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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Timely Tips February 2008: What is Randy reading?

Timely Tips February 2008: What is Randy reading?
These three e-newsletters provide Randy time-saving tips!

in this issue
Three Great E-Newsletters that Save Time/Enhance Performance
Randy Guest Host of "Profit" Teleseminar on Feb. 26
Randy Featured in Big Internet Book Promotion
New Taming E-mail Website
Randy's Crazy Schedule
Dear Joe,

Wow -- is it already February? Where did the holidays and the month of January go? Here in Michigan, we are definitely having a "traditional" winter this year -- lots of snow, some very cold temps, and a snow fort built in my front yard by me and my 4-year old (haven't been able to do something like that for a few years!) That being said, I don't know about you, but I'm ready for some golf and some sun!

Some E-newsletters I read regularly to find time-saving tips ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Some people have asked me what kinds of e-newsletters I subscribe to so I can continue to develop personally and professionally. Not surprisingly, I avidly read only a few that help me to keep abreast of breaking technologies and productivity enhancement. By getting these e-newsletters, I'm often provided new tips and pointers, many of which ultimately make it into my seminars (and my life!)

I'm a big fan of The American Society of Training and Development's little "The Buzz: Worldwide Training Industry News" e-newsletter: http://www.infoinc.com/astd/buzznews.html

This little gem provides article abstracts from many major newsletters, news feeds, and online newsletters regarding new developments in corporations, academic environments, and non-profits in training and employee development. I've forwarded many of these abstracts on to relevant clients as a way to keep them informed of things going on in their fields. I love that you can quickly scan the article abstract list, and then just click on those abstracts of interest. I believe you have to be an ASTD member to get this sent to you freely, but they do post the current issue on the ASTD web site (see link above).

Another e-newsletter that I usually read from beginning to end is Tony Rubleski's Mind Capture Group e-newsletter. You can subscribe for free at: http://www.mindcapturegroup.com/index.php. Most of Tony's articles are on effective marketing in the face of today's "advertising overload" (sounds somewhat familiar to my work on "e-mail overload"!), but he occasionally writes really nice issues on topics that even touch on time management and personal productivity. One of his recent articles did just that, and is a great little article on keeping focus on important projects: http://www.mindcapturegroup.com/view_eletter.php?letternum=240. Watch out for Tony -- he is a great speaker and is well on his way to becoming a national-level figure and thought-leader on "mind capture".

Another e-newletter I really like, due to its simplicity and pure focus, is Carolyn Anderson-Fermann's Simply Organized Life newsletter. You can register for free at:
http://www.simplyorganizedlife.com/. Carolyn is a professional organizer and consultant with an MBA and a strong business sensibility, but a warm and engaging demeanor. And her e-newsletter is actually quite a bit like mine -- it usually provides 1-2 time-saving/personal organizing tips per month.

Take a look at these resources if you are passionate about effective training, effective marketing, effective organizing, and saving time. They are definitely worth your time.

I'll Be a Featured Guest Interviewer on an Upcoming Teleseminar: How to Always Make a Profit with Financial Consultant/Expert Vicki Suiter
Vicki is an expert on tracking financial performance and generating financial profits for firms small and large. She asked me to be her guest interviewer on her teleseminar on February 26th. If you are trying to make your firm or organization more financially efficient and profitable, this will be worth a listen! Here's the info:
"Do you ever feel like your are working really hard to make a profit, yet not really getting where you want to go? Have you ever wished there was a 'magic formula' for how to get there? This teleseminar will give you the steps for reaching your profit goals!

Date: Tuesday, February 26, 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon PST (2:00 p.m. EST)
Location: By Phone
Cost: FREE!

Register here:

Also, please keep an eye on future Timely Tips for more unique program offerings via teleseminar, including an upcoming 2-hour intensive "deep dive" on effective e-mail management.
Randy Once Again a Featured Bonus Provider on A Big Internet Book Marketing Effort
Later today, you might be seeing my name in conjunction with a big Internet/e-mail marketing "push" campaigns. I once again provided free access to my Timely Tips 3-year compilation document and my Three-Chapter Taming E-mail Sneak Preview as bonuses to this effort, in support of the launch of a new book by Todd Royer, Career Management Expert, called:

***Workination: Are You Fascinated With Your

Todd's new book is perfect for anyone looking to more effectively manage their career, be they looking to make a significant career change, or just get more out of their current career from both a professional and personal perspective. As Todd says, "This new book is packed with real-life examples, proven success strategies and unique career development insights that will help you grow professionally." It is worth a look:
especially considering all of the valuable bonuses that are being included with this offer (including mine!):

Take a peek if you want to make the most out of one of the most valuable and intensive uses of your time and your life: your career!
Taming E-mail Update: New Website --http://www.EmailSanityExpert.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Our efforts to get ready for the paperback launch of Taming the E-mail Beast continue, with the formal launch of a new website: http://www.emailsanityexpert.com. This site features information not only on Randy's new book, but also on Randy's speaking/training programs in this area. Check it out!

Also, we are in discussions with a major national literary agency regarding Taming E-mail becoming one of their represented publications. And, the e-book should be posted on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com very soon. More information on these major announcements, hopefully in the next issue!
Randy is ALL OVER THE PLACE! (Or Planet, that is!)
Wow, things are really exploding, eh? Look for me in coming weeks at Michigan State University's HRD (tomorrow! and again in a few weeks), Port Huron, Mid-Michigan ASTD's Annual Dinner, New York City, Greenville Michigan's Chamber Event, University of Michigan's HRD, northern and central Florida, U. Pitt's Exec MBA Sessions in Prague (no kidding!), the MMPI Annual Conference, the MSBO Annual Conference, at MAPT here in Lansing, the Petoskey Chamber, Wayne County CCD's Staff Development Day, in Toronto at the NALP Annual Conference, and at the MSU Kaleidoscope Program for Women. Look for me in these locations (and drop a note if you'd like to catch up!), and until next month, Stay Timely!

Randy Dean


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