How to Avoid Being a Slacker, Create Great Social Media Graphics, and Be Persuasive


Get Shift Done: Tips and Tricks

Get Shift Done Weekly Roundup: Thursday, January 12, 2017

7 Slack Tips That’ll Keep You From Being a Slacker at Work (Yeah, We Went There)

Slack has become a hub for the modern workforce, the go-to tool to Get Shift Done. There’s a lot more to Slack than you might realize, though, and we’ve been helping our readers get most out of it to be more productive in their day-to-day work. Click here for a roundup of our top 7 articles about Slack from the past few months.

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How to Create Attention-Grabbing Social Media Graphics Using Adobe Spark Post

A great new online tools for creating cool attention-grabbing graphics for social media is Adobe Spark Post — and it’s free to use. Here’s how it works — and how easy it is to create a graphic suitable for sharing on social media.

Your Boss is Wrong? Here’s How to Tell Them Without Getting Fired

Your boss is going to make a mistake at some point. And you might be the lucky one who notices. The question is, what should you do about it, and how do you handle it?

9 Google Docs Tips You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Most users barely scrape the surface of what’s possible with Google Docs. In Get Shift Done, we’ve been revealing little-known tips & tricks for getting the most out of Docs, and in this post we’ll share the 9 stories our readers loved the most.

The Hidden Agenda of Powerless Speech: A Tip for Better Persuasion

Powerless speech suggests to listeners that you are uncertain, insufficient, and not entirely confident with yourself. Minimizing its frequency will drastically improve your persuasiveness.

Compose Gmails With One Click

When you’re heads-down working and want to avoid the distraction of your incoming email, you can use this tip to send outgoing emails without entering your inbox. The trick: create a browser bookmark that takes you directly to Gmail’s “Compose Email” window without first passing through your inbox.

NewCo Partner Spotlight

How Will Trump Affect the On-Demand Economy?

There’s been a lot of speculation about how Trump, a pro-business, anti-regulation, populist President-elect, will impact on-demand, and we believe that his administration could have a transformative effect on this space. Get the details here…

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Business, Technology and Policy Convene at NewCo Shift Forum

How should you navigate rapid technological change and regulatory uncertainty?

There’s a shift occurring — it’s pervasive and persistent. Customers are demanding new experiences, start-ups are summarily unseating business giants, employees are intent on purpose over profit, new policies are threatening social progress. These changes have put us at a critical crossroads, one where new dialogue and new answers are urgently needed. Are you prepared?

Join us at Shift Forum on February 6–8 at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco, where 400 of the best minds in business, technology, and government will come together for three days of focused, action-oriented dialog — and some clarity. Learn more and apply to attend Shift Forum.

Special thanks to our launch partners.

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