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Several years ago, the idea of Productivity Cast (https://productivitycast.net/) was born, as a personal productivity podcast show to discuss topics longer than two minutes or less (as was done with the two-minute episodes on ProdPod (https://prodpod.net)). Ray Sidney-Smith (https://rsidneysmith.com) invited Augusto Pinaud (https://productivityvoice.com) to be his co-host, and so they decided to start ProductivityCast.



ProductivityCast is an opportunity to discuss personal productivity in context, interviewing experts, highlighting popular as well as

the scientific literature (on productivity, time management, focus, habit and performance improvement), discussing technology’s effect on getting things done, and debating important topics.



Augusto and Ray bring you weekly shows with our panel of regular contributors, which includes Francis Wade (http://www.2time-sys.com/) and Art Gelwicks (https://www.theideapump.com/).

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Several years ago, the idea of Productivity Cast (https://productivitycast.net/) was born, as a personal productivity podcast show to discuss topics longer than two minutes or less (as was done with the two-minute episodes on ProdPod (https://prodpod.net)). Ray Sidney-Smith (https://rsidneysmith.com) invited Augusto Pinaud (https://productivityvoice.com) to be his co-host, and so they decided to start ProductivityCast.



ProductivityCast is an opportunity to discuss personal productivity in context, interviewing experts, highlighting popular as well as

the scientific literature (on productivity, time management, focus, habit and performance improvement), discussing technology’s effect on getting things done, and debating important topics.



Augusto and Ray bring you weekly shows with our panel of regular contributors, which includes Francis Wade (http://www.2time-sys.com/) and Art Gelwicks (https://www.theideapump.com/).

    25/55 Productivity Accountability Technique

    25/55 Productivity Accountability Technique

    In this week’s episode, we are going to introduce you to a productivity accountability technique called 25/55 (named for touching base every 25 and 55 minutes of every working hour). We describe what the 25/55 productivity accountability technique is, its components and why it works, how long you should practice a technique like this, and even a discussion on automating your check-ins. We’ll close out with some tips for those who may not feel like 25/55 will work for them; you’d be surprised!







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    In this Cast | 25/55 Productivity Accountability Technique







    Ray Sidney-Smith







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    Francis Wade







    Show Notes | 25/55 Productivity Accountability Technique







    Resources we mention, including links to them, will be provided here. Please listen to the episode for context.







    * You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!: The Classic Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (The Classic Self-Help Book for Adults w/ Attention Deficit Disorder) by Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo* Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, PhD* Default Mode Network (mind wandering)* BlipBlip (Android)* Telegram* Toggl Track* Apple Shortcuts* IFTTT* RescueTime* ActivTrak* ManicTime







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    Voiceover Artist 0:00Are you ready to manage your work and personal world better to live a fulfilling productive life, then you've come to the right place. ProductivityCast, the weekly show about all things productivity, here are your hosts, Ray Sidney-Smith and Augusto Pinaud, with Francis Wade and Art Gelwicks.







    Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:17Welcome back, everybody to ProductivityCast, the weekly show about all things personal productivity. I'm Ray Sidney-Smith.







    Augusto Pinaud 0:22I'm Augusto Pinaud.







    Francis Wade 0:24And I'm Francis Wade.

    • 50 min
    The Ultimate GTD App According to David Allen

    The Ultimate GTD App According to David Allen

    At the end of November 2019, David Allen, author and creator of Getting Things Done, held his latest (and presumably final) GTD Summit and at that time, he released his written drawings for what he called the ultimate GTD app. In this cast, we discuss the description provided and whether any existing software has gotten close.







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    Augusto Pinaud







    Art Gelwicks







    Francis Wade







    Show Notes | The Ultimate GTD App According to David Allen







    Resources we mention, including links to them, will be provided here. Please listen to the episode for context.







