook is not where I had planned to spend my life, but having resolved to build the best relationships for ActiveWords that I can, I have resolved to master Outlook"
This self described “Geek wanna be, ActiveWords evangelist, and small town Minnesota boy” shares some of his techniques, and tools, in a conversation with Robert Scoble. Rather than a single solution you see how a combination approaches can literally create free time by saving you the drudgery of performing repetitive tasks. Put aside some time to watch it, you'll get it back later!
PS: I actually wrote this draft way back in August and sent to a few people as an email. On part of Buzz's demo has proved a real hit, people have adopted it faster than you can say Inbox backwards.
Managing Your Mind With the CEO of ActiveWords | FastCompany.TV
Buzz Bruggeman is one of the world’s best networkers that I’ve ever met and also runs ActiveWords, which is a cool utility that helps you get more things done through programming your keystrokes, but that isn’t what excited me about Buzz. He’s one of the world’s top users of Mind Mapping Software and we’ll talk about that, and other things that have his attention.