Productivity Training Videos by Laura Stack

If you’re still dealing with training budget cuts and travel freezes, you can bring Laura Stack into the privacy of your own office for personal productivity training! Increased personal productivity is more important than ever before, especially if your department has been downsized, and you have more work to do with fewer people and a lower budget.

These training videos are very affordable for everyone, even if you have to pay for it yourself! At just $39 per one-hour video (volume discounts available), you can experience the most innovative productivity ideas from Laura Stack, The Productivity Pro®, guaranteed to skyrocket your productivity and boost profits.

  • $39 individual (single-user license only: not for sharing)
  • $349 entire series($41 off) per person
  • $390 single site license – per webinar, per site (show webinar in one conference room in one physical building)
  • $1390 multi-user license for virtual teams – per webinar (up to 100 individuals can log in from anywhere with an internet connection; U.S. only)

For audiences over 100 people, email jin@TheProductivityPro.com for options.

Balancing Work and Family: Keep Your Job, Your Family, and Your Sanity - WebinarWebinar 1. Balancing Work and Family: Keep Your Job, Your Family, and Your Sanity: Successful people don’t trade personal satisfaction for professional achievement. They know high performance depends on both. You work hard all day at work and then go home —to the second shift —the one you don’t get paid for. To avoid the peaks and valleys of productivity created by balancing the urgent demands of work and personal life, professionals must be able to balance both without sacrificing either. When you discover the right mix of time and accomplishment in both arenas, you’ll rediscover vision, vitality, and meaning in your life! ORDER HERE

Webinar 2. Focusing on Your Work: Maintain Your Concentration in an Environment of Distractions by Laura Stack #productivityWebinar 2. Focusing on Your Work: Maintain Your Concentration in an Environment of DistractionsThe most effective time management system in the world won’t do a thing to improve your productivity if you can’t focus on one thing. For many of us, the problem isn’t a lack of willpower; it’s the ability to refuse distractions caused by other people, the environment, and your mind. With noise, interruptions, people, and instant messages, so many things compete for our attention that it’s often very difficult to concentrate. This seminar will improve your ability stay on target and focus on the task at hand. ORDER HERE

Balancing Work and Family: Keep Your Job, Your Family, and Your SanityWebinar 3. Building Speed and Agility: Be More Efficient and Get More Done in Less Time Do you ever feel like you’re doing things the hard way? That it takes you twice as long as it should to complete a task? If you ever say to yourself, “There HAS to be a better way to do this,” then this class is for you. Learn the skills of efficiency, and you’ll spend less time working and will get things done more quickly, with less effort. ORDER HERE

Staying on Top of the InboxWebinar 4. Staying on Top of the Inbox: Control, Organize, and Communicate Efficiently with EmailIf you keep more than a screen shot of email in your in-box, you need this program! Email has become the productivity bane of modern corporate employees, the ball-and-chain that keeps them stuck at their desks for hours every day. They wade around, desperately trying to sort, respond to, and organize messages. Pending items fall through the cracks. Email for long-term projects sit in the inbox and collect dust. Employees hit “Reply to All” to 17 people and create hundreds of “Me too!” responses that add nothing to the conversation and waste everyone’s time. ENOUGH! Take this course and get and stay on top of your email, once and for all. ORDER HERE

Maintaining Energy During the DayWebinar 5. Maintaining Energy During the Day: Beat the Exhaustion and Be More ProductiveHow much energy and vitality do you have throughout the day to accomplish the things you want to do? It’s hard to be productive when you just want to put your head down on your desk and take a nap. You have the potential to dramatically impact your productivity by paying closer attention to your energy behaviors. You’ll learn the factors that contribute to low energy (the “energy bandits”) and how to reduce their effects. Then you’ll build up and renew sources of positive force (with “energy boosters”). This seminar will guide you in making the changes necessary to give you vitality and productivity every day! ORDER HERE

