How I Work

Tech journalist Peter Wells on how to automate your job

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Episode notes

My guest today is Peter Wells. Peter is a technology journalist for the Sydney Morning Herald, where he writes about tech and podcasts. Peter is also the host of two podcasts which are Meta (a podcast about podcasts) and The Helpdesk (a daily tech podcast). In this chat, we cover: Peter’s favourite gadgets How to get the most out of voice-activated assistants Peter’s favourite productivity software How Peter uses time tracking software to improve his productivity How Peter uses automation to save huge chunks of time and avoid repetitive tasks What goes on behind the scenes of making a podcast How Peter decides which guests to have on his podcast Meta How Peter prepares for interviews Advice on how to create a great pitch Peter’s go-to newsletters for staying up-to-date with the latest tech news Peter’s favourite people to follow on Twitter Peter’s favourite podcasts Check out the things Peter mentioned: Spark email Oh no with Ross and Carrie Connect with Peter On Twitter Meta podcast The Helpdesk podcast Visit for full show notes from all episodes. Get in touch at [email protected] If you are looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a short monthly newsletter that contains three cool things that I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at  

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