The Big Sell: Experts Share Pitching Advice

Monday.

Another day at UP Ayala Technohub, slaving for 8 hours. You have an idea brewing in your head. You also have a plan to improve your group’s communication system and project management style. But these powerful ideas or well-kept backup plans are just in your head, and won’t matter unless you share it with the group; most importantly, to your superior. Until then, it will just be a plan or idea that won’t be making the changes you envision for the company.

The aim is to have their approval. To hear that sweet sounding yes is a melody to the ears, which makes you fly high in the sky even if it means being buried in paperwork. Before that, you have to face your boss, the management or who ever it is you have to talk with to settle the proposal. Sometimes, it only takes one chance for the person or committees to decide your faith, so it’s better to ace it on the first try.

Few experts had a say on how to successfully present a pitch to a challenging audience. To show off your ideas without a hinge, read on to find what the experts had to say to amp your presentation.

John Rood of Next Step Test Preparation

John Rood suggests to lay out how managements should judge the project’s success quickly. What are the indicators that the project will be a success? Having a specific goal will help you set measures of success or key performance indicators (KPIs) early on. Step-wise goals or buildable goals are easier to digest than having a long-term goal. It also suggests that fewer risks are involved. Thus management is more accepting of the idea.

To reduce the risk of rejection, form alliances with those in the upper levels of the company who will approve the pitch. Test out the waters, talk with them to see what clicks and what doesn’t.  It will also help you improve and expand your idea. There will be instances when they will see the details you may have overlooked. The more feedbacks you get for your pitch, the better you can prepare for the actual and formal meeting.

Phil Chen of Systems Watch

It’s not enough to just have the proposal ready; it’s also important to prove you can handle it. They want to see a work ethic that can sustain the onset of the project throughout its growth. You have to show redeeming qualities – agility, thoughtfulness, and efficiency.

Remember that you still have current task and projects. Phil Chen advises preparing an outline that illustrates the order of your priorities. It will show you still have the time and resources to lead a new project. The outline is especially useful if you haven’t proven your leadership potential.

Brian Honigman of BrianHonigman.com

Brian Honigman shares a piece of advice that isn’t often followed. Composing a polished plan shows the time a thought invested in it. It also shows you’ve reviewed potential problems along the way. It suggests you can take charge and lead the project which will help convince the management of the proposal.

Kenny Nguyen of Big Fish Presentations

As much enthusiasm you show when presenting the project, prepare to defend your idea when objections arise. Being able to justify your proposal is particularly useful when negotiating with investors. You should not be swayed with counter-arguments no matter how logical they may seem. Withstand the onslaught of questions and prepare a counter-attack.

Thus, when answering the management or investors’ queries, pay attention to the current inquiry only. Give a simple and straightforward answer. Avoid getting thrown off your train of thought by overthinking the panel’s questions.

Jyot Singh of RTS Labs

The benefits of the pitch should be clear – how will it add value to the company. Jyot Singh says the presentation should be directed to those benefits and the ways how it will be utilized by the audience of your presentation.

A presentation that states the advantages of the projects creates a positive mindset over the project proposal. With that, keep your winning statement simple.

Adam Stillman of SparkReel

Of course, create visual aids. Adam Stillman knows the importance of visual aids. Visuals are powerful; they help make the plan seem real and relatable. Visual aids also hold power regarding communication as the information comes much faster and lingers in the form of memory.

When creating visuals, concentrate on the essentials. If it allows you to explain the project, return on investment and growth strategy for five minutes, then you’re good to go.

These experts know what they’re talking about, and you should too. When proposing an idea to top level management, remember to account for risks. The less risk involves, the higher the chance to get their approval. A clear-cut and carefully constructed plan will cover the basics. No matter how polished the proposal is, there will be details which aren’t acceptable to the audience. Hence, prepare to defend your ideas during the presentation. It means you can handle it the pressure and sustain the project.

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Where Should You Locate Your Business?

 

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One of the most important things in boosting business is its location. A great location can attract customers. It is also the key to successful operations and overall growth. However, searching for a good location can also be a challenge. Considering that there are hundreds to thousands of office spaces for rent in the Philippines, choosing the best one may not be that easy as you think it is. You don’t just think about the structure of the building, but the overall impact the location can bring to your business.

