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Whether you run a small cohort of writers or an entire publication team, small steps can improve the quality of your writing team\u2019s output. Here\u2019s how to nurture their talents and help you put great written content into the world.

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Strive for Great Grammar

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Strong grammar is a cornerstone of strong writing. Keep errors to a minimum with tools such as Grammarly or ProWritingAid which can correct grammar and tense errors, even highlighting where writing could be stronger. Polishing grammar as you write means the editor can focus on the content. This helps not just in their published work, but in their communications, as well. Having a tool like Grammarly and ProWritingAid means everyone is less likely to fire off an email with a glaring error.

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Both Grammarly and ProWritingAid offer team pricing and have both apps and Chrome extensions, so they\u2019ll be looking out for your team wherever they write.

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Remember: Relax! In the digital world, you can go back and correct a typo on a blog post. The world is fast paced and you have a lot to do. Keep the standards high but don\u2019t sweat it if a small error goes out – just correct it. It’s one of the advantages of digital media.

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Catch Spelling Foibles

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Everyone has words they spell wrong, and not all of them are common misspellings found in the average autocorrect dictionary. Use TextExpander to correct personal misspellings by creating a snippet which expands the correct spelling.

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Even your brand name is subject to misspellings. Make sure everyone spells your name properly, whether they\u2019re in-house or a contractor with a shared snippet group. Include corrections for all the ways people misspell your brand. Join our free group of popular brand name corrections. That way your team won\u2019t have to remember that \u201cYouTube\u201d is camel case, TextExpander will remember for you.

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Bonus: For even more accurate styling, join our Accented Words group to always get the right accents and umlauts.

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Get More from Editing

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Editing your own work can be tricky. Often, we are blind to our own writing faux-pas. Smaller teams can swap work with one another to edit with fresh eyes. If you\u2019re a larger organization, having official editors will help to improve the quality of your team\u2019s output.

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Banish Clich\u00e9s

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Common clich\u00e9’s dilute good writing. Set up a group to have all common clich\u00e9’s in your industry autocorrected to something that sounds better. For correcting common clich\u00e9s, join our Clich\u00e9 corrections group. Next time you type \u2018at the end of the day\u2019, a little \u2018pop\u2019 and it\u2019ll say \u2018ultimately\u2019 instead. And \u2018beg to differ\u2019 will become \u2018disagree\u2019. Magic.

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Experiment with Deadlines

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Deadlines can inspire productivity, but stress can squash it. Talk to your team to find out what works best for them. Some writers may find strict deadlines stressful, while others see their creativity thrive under pressure. Know what works for them and adjust each team members’ deadlines to set up the conditions that produce their best work.

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Share Your Tips

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What tips do you have for managing a team of writers? Let us know in our Facebook group.

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As a writer, you have plenty to think about: deadlines, grammar accuracies, sources, interviews and whether the kerning looks weird. Staying organized means you can feel in control of your workload and become a more productive, happier writer.

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Here are tips to get everything in order.

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Manage Your Time

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Scheduling deadlines and time-tracking is important to staying on top of a writer’s workload. Using calendars – digital or otherwise – is essential to log deadlines and meetings. When it comes to projects, time-tracking is a great way to know exactly how much time you spent on each project.

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Plan Effectively

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Use a tool to effectively plan your writing work before you start writing.

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Whether your tool of choice is good old-fashioned pen and paper, personalized TextExpander template snippets or something more heavy duty, like OmniGraffle, planning your writing before you begin will guide your work and make the process more enjoyable.

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Plan for Quality

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An organized workflow will lead to quality output.

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Decide what writing process works best for you. For example, you might like to plan, write, edit and re-edit the following day. Perhaps you like to have someone else read through your work before you publish. Your workflow should include whatever helps you produce the best work in the most time-efficient way.

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Fly Through Email

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Are you a busy journalist responding to sources? An academic contacting field professionals? Perhaps a music critic liaising with bands?

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Whatever your speciality, email can become a time-suck without careful management. Check out these tips to manage your inbox with a reply system – and use all that extra time to get back to writing!

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Your Physical Space

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Tidy desks can increase productivity, reduce stress and improve morale. Tidy up, throw out anything you don\u2019t need and enjoy a space you feel inspired in.

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Review and Rejig

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Not all systems are perfect the first time around. In fact, tweaking helps you learn what feels best to you. Notice what works for you and adapt as you go along.

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Getting Organized

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What do you do to stay organized? Let us know on our Facebook group.

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You feel like you\u2019ve hit a wall. You\u2019re writing but the words are failing you. Everything looks boring and you can\u2019t remember what writing great work feels like. Writer\u2019s block can affect any writer, and it\u2019s super frustrating – so we\u2019ve broken it down to these simple steps. All you have to do is stop, stretch, revive and write. Here’s how.

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Step 1: Stop

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Nothing you write feels right. Stop writing. Pens down. Step away from the keyboard.

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Step 2: Stretch

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Time to stretch your legs. We\u2019ve written before about the benefits of moving around during your work day.

