This week we're covering tactics to build resilience, sharing about the people behind your feed, plus learning how to make good requests and be better speakers on Zoom!
I'd like to take a moment to appreciate the kind people who got me a few coffees on my Buy Me A Coffee page in the month of February! Thanks Sonia, Rahul, Tomi & Deepika (plus everyone who has supported in the past). It really warms my heart to see people show their appreciation!
To show mine, I'm organizing a mini Icebreaker session. If you want to get to know other BrainPint community members in a fun 1-on-1 round robin session and hang out on Saturday, do register here. I'm keeping this session small (and of course, free!)
How To Make A Request Of A Busy Person A masterclass in how to make it easy for a busy person to say yes. By 13-year-olds, no less. Give a clear overview of the project, fill up as much information as possible, and make it easy to say no!
35 Words You're Probably Getting Wrong We sometimes use words wrongly. This article reminds us about common mistakes so we don't make oopsies! Are you supposed to use gourmet, or gourmand? Did you know that Inflammable/Flammable mean the exact same thing?
Today I'm sharing about some new tools I use at work! (and paying for!) I don't get paid by these guys to say good stuff, I'm just a fan!
SavvyCal - Scheduling meetings shouldn't be painful or awkward. SavvyCal makes scheduling meetings collaborative by allowing both parties to overlay their calendars. I've been on SavvyCal for a month and love how easy it is to:
Create multiple event links for different meeting
Provide ranked meeting timings
Create personalized meeting links with a human touch
Sunsama - A daily task manager that helps you get things done. I lean on this heavily at work and most of my Ops team mates swear by it. Pulls in things from Calendar, Email, Notion, Todoist, Trello and Slack into a single place. Bash through your tasks and if you don't, they'll roll into the next day.
Toby - Organize your tabs with this free Chrome extension. It's a visual workspace that lives on every tab and makes hunting for links so much better. I don't have bookmark bar clutter.
Abbreviations - The world's largest search engine for all those abbreviations you don't understand.
City Guesser - Watch videos from cities around the world and play a guessing game! If we can't travel, we might as well play some fun games, right?
Sunrise When - Gorgeous site that shows you when the sunrise & sunset times are.
Quote Of The Week
"I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value." — Hermann Hesse (Share On Twitter)