Before you decide where to locate your business, there are certain things you need to consider when it comes to finding one. Obviously, you don’t just randomly select a particular place. Here’s how:

It is closest to your customer

First and first most, knowing your target market is important since it will give you an idea on the geographical location of your potential buyer. If it is located in a place where it is accessible for them, then this will give them the convenience in finding your business. Think about the hassle of traveling far just for one product or service, this doesn’t give them a good reason to engage in your business. Make sure that your business is based on your clients.

It is closest to your talents

One big factor that improves productivity is the convenience when it comes to traveling. Your talents or employees may not be fresh enough to start their day since they feel so haggard in going to the office. Of course, this will also bring a great impact to the quality of their work. However, if the location of the office is just near to them, then they will not worry about long travel hours.

It is near transport and public infrastructure

Another factor that brings convenience to your clients and employees is how accessible it is when it comes to transportation. Make sure that your office is located where transport and public infrastructure are near. Moreover, it is also an advantage when your business location is covered by internet and telecommunication providers, especially when most of the business transactions are done online.

It fits your budget

This is one the most important things you need to consider. Never invest in an office space when you don’t have enough budget for it. Investing such space beyond your financial limits may cause you financial troubles later on. And this is not a good way to start your business. In choosing an office space, make sure it fits your budget without compromising its quality. Again, there are hundreds to thousands of office spaces available. You can choose a space that best suits your business.

It is expandable

Always believe that sooner or later your business will grow. That is why it is better for you to look for a place where it can accommodate your business once it grows. If your business needs a lot of room for your employees and some office stuff, an expandable location will suit your business. Moreover, one thing that attracts customer is how you welcome them to your office. That is why never forget to have a room or space intended for your guests or clients. In this way, they will not feel uncomfortable transacting business with you.

It has a parking space

This is one of the things most business owners forget to consider. Ample parking space is important for clients and employees. Again, think about how hard it is for them to unable to find a suitable parking space. Who knows, they might want to choose to visit your competitor who has the same quality of service yet they have the convenience to park their car. It actually doesn’t matter where you want to allocate your parking space, be it in front, back or beside your office space for as long as your clients can access to it.

It has the right operations and equipment

It is a must for a business to have an ample space for their equipment whenever they produce their products and services. Of course, you definitely don’t want to put it all in one corner where it is unpleasant to look at. Basically, you need a room for it. That is why choose an office space where rooms are not scarce.

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Maximizing Space: How to Make your Small Office Space Look Bigger

We all do know that office spaces are important. The office is where we usually do our work efficiently and productively. However, even if you have an office space in your own condo or if you are working in a condo office for rent in Makati, if you feel that your room is not that spacious and welcoming, then the productively of your work will be compromised. Of course, if you are doing business, a compromised work is a no-no.

In times when you don’t feel like working at all, think of the things that might be the cause of it. Perhaps, you just don’t like the ambiance of your office space or the things inside the office are all messy which makes it harder for you to focus and think of a better idea. And mind, you don’t want to experience that kind of thing.

There are a lot of ways you can make your small office space look bigger than you think it is. Well, if you are curious and want to know more about it, then below are some tips on how you can achieve your desired office space.

Multipurpose everything

When it comes to the things that you want to keep, there are a lot of ways you can make a neat and clean arrangement. Of course, if you think that a particular compartment in your office is still empty and is available for other things, then you can use it. You just have to make sure that you arrange the things correctly on the empty spaces.

Moreover, you can use your walls or any other spaces where it can still be of use as storages on your other office stuff. For example, if you are planning to decorate something on your walls, you can place a book or any magazines in it. With that, it saves more spaces than before.

Flexible and moveable

When arranging office things, you have to remember that not every arrangement that you have will be permanent. Your arrangements will depend on every situation that you have. If you want to change your arrangement into a particular arrangement, then you can easily pull that off since your arrangements before are flexible and movable.

This also gives you an advantage whenever you want to decorate or renovate your office. You can decide to whatever theme decorations for your office without any worries about on how you are going to move office things.

