The schedules of most busy people are a hodge-podge of trifling, low priority details engulfing a handful of critical, high-value responsibilities. The challenge is to prevent the little stuff from sucking too much time and energy away from the big stuff. Some of those little guys can end up diverting your whole day away from something that is more important in the long run.
 In our Time Management Training courses, we give you the tips and the tools you need to put these time bandits in their place. We teach you how to deal with distractions and delegate the little stuff. We empower you to say NO to superfluous intrusions, and we show you how a simple annotated to-do list can put you back in control of your schedule. Most importantly, we help you clearly identify and protect your most important priorities, so they don’t get lost in the shuffle.

On-site Time Management Training: can be tailored to the needs of your organization and delivered on-site at a time and location of your choice or you can attend one of our open enrollment course (s).

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Participants in our Time Management Training workshop will learn to:

  • How to devote more time to important activities every day
  • How to prevent those daily “fires” from undermining important goals
  • To identify and communicate goals that keep priorities straight
  • How to design an effective To-Do list
  • How to respond to everyday interruptions
  • The art of delegating less important tasks
  • How to consolidate Tasks & Errands
  • How to use Time Blocks to maintain effectiveness
  • How to dispose of most disruptive paper work
  • To balance professional goals and personal time
  • To use time management tools to improve efficiency
  • How to set goals and evaluate them to make sure they have real value
  • How to overcome the temptation of procrastination
  • How to say NO (in a nice way, of course)
  • Identify and arrest time bandits

“My favorite portion of the class was identifying the four different types of people and how it is important to deal with each on their terms. The instructor was very knowledgeable and professional.”
 William Kohl
 Vice President
 Emerson Swan, Inc.
 Rocky Hill, Connecticut


By: Dr. Donald E. Wetmore

From my thirty years in the field of Time Management, I have developed the
“Top Five Best Time Management Practices” to help you to get more out of every day.

1. Plan an hour per day for “Me Time”. Give twenty-three hours to the world
but keep one hour for yourself. During this hour add a new dimension to your life that is not there because you didn’t feel you had the time for it.
Read the books, learn a hobby, learn a foreign language, develop computer skills, start a business, spend time on health development etc. One hour per day is 365 hours in a year. The average college course is about 35 classroom hours. That equals 10 college courses per year. One hour per day and you become a full-time student! By taking one hour per day of focused study, any of us can become a world-class expert in a topic of our choice. Would your future be more secure, certain, and successful if you became a world-class expert in a topic of your choice?

2. Establish a regular reading program. It can be just fifteen minutes a
day. Even with that small investment, the average person will read fifteen books in a year. Also, consider taking a Speed Reading course. I did. It helped me to double my reading rate and comprehension. I can now read twice as much in the same time period.

3. Overload your days. Build a daily action plan that includes not only the
things you “have to do”, but the things you “want to do”. Parkinson’s Law tells us that a project will tend to expand with the time allocated for it.
If we give ourselves one thing to do during the day, it will take us all day. If we give ourselves two things to do during the day, we get them both done. If we give ourselves twelve things to do, we may not get twelve done, but we may get eight done. Having a lot to do in a day creates a healthy sense of pressure on us to get focused and get it done. We almost automatically become better time managers, less likely to suffer interruptions, not waste time in meetings, etc. by having a lot to do. (“If you want to get something done, give it to a busy person.”)

4. Prioritize your list of “things to do”. Some of our tasks are “crucial”
and some of our tasks are “not crucial”. We have a tendency to gravitate to the “not crucial” items because they are typically quicker, more fun, and easier to do. Identify the most important task you need to do and label it as a “1”, the second most important task as a “2”, etc. Then tackle your items in the order of importance, doing the most important items first.

5. Radiate a genuine, positive attitude. Often, like attracts like and it
repels the opposite. When you are in a negative mood you tend to repel the positive people who do not want to be strained and drained and brought down by your negativity. And, when you are in a negative mood, you have a natural system set up to attract the other negative people to you who want to share their stories of their misery so the two of you can compare experiences to decide who has the worse life. Positive people help to bring us up. Negative people help to bring us down.

Dr. Donald E. Wetmore
Professional Speaker
Productivity Institute
Time Management Seminars
127 Jefferson St.
Stratford, CT 06615

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