Write Listings that Sell

If you’re working as a listing agent, it’s important to create descriptions that will jump off the page and grab the buyer. A good tactic is to appeal to the buyer’s emotions. Use keywords that paint a picture. It’s not just about telling facts, but also about selling stories.



The Best Way to Organize all our Digital Photos

Thanks to digital photography, everyone has a camera in their pocket and pictures are now instantly accessible and shareable. The only drawback is the hassle of managing so many snaps and all the more apps and services that make it even more confusing. Here are the tools you need to know to bring order to your digital photography chaos.


What it is: With each new version of iOS, Apple seems to change its mind about how it wants iCloud to handle photos. At the time of writing we have the new iCloud Photo Library (all your pictures) or the old Photo Stream (your most recent pictures). The new service gives you 5GB of storage space for free, and prices top out at $9.99 per month for 1TB of room.

How it works: If all you ever use is Apple hardware, no problem, especially if you’re prepared to pay for extra storage. Otherwise, iCloud for Windows can help you get your pictures downloaded to Windows desktops and laptops — though it’s important to note this tool only supports the old Photo Stream (your most recent images) rather than iCloud Photo Library (all your images). The iCloud web portal also lets you view, download and upload pictures from computers that aren’t made by Apple.

If you want pictures uploaded from an Android device to iCloud, then you’re going to have to use another of the services listed here and sync it with iCloud somehow. One way is putting your iCloud Photos folder inside Dropbox, for example, or you can use an IFTTT recipe to send pictures across directly. Manually copying photos from your device to the iCloud folder or using a utility to do it is another option.

Should you choose to nest your iCloud photos folder inside Dropbox or Google Drive then that solves the problem of viewing pictures on your Android device as well. It’s not the most elegant solution, but it can be done if you’re determined to stick with Apple. However, as we’ve already mentioned, to get the full iCloud Photo Library experience you need to do this syncing on a Mac rather than a Windows machine because of the limitations of the Windows utility provided by Apple.


Google Photos

What it is: Google wants its Photos service to be the ultimate cross-platform solution, and compared with iCloud it’s refreshingly straightforward if you’re working with Windows, Mac, Android and iOS hardware (there are apps available for each). Google Photos will actually store all your images for free, if you’re prepared to put up with some resizing; otherwise, you get 15GB of room across all your Google services for no charge, with 1TB available for $9.99 a month and several other plans that go beyond that level.

How it works: Pretty effortlessly, as you would expect from Google. If you take the completely free path then all your photos get reduced to a 16 megapixel resolution and all your videos go down to 1080p, but that’s still going to be enough for a lot of users. The web interface is competent enough, but desktop apps are available too if you want to upload pictures from a Windows or Mac machine (or a connected memory card).

Getting local copies of your pictures on your desktop or laptop requires adding a Google Photos folder to Google Drive and then installing the Google Drive client too. Note: You have to make sure you’re not duplicating photos between the desktop utilities for Photos and Drive, but this is really the only confusing aspect of the Google Photos service.

This being Google, the various apps are keen on automation too. Using the metadata stored with the pictures, they’re automatically grouped by location and time, and you can even search for specific objects, animals, or scenes. Some neat editing and album-making features are included along the way as well, and Google Photos is the service to beat right now with the only caveat being if you use nothing but Apple hardware and want to go native.

Dropbox and Carousel

What it is: Dropbox was making photo uploads and backups look easy a long time before Apple and Google, so it’s a shame that this excellent third-party app has since been overtaken. It still does a fine job of uploading pictures from any folder on any device, though you only get 2GB of free space in the cloud — upgrading to 1TB sets you back $9.99 a month. Carousel is a more photo-specific app from Dropbox (you get another 3GB of free space just for trying it), which does add some useful features, such as a timeline view.

How it works: Dropbox is by no means a bad choice if you want to get all of your photos in the same place, particularly if you have $10 a month spare. Its polished mobile and desktop apps make syncing everything everywhere a breeze. If you’re working on devices running multiple OSes then Dropbox is still the best option on the market at the moment as far as pure syncing goes. If you opt to use Carousel, the app will even clear out old photos from your smartphone or tablet once they’re safely stored elsewhere.

