Strategies for the Overwhelmed
How to manage your time, stay organized, and
get more done
If you're like most people, it happens often.
Your ambitious plans were sacrificed to …
•A bottomless in-box
•The constant stream of minor crises "only you can handle"
•Endless details, letters, phone calls, and interruptions
that leave you wondering, "Will I ever get caught up?
Wonder no more. You can get caught up-and
start getting ahead. You and your people will learn and master these essential
•Setting priorities, so you
focus on what's important
•Controlling your workday, so you move toward your objectives
steadily and complete them on time
The payoffs are real and lasting.
You'll all get more done, and add more value within your organization. You'll
feel less stressed and frazzled. And, best of all, you'll be able to get to the
high-priority projects you never seem to have time for. It's no secret that
successful people are those who have learned to control their days-instead of
letting interruptions, paper chases and the phone control them.
This training will help you and your people...
•Identify what's important
•Anticipate problems and prevent bottlenecks
•Spot the hidden shortcuts in every project
•Resolve the conflict when other people's goals compete with yours
•Stop procrastinating — get started and get it done
A study in The Wall Street Journal found:
...that white-collar professionals waste 40 percent of their day on average.
Not because they're lazy. Not because they're unmotivated. But because they
were never taught how to manage today's fast pace, constant change and growing
But now, you have the opportunity to do something about it. Discover the best
ways for you and your staff to take more control of your jobs-and your lives.
Bring this top-rated time-management seminar, Getting It All Done , to
your organization. You'll gain the specific skills and ideas that can increase
your personal productivity, career potential and peace of mind. Everyone at your
organization will benefit.
How is this seminar structured?
It's a carefully designed combination of:
- Stimulating presentation.
Your on-site trainer is an expert at translating concepts into easy-to-apply
practices. You'll gain realistic solutions to your toughest time-management
problems and the enthusiasm to take action immediately.
Individual and small-group exercises teach you about your work style and help
you develop new time-management skills. (Don't worry, no one is ever singled
out or put on the spot.)
Get your questions answered. Share your point of view. See how other people in
your organization are keeping their busy workdays under control. Plus, a
customized workbook will help you take home the key ideas of the
seminar-without taking pages of notes.
Taking Control of Your Workday Agenda
Getting Organized and
•Common misconceptions about time
usage: a revealing exercise
•Identifying the top 10 "time eaters"
•The 4 sources of jobs that end up on your to-do list
•Beyond the to-do list: additional organizational tools to
help you create your daily plan
•The one task to complete first thing in the morning for a
blast-off start to your day
•How to ruthlessly protect and exploit the most productive
part of your day
•Understanding "controllable" vs. "uncontrollable" time so
that you can schedule yourself realistically
•How to use a simple time log to understand your time
Identifying and Committing to Priorities
•The half-hour weekly exercise that will keep you on track with your goals (and
enable you to see your progress every day)
•The magic of the 80/20 rule: Do you understand it? Do you
•Building a Priority Matrix so you don’t waste time on
"urgent" but unimportant tasks
•How to use the power of goal setting in weight control,
personal relationships, and money management
•A 4-part goal-setting format you can use for any type of
•The missing link: connecting your goals to your daily action
Maintaining Balance and Control
•How to resist the temptation to do everything yourself
•Planning your work space to control interruptions
•Signals that let people know you’re busy
•5 techniques to shorten unexpected visits
•How to gain a full hour every day for your high priorities
•How to train people to phone during your preferred call
•Tips for saving time on the phone (one technique will cut a
full minute off most calls)
•An innovative way to sort and attack your paperwork to stay
on track during your work week
•The 30-second way to respond to most business correspondence
Dealing with Meetings, Delegation, and Deadlines
•A 3-step process for handling people who think their
priorities are more important than yours
•5 tips for using "horizontal" delegation
•Unclogging the bottlenecks that hold up your jobs
•A classic system of delegation that:
•Gets people to solve their own problems
•Gives you more options for the
problems you must solve
•Keeps you and your people growing
•How to get meetings to start — and end — on time
•A simple tool that makes your meetings shorter and more
•Procrasti-Killers: powerful techniques to get off dead
center on stalled projects
This event is eligible for the following continuing education credits:
CEU: 0.6 credits
CPE: 6 credits
Check-In: 8:30 AM Training Seminar Program 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM