Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Multi-Tasking Queen

This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Intel.

**Giveaway Closed!  Thank you for entering!!**

Life gets so busy sometimes and I've had to learn the art of multi-tasking in order to get all my check lists, checked off.  In between my day job of being an HR Director, to my part time job of being a wedding photographer and my wonderful hobby of being a blogger I am pretty much always on the computer and multi-tasking on the computer is just as important as any other tasks.  In between spreadsheets, editing photos and writing posts, I always have multiple windows open doing multiple things that are sometimes related but most often not.

When BlogHer offered to send me a brand new laptop powered by the the Intel® Core™ i5 processor, I figured they must've been reading my mind when I was thinking that I needed a computer that could keep up with everything that I do on it. The new processor has Intel® Turbo Boost Technology allowing you to “get more done in less time” which, really has been my motto for the past year or so. Anything that allows me to do more in an efficient manner is a friend of mine! They also provided me with an Intel® Wireless Display adaptor that allows me to use my HDTV as a monitor. How cool is that! I love being able to see my computer on a giant screen and it allows me to keep more windows open and see them all at once.
I've just started using the laptop, so I'll be posting an update later on to let you know how it's working out for me!

I really wish I could share my new laptop with all of you but I can offer you something close... a $250 gift card to Best Buy!  All you need to do is to leave me a comment and tell me what you do help you multitask better or faster! And for an extra entry, tweet or blog about this giveaway!

Giveaway rules:
No duplicate comments.
You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
d) Follow this link and provide your email address and your response to the sweepstakes prompt

Sweepstakes ends at 5 PM PST on December 22, 2010

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.
Winners will be selected via random draw from comments and will be notified by e-mail.
You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

Also, don't forget to check out the BlogHer.com exclusive offers page for more chances to win $250 from other bloggers and 4 chances, one every week, to win a new laptop!

And come back on Monday to read my review on how I liked the new processor and you will also get another chance for more entries for the $250 gift card!

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mskimmi said...

I multi task using springpadit and by grouping tasks that need to be completed by priority. I also will limit the time I allow for each activity so I can stay focused and get a lot done in a short time.

Tamara said...

I am an active seller on Ebay on top of my full time job so I work on that a lot from home and whenever I'm working I have a small screen on the side and will watch my shows on Hulu, it helps me because there is not usually a time that I'm devoting myself to "just" watching TV, which is a big waste of time!

Megan said...

For better and faster multitasking...I make LISTS!!!
meganbomba14atgmail

Megan said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/megans_madness/status/6760725015957504

meganbomba14atgmail

Corinne said...

I am a calendar girl and list maker! Maybe some day I'll get a smart phone and join the masses in this generation. :)

Janet@Mamalaude said...

I keep to-do lists by the computer, and I use Google for as much as possible so that my info is all in one location.

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

I try to make lists - sticky notes seem to work the best and I can stick them right where I need to and know that they'll likely stay there until I need the reminder! :)

Chandra said...

I use my phone to stay organized (calendar, Notes, Microsoft Word, email).

slehan said...

I mostly do just one thing at at time. I mess up one or the other when I try to do two things at once. Thanks for the contest.

slehan said...

blogged: http://slehan.blogspot.com/2010/11/win-250-best-buy-card.html

Nicole Q said...

I use lots of lists that I keep on my desk in my kitchen and use a print out calendar to mark all my appointments on.

nquirico(at)hotmail.com

won said...

Multitasking faster or better requires focus. It's so easy to get sidetracked and then not have it turn out well. I turn off the music and get it done!

won said...

http://twitter.com/#!/won2x/status/6868358108549120

Peaches said...

I keep a journal with me so I can write down everything I want to do. I like being able to cross things off and it's nice to have everything in one place.

Peaches said...

I went to the link and left my response there too! This is an awesome giveaway. Especially with the busy holiday season coming up.

Just call me "B" said...

I use a to do list, and it helps!

Janet said...

i hate to say it, but we keep an old school calendar (our fave is by artist gonsalves) on the wall by the kitchen. my boyfriend and i write down our appointments and events on it so we can communicate to each other and update each other. tried and true! and only $10!

CathyH said...

I have two home businesses, so I would be lost without my computer. Not only all my files but online I promote a lot. Each business has a completely different set of things that need to be done so talk about multi tasking!! I have a planner and stacks of papers everywhere too.

Miebi said...

