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The Pomodoro technique is there to help you improve your focus and get your work done. It is (only) a means to an (that) end. Why would you want to 'claim a pomodoro'? Is it not a measure for anything. Don't try to use it as a unit of time registration. If you need (to attend) meetings schedule them as necessary, they have nothing to do with pomodoros. With ...


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To have an effective meeting: Know why you are meeting Publish an agenda ahead of time. Set meeting ground rules Use a parking lot Follow the agenda, end each item with agreement on next steps Know why you are meeting There are only a few reasons to have a meeting. Give information, make a decision, warm human contact. Know why you need this meeting, ...


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There are many techniques that can be applied in any combination. It depends on what works for your organization. These are: Make meetings a very scarce resource as if to make them well appreciated and carried out when only absolutely necessary. This makes people realize that this isn't just another meeting and it would rather be quite difficult to get ...


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Yes, there is a better option. You can schedule the interruption itself as being part of the Pomodoro. Recall that for tasks that take less than 25 minutes, the Pomodoro technique recommends batching. The classical application would be if you needed to make two different phone calls that would take about 10 minutes each -you would schedule them as one ...


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My solution is to use google calendar for this, as it allows you to set time zones or leave an appointment time-zone free to automatically adjust to your current time. see this FAQ for details Once you're using google calendar, there are tons of calendar apps for all devices and platforms that work, plus the very decent web interface it provides.


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If I am understanding your question and all the comments, you want to have some appointments that adjust for the local time when you change time zones, and others that are always at the same fixed hour of the day, no matter what time zone you are in. Outlook doesn't do that. See ...


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The Pomodoro Technique is designed for concentration. It's a poor measure of work where all you need to the job is to be present (meetings, service, selling food). And a poor measure of things where you're not at threat of losing focus (being in court, surgery). In general, I won't clock a meeting in Pomodoros. You actually want meetings to be short and 5 ...


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Outlook certainly does have a time zone function. You haven't said what version of outlook you are using. I am currently on 2010 so this is the set-up for this version (older versions will be similar - though lacking the ribbon pre-2007) If you set up your appointment, on the ribbon next to recurrence there is a globe with 'time zones' underneath. Hit ...



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