Essential elements

One of the many things that you should not forget to consider and do is the key elements that need to be included in your office. Of course, you should not forget the lighting and ventilation of the office. Without such, it is impossible for the employees to work efficiently and productively. Moreover, if you include the essential elements such as the clock, cabinets, and other things that are useful for the office can help the productively of an employee.

Moreover, for you have a good outcome; why not consider the suggestions of your employees. With this kind of method, they might give you a beautiful and exciting idea to include in the office. And of course, when you have proper elements found in the office, you can work efficiently.

Divisions

If you are planning to put some divisions in your office, you have to make sure that the measurements are correct. When you do, there will be no spaces that will not go to waste. You need to think about the measurements of a particular cubicle or division for you to know where and how much space you need to have to have a distinct work area.

Moreover, if you think that putting up a division is not that important, then you better think twice or thrice before deciding to have one. Since divisions can sometimes eat spaces in your office.

Well, the renovation of your office will be depending on how are going to make it look like what you want it to be. If you want to make it bigger, then you have to think of the things that can help in achieving such desires for your office.

Office Rules: The Don’t’s While Inside The Office

Working in an office space can sometimes be demanding and daunting, especially when you are working with your coworkers. There are a lot of things that you need to adjust not just with you, but also with the office space that you are working in.

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If you are a kind of people who is observant enough with the other people, you will definitely notice that there are a lot of different people with different personalities that you might be working with. That is why, there are also a lot of things to know more about and adjust depending on the situation in the office that you are in.

In an office, there are rules and/or policies for the employees and employers to follow. Now here are some of the things that you should do as a responsible individual to avoid problems that might occur later on.

Don’t discuss things out loud

One of the things that we tend to be annoyed is that, your workmates are discussing their plans or suggestions loudly where everybody can almost hear it. Even if you are talking about work related topics, you also have to be considerate for as not to disturb other employees who are also working silently.

There are also times when your ideas clash and there might be some heated arguments within the discussion, try to make your voice lower enough for you and the other employee can hear you. Do no be carried away by your emotion that leads you to be excited or in rage that makes you discuss things out loud. Just be moderate on your voice.

Keep your cellphone in a silent mode

Cellphone is a necessity in our daily life. We need it to communicate with our loved ones, but using cellphones while working hours is a big no. You should not text your loved ones in the middle of your working hours unless it is an emergency.

Entertaining calls that are not that important can disturb you from your work. You have to be disciplined when it comes to picking and entertaining phone calls. Emergencies are rare to occur, so it is not an excuse to text your loved ones just for the sake of texting. It is totally a big no.

Strong perfume

Ladies and gents who are a fan or into using perfume, make sure that is not strong enough. There are just times that strong perfume lingers longer in the office than those perfumes that are not. Even if you like the smell of your perfume though it may be strong, but there are employees and/or employers who hate your perfume. So, you also have to be considerate to the others.

If you really want to make yourself smell good, you can have a light scented perfumes that are not strong and pleasant to the nose. There are also a lot of scents that you can choose from for you to buy it. When you choose the right perfume, there might be possibilities that your workmates will also love that they have just smelled.

Spending almost an hour talking with coworkers

In every company that you are working, there will always be a time for you to take a break from a long hours of work. There you can have a cup of coffee, a snack, or anything that you want to do for as long as you can stay relaxed and be ready for the next working hours.

There are just some employees who go beyond the said and/or allotted time for the break, the chit-chat for almost an hour forgetting that they have still work to do. It is also a big no to do when you are in the office. Practice time management for you to make your work done at the right time.

There are actually a lot of things that you must avoid when you are working in an office space with the other employees. Discipline is one of the keywords for you to be guided on the things that you need to do when you are in the office. Common sense will also teach you that what you do is already not applicable inside.

Working tips: A Must Do before You Start Working

Working in an office space can sometimes be demanding. Especially when we have deadlines to meet and your ideas won’t just flow, it is just so frustrating in our part of an employee and/or employer. Sometimes, we just don’t understand why our ideas won’t cooperate when we need it the most. Or are we going to agree that creative ideas will flow during last minutes?

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There surely must be some scientific explanation for how our ideas flow and/or why sometimes ideas will just come in a specific time. Have you ever notice and wondered about that? Well, whatever the reason behind it, I’m sure you have some remedy or some things to do to address that kind of situations.

