Matt Murphy was always one of our strong advocates, so we decided to interview him, to learn more of how he used and continues to use our services. Matt is an inspirational youth worker by day, and a super blogger/jokester by night! But ah- that didn’t stop him from obtaining his MSW from Adelphi University and a M.Div. from Denver Seminary.
How did Matt do all this?!? Haha, of course with Producteev!
Before using Producteev, Matt used a combination good old-fashioned pen and paper, and iCal- which worked quite well for him with small projects. As the responsibilities starting piling on, he came to realize that he needed something that would help him organize and make timelines.
Prior to joining, there were several incidents that took place, which led Matt to realize that he needed to spice things up with his task management. He wrote us, “Once I didn’t realize, but the system had an error and asked me where do I want to sync my tasks and calendar from. I clicked the wrong button and poof! Right before the busiest time of the season I lost all of my tasks (assignments) that were due in all of my classes then and there. Missed the due date on one assignment, scrambled and had to spend all that time re-entering all my data again.”
Syncing data across platforms and new computers proved to be challenging as time went on, and Matt decided to look for Productivity software on his iPhone. One of his buddies heard of this, and was quick to enthusiastically suggest Producteev. Matt has been hooked since then.
@LeslieAJoy: Anywhere b/t 15 minutes & 2 days. I’ve worked at keeping it down to a 30 minute avg though.
Come hang & win! Geeks who attended the last rendezvous and played charades had an absolute blast. Twelve of them actually *won* something, and the next winner could be YOU!
In it to win it
Strategizing is serious business
Now if only our upcoming Game Night coincided with Comic-Con! That would make it even more awesome :D
Photo credit: Eva Blue
A team of students in the School of Computational Information Systems are thrilled to install and “get the ball rolling,” so to speak, with ProducteevEDU.
The institute is based in Col Fabriciano, Brazil, and the educational initiative provides free premium accounts for online task management to any individual associated with higher learning (students, faculty, staff).
The campus’ Laboratory of Computational Intelligence (LIC) now has students, volunteers, as well as a lab coordinator and teaching assistant managing tasks on the platform agnostic collaboration tool.
“Producteev is simply great! Over the past several weeks, it has transformed the daily lives of students and helped to better facilitate teamwork and communication!” remarked Dr. Francisco Reinaldo, instructor of engineering, artificial intelligence and programming languages. “I’m really looking forward to Producteev making all LIC work processes better.”
This semester marks only the beginning, as the school’s smooth transition to an online project solution makes everything from building complex algorithms to sophisticated software programs to even *bots* more manageable!
In a short amount of time, Producteev just might enable this determined set of students to take over the world!
In addition to potty training his his little one, he’s also taught her David Allen’s personal productivity techniques. Below are what I refer to as, The Four Stages of GTD Proficiency:
initially settling upon the seemingly overwhelming methodology
So far so good
coming to the realization that this GTD stuff’s not so bad
Practice makes perfect
reinforcing positive habits leads to growth each day
I am the champion!!
thanks, Dad, for always believing in me & helping me succeed
Our special thanks to the Travis family for making productivity fun again :)
Let’s assume that you’re using one workspace for any side jobs. Labels will basically serve the purpose of colored tabs and organize your to-do list by category.
Producteev can be used in all sorts of unexpected ways including - as soon to be described here - a to-do list on How to Flirt!
Don’t let your dating game lead to Game Over! Take it from Thomas Edwards, a successful, professional dating coach and satisfied Producteev user, and turn your night out into an awesome action plan.
Your absolute to-dos are simple:
In greater detail, our advice goes a little something like this:
Compliment your date. But don’t just compliment them for the sake of complimenting. Only compliment when it’s detailed and specific. This gives your words more meaning and makes you more believable. For instance, you can compliment your date on his/her personal style. In addition, you can shower dates with intellectual compliments. Geeks out there - this may mean telling that special lady friend how cool/sick she is for using a hot new new geo-location app. Don’t hold back! Complimenting shows that you’re thoughtful and that you notice details. With first impressions, this matters!
Tease your date and show him/her your playful side! Think of that time you were 5-years old and on an elementary school playground. Teasing actually offsets your compliments and keeps your date in full anticipation. It also keeps excitement running high that evening. But play nice when teasing! Your goal should always be to make your date laugh/smile by sharing something silly or surprising. The last thing you’d want to happen is to embarrass them. When at a loss for bright ideas, casually throw in a “that’s what she said” into the mix. This could work for ladies, as well as gents. Just make sure your interjection makes sense in the stated context, wouldn’t want to toss innuendo that’s inappropriate for the current convo. ;)
Touch your date to reinforce complimenting and teasing. This will likely be the hardest aspect to do well. However, try to make touching a natural part of your interaction. Suggestions in case you’re struggling include: *accidentally* brushing against your date’s arm when handing him/her a beer, or placing your arm on his/her knee when talking and leaning in. Still unsure what this should look like? Pay attention and people watch in a crowded bar or other social situation, and if someone looks like they know what they’re doing, they probably are. Don’t be afraid to ask them, how do you do it?! They probably won’t bite (though we can’t really guarantee anything here!). The bottom line is, touching amplifies not only your connection but also intensifies interactions.
Recap of essential flirting to-dos:
- Recognize your date for his/her style
- Stroke their intellectual ego
- Notice details OTHER THAN purely physical ones and say nice things about them
- Make your date laugh/smile
- Throw in one or two “that’s what she said(s)”
- Find a natural way to touch your date’s arm or knee
- Don’t be shy to ask pro’s for further advice
- For personal assistance, enlist a wingman (like Thomas!)
- Get your dating to-dos on Producteev, available on multiple platforms and every device
Above all else, enjoy. Have fun on your date, that’s the entire point! Disclaimer: excessive alcohol is not recommended, particularly in initial stages of a romantic relationship.
For maximum efficiency and increasing the likelihood of a “win” or taking your date to the next “level,” alternate between the above to-dos and set them to recurring. ;) Before you know it, you’ll be flirting like a champ!
Thomas Edwards is the founder of The Professional Wingman. Deemed the real-life “Hitch,” Thomas helps singles find relationships and lead fulfilling lives through personal development. His unique approach focuses on dating strategy and lifestyle development. Thomas has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Fox Business, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Ebony Magazine and many more. You can follow him on Twitter.