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A walk can work wonders for your creativity, so walk the dog, walk to the store or hit the treadmill. Research shows it\u2019s the act of walking itself, not the environment, that is the main factor in boosting creativity, so don\u2019t worry if it\u2019s raining and you want to pace around your apartment.

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Even just stretching out tight muscles from being hunched over your desk will get the blood flowing, and work out some tension.

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Step 3: Revive

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It\u2019s time to get inspired!

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Revive your love for words by gathering written work you think is fantastic Indulge in a reading break for as long as you can before the deadlines call.

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Step 4: Write

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Set a timer and don’t stop writing until the timer is up. If your writing isn\u2019t great straight away, don\u2019t stress. In fact, get all the bad writing out and keep going until there are no dull clich\u00e9s or boring phrases left. Eventually, the bad writing will give way to good writing. Don\u2019t forget the importance of editing your writing. Even mediocre writing can be edited to be great.

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Beating the Block

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And always remember, you CAN overcome the dreaded writer\u2019s block.

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What tricks do you try when you hit a writing wall? Share your tips in our Facebook group.

\n", "content_text": "You feel like you\u2019ve hit a wall. You\u2019re writing but the words are failing you. Everything looks boring and you can\u2019t remember what writing great work feels like. Writer\u2019s block can affect any writer, and it\u2019s super frustrating – so we\u2019ve broken it down to these simple steps. All you have to do is stop, stretch, revive and write. Here’s how.\nStep 1: Stop\nNothing you write feels right. Stop writing. Pens down. Step away from the keyboard.\nStep 2: Stretch\nTime to stretch your legs. We\u2019ve written before about the benefits of moving around during your work day.\nA walk can work wonders for your creativity, so walk the dog, walk to the store or hit the treadmill. Research shows it\u2019s the act of walking itself, not the environment, that is the main factor in boosting creativity, so don\u2019t worry if it\u2019s raining and you want to pace around your apartment.\nEven just stretching out tight muscles from being hunched over your desk will get the blood flowing, and work out some tension.\nStep 3: Revive\nIt\u2019s time to get inspired!\nRevive your love for words by gathering written work you think is fantastic Indulge in a reading break for as long as you can before the deadlines call.\nStep 4: Write\nSet a timer and don’t stop writing until the timer is up. If your writing isn\u2019t great straight away, don\u2019t stress. In fact, get all the bad writing out and keep going until there are no dull clich\u00e9s or boring phrases left. Eventually, the bad writing will give way to good writing. Don\u2019t forget the importance of editing your writing. Even mediocre writing can be edited to be great.\nBeating the Block\nAnd always remember, you CAN overcome the dreaded writer\u2019s block.\nWhat tricks do you try when you hit a writing wall? Share your tips in our Facebook group.", "date_published": "2018-10-04T07:05:06+00:00", "date_modified": "2018-10-20T14:13:58+00:00", "author": { "name": "Kerry Provenzano", "url": "https://textexpander.com/entry/author/kerry/", "avatar": "https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/7cf7ecdc235a4c054eda265e1ca3fe99?s=512&d=mm&r=g" }, "tags": [ "productivity", "tips", "writing" ], "summary": "Follow these four simple steps to overcome writer's block and get back to your best work.", "image": "https://textexpander.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/banner-teblog-red-light.png" }, { "id": "https://textexpander.com/entry/tips-to-improve-your-sales-team-adding-speed-and-consistency-with-textexpander/", "url": "https://textexpander.com/entry/tips-to-improve-your-sales-team-adding-speed-and-consistency-with-textexpander/", "title": "Tips To Improve Your Sales Team: Adding Speed And Consistency With TextExpander", "content_html": "

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Whether you\u2019re a sales executive or a sales manager, understanding what makes a strong sales person – and team – will mean you can find smarter ways to work.

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Let\u2019s look at three important aspects of working in sales.

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1. Know Your Product

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Exact details can make all the difference when you’re selling. Falling short of detail in an email exchange or misinforming a customer can cause confusion and frustration.

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To get it right every time, store key information about your product, worded so it\u2019s ready to be sent along to a potential customer, in a central place your whole team can access. Keeping these details stored in a central place means all your reps have the same accurate information. Keeping it in a tool such as TextExpander means they can drop the information into any sales system you\u2019re using.

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2. Communicate with Purpose

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From first contact to aftercare, look after your customers with meaningful email and communications.

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Map out everything from the first cold email to closing a deal so that, in the moment, you don’t have to think about it. You know you’ve already thought through the best language for that stage of the sales process.

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Store these outlines in TextExpander as “snippets” for fast and flexible re-use. Build in a few fill-in-the-blank style fields. This allows you to quickly personalize the details you send to each client. It saves time and means you can send out more cold emails, whilst still maintaining a personal touch.

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3. Use Your Best Persuasion

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Know what works? Don’t leave your best sales techniques to chance.

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Share your techniques, key phrases and tips with new recruits. Even better, give them some outlines and templates to start them off. As they find what works for them, they can tweak as necessary as they develop their own voice and techniques.

