Visibility Planner from Printed Portal


In case you haven’t joined us yet at our new home at we wanted to share on this blog that our new visibility planner is now available on Kickstarter.

The Visibility Planner will help you identify:

  • where you need to be visible (and who do you need to be visible to);
  • how to be visible to your clients; and
  • strategies for maintaining your visibility.

The layout includes:

  • identifying your clients
  • learning more about your clients;
  • identifying your ideal client;
  • identifying where you can find your client;
  • identifying the events and activities your should be doing to be visible;
  • your own visibility plan
  • year overview;
  • regular activity planner;
  • regular client contact planner;
  • networking event planner;
  • speaking engagement planner;
  • conference / event planner;
  • publication planner;

and more…

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Let’s get ready for Christmas…


It always seems strange talking about Christmas when we haven’t even had Halloween yet, but with mince pies already in the supermarkets and christmas decorations already in stock I felt that I am probably a little late with my Christmas Planner for those of you who start planning your Christmas as soon as we hit September.

Our Christmas Planner was one of our first planners (first launched in 2012) and continues to be a popular choice amongst readers. So we have once again brought out another edition for the current year: 2016.

If you tend to have a low-key Christmas and don’t think you need the full planner – why not check out our standalone Christmas printables from last year (with more coming soon as part of filofax friday).

Using a PYO Notebook in your Filofax or Planner


My career filofax originally started looking something list this – full of hand-drawn pages to suit my needs.


However, the PYO (print your own) option in our latest Kickstarter allows you to print your own inserts (suitable for an A5 filofax/planner), punch them and add them into you regular filofax or alternative planner.


A Guide to our Meeting Notebook [CPG&M]

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Find our notebook on Kickstarter

The second half of the notebook is made up of a meeting notebook (similar to our original meetings notebook) and includes:

Meeting Schedule


You should try and have a number of meetings about your career throughout the year. The Meeting Schedule allows you to write in your proposed meetings and plan your formal and informal meetings.

Meeting Notes


For each meeting in your schedule there are a set of meeting pages including meeting preparation and agenda pages, meeting notes pages and meeting follow-up pages (there is room for 5 meetings excluding your formal review/appraisal meeting).


You can use these as little or as much as you need and how you can use these pages will be up to you.

Formal appraisal / Review 


This section is a bit chunkier and includes a few extra pages, but follows the same style as the regular meeting pages.

  • Appraisal Preparation – Appraisal Timetable and Notes on the Appraisal Process – to help you get your head around of what your company requires of you – and a reminder of targets.
  • Review of Goals & Objectives – At the beginning of the year you should have set goals with your boss and you will now want see where you have got to. 
  • Review of Personal Goals – The apprisal time is also a great time to review your own personal career progression goals.
  • Self Review – This is a notes section for some freehand writing for your own self-review.
  • Feedback and Accomplishments – part of your review should be about what you have done well! This notebook allows you to list feedback you have received and achievements (you may even want to keep this update throughout the year).
  • Meeting Preparation Notes
  • Areas for development / ideas for future development – you should always have thought about this before going into your meeting – as this is your opportunity to acknowledge where you need help and ask for it!
  • Agenda/Things I want to talk about
  • Notes
  • Action Points and Follow up.
  • Feedback Notes & Objectives – In addition to the regular notes and follow-up pages there are extra pages for Feedback notes to allow you to specifically think about the feedback you received in your meeting both generally and in relation to your set objectives.
  • Goals for next year – and we round off this section with goals for next year.

Support our latest campaign and get a notebook of your own on Kickstarter

The notebook is available in A5, US trade or download and  print your own for your planner.

A guide to our Goals Planner [CPG&M]

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Find our notebook on Kickstarter

The key difference between this notebook and our regular goals planner is that it is not a pocket notebook. This notebook is designed to be your career progression companion for the year with a focus on goals & objective planning with a view to helping you to take control of your own career and keep focused throughout the year (not just during appraisal season).

This is why we are taking about goals first (with the meetings and appraisals) to come later.

As with our pocket goals planner we kick off with the biggies. Your mission statement and your goals for the year.

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We have also included an  extra “My Career Pathway” for you to draw out your career path of your dreams (just don’t expect it to always go in a straight line), a Monthly Planner (with notes) and pages for you to review and understand your companies competencies and objectives that you may need to take into consideration if you are looking for a promotion.

