I have to make a lot of phone calls for my job -- which I hate doing. I find that it's easiest to knock them out one after another. So I use RTM to help.
Here's what I do:
I've got a tag for #phonecall and every time I get an email or remember that I need to make a call, I save it to RTM under this tag. (Call John Smith regarding electric vehicles 312.555.1212 #phonecall). I have an RSS feed set up, and I used a feed reader to automatically email me the complete RSS at previously set times during the day (I use blogtrottr) but there are a lot of them out there. I even use the "rules" feature on outlook to automatically print this email, so I have a clean copy.
Voila -- a call sheet! I'll go through and knock out as many of the phone calls as I can muster, and then I update my RTM as I do it.
Next time I get the call sheet, it's updated and ready to go. I find it helps me knock out calls much quicker than I would ordinarily.
Posted at 2:06pm on February 26, 2013