Things have been pretty busy lately both online and offline. The kids are involved in a lot of activities, SahmReviews is expanding and receiving multiple requests to review products, to attend media events, to participate in research studies, to speak on panels at trade shows and to represent brands in other capacities. This has translated to a lot of work (and play) and limited hours in the day to get it all done. Every usable minute matters.
I’m pretty connected and can do a lot of simplistic work from my phone but when the schedule means being away from the office for days at a time, having a realistic, usable solution is critical. For several years, I’ve gotten by with my tablet but often felt like I was handling just the basics. I didn’t have my regular email program with normal formatting and a professional signature. I wasn’t able to create quality blog posts and embed the necessary photos or content. There wasn’t any simple way for me to do work and move between tabs in the browser as I looked thing up and loaded them into a blog post or social channel. I was getting some things done but not well and certainly not efficiently.
There ARE options and I’m glad that I’ve finally discovered how simple the solution is. Having the right tools is important in any business. The right tool in this case is an Intel 2 in 1. Let me give you a few examples.
A few weeks ago, I was in Chicago to speak on a marketing panel at the International Toy & Game Innovation Conference followed by some activities at the Chicago Toy and Game Fair media breakfast. Travel is part of the job but this is a busy time of year and there were things I needed to complete. Deadlines. Projects. Business. Being able to work on the projects while on the go was possible thanks to my Intel 2 in 1.
Last week I was out of town meeting with a client. I had a lot of time in airport terminals, on airplanes and in hotel rooms. I also had quite a bit of time as a passenger in a car. Being able to get thing accomplished on the go was imperative. Did I mention how much I relied on my Microsoft Surface 2 in 1? I did. I relied on it a lot.
Of course, there are things at home that need to be done in-between all the rest of the chaos, work and kids’ activities. Simple things like getting an oil change has to be done during work hours. Once again, I was able to keep the ball rolling with projects even while sitting in a waiting room at the car dealership.
Until I had my Microsoft Surface Pro 3, I didn’t realize just how much down time I really had. So many times that I could have been getting something done but didn’t. I feel like my life is more productive.
Whether you have online shopping to do, homework for school, work, volunteer projects or some other activity that needs to be done using a computer, this is a great solution to getting something accomplished when you’re on the go. What activities do you feel like you can’t get completed when you’re away from your home or office?