Keeping up with life! Or, how to put "Getting Things Done" into practice

A session at TCUK 2015 | Technical Communication UK

Tuesday 29th September, 2015

9:30am to 12:30pm (GMT)

Perhaps you have the perfect method to manage your work and obligations, but can it cope with the unexpected or help you plan for the future? New boss, clients or management practices. Illness. Job loss. Stress. Changing career or job advancement. Learning new skills in addition to doing your current job.

Karen and John will introduce the concept of getting things done (GTD) as it applies to today’s technical communicator. Then, participants will have hands-on activities (also pre-conference!) to start making some getting-things-done tweaks to their routines, both at work and at home. Takeaways include

- Testing your need for GTD

- Exercises to understand the most important concept of “Next Action” and the concept of “Closing the Loop”

- Demo of tools that support GTD

- GTD Tips and tricks

- The assurance that “your way” is still the best, especially after it’s GTD-charged!

About the speakers

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John Kearney

Technical Communicator & Author

John Kearney alongside Karen Mardahl will give a workshop on - “Keeping up with life! Or, how to put ‘Getting Things Done’ into practice” at the TCUK 2015 conference in September.

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Karen Mardahl

Technical Communicator & Author

Karen Mardahl is a technical communication conspiracist: she sees it in everything, especially where usability and accessibility is involved. Her day job is senior technical writer documenting investment management systems for the financial industry. Spare time is devoted to, in no particular order, Japanese teas, cats, grandchild, books, movies, social media, chocolate, and everything else that crosses her path. GTD means she recently revived Mardahl.dk. She tweets at @kmdk and @AccessTechcomm.

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Time 9:30am12:30pm GMT

Date Tue 29th September 2015

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