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This type sales language can easily be shared if you put it into TextExpander snippets. You can even group into categories: ways to start cold conversations, ways to have mid-funnel conversations, ways to close. This helps your new teammate know where to look.

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Share Your Selling Hacks

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Don’t forget the Sales team can benefit from other teams as well. The Support team has lots of great product knowledge, consider sharing their TextExpander snippets. This way you all keep up on the latest bug info and leverage Support’s greater product knowledge.

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Do you use TextExpander in sales? Let us know in our Facebook Group.

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When writer’s block strikes, it can feel like linguistic quicksand. You feel swallowed up by forgettable sentences and dull clich\u00e9s. A great way out – of writer’s block, not quicksand – is to immerse yourself in some well-written words.

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Reading great work can reignite your love for language and wake up your best words.

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Here are seven places to look for inspiration.

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The New Yorker features: Facts that Flow

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Facts presented in pleasing prose, feature articles from The New Yorker offer a balance between informative and delectable. Check out the articles on Arthur Mondella and the flowers that make the famous Chanel No 5 perfume.

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\u201cArthur Mondella is mourned. Up until the moment of his death, on February 24, 2015, he ran his family\u2019s company, Dell\u2019s Maraschino Cherries, in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn.\u201d

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– \u2018The Maraschino Mogul\u2019s Secret Life\u2019 by Ian Frazier, The New Yorker

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Scientific American: Concise Writing

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Perfect for technical copywriters or those who write to convey complicated information, Scientific American is a master in concise journalistic language. Check out this article on Schr\u00f6dinger\u2019s Cat.

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\u201cIn the world\u2019s most famous thought experiment, physicist Erwin Schr\u00f6dinger described how a cat in a box could be in an uncertain predicament.\u201d

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– \u2018Reimagining of Schr\u00f6dinger\u2019s Cat Breaks Quantum Mechanics\u2014and Stumps Physicists\u2019 by Davide Castelvecchi, Scientific American

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Poetry Daily: Brief but Beautiful

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Here\u2019s an idea: add a poem to your breakfast reading for a daily injection of rhythm and pace. Click here to see which poem made the coveted spot today.

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Your Best Writing

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Remind yourself of when you nailed it. Dig out written work of which you\u2019re particularly proud, whether an academic paper, a great feature or a witty email. Indulge in how fantastic you are. Repeat.

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Brainy Quote: Short and Poignant

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Bite-size inspiration for any time or place, Brainy Quote is perfect for dipping into when you need a quick burst of well-written words. Check out these quotes from Plato, Abraham Lincoln and J.K. Rowling.

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The New Yorker Short stories: Brilliant Fiction

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The New Yorker: so good it made this list twice. For inspirational fiction, New Yorker short stories are a fantastic way to immerse yourself into a writer\u2019s style, without reading an entire novel. The Other Place is an engaging story about a father\u2019s own childhood and concerns for his son.

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“He hates reading, but he is bright. He is interested in crows because he heard on a nature show that they are one of the only species that are more intelligent than they need to be to survive.”

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– \u2018The Other Place\u2019 by Mary Gaitskill, The New Yorker

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Spoken Word: Pace and Passion

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Tired of reading? Relax your eyes with a little spoken word for clever metaphors and impeccable pace. Try Youth Speaks for politics, Rudy Francisco for romance and Sarah Kay for poignance.

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Bonus: for a reminder on how writing can impact the lives of others, check out Call Me Ishmael on YouTube for personal book reviews. Readers share their favorite books and the impact it\u2019s had on their lives.

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The Search for Well-Written Words

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Where do you look for writing inspiration? Let us know on our Facebook group.