Dropbox has fallen slightly behind its rivals in terms of editing and photo management features, but it’s working hard to try and regain parity (and the Carousel web interface is a recent move in that direction). We shouldn’t forget about Dropbox’s slick sharing options, which are more intuitive than most — and setting up shared photo folders is straightforward, too.

Get Dropbox installed on your computers and mobile devices and all of your pictures come together from everywhere as if by magic. It leaves the rest (editing, sorting, managing) up to you, which may put you off or be exactly what you’re looking for. It’s certainly robust and reliable, if a little lacking in the extra bells and whistles that the grandparents probably want.


What it is: Flickr was once the go-to app for photo enthusiasts, and owner Yahoo has been busy trying to recapture some of that credibility. It remains one of the best online portals for showing off your pictures in public, and you can get apps for Android and iOS that send all your mobile photos to the cloud instantly. You also get a whopping 1TB of space free, no questions asked. A Pro membership option ($5.99/month) is available if you need more advanced stats on your photos and want to remove online ads.

How it works: Flickr still offers the best set of management features in the browser, enabling you to split your pictures up into albums, groups, favorites and more besides. Thanks to the new beta Camera Roll feature, there’s also a ‘magic’ view tool that attempts to identify what’s in each of your photos and sort them accordingly (a little like Google Photos).

There are some advanced sharing and tagging options to play around with. For example, if you’re a professional photographer wanting to show off your work, then Flickr is undoubtedly the best option in this list. Basic uploaders for Windows and Mac are also available to transfer your pictures from desktops, laptops and memory cards, but the emphasis is on keeping everything in the cloud rather than on your devices.

If you need something that works anywhere, you’re not too concerned about having local copies of your pictures (though you should absolutely keep backups somewhere), and you want to take full control over how your photos are organized in the cloud, then Flickr is well worth a look. You don’t get any inline editing features, but you do get 1TB of space free of charge—no resizing necessary.


What it is: Microsoft is still playing catch up with OneDrive and its photos component in particular. Thanks to a recent apps push, you can now sync your pictures to OneDrive from just about any device you can think of, but that’s about as far as the service goes for now. New users get 15GB of space for free and you can pay to extend that, all the way up to 1TB for $6.99 per month (which actually includes Office 365 as well). It’s a competent enough solution, most suited for users who spend a lot of time in Windows.

How it works: Essentially, OneDrive does exactly what Dropbox does, except not quite as smoothly and with the same appealing minimalist style. If you want to get all your digital photos in the same place and accessible anywhere, then it will certainly do that. Because it’s built right into Windows 10, it works best with that operating system. It’s a little more clunky —though still perfectly usable—on all other platforms.

You can organize pictures into albums and OneDrive also automatically applies tags to make images easier to find. These tags cover scenes, animals, photo types (sunset, portrait, etc.), and more. There are no editing tools built into the online interface, but it’s easy enough to label and caption your pictures and share them with other people if you want.

Like OneDrive as a whole, the photo storage and sharing tools cover all the basics without really standing out as a service you’d want to switch to. Windows 10 users who don’t need much from their photo storage service probably won’t see any reason to move away from OneDrive. For the rest of us, there are no truly compelling reasons to convert.

Office Etiquette: Do You Know The Basics?

Etiquette. The word alone has the power to dredge up childhood memories of dinnertime reprimands: Elbows off the table! Napkin in your lap! Excuse yourself before leaving the table! Most of us likely have mastered table manners by now (or at least know not to talk with a full mouth). But what about office etiquette?

Vicky Oliver, an expert on the subject and author of 301 Smart Answers to Tough Business Etiquette Questions, says most workers get a B-minus when it comes to practicing good workplace behavior. The grade would improve, she says, with better training.

“We are tested on our manners daily, and yet most of us are never taught them. By learning just a few basics we can distinguish ourselves at work and position ourselves for more responsibility with clients,” she says.

That Text (Or Facebook Update) Can Wait

Hey… it’s just a quick text to a friend confirming your after-work plans. No problem there, right? If it happens during a meeting or presentation, Oliver says, it is a big problem. As harmless as it may seem, the person you’re supposed to be giving your attention to will notice, and it can end up straining workplace relationships.

“It’s kind of a snub,” Oliver says. Even outside of a meeting, using social media and doing other personal stuff distracts from the work at hand, she says. Bottom line: no one is that good at multitasking, and productivity will suffer. “It’s almost like a collective attention deficit disorder,” Oliver says. Showing up to work is the easy part, she says. It’s really being there that counts. So save that crucial Facebook status update about the great lunch you had for later.

