If you want to increase profit by improving productivity, you have the choice of onsite or virtual training.
Boost employee performance with:
- time management strategies that will shave off at least 60 minutes of lost time per day
- easy-to-implement productivity tools that will save time and lower stress levels
- common sense approaches that will improve morale and bring a sense of peace – which lower your turnover and healthcare costs
- sustainable time management practices that will increase profits
- guidance for implementing change
- knowledge to build leadership
Examples of Topics
The titles below are in draft format and can be adjusted according to your company culture or your organization's event theme.
All seminars can be presented onsite or virtually in a variety of formats:
60 minutes - information download with Q&A at the end
2 to 3 hours - solo, small group and whole group interactive exercises to support the learning material; participants should be prepared to share and solve a specific challenge related to the topic
Full day - solo, small group and whole group interactive exercises to support the learning material; deep dive into topic including deconstructing scenarios brought to the table and development of individual or department solutions for various challenges; hypothetical case studies are not used, so participants should be prepared to share and troubleshoot specific challenges related to the topic
*3 foundational principles of time management
*reflect on the past to shape the future
*morphing calendars when things don't go according to plan
Longer sessions: Participants will journal in writing and verbally, as well as participate in discovery and problem-solving huddles. Bring your calendars.
How to Plan and Pivot Your Schedule
*Map out a future project
*Develop a plan of attack for the upcoming week
*Effectively utilize your reminder system
*Prevent others (and yourself) from overloading your schedule
Longer sessions: Participants will apply strategies and tactics to their calendars (paper, digital or both) and task management systems.
How to Develop and Lead Productive Meetings
*Create processes so you and your meeting participants arrive prepared
*Develop agendas that get followed and finished
*Discover best practices for facilitating effective and efficient meetings
*Implement follow-up practices to support the meeting outcomes
Longer sessions: Participants will apply these best practices to prepare for their upcoming meeting(s) with direct reports, teams or departments.
How to Manage Interruptions
*Identify the five most common interruptions in the workplace
*Examine the solutions to implement for each of these
*Gain back time from responding instead of reacting
Longer sessions: Participants will apply these best practices to develop the conversations to hold and actions to take in order to diminish their interruptions.
How to Tame Email
*Prevention steps to help avoid inbox overload
*Efficient triage and response techniques
*Effective language to use in order to decrease the number of “back and forths”
*Methodology for digging out if you’re behind
Longer sessions: Participants should have access to their email system because they will apply these best practices to their platforms during our session.
How to Say No to Requests Without Using the Word “No”
*Examine “mind control” language to use when you need to reschedule requests – even if they’re from the CEO
*Contribute meaningfully and remain a team player – even when you’re covertly saying no
*Manage your workload even more efficiently by effectively negotiating your time with others
Longer sessions: Participants will develop a go-to response for any situation they might find themselves in, as well as a crafted and rehearsed response to a current concern.
This kind of professional development can be successful virtually!
I've been presenting virtual seminars since 2016 - long before Coronavirus/COVID-19 forced everyone to use this format.
You have the choice of a webinar (information download) or seminar (interaction and implementation).
Recordings can be included so that team members who cannot participate live will still have access to all of the important knowledge the rest of their team gained.
Click on these screenshots for larger views or view sample videos from virtual presentations here.
Your options include:
- Onsite or Virtual Seminars
- Onsite or Virtual Seminar and Consulting Combo
- Ongoing Support
- Lunch and Learn Webinar Series
- Department and Individual Consulting
We'll discuss your challenges and objectives to determine which option is best for your team's situation.
If you're wondering what other types of time management topics can be presented, here's a sampling from my on-demand (non-customized modules) library.
Your company's seminar will be completely customized, right down to the type of delivery and the subject matter. Activities will be determined by results of discovery research and the jobs/positions of the participants (examples: customer service reps vs architects; emerging leaders vs team leaders vs department heads).
Why should your company’s productivity be one of your top focuses?
- Busy professionals lose up to three hours per day from email overload, distractions, interruptions and unproductive meetings.
- An employee earning $50,000 per year will cost your company $12,500 in lost productivity time in one year.
- Over the course of five years, that one employee can cost the company over $60,000 in lost time.
- If you have 10 employees, that’s $600,000 in lost productivity time.
100 employees? That’s $6,000,000 lost.
- Time is money. If you don’t want to lose any more of either, addressing your employees’ productivity should be at the top of your list.
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