\n", "content_text": "When writer’s block strikes, it can feel like linguistic quicksand. You feel swallowed up by forgettable sentences and dull clich\u00e9s. A great way out – of writer’s block, not quicksand – is to immerse yourself in some well-written words.\nReading great work can reignite your love for language and wake up your best words.\nHere are seven places to look for inspiration.\nThe New Yorker features: Facts that Flow\nFacts presented in pleasing prose, feature articles from The New Yorker offer a balance between informative and delectable. Check out the articles on Arthur Mondella and the flowers that make the famous Chanel No 5 perfume.\n\u201cArthur Mondella is mourned. Up until the moment of his death, on February 24, 2015, he ran his family\u2019s company, Dell\u2019s Maraschino Cherries, in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn.\u201d\n– \u2018The Maraschino Mogul\u2019s Secret Life\u2019 by Ian Frazier, The New Yorker\nScientific American: Concise Writing\nPerfect for technical copywriters or those who write to convey complicated information, Scientific American is a master in concise journalistic language. Check out this article on Schr\u00f6dinger\u2019s Cat.\n\u201cIn the world\u2019s most famous thought experiment, physicist Erwin Schr\u00f6dinger described how a cat in a box could be in an uncertain predicament.\u201d\n– \u2018Reimagining of Schr\u00f6dinger\u2019s Cat Breaks Quantum Mechanics\u2014and Stumps Physicists\u2019 by Davide Castelvecchi, Scientific American\nPoetry Daily: Brief but Beautiful\nHere\u2019s an idea: add a poem to your breakfast reading for a daily injection of rhythm and pace. Click here to see which poem made the coveted spot today.\nYour Best Writing\nRemind yourself of when you nailed it. Dig out written work of which you\u2019re particularly proud, whether an academic paper, a great feature or a witty email. Indulge in how fantastic you are. Repeat.\nBrainy Quote: Short and Poignant\nBite-size inspiration for any time or place, Brainy Quote is perfect for dipping into when you need a quick burst of well-written words. Check out these quotes from Plato, Abraham Lincoln and J.K. Rowling.\nThe New Yorker Short stories: Brilliant Fiction\nThe New Yorker: so good it made this list twice. For inspirational fiction, New Yorker short stories are a fantastic way to immerse yourself into a writer\u2019s style, without reading an entire novel. The Other Place is an engaging story about a father\u2019s own childhood and concerns for his son.\n“He hates reading, but he is bright. He is interested in crows because he heard on a nature show that they are one of the only species that are more intelligent than they need to be to survive.”\n– \u2018The Other Place\u2019 by Mary Gaitskill, The New Yorker\nSpoken Word: Pace and Passion\nTired of reading? Relax your eyes with a little spoken word for clever metaphors and impeccable pace. Try Youth Speaks for politics, Rudy Francisco for romance and Sarah Kay for poignance.\nBonus: for a reminder on how writing can impact the lives of others, check out Call Me Ishmael on YouTube for personal book reviews. Readers share their favorite books and the impact it\u2019s had on their lives.\nThe Search for Well-Written Words\nWhere do you look for writing inspiration? Let us know on our Facebook group.", "date_published": "2018-09-20T10:00:22+00:00", "date_modified": "2018-09-20T13:08:57+00:00", "author": { "name": "Kerry Provenzano", "url": "https://textexpander.com/entry/author/kerry/", "avatar": "https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/7cf7ecdc235a4c054eda265e1ca3fe99?s=512&d=mm&r=g" }, "tags": [ "productivity", "writers" ], "summary": "Reignite your best words. Check out these seven sources of well-written words to inspire your own work.", "image": "https://textexpander.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/banner-teblog-hands-reading.png" }, { "id": "https://textexpander.com/entry/top-distraction-free-writing-apps-get-focused-and-write/", "url": "https://textexpander.com/entry/top-distraction-free-writing-apps-get-focused-and-write/", "title": "Top Distraction Free Writing Apps: Get Focused and Write!", "content_html": "

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Whether you\u2019re working on a new blog post, mid-term paper or your first novel, these apps will fit seamlessly into your writing workflow to increase your focus and minimize distractions.

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Ulysses: Distraction-free writing

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Ulysses prides itself on being a distraction-free writing app. It offers a range of compelling features; a markup-based text editor with easy organization, a distraction-free interface and, if you want to go old-school, a typewriter mode. With the option to enter full screen view, Ulysses is a fantastic choice for an immersive and complete writing experience.

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Forest App: Stay focussed

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Checking your phone too much? Download the Forest app to grow cute digital trees while your phone is locked. Unlock your phone and your poor little tree will die. Surprisingly effective, Forest will help you stay focussed when the pull of social media is strong. Collect coins for each tree you successfully grow and use your gold to pay for real trees to be planted. Writing work? Check. Good deed for the day? Check.

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TextExpander: Create article outlines

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To focus, you first need to know what you\u2019re working on. Using TextExpander, you can create a keyboard shortcut that immediately expands your article outline for fast and strong structures. Check out this post on article frameworks for more info. Writing blog content? Read this post on creating consistent blog content with structures.

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Instapaper: Focussed reading

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Even the best writers need inspiration. Reading a diverse range of articles can strengthen your own writing voice, but websites can look cluttered and busy. Instapaper allows you to quickly save articles and web pages for later reference. Save all your favorite pieces of work to Instapaper for a clearer reading experience.

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Your Favorite Writing Apps

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What writing apps do you find most useful? Let us know in our Facebook group.