Looking at Time through the Lens of LeadershipWebinar 6. Looking at Time through the Lens of Leadership: Get More Work from Fewer PeopleWithout Making Them Hate You or Quit. If a mountain of deadlines and a staff that surfs the Internet for pleasure is keeping you awake at night, bring Laura in for guidance. Good leaders understand that time management is not about squeezing more into the day; it’s about you and your people spending time productively toward the accomplishment of organizational goals. Managing the clock isn’t the answer —teaching employees to manage themselves is. This innovative program discusses three key time management principles for leaders: (1) avoiding organizational “speed bumps,” (2) eliminating activities that waste people’s time, and (3) modeling effective time management behavior. ORDER HERE

Webinar 7. Organizing Your Office and Your Life: Survive Information Overload and Clear the Clutter Webinar 7. Organizing Your Office and Your Life: Survive Information Overload and Clear the ClutterDo you get 100 emails every day? Do you feel like you’re slowly drowning in a sea of paper? Does the sight of your messy office and overflowing email in-box frustrate you? Then this course is for you! You may work hard. But if you’re disorganized, every step is a struggle. In this age of downsizing and a do-more-with-less mentality, efficiency is more important than ever before. This course will help staff members, professionals, and managers stay on top of it all. You will gain scores of new tips and techniques for bringing order into your life, both personally and professionally! ORDER HERE

Webinar 8. Making Teams Work: How to be a Productive and Effective Team Webinar 8. Making Teams Work: How to be a Productive and Effective Team It takes a lot of work and discussion to get a team to function productively and effectively. Tapping a team’s creative power can only happen when team members recognize and value each other’s contributions and strengths. This course helps you realize the impact of your time management style and personality on others and relate positively as a team. During the program, the team will generate its own code of conduct to guide future relationships and behavior. Through fun team-building activities, they will leave with increased cohesiveness, cooperation, and trust. ORDER HERE

Webinar 9. Maximizing Your Productivity with Technology: How to Use the Latest Tools, Templates, and TricksWebinar 9. Maximizing Your Productivity with Technology: How to Use the Latest Tools, Templates, and Tricks We’ve become dependent upon computers, email, voicemail, the Internet, Blackberries, PDAs, cell phones, and pagers. These devices connect us to the world of work. Today, you must be technologically savvy. Technology can undoubtedly improve your productivity, but it can make you LESS productive if you’re not careful. This seminar discusses how to use the latest technologies to your advantage, without letting technology take advantage of you. ORDER HERE

Webinar 10. Managing Your Time, Priorities, and Schedule: How to Control Your Day in an Uncontrollable Workplace Webinar 10. Managing Your Time, Priorities, and Schedule: How to Control Your Day in an Uncontrollable Workplace: Do you find yourself continually racing against time? Do you feel that you have so much to do that it’s difficult to get anything done? Time management is much more complicated than making a list and checking things off. Managing time effectively is the key to managing your individual performance. Learn how to set priorities and focus on what’s truly important, plan and schedule your day, and organize your calendar and tasks. ORDER HERE

Webinar 11. Cool Productivity Tools: Using Technology to Stay Organized, Efficient, and Connected Webinar 11. Cool Productivity Tools: Using Technology to Stay Organized, Efficient, and Connected : Laura will show-n-tell her favorite hardware, software, accessories, peripherals, gadgets, and websites that make her office hum like a well-oiled machine. Buy the right gadgets and software that save time, not waste it. Automate manual processes and be more efficient. Do things more quickly and tighten up processes. Discover websites and apps that will save you time and reduce keystrokes. ORDER HERE

Webinar 12. Organizing the Home Office: Setting up Your Space and Systems for SuccessWebinar 12. Organizing the Home Office: Setting up Your Space and Systems for Success : Are you slowly drowning in a sea of paper? Does the sight of your messy office frustrate you? If you’re disorganized, your daily activities won’t run smoothly, and you won’t operate efficiently. Entrepreneurs are so excited by the “fun” activities of their businesses that they dread doing the important foundational work, like setting up systems. You will learn what you’ll need to succeed in business. ORDER HERE