I use my cell phone to multitask. I create to do lists in my Task application and record my schedule in my calender.

email: moeradiri@gmail.com

Al said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/#!/ALMIsaacs/status/7179440236793856

Al said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/#!/ALMIsaacs/status/7179440236793856

Genesis said...

I always have a Things To Do list - that way I don't forget half of what I'm supposed to be doing.

Liz said...

I carry a little notepad with me everywhere I go and write down everything in it. Then I cross off what I have completed.

Thanks for offering this giveaway!

dearworlditsmeliz@gmail.com

Guinevere said...

I make generic lists that are then personalized for specific occasions - so, since I travel a lot for work, for instance, I have a go-to packing list and just cross off things I don't need - makes packing fast and foolproof.

guinevere dot rowell at gmail

The Sunshyn said...

When doing heavy multi-tasking, I turn off the TV and other outside influences and put on background music or radio drama, depending on what I'm working on.
chainmail(at) iwon(dot) com

The Sunshyn said...

I tweeted this
http://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/9848848675512320

sodahoney said...

I gotta have lists. List for chores, list for othe to do, list for shopping, list for each kid, I have a list for menus etc

sodahoney said...

http://twitter.com/sodahoney/status/10016033330954240

valerie in TX said...

I carry a small notebook with me everywhere I go so I can jot down all those random thoughts of things I need to do before I forget! :)

wigget said...

i use lists to help me keep things organized

Sandyhere said...

I am trying the go simple methodology, but it still seems I am juggling multiple tasks and errand just to get the minimal done each day. I do make lists, but with the things I try to do to save money just t make ends meet it seems the thing that runs out first is my time. I would have more time if I didn't have to budget, saving coupons and looking for sales, but them I would have no quality of life and money do do those little extras. I am a single mother of three that runs a horse ranch and cares for a large ranch house just to pay the rent and utilities. I home school my youngest, have two children that go to school and work part time plus have after school activities. We are in a remote area so saving time means fewer trips to town, which also means cramming every errand I have into one day trip a couple times a week. Scheduling is an issue with me with so many different schedules to balance out but with lists and some long sessions organizing myself into neat blocks of time I seem to manage. Better programming and a faster processor would save me critical time I lose waiting for downloads or lag time when I overload my processor with too many open tabs on my Firefox and applications running.

all_honey_here@yahoo.com

Sandyhere said...

I tweeted:

http://twitter.com/#!/Allhoneyhere/status/10172110102069248

all_honey_here@yahoo.com

Georgia said...

I really am not good at multitasking. I have to focus on what I am doing or I lose my train of thought

gmissycat at yahoo dot com

Georgia said...

Tweeted here too

http://twitter.com/gmissycat/status/15004849775058944

gmissycat at yahoo dot com

jillyrh said...

I send myself notes in emails so that I don't forget to do things.

jillyrh said...

Tweeted

http://twitter.com/jillyrh/status/15077642453651456

Angela said...

I love this giveaway! I would love the Best Buy gift card to get the Kindle that I've been wanting. As for multi-tasking, my BlackBerry is key for that!

marybug2 said...

I really cannot do more than one thing at time but I sure would love to do it faster, that's for sure.

marybug2@yahoo.com

marybug2 said...

Tweeted too

http://twitter.com/#!/marybug2/status/16284985497485312

marybug2 @ yahoo .com

Deanna G. said...

I make lots of lists! :)

evrywoman said...

I use a voice recorder and send myself text messages.

evrywoman@yahoo.com

evrywoman said...

I tweeted
Multi-Tasking Queen ($250 giveaway)! http://www.iamstyle-ish.com/2010/11/multi-tasking-queen-giveaway.html
evrywoman@yahoo.com

angie lilly said...

Lists, lists, and more lists! I make lists on paper, on my pc, in my mind. It never really helps much though. Multi-tasking is just not my thing. LOL
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/17601249335574528
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

Scott said...

I am a one-at-a-time fellow. I can multi-task when I have to and with the aid of a lot of notes and lists, but I never do as well of a job.
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

Scott said...

my tweet http://twitter.com/#!/RePurrPussed/status/17644496200138753
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

PauleyD said...

I don't multitask very well. When I try, I end up forgetting an important detail.

pauleyd68 (at) yahoo (dot) com

PauleyD said...

http://twitter.com/lpauld68/status/17688614611722240

pauleyd68 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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