\n", "content_text": "Whether you\u2019re working on a new blog post, mid-term paper or your first novel, these apps will fit seamlessly into your writing workflow to increase your focus and minimize distractions.\nUlysses: Distraction-free writing\nUlysses prides itself on being a distraction-free writing app. It offers a range of compelling features; a markup-based text editor with easy organization, a distraction-free interface and, if you want to go old-school, a typewriter mode. With the option to enter full screen view, Ulysses is a fantastic choice for an immersive and complete writing experience.\nForest App: Stay focussed\nChecking your phone too much? Download the Forest app to grow cute digital trees while your phone is locked. Unlock your phone and your poor little tree will die. Surprisingly effective, Forest will help you stay focussed when the pull of social media is strong. Collect coins for each tree you successfully grow and use your gold to pay for real trees to be planted. Writing work? Check. Good deed for the day? Check.\nTextExpander: Create article outlines\nTo focus, you first need to know what you\u2019re working on. Using TextExpander, you can create a keyboard shortcut that immediately expands your article outline for fast and strong structures. Check out this post on article frameworks for more info. Writing blog content? Read this post on creating consistent blog content with structures.\nInstapaper: Focussed reading\nEven the best writers need inspiration. Reading a diverse range of articles can strengthen your own writing voice, but websites can look cluttered and busy. Instapaper allows you to quickly save articles and web pages for later reference. Save all your favorite pieces of work to Instapaper for a clearer reading experience.\nYour Favorite Writing Apps\nWhat writing apps do you find most useful? Let us know in our Facebook group.", "date_published": "2018-09-13T10:10:51+00:00", "date_modified": "2018-09-14T09:38:14+00:00", "author": { "name": "Kerry Provenzano", "url": "https://textexpander.com/entry/author/kerry/", "avatar": "https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/7cf7ecdc235a4c054eda265e1ca3fe99?s=512&d=mm&r=g" }, "tags": [ "apps", "productivity", "writers" ], "summary": "Big project to tackle? Increase your focus and minimize distractions with apps that fit seamlessly into your writing workflow.", "image": "https://textexpander.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/banner-teblog-desk-plant.png" }, { "id": "https://textexpander.com/entry/meaningful-manager-communications-professional-development/", "url": "https://textexpander.com/entry/meaningful-manager-communications-professional-development/", "title": "Meaningful Manager Communications: Professional Development", "content_html": "
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In the last of this three-part series, we\u2019ll share snippets for managers who endeavor to lead teams who are in relentless pursuit of their professional goals.

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Well-rounded managers understand that investing in employee training and development results in increased job satisfaction levels and better retention rates.

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Managers who take an active interest in personal development of their teams create a culture of learning that works to strengthen the team’s collective skill level.

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Meaningful Manager Communications is a public group of snippets that managers can use to enhance daily communications with their teams.

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Get The Group

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Use these five snippets to reinforce a culture of learning within your team.

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1. Request to Attend a Conference

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Aside from learning, conferences provide your team members the opportunity to showcase your company’s brand while networking with industry leaders.

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Share this snippet with your team to better understand the value and vision of the events they are interested in attending.

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2. Performance Self-Review

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While a performance appraisal can be an opportunity to shine, \u201cmany professionals dread writing them.\u201d

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Help your direct reports quantify their accomplishments and contributions with this comprehensive snippet.

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It\u2019s important for employees to feel that their contributions and good work haven\u2019t gone unnoticed.-Culture IQ

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3. Conference Learnings Recap

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The forgetting curve asserts that your team members will likely \u201cforget 70 percent\u201d of what they\u2019ve heard within 24 hours of the training experience.

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Ensure that the time and money invested in the conference doesn\u2019t go to waste by making it easy to share takeaways with the entire team.

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This snippet, inspired by the Content Marketing Institute, will help to capture the essential highlights.

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4. Requesting Specific Feedback

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Gallup\u2019s 2017 State of the American Workplace revealed that only 23% of people receive meaningful commentary from their manager.

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Eliminate the anxiety that your team members feel when comes with asking for feedback by empowering your team with this simple, structured request.

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Feedback helps us see our inevitable blind spots, and optimize our performance. –QZ

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5. Request for recommendation letter

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With the average tenure in for the US worker between 1.8 and 5 years, it shouldn\u2019t come as a surprise when your team members decide to transition out of your organization to pursue greener pastures.

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Provide this snippet to your team members to ensure you\u2019re able to send them off with your best wishes.

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Access the full collection of snippets from the Meaningful Manager Communications series.

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What TextExpander snippets do you use to keep the lines of communication open with your team? We\u2019d love to hear from you. Join the conversation in our group on Facebook.

