Telecommuting Expert and Podcaster Jason R. Rich Shares Useful Tips
BOSTON, MA, May 13, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — In the latest episode of his podcast, Jason Rich’s Featured App of the Week (www.iPhoneAppoftheWeek.com), internationally recognized consumer electronics, smartphone, and telecommuting expert Jason R. Rich discusses proven ways remote workers should be using their smartphone to enhance their productivity, improve their organization, perfect their time management skills, and become better communicators.
#1 – Use Your Smartphone As a Portable Video Conferencing Tool
Take advantage of the proprietary smartphone app for a chosen virtual meeting / video calling service to participate in meetings and video calls from anywhere. This gives you greater flexibility than using your computer, and the apps are often easier to use.
“Anytime you’re engaged in a virtual meeting or video call, make sure you look directly into the camera – not just at the smartphone screens. Also, use an optional mobile light to brighten your face so others can see you better. Finally, pay attention to what’s behind you. Avoid standing in front of a window or bright light source, and try to keep your background simple,” stated Rich.
#2 – Take Advantage of a Spelling and Grammar Checker
Especially when you’re relying on email, instant messaging, and text messaging as primary communication tools, it’s essential you showcase professional-level written communication skills. “The Grammarly Keyboard app for a smartphone, for example, serves as a grammar and spell checker. It will help you avoid embarrassing errors. It is important, however, to ensure your written communications are clear and conscience. Avoid innuendos or sarcasm that could easily be misinterpreted,” added Rich.
#3 – Stay Focused with the Help of a To-Do List Manager
Available from the App Store (Apple iPhone) or Google Play Store (Android-based smartphones) are many optional to-do list managers. At the start or end of each day, spend about 15 minutes planning the day ahead by creating a detailed to-do list using your smartphone.
Rich recommends, “Break up large goals or objectives into a series of smaller, more manageable tasks, and list each of them within your to-do list. Also consider color-coding your list items. Tasks displayed in red should be the most important and time-sensitive, for example. Many to-do list managers allow you to sort your lists based on priority and add an alert or alarm to tasks with a deadline. It’s also important to mark completed items on your list so you can track your progress throughout the day. This will help you stay focused and motivated.”
Each episode of Jason Rich’s Featured App of the Week podcast (www.iPhoneAppoftheWeek.com) focuses on a different way smartphone users can fully utilize their mobile devices. The episodes are less than 10 minutes in length, but chock full of practical and unbiased information that’s easy-to-understand and presented in a non-technical way.
Jason R. Rich (www.JasonRich.com), who is available for interviews, is an accomplished author, journalist, podcaster, and public speaker.
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