Greetings. Figured this would be a good place to discuss tips, ideas, and lessons learned that can make life in the field less stressful if that’s possible. I’ll start with three:
I put all of my appointments in Google Calendar. It provides a record of work done on any given day/time and from the app, you can call subject/source/record provider and get directions. Also comes in handy when you get RZ’d and must re-contact a source or record provider since there is no where in FWS to input phone information.
I usually take my laptop with me when I go out in order to get a jump on typing if I have time between appointments. If time permits, I will either type in the car or go to the nearest Starbuck’s, Panera, cafe, or library. It helps make “typing days” less hectic if I can get at least half of a TESI/ESI ROI typed or most if not all source/record ROI’s done before I get home. I can only speak for myself but it’s really improved my production.
There’s an iphone app called CamCard. It allows you to scan business cards into the app. Once scanned, you can pull up the card and call the record provider or whoever from within the app. So now you don’t have to haul around hundreds of business cards in your planner. The app is free. Costs 99 cents after 200 cards are scanned.
That’s all that I can think of now. What do you do?