Pretend There’s A Wall

For the most part, the days of private offices and high cubicle walls are gone. But does an open workplace mean personal space is a thing of the past? No, Oliver says. You should pretend that the walls are still there. Send an e-mail to see if someone is available to chat, rather than just barging into their space, Oliver suggests.

At the very least, she says, don’t sneak up behind someone, announce yourself as you approach and knock on the edge of their desk when you arrive. You should “bend over backwards” to respect co-workers’ personal space, Oliver says.

For Workplace Fashion, Go With The Crowd

To dress up or dress down, that is the question. The answer: Dress to fit the workplace. “You want to blend in,” Oliver says. “Fit in with those around you.” Use the boss as a gauge, she says. If the boss comes in in khakis and a short sleeve shirt, that’s a good indication that casual dress is appropriate for the office.

And remember, Oliver says, dressing too formally in a casual workplace is just as bad as dressing too casually in a formal workplace. If you have questions about a company’s culture, ask employees who already work there or research the company online.

Gossip On Your Own Time

Don’t be the source of gossip in the office — whether it’s about your life or someone else’s — or a participant in it, Oliver says. Gossip distracts people from their work and can create an unprofessional environment. That’s not to say you have to quit gossip cold turkey. Oliver suggests deflecting gossip in the workplace – saying you’re too busy to chat, for example – and moving the conversation to a personal space, such as meeting for a drink after work.

Keep That Phone Call To Yourself

That call may be important to you, but chances are it’s not vital your co-workers hear it as well. Just like gossip, loud phone conversations in the office can distract people from their work. Oliver says phone conversations in the workplace should be kept down to a “polite murmur.” And if it’s a personal call, take it elsewhere. Also, she says, don’t use speaker phone (unless, of course, it’s necessary for the call).

Believe It Or Not, You Can Still Learn Some Things

No one says you’re not great at what you do. Likely, you wouldn’t have been hired if you weren’t. Confidence is good. Arrogance, on the other hand, is not. “Sometimes people feel like they don’t have to pay their dues…like they don’t have to learn from those who came before them,” Oliver says. Don’t hold back your good ideas. But have respect for what people already have done at the company, even if you would have done it differently.

Don’t Search For Jobs On The Job

So, you want a new job. That’s fine. But, Oliver says, keep your job search separate from your current job. Don’t use company resources to look for new employment. It demonstrates a lack of respect and loyalty to your current employer. And don’t tell co-workers about your job search. The information will leak out (we all know not everyone adheres to the rule about office gossip) and can damage your position at your current job before you’ve found a new one.

Ten applications of time management for the workplace

Developing time management skills in the workplace is a journey
that needs practice and guidance along the way.

Blocks of time and breaks
As your work day begins and your schedule/calendar is set, develop and plan for, blocks of project time in a typical week. Blocks ideally are around 50 minutes, but perhaps you become restless after only 30 minutes? Some difficult material may require more frequent breaks. Shorten your blocks if necessary—but don’t forget to return to the task at hand! What you do during your break should give you an opportunity to have a snack, relax, or otherwise refresh or re-energize yourself.  For example, place blocks of time during your day when you are most productive: are you more likely to have heightened focus early or late in your workday?

Minimize distractions under your control
Where possible, control over your immediate work environment
can be crucial, effective and productive.

Clutter: A cluttered office can increase stress and be the result of delayed decision making.

Determine a place free from distraction (no cell phone or text messaging!) where you can maximize your concentration and be free of the distractions that friends or hobbies can bring!

You should also have a back-up space that you can escape to, like a library, departmental study center, even a coffee shop where you can be anonymous. A change of venue may also bring extra resources.
What is the best work space you can think of? What is another?

Weekly reviews
Weekly reviews and updates are also an important strategy. Each week, review your assignments, your notes, your calendar. Be mindful that as deadlines approach, your weekly routine must adapt to them!

What is the best time in a week you can review?

Prioritize your assignments
When beginning your workday, get in the habit of starting with the most difficult subject or task. You’ll be fresh, and have more energy to take them on when you are at your best. Colleagues, clients and customers (even bosses!) are also less likely to interrupt you at the beginning of your workday.