\n", "content_text": "Photo:Pexels\nIn the last of this three-part series, we\u2019ll share snippets for managers who endeavor to lead teams who are in relentless pursuit of their professional goals.\nWell-rounded managers understand that investing in employee training and development results in increased job satisfaction levels and better retention rates.\nManagers who take an active interest in personal development of their teams create a culture of learning that works to strengthen the team’s collective skill level.\nMeaningful Manager Communications is a public group of snippets that managers can use to enhance daily communications with their teams.\nGet The Group\nUse these five snippets to reinforce a culture of learning within your team.\n1. Request to Attend a Conference\nAside from learning, conferences provide your team members the opportunity to showcase your company’s brand while networking with industry leaders.\nShare this snippet with your team to better understand the value and vision of the events they are interested in attending.\n2. Performance Self-Review\nWhile a performance appraisal can be an opportunity to shine, \u201cmany professionals dread writing them.\u201d\nHelp your direct reports quantify their accomplishments and contributions with this comprehensive snippet.\n\nIt\u2019s important for employees to feel that their contributions and good work haven\u2019t gone unnoticed.-Culture IQ\n\n3. Conference Learnings Recap\nThe forgetting curve asserts that your team members will likely \u201cforget 70 percent\u201d of what they\u2019ve heard within 24 hours of the training experience.\nEnsure that the time and money invested in the conference doesn\u2019t go to waste by making it easy to share takeaways with the entire team.\nThis snippet, inspired by the Content Marketing Institute, will help to capture the essential highlights.\n4. Requesting Specific Feedback\nGallup\u2019s 2017 State of the American Workplace revealed that only 23% of people receive meaningful commentary from their manager.\nEliminate the anxiety that your team members feel when comes with asking for feedback by empowering your team with this simple, structured request.\n\nFeedback helps us see our inevitable blind spots, and optimize our performance. –QZ\n\n5. Request for recommendation letter\nWith the average tenure in for the US worker between 1.8 and 5 years, it shouldn\u2019t come as a surprise when your team members decide to transition out of your organization to pursue greener pastures.\nProvide this snippet to your team members to ensure you\u2019re able to send them off with your best wishes.\nAccess the full collection of snippets from the Meaningful Manager Communications series.\nWhat TextExpander snippets do you use to keep the lines of communication open with your team? We\u2019d love to hear from you. Join the conversation in our group on Facebook.", "date_published": "2018-09-11T09:05:29+00:00", "date_modified": "2018-09-11T12:54:05+00:00", "author": { "name": "Maisha Cannon", "url": "https://textexpander.com/entry/author/maisha/", "avatar": "https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/6d16519e5586258415ea02261e69529b?s=512&d=mm&r=g" }, "tags": [ "communications", "Manager Kit", "Public Groups", "TextExpander at Work", "TextExpander for Teams" ], "summary": "In the last of this three-part series, we\u2019ll share snippets for managers who endeavor to lead teams in relentless pursuit of their professional goals.", "image": "https://textexpander.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/banner-meaningcomms-part3-1200-by-780.jpg" }, { "id": "https://textexpander.com/entry/top-time-saving-tips-and-shortcuts-for-freelancers/", "url": "https://textexpander.com/entry/top-time-saving-tips-and-shortcuts-for-freelancers/", "title": "Top Time-Saving Tips and Shortcuts for Freelancers", "content_html": "

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We’ve gathered the very best productivity tips and typing shortcuts for freelancers to boost productivity, gain more clients and improve communications. Nothing can stop you now!

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Find New Work

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Gaining clients is exciting but it can be time-consuming. Make freelance job applications and cover letters a breeze with our easy cover letter samples and handy typing shortcuts for freelance job applications. Type premade shortcuts and expand longer outlines in a fraction of the time.

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Get Organized

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You’ve got the clients, now it\u2019s time to work. Use our productivity tips for freelancers to learn how you can use a scheduling system such as Kanban for greater focus and task organization.

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Use the Right Dates and Times-Always

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Get the time and date right every time you send a job estimate or invoice. Join our date and time snippet group for access to neat keyboard shortcuts to make typing dates faster and more accurate, including dates such as Tomorrow, Last Week, and the First of Next Month.

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Track Your Time

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Make logging those hours and tasks more efficient with our easy steps to more accurate time-tracking.

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Correct Your Clich\u00e9s

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Whether you\u2019re writing articles for clients or just typing an email, use this handy clich\u00e9 autocorrection snippet group to change any clich\u00e9s you type into their real meaning. It’ll make your writing clearer and more succinct. For correcting other typos, you can join the TidBITS Autocorrect group to catch common misspellings.

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Pro Tip: Start making your own snippet group for your personal typing foibles. Your fingers may decide they like to misspell words in their own unique ways \ud83d\ude42

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Master Social Media

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Being freelance means building your own empire. Social media is a great way to get your brand out there, so check out our tips to master Twitter and Facebook with people, hashtags and apps.

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Bonus tip: Join our Social Media Post Outline group for pre-made post outlines to use on your favorite platforms. A great time-saver if you’re a Social Media Manager!

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Tell Us about Your Freelance Empire

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We\u2019d love to know about your freelance gig. Are you a photographer? WordPress developer? Lawyer, graphic designer, blogger? Let us know in our TextExpander Facebook group.