Using Other Software with Outlook Webinar by Laura Stack #productivity #emailWebinar 13. Conquering Digital Quicksand: Avoiding Time-Sucking Habits in a Web 2.0 World : Social networks and other social media tools are great resources but lousy masters. Social media can expand the reach of your organization, but it can make you LESS productive if you’re not careful. You could spend all day hopping around to different sites, updating your information, and connecting with people all over the world. But how does that add to your daily productivity? This course teaches you how to take advantage of social media, without it taking advantage of you. You’ll learn how to emphasize the positive aspects of social media without letting it kill your productivity. ORDER HERE

Webinar 14. How to Tame Your Tweets, Focus Your Facebook, and Lasso Your LinkedIn: Using Social Media to Maximize Profits and Save Time Webinar 14. How to Tame Your Tweets, Focus Your Facebook, and Lasso Your LinkedIn: Using Social Media to Maximize Profits and Save Time : This course is for anyone using social media in business, especially professionals in small or large corporations who use social media, including sales, marketing, branding, and PR; first level supervisors, mid-level managers, and key executives who use social media at work to communicate with consumers, clients, vendors, and prospects; entrepreneurs and business owners who are creating networks for business and reputation building; and service firms, either in private or group practice, who face a need to build strong connections with prospective clients. ORDER HERE

Webinar 15. For Road Warriors: How to Be Productive While Working Out of a SuitcaseWebinar 15. For Road Warriors: How to Be Productive While Working Out of a Suitcase : I fly over 100,000 miles a year on United Airlines. It’s a job hazard as a professional speaker. I dislike parts of it and enjoy others, such as working uninterrupted on a plane. But my trips are made easier because I’m productive and organized. I know not everyone has the natural ability to live out of a suitcase or do business from a laptop bag. However, with a little practice, you can learn how to make the most of your travel time. It’s amazing what you can get done when you put some miles between yourself and the usual distractions of everyday life. This webinar will share tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your time away. ORDER HERE

Webinar 16. I Love My Inbox; I Hate My Inbox: Email Best Practices To Save You an Hour a Day Webinar 16. I Love My Inbox; I Hate My Inbox: Email Best Practices To Save You an Hour a Day : How many hours do you spend wading around in your email inbox each day? If you let yourself be chained down by your email instead of letting it help set you free, you’re never likely to get much done. I will present my top best practices to take advantage of your email, without letting it take advantage of you. As a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist in Outlook, I will give the instructions in Outlook 2007. If you’re using a different email platform (such as Lotus or GroupWise), the principles remain the same. Learn how to keep the inbox empty; how to correctly poll a group of people on email; establish automatic follow up and reminder systems; automate manual actions and reuse your best information; create forms and templates that all employees can use…and much more. ORDER HERE

Webinar 17. SuperCompetent: The Six Keys to Perform at Your Productive Best  Webinar 17. SuperCompetent: The Six Keys to Perform at Your Productive Best : Based on Laura’s fourth business book of the same title (Wiley, August 9, 2010), you’ll learn how to achieve peak performance in the workplace. The new mantra is “buckle down!” These times are about a return to quality rather than quantity—all of us must learn to be competent—and not just plain, old-fashioned competent, but SuperCompetent™. In this competitive economy, just being able to do your job is no longer enough. Competence is expected; you’ve got to be SuperCompetent to get an edge. Whether you’re an employee, an entrepreneur, a team leader, or all of the above, SuperCompetent will give you proven methods to reach your and your team’s maximum potential and achieve breakthrough results. You’ll get to your productive best by mastering six keys to peak performance. ORDER HERE

Webinar 18. Thirty Best Practices for Scheduling Your Day in Outlook: Maintaining Your Calendar Digitally Webinar 18. Thirty Best Practices for Scheduling Your Day in Outlook: Maintaining Your Calendar Digitally : Using software to maintain your schedule can be extremely effective, but if you’re not careful, it can turn into a real waste of time for both you and everyone else involved. Try to keep the following factors in mind when scheduling your day in Outlook, Lotus Notes, or GroupWise (demonstrated in Outlook). ORDER HERE