For more challenging projects, try to be flexible: for example, build in “reaction time” when you can get feedback on assignments before they are due.
What topic or procedure has always caused you problems?

Achieve “stage one”–get something done!
The Chinese adage of the longest journey starting with a single step has a couple of meanings: First, you launch the project! Second, by starting, you may realize that there are some things you have not planned for in your process.

Details of an assignment are not always evident until you begin the assignment.
Another adage is that “perfection is the enemy of good”, especially when it prevents you from starting! Given that you build in review, roughly draft your idea and get going!
You will have time to edit and develop later.

What is a first step you can identify for an assignment to get yourself started?

Postpone unnecessary activities until the work is done!
Postpone tasks or routines that can be put off until a project stage is finished!
This can be the most difficult challenge of time management.

Learn to say “later”…
As workers we always meet unexpected opportunities that look appealing, then result in poor performance on a test, on a paper, or in preparation for a task. Distracting activities will be more enjoyable later without the pressure of a deadline, meeting, or review, etc. hanging over your head. Think in terms of pride of accomplishment. Instead of saying “no” learn to say “later”.

What is one distraction that interferes with your work flow? How can you effectively manage it?
If possible and permitted, minimize external distractions and improve concentration by relocating to an empty meeting room, closing a door, using headsets, ignoring in-coming telephone calls and email, etc. In your workspace, if colleagues interrupt, deal with the matter courteously and efficiently and excuse yourself to return to your task at hand. If in a meeting, it is crucial and respectful to stop any extraneous computing, reading, emailing, etc.

Identify resources to help you
Are there colleagues with special expertise?
How experienced is your supervisor?

What does the Internet provide? Are there specialists in the library that can point you to resources? What about professionals and professional organizations. Using outside resources can save you time and energy, and solve problems.
Write down three examples for that difficult subject above?
Be as specific as possible.

Use your “free time” wisely
Think of times when you can accomplish “bits” as when going to a meeting, waiting on an associate, etc. Perhaps you’ve got notes to review?

Review notes and readings just before meetings
This may prompt a question or two about something you don’t quite understand, to ask about, or after. It also demonstrates that you are interested and have prepared.

Review meeting notes just after
The first 24 hours are critical. Forgetting is greatest within 24 hours without review!
How would you do this?
Create a simple “To Do” list
This simple program will help you identify a few items, the reason for doing them, a timeline for getting them done, and then printing this simple list and posting it for reminders.

Daily/weekly planner
Write down appointments, meetings and deadlines on a chronological log book or chart.
If you are more visual, sketch out your schedule
First thing in the morning, check what’s ahead for the day
always go to sleep knowing you’re prepared for tomorrow

Long term planner
Use a monthly chart so that you can plan ahead.
Long term planners will also serve as a reminder to constructively plan time for yourself



8 Great Apps that Will Help You Save Time and Money

There are plenty of great opportunities for self-improvement and indulging in small pleasures in this world, but lack of time and/or money often get in the way and keep us from moving straight forward and jumping on these opportunities. It can be tough to reduce spending and save some money if you don’t have a clue where your money is going and how much of it slips through the cracks. At the same time you can’t really efficiently manage your time if you are not productive and don’t have a defined schedule, which in turn limits your ability to spend more time learning new skills or getting enough rest.

Well, the good news is that the smartphone you have is good for more than just chatting with friends, browsing social media and playing games when you are bored – which you shouldn’t be doing in the first place if you are concerned with productivity and time management. Here is a list of some excellent apps that will help you save time and money during the course of your daily life.

1. HomeBudget with Sync

Effective budgeting should be your top priority, and the HomeBudget with Sync app has everything you will need to keep track of your spending and find that perfect balance between income and expenses. The app features a user-friendly design that is both very visually appealing and easy to navigate. Apart from standard functions like the ability to store a photo of a receipt and view handy charts, you can also access all the budget information in the cloud from different devices, allowing multiple people to effectively keep track of a collective budget.

2. Splitwise

One of the worst things for a well-thought out budget is when you live with or frequently go out to eat and drink with a bunch of different people who don’t share the same budget. It can be very easy for one person to end up constantly having to pay more and lose out on transactions like paying the bills or buying rounds. With the Splitwise app you can effectively split up bills and keep track of who has paid for what, without getting into arguments or playing the guessing game.