    Ultimate GTD app (PDF)







    eProductivity | Get It All Done in IBM Lotus Notes







    Omni-Automation







    Episode #51: The Ultimate GTD App - Part One - Getting Things Done®







    Episode #52: The Ultimate GTD App - Part Two - Getting Things Done®







    David Allen gives away the ultimate GTD app | Intentionally Productive







    David Allen's GTD App Review - ERW Blog - Effective Remote Work Community







    David Allen's GTD killer app can be created using OmniFocus and Shortcuts - OmniFocus / OmniFocus Automation - The Omni Group Forums







    David Allen on the Best Software for GTD - Getting Things Done®







    David Allen’s killer GTD app system brought into practice – Bert Kruisdijk







    David Allen on the Best Software for GTD - Getting Things Done®







    Amazing Marvin







    Nirvana







    Finot (Google Play)

    • 56 min
    Dealing With Distractions in Open Offices

    Dealing With Distractions in Open Offices

    We received this comment below on the podcast (Episode 100), and so we're answering his question on dealing with distractions in open offices, to kick of the new year.







    Hey guys, thanks for the content! I’d like to hear your ideas about handling extended busy times. I’ve been practicing GTD (poorly, but trying) for 4 or 5 years and firmly believe in the system. I’m a manager in what is, unfortunately, effectively an open office. I don’t currently have the ability to schedule my time which makes it extremely difficult to work on the important things without getting interrupted. In the next few months I’ll be moving to a separate office in the same building which will then give me the opportunity [to] put a schedule in place. In the meantime, and for others caught in the same sort of situation (think customer service for example) it would be great to get some tips on what might work in these types of situations. Cheers!Brent







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    In this Cast | Dealing With Distractions in Open Offices







    Ray Sidney-Smith







    Augusto Pinaud







    Art Gelwicks







    Francis Wade







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    Resources we mention, including links to them, will be provided here. Please listen to the episode for context.







    Ray—







    * Scheduling calls for most interruptive conversations* Active noise cancelling (ANC) headphones* Luxafor lights* Sound barrier panels (Ray’s preferred panels: Versare SoundSorb VersiPanel)







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    Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:17A quick note, before we get started with our episode today, for those of you listening, who are interested in engaging with others, listening to ProductivityCast, please find our digital community at WWW dot personal productivity dot club, sign up,

    • 45 min
    2020: A Year in Review & Preview for Personal Productivity - ProductivityCast

    2020: A Year in Review & Preview for Personal Productivity - ProductivityCast

    What a year 2020 has been! This week, the ProductivityCast team reminisces on four of our eight favorite episode topics this year (and all eight are embedded below for your listening pleasure), then we discuss thoughts on interests for next year. Happy, Productive New Year!















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    Ray Sidney-Smith







    Augusto Pinaud







    Art Gelwicks







    Francis Wade







    Show Notes | A Year in Review & Preview







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    Top 3 listened-to episodes of the year







    * Episode 094 - How Mind Mapping Fits Your Productivity System* Episode 070 - On Getting Things Done with David Allen* Episode 066 - Working from Home in the Age of COVID-19







    Art's Top 2







    * Episode 063 - Email (23:38 - 24:32)* Episode 089 - Amateur vs Pro (14:09 - 15:12)







    Augusto's Top 2







    * Episode 066 - Working from Home (47:16 - 47:49)* Episode 070 - On GTD with David Allen (16:55 - 17:57)







    Francis's Top 2







    * Episode 091 - Do what you love as a career (23:01 - 25:05)* Episode 079 - Detecting and managing burnout (self-awareness that pre-empts burnout) (30:09 - 31:20)







    Ray's Top 2







    * Episode 071 - Personal Outsourcing (12:13 - 13:35)* Episode 087 - Automating Your Office (7:50 - 8:47)







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    Voiceover Artist 0:00 Are you ready to manage your work and personal world better to live a fulfilling productive life, then you've come to the right place productivity cast, the weekly show about all things productivity. Here, your host Ray Sidney-Smith and Augusto Pinaud with Francis Wade and Art Gelwicks.







    Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:17 Welcome back, everybody to ProductivityCast, the weekly show about all things personal productivity, I'm Ray Sidney Smith.







    Augusto Pinaud 0:22 I am Augusto Pinaud.







    Francis Wade 0:23I'm Francis Wade.







    Art Gelwicks 0:25 And I'm Art Gelwicks.

    • 42 min
    The Pomodoro Technique

    The Pomodoro Technique

    The Pomodoro Technique







    This week on ProductivityCast, we discuss the ever-popular personal productivity technique called the Pomodoro Technique, a time management process developed by Francesco Cirillo. We did a little deeper at the Pomodoro Technique and how it might help you (and even your remote schooling kids!) be more productive.







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    Art Gelwicks







    Francis Wade







    Show Notes | The Pomodoro Technique







    Resources we mention, including links to them, will be provided here. Please listen to the episode for context.







    Pomodoro Technique







    A Formula for Perfect Productivity: Work for 52 Minutes, Break for 17 - The Atlantic







    The 60-30-10 rule of time management







    Deep Work: The Complete Guide (Including a Step-by-Step Checklist)







    Ten Minute Rule for Increased Productivity - The Muse







    Unschedule - Anti-Procrastination Productivity System from Neil Fiore - The Now Habit







    The 10 Best Pomodoro Timer Apps in 2018







    Use PomoDone with Todoist – Todoist Help







    FocusBooster







    Pomodoro timer for your productivity tool: Trello, Asana, Todoist, Evernote - PomoDoneApp







    Esington Glass







    Luxafor Timer (you can customize your work-break durations)







    Cuckoo (team timer)







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    • 45 min
    Using Your Task Management Profile to Focus Changes

    Using Your Task Management Profile to Focus Changes

    Using Your Task Management Profile to Focus Changes







    Everyone is walking around with self-taught skills in task management. As such, skill levels vary greatly but everyone would like to know where their areas of weakness might lie. In this episode the ProductivityCast team looks at the ways to build a task management profile and how one might interpret a self-assessment.







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    Augusto Pinaud







    Art Gelwicks







    Francis Wade







    Show Notes | Using Your Task Management Profile to Focus Changes







    Resources we mention, including links to them, will be provided here. Please listen to the episode for context.















    * MyTimeDesign Profile* How Next-Action Thinking Changes Over Time (Episode 025) - ProductivityCast* Holmes-Rahe Stress Inventory* Life Events Inventory







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    Voiceover Artist 0:00 Are you ready to manage your work and personal world better to live a fulfilling productive life, then you've come to the right place productivity cast, the weekly show about all things productivity. Here, your host Ray Sidney-Smith and Augusto Pinaud with Francis Wade and Art Gelwicks.







    Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:17 And Welcome back, everybody to productivity cast, the weekly show about all things personal productivity, I'm Ray Sidney Smith.







    Augusto Pinaud 0:20I am Augusto Pinaud.







    Francis Wade 0:21I'm Francis Wade.







    Art Gelwicks 0:23 And I'm Art Gelwicks.







    Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:24And I'm marquel. wicks. Welcome, gentlemen. And welcome to everyone listening here to productivity cast. Today, we are going to be talking about something that's a little bit unique, something that's interesting that I think you'll all find fascinating, which is a task management profile that Francis has put together.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Roark2112 ,

Great practical tips!

These gentlemen know their stuff.

JoshCrist ,

Highly recommend!

This is a must-listen show for you if you are committed to consistently leveling-up your productivity and learning from thought leaders in personal development! Ray and Augusto do an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to personal productivity, efficiency and being effective at understanding how to stay focused on the important things. It's fun, easy to dive into and every episode gives you a chance to learn something new!

MisterGrau ,

Refreshing conversations about productivity

I enjoy the 4 different takes in all things productivity. It stimulates my own thinking on the subjects and reminds me that there is no “right” system for everyone. Everyone needs to design a system that works for themselves. These insightful conversations do help refine my own and provide great inspiration.

Keep it up gentlemen.

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