Webinar 19. Discovering the Time Secrets of Successful Salespeople: Improve Sales Results without Increasing Effort Webinar 19. Discovering the Time Secrets of Successful Salespeople: Improve Sales Results without Increasing Effort : The pressure on every aspect of a salesperson’s job has increased dramatically over the past few years. Customers are more sophisticated, more demanding, and harder to see. Really good salespeople are already good time managers. However, all salespeople don’t focus on time management, because many traditional guidelines have little application for the salesperson. This course offers salespeople realistic productivity strategies to help them sell more and be more effective creating and keeping customers. Learn how to gain the competitive edge and make every second count! ORDER HERE

Webinar 20. Planning and Executing Long-Term Projects: Project Management for Non-Project Managers Webinar 20. Planning and Executing Long-Term Projects: Project Management for Non-Project Managers : Whether you are remodeling your basement, coordinating a social event, or managing a new software release, the competencies and skills of project management are the same. Everyone manages projects at least part-time. In fact, many people in an organization simply pursue a number of projects as their job. This course will help you carry out your projects productively with proper planning, scheduling, and monitoring. The complex tools you’ve heard about in project management are refreshingly absent. ORDER HERE

Webinar 21. What’s New In Microsoft Outlook Version 2010? Cool New Tips and TricksWebinar 21. What’s New In Microsoft Outlook Version 2010? Cool New Tips and Tricks : Microsoft is admittedly the reining software powerhouse, but it insists on producing infinitely useful programs like Outlook, and then refining and broadening their capabilities in further releases. The 2010 version of Outlook is no exception. It’s a big, complex program, but the new features in this version more than make up for the learning curve you’ll have to face after you install it. In this course, I’ll introduce you to a wide variety of cool new tips and tricks you can exploit in Outlook, both when taking advantage of new features and when putting familiar features to work. ORDER HERE

Webinar 22. Executive Time Management: How Time Management Changes As You Move From Middle Management To The VP/C-Suite LevelWebinar 22. Executive Time Management: How Time Management Changes As You Move From Middle Management To The VP/C-Suite Level : By the time you reach the upper tiers of management, you may think that you understand how to handle your time—but you’ll soon realize that things look a little different from the C-Suite level than they did before. How you use your time, and who you give it too, undergoes significant changes. Priorities and responsibilities shift; sometimes subtly, often radically. While basic time management standards should still inform your approach to your job, the ante is higher now: your actions impact the organization in ways undreamt of before. More than ever, you have to focus on those high-value tasks that you do best, and leave everything else to others. ORDER HERE

Webinar 23. By Popular Demand: Time Management for High School and College Students. Webinar 23. By Popular Demand: Time Management for High School and College Students. : By Popular Demand: Time Management for High School and College Students. Both high school and college can, in their own ways, be as challenging as any job. So as you prepare yourself for your adult life, it’s important to become well-grounded in one of the most significant aspects of any successful career: time management. Now, you can’t really manage time—we all get the very same amount, no matter who we are—but you can manage how you respond to it, and you can certainly learn how to make the best use of the time you have. Not only will implementing these techniques help you do better in school while carving out more personal time for yourself, while you’re still in school you’ll have a test-bed where you can refine these methods in anticipation of the day when you step fully into the business world. ORDER HERE

Webinar 24. The Productive Entrepreneur: Run Your 1-Person Business Like a 3-Person BusinessWebinar 24. The Productive Entrepreneur: Run Your 1-Person Business Like a 3-Person Business : While it’s great not to have to worry about the drama or indignities of the typical corporate job, the “solopreneur” faces certain difficulties that larger businesses don’t—not least the fact that you have to wear all the hats at once. Obviously, that’s not an impossible task; at last count, there were at least 20 million single-person businesses in the USA, accounting for a whopping 75% of all businesses. That does not, however, mean that it’s easy. Running the show alone can be a real pain, much like juggling a dozen balls at once. But it can be done. If you’re willing to put in a little effort, you can learn how to maximize your efficiency such that your solo effort is as efficient as any three-person business. ORDER HERE

