Productivity Keynotes and Time Management Workshops
The Inefficiency AssassinTM. (For those of you on the PC bandwagon, I do not condone violence – except when battling wasted time.) If you want stiff and stuffy productivity keynotes, that ain’t me. If, however, you want to have fun while learning business-saving, revenue-increasing, stress-lowering productivity techniques, then I’m your gal! Are you ready to put the kibosh on losing time???
Click on the situation which applies to you:
- Yes! My company could definitely use one of your time management workshops!
- Yes! Our conference would benefit from one of your time management or productivity keynotes or concurrent break-out sessions!
- I want to have one of your time management workshops in our office, but my boss doesn’t realize that learning how to be more productive will increase revenue and reduce our stress levels. Can you help me as an individual?
- I work for a school, not a business. Can you help us with a Less Stress for Teachers professional development day?
- I don’t believe you exist. Show me proof that you’re alive and speaking.
- As the caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland said, “Who arrrrrrrrrrrrrrre yoooou?”
If you’re unsure whether you need a keynote, presentation or a workshop, here’s the difference: A keynote is the CAN DO. Keynotes are motivational and make attendees feel like they can be successful with time management and become more productive. Keynotes typically cover three overarching principles or strategies. Helene delivers her message through real life case studies, pop culture examples and entertaining stories. Keynotes are typically 45 to 90 minutes and are used to kick off or close out a conference. Everyone will walk out with golden nuggets and the feeling of, “Yes, I can do this!” A presentation is the SHOULD DO. Presentations are information downloads, such as “Top 3” or “Top 5” tactics. While Helene still uses cases studies and examples, the focus is more on delivering three top level strategies – plus the tactics to be successful with them – to the audience. Presentations are 45 to 90 minutes (which can include a Q&A) and are typically used for monthly association/membership organization meetings or at conferences. A workshop is the HOW TO. A workshop (also called training, breakout session, concurrent session, seminar, etc.) takes a portion of a strategy from a keynote and breaks it down into bite-sized pieces so that attendees learn “the why” behind the strategy and “the how-to” for the tactics so that they walk out ready and rarin’ to implement what they’ve just learned. While keynotes and presentations can be considered interactive simply through a brief activity or Q&A, workshops or trainings are truly interactive and hands-on. There is one primary skill that will be dissected, taught and implemented through a variety of learning styles and exercises. Workshops are a minimum of 90 minutes and can run up to 3 hours or a full day. Whether you want a productivity seminar or a time management keynote, my goal is for you and your attendees to walk away with tips that can be implemented immediately and will start saving you an absolute minimum of 60 minutes per day. Even if you only save 30 minutes, you’ll still be ahead of the game. Only 30 minutes, you say?
Check this bad boy out:
30 minutes per work day
= 2.5 hours per week
= 10 hours per month
= 120 hours per year
That’s 15 work days per year!
What could you do with that time?
~ Take a 3-week vacation?
~ Spend more time with your family?
~Make more money?
Take your pick!
(And imagine what you can do if you save double that – 60 minutes per day!)