If you are a person who usually experience such, perhaps you have to change a few your daily routines before working. Changing your routines would not be a bad thing at all especially when if it is for your own good and productivity. Here are some tips on how you can avoid situations when ideas won’t just flow in times when you need it.

Breakfast

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Eating your breakfast is an important thing to do before going to work. Being starve overnight can make you feel hungry in the morning. Eating your breakfast gives you fuel to think clearly and properly which makes you do more work than not eating breakfast at all. It will also prevent you from having headaches and stomach aches while working.

There are also times when you don’t have enough time to eat your breakfast since you are already late for work. When you do, try to bring bread or biscuits for you to eat at work. As long as your stomach will be filled, and then you are ok for the day, just don’t make yourself starve while working.

A minute of relaxation

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Relaxing for a few minutes does not mean you are already lazy. The moment you arrived at your workplace, you have to relax a bit since you are traveling from your home to your work. There will also be a tendency that upon arriving at your workplace, you pant heavily and need to catch some air to breath. Of course with that, your mind does not set automatically for work.

When you relax your mind and body even just for a few minutes and taking a deep breath before working, can help you think clearly and properly. You won’t rush things without properly thinking since you already have a clear mind on what to do before you start your work.

A cup of coffee

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There is a scientific reason why coffee can help us be productive in our work. Perhaps it is because of the caffeine in it which gives us the energy to do work more than not drinking a cup of coffee at all. And, it does not just give energy, but it also helps us think smarter. It is proven that by drinking a cup of coffee before you start working can also calm your nerves down which makes you think clearly and properly.

Of course, too much coffee is also not good for our health and while in work since it makes your heart palpitate when you drink too much. You must be moderate in drinking coffee, just enough for you to have a good start up before working.

Organized working place

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If you have a clean and organized working space, you will love to work at your desk. Without something that bothers and/or irritates our eyes, we can concentrate and focus on our work. Also, it can help us finish our work faster since the things around are desk are organized and it is easier for you to look the things that you need.

You will not also be worried whether you have something that you misplaced or lost. All the things that you need is properly arranged for your convenience at work.

Music

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Listening to music can really help you when it comes to your work. It does not just pleasing to hear, but it also help us think properly and clearly. Just make sure that you are listening to a good music. Yes, good music that can help you be productive in your work. Avoid listening metallic rock to work, or any other music that is irritating and noisy to hear. If you are using speakers, then you must be considerate on your workmates as not to disturb them in their work.

Instrumentals, classics, country music, mellow and other kinds of music genres that are soothing and pleasant to hear which definitely make you productive in a way where you can think properly and calmly.

These are just some of the things you can do before you start your day at work. and whatever you want to do before working, do it, for as long as you feel comfortable and can also make you productive out of it.

What about you? What are the things you usually do before you start working?

Tidy workspaces: How it makes you productive at work

Admit it! There are just times when we have our workspaces are full of papers and other documents that are scattered all over our table. Whether you are working in an office space or any other offices, we all experience a messy working space. Who doesn’t, right?

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A messy working space is inevitable to every working people especially when there are a lot of things to do. Sometimes, we can no longer pay attention to how messy our tables can be. Well, having a messy working space is normal, but it doesn’t mean that we agree to have a messy table.

Don’t you know that when you have a clean and organized working space or table can make you productive at work? Yes. Now here are some of the reasons why you need to have a tidy working space and how it can help you be productive.

It doesn’t disturb your eyes

We really hate it when there are papers and other documents that are scattered on top of our desk. It is disturbing and irritating to the eyes. Not just it, we can’t focus on our work since we can see other papers in our working tables.

But when you have a clean and organized desk, you can only see and focus on the work that you are doing at the moment. You don’t have to see other unnecessary things aside from the one that you are working on.

It gives you the peace of mind

Who among you tried being worried over and important paper which you thought you lost it? We all do. When you have a lot of paper and other documents piling on your working desk, you tend to forget that there are other important papers that were covered with the other documents. And by the time you will need it, you’ll definitely be worried finding that paper especially when it is just a piece of small paper.

Now if you have a tidy working space, you will be worry too much since you know what and where you put that important document and you don’t have to be that furious when it comes to finding that document.

Important things can easily be found

Whether you are an employee or an employer, we all have important things in our desk aside from the papers and other documents; be it a ball pen for signing, sticky notes for the reminders, and other small things on our desk yet very useful in our work. Admit it! We take the time finding that things especially when we really need it at that moment.

You will not get tired finding that thing when you just have a clean and organized working desk. Placing it in the place where you can easily find it would be a convenient on your part. You don’t need to take so much of your time just to find that thing whenever you need it.

It helps you do the work faster

Have you ever notice or experience that when something bothers you, you tend to stop working and tried thinking about it for the rest of the time you have? Yes, we all do. We can’t stay still and focus on our work when there is something that keeps bothering us especially when that thing is important thing to have.

When we have a clear and focused mind, we tend to work faster than thinking about the things that keeps bothering us which interrupts our work. Of course, you will be engrossed in the things you do since you don’t have anything else in mind but to finish the work that you have started.

It gives you enthusiasm in doing your work

Most of us, if not all, tend to be excited and enthusiastic when it comes to doing his or her work especially when working on a clean and organized working desk. Perhaps it is because of the ambiance of the environment and the working place that you have in the office.

And when you are enthusiastic enough in doing your work, you will feel productive. The more productive you can be, the more things you can do in a day. and that what makes a good employee and/or employer.

10 DIY Ways to Organize a Work Place

Who wants to work on a messy desk? No one, right?! We all hate working with all the papers, pens and other documents that are scattered on our desk.

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It is only normal to have a lot of things placed on our desk especially when we are working in an office space Philippines. Documents that need to be signed here and there are already piling up, sticky notes all around our computer monitors since we have a lot of schedules and things to be done, and that we need to be reminded, plus other important documents that are on the table that needs to be reviewed. Chaotic, isn’t it?

We all know that the things on your working desk are important, but it is not an excuse for you to have a messy and chaotic working place. Now, if you are already sick and tired working on your messy desk, you might want to try these brilliant ways to organize your workplace.

Use empty cans, boxes and jars to separate things

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Instead of throwing empty cans, boxes and jars to the trash bin, use them as an organizer in your office. Recycle and reuse it. You can creatively make something for your office out of it. Make a design and transform it to whatever you like. In that way, you can put your things in order.

Use a toy as holders

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If you like displaying a toy in your work desk, why don’t you try thinking of a toy that can also hold your pens and other things on your desk? In that way, the toy is not just only for displaying, it will also help you organized the things on your table.

Use Ziploc bags

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When you have cable wires, chargers or extensions, you can place it in a Ziploc bag. In that way, it will be less hassle since the wires are separated and are not tangled. Labeling the Ziploc bag can help you find the things inside and that makes it easier on your part.

Use ice cream container for letters

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Yes, we love to eat ice cream! And don’t forget the container, don’t throw it away. You can definitely use it as a letter holder. Just creatively transform it into the design that you want, and then you’re done.

Use clips or clipboards for sticky notes

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Instead of putting your sticky notes all over your computer monitor, why don’t you put it in the clipboards? Or you can hang it in clips that are labeled with dates? In that way, it is organized and neat to look at.

Use shoeboxes for keeps

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When you have a lot of empty shoeboxes at home and you are planning to throw it away, why don’t you make it an office organizer instead? You can put the documents inside and other things that are still useful. Just do some designs and transformation on it and then the shoeboxes are ready to use.

Improvised bookshelf

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When you think that the empty spaces in your office can still be filled, you can make an improvised bookshelf. There you can put your notes, books, magazines, newspapers and other things that you want to put. Just make sure that it is not messy to look at.

Improvised drawer dividers

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Putting your things in the drawer can sometimes be messy especially when there is no object that can divide the things from the others. Why don’t you try improving your own divider? You can create a divider out from a cardboard or a folder. Cut it into small squares, glue it and put it in your drawer. Make sure to dry the glue first to avoid sticking your things in the cardboard or folder. Or simply use small boxes that can fit in the drawer and you can now put the things in order.

Seven Basic Tips On How To Become Productive At Work

Productivity in the workplace can make or break a company. Having highly productive employees often translates to the success in the business while keeping unproductive workers frequently results to minimal output and lower profits. Needless to say, it plays a huge role in maintaining a good and stress-free work environment.