3. TripLog

Budgeting home expenses is all well and good, but what about when you hit the road? TripLog is an automatic mileage-tracking app that enables you to track your mileage, expenses and show your routes on a map. When your mobile device is plugged in the all automatically starts tracking once you go over 5mph. It is a great tool for those who drive a company car and need to write reports, and a good way to see which routes are more effective and give you a look into how much you spend during your daily commute, so you can work out how to save a lot of time and money.

4. Viber

Why spend more money every month and lock yourself into prolonged cell phone contract, when you can talk all you want and send as many messages as you want for free with Viber? Even better, Viber is now available for desktops as well. You will be surprised at just how much you can save on your phone bills once you switch over, especially if you are a very social little birdie and use your phone quite a bit during the day.

5. CubeAnywhere

Aimed at the more business oriented crowd – be they freelancers, team managers or entrepreneurs – CubeAnywhere gives you the ability to easily keep track of different projects and costs involved with useful charts. You can access the information from anywhere in the world and from any device, as the information is stored in the cloud and the app is integrated with Google’s services, like Google Docs.

6. EverNote

It’s incredibly easy to forget things or lose track of your obligations, so a good schedule planner should be everyone’s top app. However, EverNote provides a lot more functionality, allowing you to quickly jot down information, take notes when inspiration strikes, and even manage expenses. Not only will you stick to your schedule, but you will be able to write down ideas when you feel most creative and productive, no matter where you are. It will probably be the one app on your phone that you end up using the most.

7. Any.do

If you are looking for a more minimalist streamlined approach for organizing your tasks, for instance checking off items on the list with a quick finger swipe, then Any.do is the right choice for you. All your to-do lists, projects and tasks can be shared with your co-workers, roommates or family members, as well as accessed from any device, so you can all stay on top of things wherever you are. You can even turn missed calls into reminders and put a widget on your home screen to always stay informed on the tasks that are coming up.

8. Contacts+

A lot of the time you end up mixing up numbers, forgetting who the person you need to call is or just have a very messy contacts list in general, which means it takes time to find and contact the right people. Contacts + allows you to set up a beautifully designed contacts list that can be prioritized by frequency of calls. It is synced with Facebook, Tweeter and the Whatsapp free messaging app, so you can add a current profile picture to every entry and quickly contact them via call, SMS or message them through social media. You can also get birthday reminders.

10 Daily Habits of the World’s Most Influential People

Whether you want to become a leader in your industry or just influence the people in your office, the following 10 habits will help you get closer to your goals.

1. Show Genuine Interest in Other People

In “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” Dale Carnegie writes, “The only way on earth to influence other people is to talk about what they want and show them how to get it.” True to Carnegie’s words, influential people can strike up a conversation with anyone about anything. They have the special ability to connect with people and make them feel special. They listen to others and show genuine interest in their ideas and concerns.

In order to become a true influencer, take time every day to talk to people around you. Get to know their names. Invite them to breakfast or lunch. Learn about their lives and interests. Ask them questions. Most importantly, listen to their ideas.

2. Make Yourself Available to Others

Communication is a two-way street. As such, it’s not enough to strike up conversations with the people around you. To become a true influencer, you need to make yourself easily accessible to others. You never know when a potential hire, team member, or former colleague will need your help.

Publish your email address (Bill Gates, one of the most powerful people in the world, did it for years). Invite people to come to your office whenever they need something. Create an environment where people feel comfortable bringing you their ideas.

As you create an open atmosphere, people will feel safe and confident in your presence, which allows you to strengthen your bonds and connections with them.

3. Show Sincere Appreciation

According to an interview between Dale Carnegie and Charles M. Schwab, an American steel magnate, few things motivate people like sincere appreciation. In fact, Schwab said, “I believe in giving a person incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. If I like anything, I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.”

When a team member meets a goal, praise and recognize them in front of the team. When a colleague shares something enlightening with you, thank them. By doing so, you’ll motivate people to engage in the behavior that led to the praise and recognition. You’ll also appear sincere and earnest, two traits that will help you forge connections with others.

4. Let Go of the Past

The most successful people are not strangers to failure and disappointments, especially in Network Marketing. Rather, they have experienced failures, struggles, and trials, but choose to look past them. Influencers and leaders choose not to hold grudges, against others or themselves.