\n", "content_text": "We’ve gathered the very best productivity tips and typing shortcuts for freelancers to boost productivity, gain more clients and improve communications. Nothing can stop you now!\nFind New Work\nGaining clients is exciting but it can be time-consuming. Make freelance job applications and cover letters a breeze with our easy cover letter samples and handy typing shortcuts for freelance job applications. Type premade shortcuts and expand longer outlines in a fraction of the time.\nGet Organized\nYou’ve got the clients, now it\u2019s time to work. Use our productivity tips for freelancers to learn how you can use a scheduling system such as Kanban for greater focus and task organization.\nUse the Right Dates and Times-Always\nGet the time and date right every time you send a job estimate or invoice. Join our date and time snippet group for access to neat keyboard shortcuts to make typing dates faster and more accurate, including dates such as Tomorrow, Last Week, and the First of Next Month.\nTrack Your Time\nMake logging those hours and tasks more efficient with our easy steps to more accurate time-tracking.\nCorrect Your Clich\u00e9s\nWhether you\u2019re writing articles for clients or just typing an email, use this handy clich\u00e9 autocorrection snippet group to change any clich\u00e9s you type into their real meaning. It’ll make your writing clearer and more succinct. For correcting other typos, you can join the TidBITS Autocorrect group to catch common misspellings.\nPro Tip: Start making your own snippet group for your personal typing foibles. Your fingers may decide they like to misspell words in their own unique ways \ud83d\ude42\nMaster Social Media\nBeing freelance means building your own empire. Social media is a great way to get your brand out there, so check out our tips to master Twitter and Facebook with people, hashtags and apps.\nBonus tip: Join our Social Media Post Outline group for pre-made post outlines to use on your favorite platforms. A great time-saver if you’re a Social Media Manager!\nTell Us about Your Freelance Empire\nWe\u2019d love to know about your freelance gig. Are you a photographer? WordPress developer? Lawyer, graphic designer, blogger? Let us know in our TextExpander Facebook group.", "date_published": "2018-08-31T10:00:32+00:00", "date_modified": "2018-08-31T12:45:31+00:00", "author": { "name": "Kerry Provenzano", "url": "https://textexpander.com/entry/author/kerry/", "avatar": "https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/7cf7ecdc235a4c054eda265e1ca3fe99?s=512&d=mm&r=g" }, "tags": [ "freelance", "productivity", "snippets", "tips" ], "summary": "Discover our top tips and shortcuts for freelancers to boost productivity, gain more clients and improve communications.", "image": "https://textexpander.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/banner-teblog-people-at-computers.png" }, { "id": "https://textexpander.com/entry/4-easy-steps-to-more-accurate-time-tracking/", "url": "https://textexpander.com/entry/4-easy-steps-to-more-accurate-time-tracking/", "title": "4 Easy Steps to More Accurate Time-Tracking", "content_html": "

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Why Time-Track?

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There are many benefits to using time-tracking software, including more accurate estimations & billing, a clear overview of where you spend your time and even an overall boost in productivity. We’ve gathered four tips on tracking your work hours, for new and experienced time-trackers alike. For a master list of productivity tips, you can check out our post on clearing your mind with Kanban and other productivity pointers.

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Be Honest about Breaks

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If you walk away from your desk or scroll through Twitter for a little too long, log it!

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Keep your data accurate by being honest with yourself about how much time you’re actually spending on a project. Logging accidental and planned breaks will help provide accurate estimates for future projects. Try allocating a timer for ‘Downtime’ and hit it whenever you’re taking a quick break.

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Use TextExpander for Frequent Tasks

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Remove any friction from time-tracking by setting up those magic TextExpander snippets for frequent tasks you\u2019re tracking, to make entering tasks into your time-tracker faster and easier.

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Add Timers into Your To-do Manager

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Frequently forget to start timers? Add ‘Start timer’ to your to do manager to give yourself little prompts to track those minutes.

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Bonus tip: If you use a workflow manager such as Siri Shortcuts, make the first element of any work-related workflow a reminder to hit that time-tracking button.

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Review Timers When a Task Is Done

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We’ve all started a task and got swept up with dealing with something else.

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When a task is completed, check your timer is named accurately. You may have intended to be researching, but perhaps an email came in while you were reading and you spent some time chatting back and forth. Check the label correctly describes your actions and if not, tweak.

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Every Minute Counts

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We hope you found our time-tracking tips useful. For more tips and tricks, join our group on Facebook.

\n", "content_text": "Why Time-Track?\nThere are many benefits to using time-tracking software, including more accurate estimations & billing, a clear overview of where you spend your time and even an overall boost in productivity. We’ve gathered four tips on tracking your work hours, for new and experienced time-trackers alike. For a master list of productivity tips, you can check out our post on clearing your mind with Kanban and other productivity pointers.\nBe Honest about Breaks\nIf you walk away from your desk or scroll through Twitter for a little too long, log it!\nKeep your data accurate by being honest with yourself about how much time you’re actually spending on a project. Logging accidental and planned breaks will help provide accurate estimates for future projects. Try allocating a timer for ‘Downtime’ and hit it whenever you’re taking a quick break.\nUse TextExpander for Frequent Tasks\nRemove any friction from time-tracking by setting up those magic TextExpander snippets for frequent tasks you\u2019re tracking, to make entering tasks into your time-tracker faster and easier.\nAdd Timers into Your To-do Manager\nFrequently forget to start timers? Add ‘Start timer’ to your to do manager to give yourself little prompts to track those minutes.\nBonus tip: If you use a workflow manager such as Siri Shortcuts, make the first element of any work-related workflow a reminder to hit that time-tracking button.\nReview Timers When a Task Is Done\nWe’ve all started a task and got swept up with dealing with something else.\nWhen a task is completed, check your timer is named accurately. You may have intended to be researching, but perhaps an email came in while you were reading and you spent some time chatting back and forth. Check the label correctly describes your actions and if not, tweak.\nEvery Minute Counts\nWe hope you found our time-tracking tips useful. For more tips and tricks, join our group on Facebook.", "date_published": "2018-08-24T09:00:56+00:00", "date_modified": "2018-08-30T10:44:55+00:00", "author": { "name": "Kerry Provenzano", "url": "https://textexpander.com/entry/author/kerry/", "avatar": "https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/7cf7ecdc235a4c054eda265e1ca3fe99?s=512&d=mm&r=g" }, "tags": [ "freelance", "productivity", "snippets", "tips" ], "summary": "We've gathered our top tips on accurately logging your work hours. Curated for new and experienced time-trackers alike.", "image": "https://textexpander.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/banner-teblog-clock-blackboard.png" }, { "id": "https://textexpander.com/entry/meaningful-manager-communications-process/", "url": "https://textexpander.com/entry/meaningful-manager-communications-process/", "title": "Meaningful Manager Communications: Process", "content_html": "
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Photo: Women of Color in Tech Chat

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In the second of this three-part series, we\u2019ll share process-centric snippets for managers who lead diverse and dynamic teams.