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How To Be Productive At Work

Learn some tricks on how to greet and balance your daily work to produce positive and desirable outcomes. Here are seven tips to show you how.

1.       Start early. The secret to getting a lot of things done lies in starting with your tasks ahead of the rest of your workforce. Get up at 5 in the morning. Ignore the summons of getting back to your bed. Stretch those muscles and do a few warm-up exercises to boost brain function. Eat heavy breakfast and go straight to your office. Chances are, the earlier you leave, the lesser the chance you’ll encounter traffic and the higher the possibility that you’ll be the first one to arrive at your workplace. This means no distractions and bigger opportunity to focus more on your to-dos.

2.       Setup your workstation. Organize your area so that it attracts positive vibes and energy. Keep it clean and clutter free so that no time is wasted when you need to pull up a file or two. Get rid of the items that you do not use. Post your goals prominently on your desk for encouragement. Create a to-do list and utilize calendars for easy scheduling.

3.       Prioritize. Browse through your checklist and tackle the most important ones that generate the highest ROI (return of investment). Do remember that setting priorities is a habit that every person should employ.

4.       Deal with emails, phone calls and meetings strategically.

  • Email. Avoid checking your inbox as soon as you arrive at your desk. Do them in the middle of the day when you have completed majority of the urgent tasks. Refrain from viewing your messages every time you hear a notification.
  • Phone. Talking to the phone eats a lot of time therefore you should return calls at the end of the day. Employ a calling habit like standing up while on call so you are more likely to get to the point of the conversation right away.
  • Meeting. Keep them at its minimum and do not schedule them all at the same time. 

5.       Handle distractions smartly. Check Facebook and Twitter only during your breaks. Do not encourage any type of procrastination – visiting websites that require a good amount of reading, answering every question that a colleague asks or assigning a distracting message alert tone on your mobile.

6.       Take a break. Do not allow yourself to be imprisoned by the walls of your office. A short 5-minute walk does wonders to your mind and body. For instance, if you work in Makati City, consider eating out nearby commercial spaces in Makati instead of having your lunch delivered at your desk. Drink water every now and then. Get up. Step away from your tasks and take ten-minute breathers.

7.       Set deadlines. Knowing that you have a deadline helps you focus on the things that are needed to be done. Hence, always make sure that everything you do has a deadline.

5 Tips For A More Organized Work Desk In the Office

Having a clean and organized work desk is essential in being able to work productively and efficiently. Some people are unaware that their work environment has a great influence in their mindsets and their work behavior. A disorganized workplace can make you feel more stressed and frantic and will definitely affect the how you work and the kind of work that you do.

work deskWhether you are working in an office space in the Philippines such as in Makati City, in a quaint cubicle in small rural building, or a desk in your own home, it is important to know how to keep it clean and organized. Below are some tips to help you.

  • Get rid of the clutter. Busy work desks do not need to be filled with clutter. Contrary to what some people may think, it is possible to have a clutter-free work area even if you are very busy. Set a day when you will de-clutter, empty, shred, and basically just get rid of everything that you will not need or want anymore. Keep a garbage bag ready for all the stuff you will throw out.
  • Give away stuff. For things that you cannot bear throwing away but needs to be removed from your work area, consider giving them away. If you have a co-worker in the next cubicle that might need your extra set of pen organizer, go ahead and be generous. Not only do you get to remove your extra stuff, someone else benefits from them too.
  • Label. Labeling things is not just for the obsessive-compulsive ones. You will find out that this can actually make things more organized and will likewise make it easier for you to put away things and find them when you need them.
  • Clean your computer desktop too. De-cluttering goes beyond your physical workspace. If your desk is filled with papers, pens, folders, and a bunch of other clutter, your computer desktop or workspace is probably in the same shape. This also affects your mindset when working. Put away all of those icons in your desktop by copying the files to their appropriate directories and then deleting them from the desktop.
  • Straighten up daily. After you have successfully de-cluttered your work desk, make it last by remembering to straighten up daily. Do not just leave your things on your table. Instead, maintain the clean and clutter-free condition of your workspace by putting away any stuff immediately after use.