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Plan your phone calls to avoid wasting much time  

Plan your phone calls to avoid wasting much time


Two-edged sword

Telephone is one of the greatest inventions but it is a two-edged sword. When used correctly, it can be a great time saver, but very often it becomes a time killer. Phone calls may lead to procrastination in many ways. When you are interrupted by a phone call it is difficult to concentrate on what you were doing before it. Phone call may force you do another task forgetting the one you did before. Also phone calls may take some time if you don't plan it and this is the case where software can help.

Plan your phone calls to avoid wasting much time

First of all think of the goal you want to achieve by the phone call to that person. What is the estimated result of the phone call? Meeting. Purchase. Agreement. State it clear. Are there any details you should mention during the call? What are the most important questions you should ask and get answers? All these details can support the main task to call a person, save your time and achieve better results.

Action plan

  1. Start your Organizer software
  2. Create task with the name of person you have to call to, assign it to "Calls" category
  3. Put down the goal and detail of your conversation into Note section
  4. Set reminder for indicated time for both tasks

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