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Successful managers understand that effective processes can lead to high performance – for both individuals and teams.

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Processes are key to identifying what tasks are important to your larger business goals. Keeping your teams apprised of changes in company process is essential to keeping \u201cchaos from creeping into your day-to-day operations.\u201d

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Meaningful Manager Communications is a public group of snippets that managers can use to enhance daily communications with their teams.

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Get The Group

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Here are four more snippets that make process implementation easy to communicate.

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1. Out of Office Message

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Setting the tone with a professional out of office reply is a must. This snippet lets your teammates and co-workers know that they should expect a slower than usual response.

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For more tips on how to work with dates in TextExpander, check out the advanced dates group here.

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2. New Team Member Announcement

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Joining a new team can be a “daunting and nerve-racking” experience for any person.

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Help your newest direct report make a smooth transition with this standard snippet that prepares the team for their newest member.

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Government of the team, by the team, for the team\u2014that\u2019s the Agile Team Charter. –Boost

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3. Team Charter

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Leading a team can be a fantastic and rewarding experience when team members work well together.

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Having a team charter can help create energy, focus, and buy-in from the entire team.

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Empower your direct reports to build strong bonds and maintain clarity around how their roles intersect for the greater good of the organization with this team charter snippet.

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4. Lessons Learned

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Lessons-learned and project retrospectives are similar in concept, as both consider a project after it has been completed.

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Whether your team is an agile one or not, this snippet is a great way to debrief after a significant team project.

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A “team” in the Agile sense is a small group of people, assigned to the same project or effort, nearly all of them on a full-time basis. –Agile Alliance

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Access the full collection of snippets from the Meaningful Manager Communications series.

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What TextExpander snippets do you use to keep the lines of communication open with your team? We\u2019d love to hear from you. Join the conversation in our group on Facebook.

\n", "content_text": "Photo: Women of Color in Tech Chat\nIn the second of this three-part series, we\u2019ll share process-centric snippets for managers who lead diverse and dynamic teams.\nSuccessful managers understand that effective processes can lead to high performance – for both individuals and teams.\nProcesses are key to identifying what tasks are important to your larger business goals. Keeping your teams apprised of changes in company process is essential to keeping \u201cchaos from creeping into your day-to-day operations.\u201d\nMeaningful Manager Communications is a public group of snippets that managers can use to enhance daily communications with their teams.\nGet The Group\nHere are four more snippets that make process implementation easy to communicate.\n1. Out of Office Message\nSetting the tone with a professional out of office reply is a must. This snippet lets your teammates and co-workers know that they should expect a slower than usual response.\nFor more tips on how to work with dates in TextExpander, check out the advanced dates group here.\n2. New Team Member Announcement\nJoining a new team can be a “daunting and nerve-racking” experience for any person.\nHelp your newest direct report make a smooth transition with this standard snippet that prepares the team for their newest member.\n\nGovernment of the team, by the team, for the team\u2014that\u2019s the Agile Team Charter. –Boost\n\n3. Team Charter\nLeading a team can be a fantastic and rewarding experience when team members work well together.\nHaving a team charter can help create energy, focus, and buy-in from the entire team.\nEmpower your direct reports to build strong bonds and maintain clarity around how their roles intersect for the greater good of the organization with this team charter snippet.\n4. Lessons Learned\nLessons-learned and project retrospectives are similar in concept, as both consider a project after it has been completed.\nWhether your team is an agile one or not, this snippet is a great way to debrief after a significant team project.\n\nA “team” in the Agile sense is a small group of people, assigned to the same project or effort, nearly all of them on a full-time basis. –Agile Alliance\n\nAccess the full collection of snippets from the Meaningful Manager Communications series.\nWhat TextExpander snippets do you use to keep the lines of communication open with your team? We\u2019d love to hear from you. Join the conversation in our group on Facebook.", "date_published": "2018-08-14T09:00:43+00:00", "date_modified": "2018-08-19T14:58:28+00:00", "author": { "name": "Maisha Cannon", "url": "https://textexpander.com/entry/author/maisha/", "avatar": "https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/6d16519e5586258415ea02261e69529b?s=512&d=mm&r=g" }, "tags": [ "communications", "managerkit", "Public Groups", "snippets", "Teams", "TextExpander at Work" ], "summary": "In the second of this three-part series, we\u2019ll share process-centric TextExpander snippets for managers who lead diverse and dynamic teams." } ] }