Webinar 25. Dealing With Distractions and Interruptions: Strategies for Staying Focused on Important Tasks.Webinar 25. Dealing With Distractions and Interruptions: Strategies for Staying Focused on Important Tasks : More than ever, modern workers are bedeviled by distractions and interruptions that pull us away from the key activities of our jobs. If it’s not your noisy office-mates, it’s the siren song of the Internet, or an over-fascination with email. Therefore, it’s imperative that you learn to trim your activities down to the bare necessities. Remember that you’re in charge, not your technology; and stop making yourself available to all and sundry. You have to limit your attention to what’s truly important, so that you can actually get your job done and become both the envy of your peers and the apple of your boss’s eye. If you can do that, you can stop paying attention to work when the normal work day’s over, and shift your attention to the other important parts of your life—especially family. ORDER HERE

Webinar 26. Productive Travel: Tips for Business TravelersWebinar 26. Productive Travel: Tips for Business Travelers : Too often, business travelers use their trips as opportunities to rest up for the next bit of work—but in the modern business world, that just doesn’t cut it. The savvy worker doesn’t waste travel time. Not only does she use travel opportunities to tidy up loose ends, she works to get ahead, so that she can finish up early and move on to other things. Sitting on the plane or in a hotel offers a unique opportunity to get work done with few distractions or interruptions. You should always be willing to take along a laptop, or at least a pile of paperwork that you can work through or read. Don’t just listen to music or enjoy the latest by Grisham! ORDER HERE

Webinar 27. How Leaders Can Get More Done Through Others: How Micromanagement Can Kill Productivity and Creativity Webinar 27. How Leaders Can Get More Done Through Others: How Micromanagement Can Kill Productivity and Creativity : If you want to destroy worker initiative, blast a hole in productivity, and scribble the bottom line with red ink, there’s no better way to do it than by micromanaging your employees. Not only does it waste your time, keeping your employees on a tight leash and constantly interrupting them ruins their ability to find thoughtful, profitable ways to do their jobs. If you’re so distrustful of your employees that feel you have to keep an eye on them at all times, why did you hire them in the first place? The true leader quickly learns that the only way to get things done right is not to try to do everything yourself: true organization-wide productivity requires an engaged, informed workforce willing and eager to work toward the organization’s mission and vision. ORDER HERE

Webinar 28. Assertiveness and Direct Communication: Your Wording Is a Critical Productivity ToolWebinar 28. Assertiveness and Direct Communication: Your Wording Is a Critical Productivity Tool: Whether you’re communicating with employees or superiors, say what you mean as directly as you can without being curt. Diffidence or timidity isn’t going to get you anywhere, because it wastes time in a number of ways. So choose your words carefully. While there will always be some potential for confusion (we’re only human, after all), solid, clear wording at all levels will ensure that such confusion is limited. Don’t use a ten-dollar word when a nickel one will do; not only will people not have to waste time (and therefore productivity) trying to figure out what you’re trying to say, they’re less likely to mistake what you’re trying to say. Again, mistakes waste time, so it’s crucial to avoid as many as possible. ORDER HERE

Webinar 29. Tracking Down People For Follow-Ups, Answers, Reminders: Creating an Effective Babysitting SystemWebinar 29. Tracking Down People For Follow-Ups, Answers, Reminders: Creating an Effective Babysitting System: One of the chief bottlenecks of any workplace is what I call “dependencies”: that is, having to wait for other people to do their jobs before you can move to the next step in your own workflow. Like it or not, you often have to depend on others for answers to questions, for approval or sign-off on work already done, for buy-in on projects or strategies, or simply to put work on your plate. Well, you can’t just sit there and wait: in order to maximize productivity, you need to babysit both yourself and others to make sure that the workflow keeps moving along as it should. This requires you to create a “tickler” system that not only reminds you to track people down to give them the occasional nudge, but also ensures that you can track them down, no matter what. ORDER HERE

