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Welcome to ProductivityCast, the weekly show about all things personal productivity. In this introductory cast (episode), we discuss our reason for launching ProductivityCast and what you can expect from ProductivityCast going forward as we grow and change the podcast to your (our listeners’) needs. Enjoy! Give us feedback! And, thanks for listening!

In this Cast

Ray Sidney-Smith, Host

Augusto Pinaud, Co-Host

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Are you ready to manage your work and
personal world better to live a more

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fulfilling productive life then you’ve
come to the right place

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welcome to productivity cast the weekly
show about all things productivity here

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are your hosts Ray Sidney-Smith and Augusto Pinaud

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welcome everybody to Episode one of
productivity cast the weekly show about

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all things personal productivity on ray
Sydney Smith and I’m with oghuz de pan

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out how are you doing it gusto I’m doing
really good how are you today I’m doing

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great I’m really excited about this
first episode of productivity cast and

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talking to our listeners and letting
them know about what productivity cast

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is a little bit about ourselves and what
the show is going to really entail over

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the next many months and hopefully years
so let’s start off with productivity

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cast and what it’s all about
and so Augusto and I had had a

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conversation about starting a podcast
several years ago now and after many

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trials and tribulations and I’m sure it
goes to can speak more to the

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tribulations that I had getting this
last uhm well here we are we’re

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launching the podcast and we’re really
excited we are recording these shows

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with minimal post-production so that we
can just really get them get them done

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get really great substantive content out
and get that out to you the listeners

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and so productivity Casas like I said
about all things personal productivity

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we want to cover you know the the topics
that are going to be of great importance

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to you it’s a weekly show so we’re going
to be putting out episodes every week

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and Augusto and I will hopefully have
some interesting expert guests and so

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and so forth we’ll talk about that a
little bit in the show format and so a

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little bit about myself and a goose joke
I’ll start and say that I am a

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Productivity coach and consultant and I
spend a lot of time working with small

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business owners who are looking to
maximize their ability to market and

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manage their business using web mobile
and social media tools technologies and

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I also happen to be an Evernote
certified consultant a HootSuite global

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brand ambassador a LinkedIn certified
expert and

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a Google small business adviser for the
Google small business team and the

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community over there at Chico /g SBC and
I’ll put the link in the show notes

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you’ll reach the Google small business
community and you can of course ask

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questions of all the Google small
business advisors that are there

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regarding your business so that’s a
little bit about me and and my

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background how about you Augusto well
when I mean not in trouble

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I’m trying to keep myself out of trouble
and I did that by writing

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I’m also public speaker I have coach
business on sales and marketing for

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years as well as people and business
ongoing iPad only and getting their PC

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back somewhere where nobody need to
remember they ever had it and that’s

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basically what kept me out of trouble
I love to I’m an avid reader and always

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been an avid reader and been working
into the productivity world into trying

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to get to those simple habits that
really change things I am a firm

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believer that productivity is more about
small changes good habits and using

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technology to support it and that’s
mostly of what I have written and speak

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over the years my current project it’s
been studying about persistence as a

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term that was coined by no other Diana
Steven Pressfield and I’ve been really

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studying and working the effects of
resistance and how to fight it not only

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from a perspective of the arts but a
perspective of life in general

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fantastic well I’m really excited to
have you here on productivity casts as

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my co-host and I’m really looking
forward to learning from our listeners

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as well one of the things that we have
on the website if you go to productivity

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castanet is an ability for you to leave
voicemail messages from the website so

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it’ll give you a little button you click
on it and it’ll prompt your microphone

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in your computer to give you the ability
to record audio and it’s a less than a

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minute because we don’t want people you
know going on and on but if you have a

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question for us feel free to go ahead
and record a question obviously you can

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click on the contact page for us and
send us feedback send us your questions

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and we’ll see if we can’t answer them
here live on the show so so we’re really

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looking forward to the feedback that the
show provides so a little bit about the

