Audio Podcast: Engaged Employees Are More Productive

Hopefully by now we all get it: this economy is challenging, things are changing, and everyone is looking for ways to do more with less. Unfortunately, as many companies struggle to adjust to this new reality, opportunities are being missed. Often we are so focused on stretching an organization’s financial and other resources that we become less effective in managing our human resources. (C) Copyright 2009 Laura Stack. All rights reserved. Powered by Podbean.com … [Read more...]

Audio Podcast: Precision Social Media – Efficiency Strategies and Tactics

When it comes to time management, social media can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, it can help you make connections and expand your professional network faster than ever before. On the other hand, you can dump countless hours into social networking sites and see little return on the investment. Here are five things you can start doing right away to help you use social media efficiently and productively. (C) 2009 Laura Stack. www.TheProductivityPro.com Powered by Podbean.com … [Read more...]

Business Productivity: The Productivity Minute Video #22 If you don’t have something to say, say nothing

Sometimes the most productive thing to do is nothing. If you don't have anything new to add to the conversation, whether it be on email or in a meeting, don't say anything at all. (C) 2009 Laura Stack. All rights reserved. https://theproductivitypro.com … [Read more...]

Business Efficiency: FREE Webinar with Laura Stack January 7

Leave the Office Earlier with Laura Stack, The Productivity Pro®, Day-Timer, and Office Depot January 7  from 10AM-11AM Mountain Time. ** Sponsored by Day-Timer and Office Depot ** 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? Managing time effectively is the key to managing your individual performance. Time management is much more complicated than making a list and checking things off. Learn how to set priorities and focus on what’s truly important, plan and schedule your day, and organize your time management system. Attend this special webinar with Laura Stack, The Productivity Pro®, and you'll learn how to achieve Maximum Results in Minimum Time®. Get your work done efficiently and leave the … [Read more...]

Business Productivity: The Top Ten Commandments of Social Networking Etiquette

The Top Ten Commandments of Social Networking Etiquette: 1. Thou shalt develop a purposeful social media strategy. 2. Thou shalt dedicate yourself to really learning how to use the ones you choose. 3. Thou shalt not sell yourself before earning the right to do so. 4. Thou shalt not keep your browsers open all day. 5. Thou shalt turn off all notifications and alerts. 6. Thou shalt do real work during the day. 7. Thou shalt not use social media to waste time. 8. Thou shalt limit the number of visits to your social media sites. 9. Thou shalt post once and let the third-party software post the rest. 10. Thou shalt not update us when you go to the bathroom. What would you add to this list? … [Read more...]

Microsoft Email: Preview Laura’s Outlook Training

Microsoft Outlook Virtual Training Products: This isn’t just computer training. It’s real-world, reality-based workflow processing that helps you actually be MORE productive with Outlook, instead of wasting hours every day playing with it. I estimate most people know 10-20% of the capacities of Outlook. Even you Outlook experts will be shocked by what you don’t know you don’t know! Now you can see a preview of all ten modules from Laura Stack's Outlook training series! Visit us here to watch the previews and sign up for your training course: https://theproductivitypro.com/s_outlook-virtual-training-products.html. Take your office productivity to a whole new level with Outlook! … [Read more...]

Time Management: The Productivity Minute #19: Business Processes That Make No Sense-United Airlines

Are your employees bogged down with business processes that make no sense? Laura gives an example of a United Airlines policy that not only inconveniences customers, but also wastes employee time. Eliminate business processes that don't make sense! (C) 2009 Laura Stack. All rights reserved. … [Read more...]

Microsoft Email: Public Seminar in Denver with Laura Stack

Please make plans to join me for a public seminar in Denver on November 3 on “Advanced Outlook Tips and Tricks: Discover Little-Known Techniques for Managing Your Workflow.”    Are you buried by hundreds (or thousands!) of email messages and spend hours every day in your inbox? If you have a hard time keeping up with your email, attend this critical half day of training with me. I'm a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) in Outlook 2003 and 2007. I will demonstrate ADVANCED Outlook methods with my actual Outlook software and an LCD projector. This is not simple computer training—it is workflow processing—where you’ll learn to use Outlook to get more work done and increase your performance. Even Outlook “power users” will be amazed by how much they learn. NOTE: To reduce … [Read more...]

Microsoft Email: The Productivity Minute #18: Using Email Templates

Laura Stack talks about productivity with the Microsoft email program Outlook. Learn how to use signatures and email templates to save time and keystrokes. (C) 2009 Laura Stack. All rights reserved. https://theproductivitypro.com … [Read more...]

Precision Social Media: Efficiency Strategies and Tactics

Precision Social Media: Efficiency Strategies and Tactics

When it comes to time management, social media can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, it can help you make connections and expand your professional network faster than ever before. On the other hand, you can dump countless hours into social networking sites and see little return on the investment. Here are five things you can start doing right away to help you use social media efficiently and productively: 1. Separate your business life from your personal life. Not only is this a good idea in terms of maintaining professionalism and not boring your friends, but it also has big implications for productivity. If you comingle your personal social networking with professional social networking, you are basically inviting your friends and family into your workday and your clients into … [Read more...]