I enjoyed being a presenter at the 2018 FICP Annual Conference. My session, Outsmarting your Smartphone, was created after interviewing dozens of FICP members.
For those that attended or may have missed the event, here are five ways that you can make your phone work for you:
- Make sure you have an Emergency Contact app installed on your phone. The ICE Standard App is highly rated and easy to use.
- Conserve your phone’s battery by using Airplane Mode during meetings, your child’s piano recital or during dinner.
- Be mindful of Nomophobia. Derived from the phrase “No mobile phone," this is the irrational fear of being without your phone. During this session, we discussed how we define downtime and whether or not our phones are a part of it.
- Keep your data secure by using your Mobile Hotspot to connect your other devices to the internet when in public places such as hotels and coffee shops.
- Organize the apps on your phone by first removing those you never use. Next, create folders by topic (Fitness, Travel, Games, etc.) to store the apps in a methodical manner.
If you’d like an expanded handout from this session, visit www.KiwiLive.com and enter the event code audrey. You may want to share it with team members or discuss at your next staff meeting.
Audrey Thomas, CSP, better known as Organized Audrey, is no stranger to FICP. Her presentations are designed to help busy professionals better manage their time, email and life. For more information: (952) 944-9470 or organizedaudrey.com.
For more on staying productive, watch this FICP Short with tips on how to increase productivity day-to-day.