The Goals Planner Section then takes on a similar format to the pocket planner with objectives, steps/to do list and a progress tracker but with the added notes pages for more freehand analysis of each individual goal.

Finally the section linking your goals with your career progression and appraisals includes added reviews in addition to the tracker, including monthly achievements and feedback and a training record.

Support our latest campaign and get a notebook of your own on Kickstarter

The notebook is available in A5, US trade or download and  print your own for your planner.

Notebooks Subscription Club – Now live on Kickstarter

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The Printed Portal Notebooks Subs Club is now live on Kickstarter – help our monthly subscription of organisational notebooks (and PYO digital editions) become a reality.

February 2016 Update


Thank You!!

Our December Kickstarter – the Goals Planner 2016 was successfully funded. Thank you to everyone who supported (and shared our campaign). All the orders have now been shipped and have started to arrive with our backers.

Thank you once again for your support.

We are now able to get excited about our other upcoming projects. We will soon be launching our… Organisational Notebooks Subs Club by Printed Portal which will be going live later this month.

A pocket sized notebook delivered direct to your door (or email account) each month.


We have also decided to join in the April A to Z Challenge 2016.

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This will be our third time joining in with the challenge. Once again we hope to design a set of filofax / planner inserts for our reader to download, print and use. It would be great to have a theme again – we currently have our thinking caps on but please let us know if there is anything you would like to see or like for us to try and include?

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Goals Planner – What size is the pocket notebook?

Thank you everyone who has supported our Kickstarter Campaign to date – we are now over 50% funded.

To answer the question – what size is the notebook?

Well for those of you who are unfamilar with our notebook products below is a comparison picture showing a Goals Planner Pocket Notebook together with a classic field notes notebook.


As you will see the Goals Planner is a larger that a Field Notes Memo Book (but still a pocket-sized notebook).

The actual dimensions of the goals planner are 10.79×17.46cm.

Goals Planner 2016 – Now on Kickstarter

Goals Planner

We are pleased to announce that our latest pocket notebook – the Goals Planner 2016 from Printed Portal is now available on Kickstarter. Whether you are a stationery lover, a notebook addict or a planner enthusiast or are simply looking or organise your life – this planner is a functional pocket notebook designed to help you maximise your create your goals action plan, track your progress and review your goals.

Unlike traditional goals planners it is not driven by a calendar or weekly planners. You have a set of goals for the year and an action plan. You are in your own self-imposed timetable (but you don’t have to be). For those of you who already use our career development goals planner it is a similar style notebook.

Support our Kickstarter to help fund the new 2016 goals planner.

The pledge/rewards options include a PDF version as well as the pocket notebook – so planner enthusiasts can join in the fun too (but don’t forget the pocket notebook will fit in the front cover of most personal sized binders and a5 binders.

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The Career Development Meetings Notebook

KickstarterbannerA lot of our readers use our Career Development Notebooks, however, I often get asked how to prepare for 1:1 Meetings and Appraisals. The Career Development Notebook is great for setting goals and tracking progress but some readers are still struggling with including their goals in their meetings with their boss as usually their boss controls the agenda.

If your boss is anything like mine – they are likely to be very busy so it is important for BOTH of you that you prepare for the meeting properly so that you have a much more effective meeting.

Enter the Career Development Meetings Notebook.

I have designed the Career Development Meetings Notebook to sit within my Meeting Notebooks Collection (currently available on Kickstarter) and it will work with the existing Career Development Notebook.

The Career Development Meetings Notebook includes:

  1. Corporate and Business Goals Pages.
  2. Career Pathways and Notes Pages.
  3. Personal Goals Pages and Progress Tracker.
  4. Project Pages.
  5. General Feedback and Achievements
  6. Meeting Preparation.
  7. Catch Up Meetings – Agenda, Meeting Notes and Action Points
  8. Future Plans and Next Steps.
  9. Appraisal Preparation.
  10. Appraisal – Agenda, Meeting Notes and Action Points
  11. Feedback and Next Steps.
  12. Future Planning / Promotion Prospects.

Our Meeting Notebooks Collection is now 25% funded. Thank you for your support do far and please continue to share and tweet our project on Kickstarter.