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shore show format the productivity cast
is designed around having in-depth

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productivity conversations product
reviews and expert interviews on topics

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that we believe are important to you our
audience so Augusto and I are going to

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be sourcing topics that we think are new
and innovative and interesting to

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productivity enthusiasts like yourself
but also topics that you may not know

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about and things that you know have
surfaced from both of our research into

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the world of personal productivity and
technologies that support it and and see

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about whether or not there’s somebody
that we can put you put in front of you

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or in your ears so to speak on the
podcast so that you can hear from the

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experts that really know this stuff in
depth and you can learn something from

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them we are also going to have a regular
contributor on the show Frances Wade

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from two-time labs who will be talking
about productivity technology

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specifically and we’ve got some great
episodes lined up talking with Frances

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about topics surrounding mobile
technology and otherwise related to

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productivity so we’re really looking
forward to having Frances on the show as

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well
our goal will be to keep these shows for

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around 20 minutes and the reason we did
not want it to make a heavy edited

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episode is because we feel that when we
did that you lose some of the cool

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things that come out of these
discussions on productivity so I they

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may be moments where there will be a
long silence and a long laugh and along

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ooh but part of what we want is to allow
the listeners to get into something that

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we have done for a long time now and
where we have benefited tremendously

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that is having these open conversations
where we have not only questioned

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principles and questioned things about
productivity but also where we have come

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back with tests and with new ideas and
with new things that really has helped

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us revolutionize not only what we do but
how we help others as you will learn

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gusto and I do not agree on everything
and and I think that is one of the great

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things about a friendship as well as a
collegiality between us that I think

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will benefit our audience don’t you
think augusto I agree completely agree

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with you I think one of the things you
know from from the platform you know I

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live in an iPad only user for a really
long time just studying there ray

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instead has an array of platforms where
he touched every day that I you know not

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really don’t so that allows to really
see productivity from a really opposite

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end of the spectrum in a way but also
you will discover how we agreed on many

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other important points so we have think
that our conversations has been

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interesting over the years and part of
the reason we wanted to bring

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productivity cast to you is exactly that
so you could see not only the opposite

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side of the spectrum were where but also
where those spectrums agreed and how to

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use those tip and tricks to be more
productive you know difference of

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perspectives that I think as you said
you so are really powerful and I think

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Francis also comes with a very different
background he’s currently living in

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Trinidad I’m looking forward to the
multicultural cross-cultural

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conversations that we will have and for
anyone who already knows us and knows me

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you know that I
tend to focus on getting things done the

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methodology the book and methodology by
David Allen as well as components of

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focus habit and motivation when it comes
to personal productivity so I’m looking

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forward to really opening up in dialog
those conversations with Augusto and

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Frances and our many guests and you as
well our you know our listeners who are

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who are capable of logging on and
recording messages and so feel free to

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go ahead onto our website
write to us court messages let us know

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what you’d like to hear we’re looking
forward to the feedback and we’re

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looking forward to recording
productivity cast the weekly show about

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all things personal productivity I hope
we get the feedback to make this show

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more about Judah listener and less about
boss or what we discussed and I hope

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with that feedback we can get a place
where you don’t feel that you’re coming

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to a big seminar I needed to think and
learn but where do you think and feel

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that you’re instead sitting on a couch
and having something to drink with us

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while you are having fun I’m looking
forward to you all joining us this first

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episode was just sort of an opportunity
for us to introduce ourselves and let

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you know what we’re gonna be doing so
going forward we won’t we really be

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doing many of these sort of
informational about us kinds of episodes

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they will be the different format of us
opening up with specific in depth

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productivity topics and so we’re really
looking forward to having you again I’m

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ray Sydney Smith and I’m joined by a
goose Tippin out

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here’s to your productive life that’s it
for this episode of productivity cast

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the weekly show about all things
productivity with your hosts Ray Sidney-

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Smith and Augusto Pinaud.

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