Treat each new day as just that—a new day. If a prospect let you down yesterday, don’t let that affect the way you treat them today. If you missed a deadline several days ago, don’t start believing that you can’t meet the next deadline. Instead, learn from the past and remain open to the future.

5. Ask Questions

The people who exert the most influence tend to be the ones who ask the most questions. Questions help influencers in two ways.

First, when an influencer asks a question, they give another person a chance to be heard. As a result, they tend to be well liked by those people. Second, they appear invested and interested in the conversation. This reassures other people in the conversation, and also helps them trust the influencer.

By being active in your conversations and asking questions, you’ll also appear humble. You’ll acknowledge to other people that you don’t have all the answers, which makes you seem even more approachable.

6. Learn Something New

In addition to asking questions, powerful influencers and leaders have inquisitive minds. No matter how busy they are, they take time to explore the world and all it has to offer on a daily basis. They know that the solution to their most pressing problem could be in a book, a podcast, or even a Tweet.

Take time every day to read newsletters and articles about your industry. Read books by trendsetters in your field. Check news sites and social media to see what’s going on in the world. Branch out into new subjects to give yourself a creative boost.  Invest in yourself and others will too.

7. Take Risks

You’ve likely heard the old saying “no risk, no reward,” and it definitely applies to becoming influential. Risk-taking is crucial to effective leadership. Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook, agrees. He said, “In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” By taking risks, you show confidence in yourself and those around you, and confidence is key to winning people’s trust.

Influential people know that individuals are often their own worst enemy. To overcome this tendency, influencers don’t talk themselves (or anybody else, for that matter) out of greatness. Instead, they possess the confidence to act, to make tough decisions, and to encourage others to take a leap of faith.

8. Take Breaks to Maintain Focus & Balance

The Internet’s constant availability makes it seem like successful people never stop working. And while some powerhouse leaders consistently put in 100-hour work weeks, they also take time to decompress.

According to Marissa Mayer, former Google executive and current president and CEO of Yahoo!, people who never take breaks are likely to begin resenting their work and colleagues. And if you’re in a leadership position, burnout and resentment could lead to disaster.

Take short breaks each day to keep your productivity high and your mental health in check. On top of that, don’t be afraid to schedule a vacation or two throughout the year. Doing so will not only give you something to look forward to (thus motivating you to work harder)—it will also help you take your mind off work and return more energized than ever.

9. Plans & Set Goals

Powerful leaders didn’t become successful or influential on accident. Rather, they made plans and set goals to help them grow and succeed. To become an effective leader, set short-term and long-term goals each day. Do you need to review a report by the end of the day? Do you need to hold a meeting with your team? What can you do today to work toward completing your next big project? What tasks can your team perform today to reach your yearly goals?

Planning and goal-setting are both essential to becoming an influencer because they:

  • Direct your focus and attention.
  • Eliminate wasteful activity.
  • Foster innovation.
  • Reduce the risk of uncertainty.
  • Allow for more effective decision-making.

10. Smile

Although this habit is simple, it is essential to becoming a great influencer. Leaders and influencers have a natural charisma that draws other people to them, and part of that charisma comes from the simple act of smiling.

In his book “Infectious: How to Connect Deeply and Unleash the Energetic Leader Within,” Achim Nowak states, “When we talk about charisma, it’s the quality people who light up the stage have. They’re like an energy magnet—and we want to engage.”

People like people who are happy. They like people who are energetic, enthusiastic, and excited about their lives. So even if you don’t feel great, make an extra effort to smile. The more you do so, the more you’ll exude happiness, and the more you’ll draw others in.

The key to becoming an influential person is consistency, so don’t feel discouraged if you don’t become a powerful influencer overnight. The vast majority of today’s powerhouse leaders became great only after years, or even decades, of unsteady progress. Stick to these daily habits with the goal of creating an environment in which you and those around you can thrive.

Office Tips —

charming-office-organization-design-ideas-home-office-wall-storage-design-home-office-organization-designThere are many different ways to organize your office. The more organized you are the less chance of some important task being missed and customer satisfaction decreasing. I love this wall unit for calendars/whiteboard and compartments— leaving your desk surface open to keep focused on the task at hand. You can check out the calendar at a glance to ensure that you are on top of what needs to be done.