Webinar 30. Emergencies, Rush Jobs, and Unexpected Situations: How to Manage Crises Without Ruining Your DayWebinar 30. Emergencies, Rush Jobs, and Unexpected Situations: How to Manage Crises Without Ruining Your Day : Emergencies, Rush Jobs, and Unexpected Situations: How to Manage Crises Without Ruining Your Day. As much as we try to structure our work time, there’s no scheduling the unexpected. The best that you can do with disruptions is to deal with them as they appear—or, in some cases, to learn to manage the people who cause them. If your boss insists that everything he gives you is top priority, then how do you decide which project is Priority One? That requires a different approach than determining how an urgent request for a report revision will fit into the work queue. Whatever the case, the real test of a work process is not how well it works when things are going smoothly; it’s how well it performs when it’s hit with unscheduled disruptions. ORDER HERE

Webinar 31. Telecommuting: Creating a Productive Home Working EnvironmentWebinar 31. Telecommuting: Creating a Productive Home Working Environment: Given the recent online revolution, it’s now both simple and cost-effective for some office workers to telecommute: that is, to work from home, setting foot in an office only when absolutely necessary. While many businesses are still resisting this option, others have begun to embrace it—and there’s little doubt that the trend will continue. The benefits to both individual workers and businesses (if they’re willing to realize them) are too positive to ignore, so you may very well end up working from home at some point, whether you initiate the change or your company does. Thus, it pays to learn how to create the most productive home working environment possible. ORDER HERE

Webinar 32. Extreme Job Required: Surviving the 60-Plus Hour WorkweekWebinar 32. Extreme Job Required: Surviving the 60-Plus Hour Workweek: There’s no way around it: in order to maximize your productivity, it’s not always enough to just work smarter (despite the management cliché claiming otherwise). You may also have to work harder…and longer. In the modern high-pressure office environment, it’s becoming common for the real go-getters to put in half again more hours than their 9-5 co-workers; and in many cases, it’s becoming expected. The 40-hour workweek is more or less history. If you want to have a life outside of work — or if you just want to survive that 60-hour work week — then you need to buckle down and put some realistic goals and delimiters in place. ORDER HERE

Webinar 33. Avoiding Procrastination and Becoming Self-Disciplined Webinar 33. Avoiding Procrastination and Becoming Self-Disciplined : Make Yourself Do What You Need to Do, Even When You Don’t Feel Like It. Self-discipline refers to your ability to maintain consistent, productive behavior. Are you persistent in completing your high priority tasks, without getting sidelined by menial activities? Do you put your nose to the grindstone each day, or do you only work hard when you’re in the mood? Sure, everyone has an “off day.” But if you’re self-disciplined, you exhibit consistent focus in your day-to-day work, even if you don’t feel like it. ORDER HERE

Webinar 34. How Parents Can Help Their Children Get Organized: Teach Your KidsWebinar 34. How Parents Can Help Their Children Get Organized: Teach Your Kids: How Parents Can Help Their Children Get Organized: Teach Your Kids to Be Productive and Manage Their Time. Though much has changed in our children’s lives since we were their age, much has stayed the same. Our children deal with disorganized bedrooms, poor time management, lack of discipline, and stress. ORDER HERE

Webinar 35. What Are You Working On? Where Should You Spend Your Time? Webinar 35. What Are You Working On? Where Should You Spend Your Time?: Productivity, in its most meaningful sense, is all about reaching high-value goals in every area of your life, often in the shortest amount of time. Everyone has “too much to do,” and nobody cares how many things you crossed off your list or how “busy” you were last week if key projects are falling through the cracks. At the end of the day, all that matters is results. That means you need to be very sure that your time is not only accounted for, but has real value. In this webinar, we’ll learn to separate the wheat from the chaff. You will discover what you’re really supposed to be working on. ORDER HERE

