Q&A With Dana Silverman, LiquidPlanner’s Online Marketing Manager

Tatyana Sussex | August 28, 2014

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LiquidPlanner’s new online marketing manager, Dana Silverman is a fan of “work smarter, not harder.” We like it! And, we’re thrilled to have his savvy know-how on our team. Read on to learn more about Dana’s productivity tips, a favorite book, and a what he does away from the office.

Briefly describe an average work day for you at LiquidPlanner:

After I arrive, I check my email, my LiquidPlanner workspace and my schedule of meetings to get a picture of my day. I start at the top and try to make my way through as many tasks as possible; before I leave I prepare for the following day.

How did you know LiquidPlanner was the perfect fit for you?

The culture and the people. Everyone I met during the interview process was extremely passionate and knowledgeable. I knew it was the place to be.

How do you stay productive and focused during the day?

Coffee, organization, coffee, breaks, breathe. I also take a step back from daily tasks to think about the big picture, which is a great way to re-focus.

What do you appreciate the most in your co-workers?

First and foremost their knowledge and experience. I feel fortunate to be surrounded by such a gifted group of people. Everyone is happy and willing to take the time to help out.

Do you have a ritual or routine to the start of your work day?

I can barely open my eyes until I take a shower. Also, a podcast on the way to work is a must.

Your idea of happiness at work is:

Learning, feeling productive, enjoying co-workers, seeing the benefits of daily work/tasks. With a healthy balance these ingredients, work doesn’t feel so much like “work.”

What book has most influenced your career?

The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferris. There are many great tips on productivity, automation, time-savers and life lessons. It is a great lesson in “work smarter, not harder.”

Interview tips for anyone looking for a job right now?

Ask questions—lots of them! Do your research and come prepared. It’s very important for you to get a clear picture of the place where you’ll be spending the majority of your days.

A few things you do outside the office?

Right now I’m enjoying the Seattle summer as much as possible—riding bikes, running, kayaking, cruising around via moped, exploring the city, parks, etc. I also enjoy a good song, nice tequila and good friends.