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6 INCREDIBLE TIME MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR MARKETERS - Jerry Novack

6 Incredible Time Management Tips For Marketers

6 INCREDIBLE TIME MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR MARKETERS - Jerry NovackMarketers, like most professionals, may often feel overwhelmed by the amount of work they need to accomplish in the short amount of time. To achieve his or her goals, one of the greatest skills an individual can learn is how to manage time. Learning how to accomplish more in less time and with less effort can be the key to better decisions that open up more opportunities.

But how can you manage your time in a better way? Here are the top 6 time management skills for marketers.

1. Goal Setting

Goal setting is one of the most important aspects of time management.

An easy way to set goals is by writing SMART goals down. That’s specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. Your goals need to be well defined and capable of being measured so you know if you succeed or not. Adding a deadline will also help you avoid procrastination.

2. Prioritize

One of the biggest challenges for marketers and project managers is prioritizing their work.

Prioritizing allows you to get the most important tasks done first by understanding all of the tasks you need to do to accomplish your goal. Then you identify what is urgent, what work will add the most value to your marketing goals, and which tasks will require more effort. Don’t forget to be flexible. Sometimes priorities can change quickly, be flexible enough to adapt the new tasks into your priorities.

 

3. Identify Time Vampires

Everyone has some things that just take up way too much time. This might be browsing on Facebook or Instagram, but it could also be spending too much time on phone calls or emails.

Once you identify the biggest time suck, either eliminate them or identify ways to cut the time spent on them. For example, come up with scripts that keep the phone calls on topic with a set time. Or batch the emails, so you aren’t constantly losing focus.

4. Use Appointment Slots

Appointment Slots with Google Calendar allows you to book time and split it into pieces. This way you can split or batch your meetings or calls which helps minimize the back and forth emails to help you save time.

5. Create a Routine

Routines can be a great way to help your mind focus on specific tasks. When you repeatedly have certain times for specific activities, it becomes a habit, and your mind can adapt to that specific activity more quickly.

6. Don’t Schedule More than You Can Handle

We are often tempted to add everything to our to-do list, but this will often lead to frustration and disappointment that may affect your productivity. Set up your priority items that need to be accomplished each day.

Conclusion

Once you start implementing these time management tips into your daily schedule, it will have a huge impact on your productivity. Let us know what your favorite time management tip is!

 

Boost & Empower Students With These 10 Methods for Improved Entrepreneurship Education - Jerry Novack

Boost & Empower Students With These 10 Methods for Improved Entrepreneurship Education, Part II

Boost & Empower Students With These 10 Methods for Improved Entrepreneurship Education, Part II” is a continuation of  “Boost & Empower Students With These 10 Methods for Improved Entrepreneurship Education, Part I.” 

Collaborate with Businesses for Apprenticeships/Internships

Countless prominent universities have longstanding partnerships with corporations and business. Students are able to reach out to these firms when they are in need to temporarily perform as interns or apprentices. According to Forbes, an Entrepreneurship-in-Residence is an incredible way for young students to engage with season entrepreneurs and it’s a fantastic way to gain practical knowledge. These founders and entrepreneurs often function as mentors, giving lectures and providing real-world perspective on entrepreneurship and business. For a number of schools, this type of program already exists, but more need to establish similar programs, which would embolden students.

Welcome Insightful Business Executives Into Your Auditorium

Further your students’ education by occasionally asking that an engaging and enthusiastic business executive teach a course, prepare a presentation, or even share their experiences as a business leader with students. Because students can quickly grasp knowledge that normally must be pried from the pages of thick, dense volumes of business text.

Consult for Nonprofit Agencies & Small Businesses

In an effort to teach students and to produce supplemental income for universities, professors could lead a team of consulting student who would use classroom-garnered knowledge to formulate operational priorities and complete important tasks. Small businesses, universities and students would benefit from this exchange. High-quality consulting services would be provided at an affordable rate.

Encourage Students to Launch Their Own Startup

Student-entrepreneurs, with the support of their universities, could help to overturn the high levels of unemployment plaguing the nation. Ahead of that, universities and the Small Business Administration can do more to help students to conduct market research, acquire capital, and develop a viable business.

Highlight Tech Topic in Curricula

Today’s global economy depends on technology. If educating institutions were to incorporate technology topics, students would have a leg up in their careers. These young people would benefit from technology as a means to communicate, innovate, advertise, and turn a profit.

Partner with Global Exchange Programs and Other Schools

Connecting students with Global Exchange Programs and involvement with other institutions presents an opportunity to interact with students of countless cultural and professional backgrounds.

Applaud Student-in-Residence Programs

Comparable to internships, student-in-residence programs allow students early access to practices within their desired fiend. They work a specific number of hours, they gain hands-on experience, and they complete coursework for grades. Younger professionals are placed in a situation where they can sit across the table from leading executives, and investigate and solve real challenges.

Boost & Empower Students With These 10 Methods for Improved Entrepreneurship Education - Jerry Novack

Boost & Empower Students With These 10 Methods for Improved Entrepreneurship Education, Part I

Universities have all of the necessary tools to improve entrepreneurship education for students, including the proficiency to partner with external businesses and educational institutions in order to diversify what students learn and the way students learn. This exposure goes beyond simple classroom education and it could business stimulation, job opportunities, and it could subtract from the number of career-thirsty individuals competing for entry-level professionals.

Young workers face the challenge of being thrust into highly competitive, complex environments after they’ve graduated from college, and these firms often insist that young people are trained and accomplished in the ways of operational skills, business education, and day-to-day functions. However, business schools don’t do this. Rather than teaching antiquated insights and inapplicable skills, it’s the job of higher-learning institutions to offer students an engaging blend of business dogmas, traditional economics, and operation experiences. This, and nothing else, will prepare students for the working world. By blending theory with modern practices, students become more action-oriented.

Experts have a great deal of intelligence to offer on the matter. Startup founders, endowed professors, researchers, social entrepreneurs, and business owners recognize similar things to be true when preparing students for successful business careers. Below you’ll find a list of recommendations that address how institutions can and should improve entrepreneurship education.

Case Studies Can Ignite Student Curiosity

Case studies ensure that students are confronted with real-life business situations. If students are asked to review past or present operational mishaps or corporate success stories, they’ll be more likely to look into those the decision-making process and examine procedures and practices. Auditing the thinking patterns of professionals will help them to review, gauge alternative methods and solutions, and it will help them to track changes to real-life progress. These case studies would be important for undergraduate and graduate programs.

Connect the Curricula to Real-World Business Complications

Rather than simply verbalizing the pitfalls of mislead businesses, teach them about contributing components, including the role that social media marketing plays.  Also, inflation, monetary policy, and quantitative easing can be identified and explored by looking to the 2008 mortgage crisis.

Social Entrepreneurship Contests Prompt New Opportunities for Students

Hands-on experience is incomparable, and one for students to engage with real-world experiences is through entrepreneurship contests. The incredible thing about social entrepreneurship is that it tend to focus on new tech ventures, as well as social causes. An entrepreneurship content will a healthy competition, encouraging young people to creatively put their minds to work, which is a win for innovation. A single university or groups at institutions can band together to sponsor a social entrepreneurship contest.

Boost & Empower Students With These 10 Methods for Improved Entrepreneurship Education, Part I‘ precedes “Boost & Empower Students With These 10 Methods for Improved Entrepreneurship Education, Part II.”

 

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