Webinar 36. Where Did the Day Go? Finding Time in Your Schedule to Complete Important TasksWebinar 36. Where Did the Day Go? Finding Time in Your Schedule to Complete Important Tasks : Once you know exactly what you’re supposed to be working on, you have to find the time to do it. You have to structure your schedule very carefully to ensure you get the right things done. If you don’t, other people will be perfectly happy to dictate your day for you. You have to be willing to protect your time from everyone who wants a piece of it. After all, time isn’t like money, office supplies, or Brussels sprouts: we’ve each got a very limited amount of it, and we’re not going to get any more. You must fully commit to making the changes necessary to take control of your time. ORDER HERE

Webinar 37. Avoid Distraction and Focus Your Attention on Critical PrioritiesWebinar 37. Avoid Distraction and Focus Your Attention on Critical Priorities: Once you’ve set aside time to work on your key activities, you must focus on doing them. Here’s where the rubber hits the road and your nose hits the grindstone: you actually have to see a task through to completion! Concentration is a long-lost skill that separates the successful from the unsuccessful. Some people can’t stop the busyness long enough to work. No wonder they feel like there’s too much to do! Instead, focus, focus, focus. Laura’s special four-step focus process will help you stay focused, and you’ll be amazed at what you can get done—and how good that will make you feel—when you actually see a single task through completion. ORDER HERE

Webinar 38. Processing New Information: Systematically Allowing New Information into Your WorldWebinar 38. Processing New Information: Systematically Allowing New Information into Your World: To be organized and productive, you need to be able to put your hands on what you want, when you want it. You have to find all the information you need to complete particular tasks. With pieces of important information spread across 20 different emails, piles of paper, and voicemail covering the same topic area, how do you stay organized? You’ll learn Laura’s original processing methodology to help you make quick decisions and get information into the right place, so you can access it immediately. ORDER HERE

Webinar 39. Closing the Loop with Others: Increase Efficiency and Streamline ProcessesWebinar 39. Closing the Loop with Others: Increase Efficiency and Streamline Processes: Closing the loop means you’re constantly communicating about alignment with others: hitting goals, meeting deadlines, fulfilling promises, and committing to teamwork. Did you meet the commitments and promises you made to the people who rely on you? Status changes can occur by the minute, so as you get new information, you’re constantly weeding out and adding to what must get done for spectacular performance. You have to re-connect with your leadership and your teams, reaffirm your important tasks, and verify the strategic direction. There’s also a continuous improvement component: when a process seems unusually long and inefficient, do what you can to make it easier for everyone. >ORDER HERE

Webinar 40. Manage Your Productive Capacity with Physiological Self-Care Strategies Webinar 40. Manage Your Productive Capacity with Physiological Self-Care Strategies: Energy is capacity: the potential to do work, to enjoy life, and to achieve your goals. It’s hard to be productive when you feel like putting your head down on the desk and taking a nap. You have the potential to dramatically affect your productivity by paying closer attention to your health. Many people eat too much, drink too much, don’t exercise enough, work too much, and don’t sleep enough. So it’s not surprising you’re less than fully productive when tired or ill. The choices you make today will affect how you feel tomorrow. When you feel well, you can accomplish more. ORDER HERE

Webinar 41. Your Life In Balance—Creating More Discretionary Time for YourselfWebinar 41. Your Life In Balance—Creating More Discretionary Time for Yourself: Successful people don’t trade personal satisfaction for professional achievement. They know high performance depends on both. You work hard all day at work and then go home to work more. The last person on your to-do list is…YOU! To avoid the peaks and valleys of productivity created by balancing the urgent demands of work and personal life, professionals must be able to balance both without sacrificing either and find time for relaxation and enjoyment. When you discover the right mix of time and accomplishment in all areas of your life, you’ll rediscover vision, vitality, and meaning! ORDER HERE

Webinar 42. Meetings! Where Minutes are Kept and Hours are Wasted Webinar 42. Meetings! Where Minutes are Kept and Hours are Wasted : Meetings, meetings, meetings! Today’s managers and professionals spend so much time attending them…you’d think most would be trained in how to plan and run them. Not so. Most meetings frustrate employees, because agendas aren’t distributed, objectives aren’t defined, time runs over, and no decisions are made. Another two hours of your day down the drain! This course gives people who hold meetings the requisite skills to plan and execute a productive meeting, and follow-up properly afterward. It also provides the protocols necessary to keep a meeting on the right track, even if you’re just attending. You will learn to achieve the objectives of the meeting, in a minimum amount of time, in a way that’s satisfying to all participants. ORDER HERE

Webinar 43. Email Best Practices: Fall in Love With Your InboxWebinar 43. Email Best Practices: Fall in Love With Your Inbox: Is your email your to-do list? Is it really keeping you organized? Technology CAN increase your productivity, if you use best practices for email. Bestselling author Laura Stack, The Productivity Pro®, will guide you through the 10 Best Practices for Handling Email so that your inbox becomes your friend. Learning to control your email is fundamental to increasing your productivity. These skills will give you the foundation you need to keep your inbox under control. ORDER HERE

Webinar 44. Productive Presentations: Be Prepared, In Control, and Composed Webinar 44. Productive Presentations: Be Prepared, In Control, and Composed: 20-year veteran professional speaker, Laura Stack, past president of the National Speakers Association, outlines the five steps to prepare for any presentation. Next, she will teach you how to control your speaking environment through proper room logistics. Finally, you’ll learn to overcome fear and calm yourself down with myriad physical, psychological, and behavioral strategies. You’ll be confident, competent, and composed for your next presentation! ORDER HERE

Webinar 45. Ten Tips to Topple Technology Time-Wasters!Webinar 45. Ten Tips to Topple Technology Time-Wasters!: You’ve incorporated all kinds of technology into your work, but you’re finding you still don’t have enough time to deal with the important things? Laura will share with you ten great practices to incorporate into your daily activities that will get the important things done and ultimately make you more money! ORDER HERE

Webinar 46. Become a Productive, Indispensable Assistant!Webinar 46. Become a Productive, Indispensable Assistant!: Laura Stack can’t live without Jin Voelkelt! You’ll learn what Jin has done over the past 4+ years of employment at The Productivity Pro®, Inc. to become Laura’s indispensable right-hand gal. Laura calls Jin “The Productivity Protégé,” but who is teaching whom? Jin has been with Laura longer than any other employee in our 20-year history. You’ll actually hear from both Jin and Laura in this webinar! This webinar is perfect for all admins, support professionals, corporate administrative assistants groups, and IAAP chapters. ORDER HERE

Webinar 47. Email Stack Attack!Webinar 47. Email Stack Attack!: Why is this called the Email Stack Attack? Why, because Laura STACK is going to show you how to ATTACK your email STACK, of course! You’ll find solutions for some of your most challenging Outlook questions! ORDER HERE

 

Webinar 48. Building the Ideal Workplace of the Future: How Leaders Create High-Performance Work Environments Webinar 48. Building the Ideal Workplace of the Future: How Leaders Create High-Performance Work Environments : How do leaders create the ideal workplace of the future? By creating a workplace environment NOW that will attract the talent you’ll need. To successfully execute your strategic initiatives, leaders must create a productive, high-performance work environment, which depends on the level of employee engagement, which depends on workplace culture, which guides discretionary behavior, which picks up where the employee handbook leaves off. Your workplace environment is defined by what happens when the CEO leaves the room. Leaders must create an organizational environment in which employees strive to “own” their jobs in the best sense of the word: they take initiative to align themselves with overriding strategic goals, pitch in enthusiastically, work diligently, collaborate gracefully, and innovate without fear. ORDER HERE