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06/02/2011 DWC+ Teleclass: The Top Five Time Wasters and What to Do About Them with Christine Louise Hohlbaum
06/02/2011 DWC+ Teleclass: The Top Five Time Wasters and What to Do About Them with Christine Louise Hohlbaum
06/02/2011 DWC+ Teleclass: The Top Five Time Wasters and What to Do About Them with Christine Louise Hohlbaum
06/02/2011 DWC+ Teleclass: The Top Five Time Wasters and What to Do About Them with Christine Louise Hohlbaum
06/02/2011 DWC+ Teleclass: The Top Five Time Wasters and What to Do About Them with Christine Louise Hohlbaum
06/02/2011 DWC+ Teleclass: The Top Five Time Wasters and What to Do About Them with Christine Louise Hohlbaum
06/02/2011 DWC+ Teleclass: The Top Five Time Wasters and What to Do About Them with Christine Louise Hohlbaum
06/02/2011 DWC+ Teleclass: The Top Five Time Wasters and What to Do About Them with Christine Louise Hohlbaum
06/02/2011 DWC+ Teleclass: The Top Five Time Wasters and What to Do About Them with Christine Louise Hohlbaum
06/02/2011 DWC+ Teleclass: The Top Five Time Wasters and What to Do About Them with Christine Louise Hohlbaum
06/02/2011 DWC+ Teleclass: The Top Five Time Wasters and What to Do About Them with Christine Louise Hohlbaum
06/02/2011 DWC+ Teleclass: The Top Five Time Wasters and What to Do About Them with Christine Louise Hohlbaum
06/02/2011 DWC+ Teleclass: The Top Five Time Wasters and What to Do About Them with Christine Louise Hohlbaum
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06/02/2011 DWC+ Teleclass: The Top Five Time Wasters and What to Do About Them with Christine Louise Hohlbaum

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06/02/2011DWC+ Teleclass: The Top Five Time Wasters and What to Do About Them with Christine Louise Hohlbaum

06/02/2011DWC+ Teleclass: The Top Five Time Wasters and What to Do About Them with Christine Louise Hohlbaum

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  • 1. <ul><li>The Top Five Time Wasters and What to Do About Them </li></ul><ul><li>Webinar </li></ul><ul><li>June 2011 </li></ul>© 2011 Christine Louise Hohlbaum http://PowerofSlow.wordpress.com
  • 2. About the Speaker Christine Louise Hohlbaum, author The Power of Slow: 101 Ways to Save Time in Our 24/7 World www.ExecSense.com © ExecSense, Inc. <ul><li>About Christine Louise Hohlbaum, actor, PR Consultant and author of The Power of Slow </li></ul><ul><li>Lifestyle expert and recovering speed-a-holic </li></ul><ul><li>Developed tangible principles to work with time, not against it </li></ul><ul><li>Assists others in establishing a positive relationship with time </li></ul><ul><li>Proponent of the ‘less is more principle’ </li></ul><ul><li>Advocate for permanent paradigm shift from time starvation to time abundance </li></ul>
  • 3. Overview <ul><li>High Level of Interruptions and Tasks </li></ul><ul><li>The Industry’s Belief of Time is Money </li></ul><ul><li>Juggling Multiple Projects and Timelines </li></ul>© 2011 Christine Louise Hohlbaum http://PowerofSlow.wordpress.com
  • 4. Top Five Time Wasters <ul><li>Multitasking </li></ul><ul><li>Poor Information Management </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Tools &amp; Techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Unclear Prioritization </li></ul><ul><li>Miscommunication </li></ul>© 2011 Christine Louise Hohlbaum http://PowerofSlow.wordpress.com
  • 5. Multitasking is a myth <ul><li>According to neuroscientific research, the human brain cannot focus on more than one thing at a time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stanford University study of heavy and light multi-taskers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Task switching, not multitasking </li></ul><ul><li>Fast is not better - it merely takes more effort </li></ul>© 2011 Christine Louise Hohlbaum http://PowerofSlow.wordpress.com
  • 6. This is your brain on multitasking © 2011 Christine Louise Hohlbaum http://PowerofSlow.wordpress.com Source: Paul Boal, http://walkingoncoals.blogspot.com
  • 7. Information overload <ul><li>Having access to more data than you can consume in a lifetime </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Univ. of So CA recently found we consume an equivalent of 174 newspapers a day and produce 6. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ It’s not information overload. It’s filter failure.” ~ Clay Shirky </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>How to build better filters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email begets email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Streamline your processes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designate times for information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>gathering </li></ul></ul></ul>© 2011 Christine Louise Hohlbaum http://PowerofSlow.wordpress.com
  • 8. Use Your Tools, Don‘t Have Them Use You <ul><li>Locate the ‘off’ button. </li></ul><ul><li>Work only on project-related applications. Close the rest! </li></ul><ul><li>Let it go to voicemail sometimes. </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize online status tools for Skype, IM, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Boundary-building exercise ~ just say ‘no’ </li></ul>© 2011 Christine Louise Hohlbaum http://PowerofSlow.wordpress.com
  • 9. Prioritization <ul><li>The Eisenhower Principle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Toss all items in lower left quadrant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus mainly on upper quadrants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leave room for the unexpected </li></ul></ul>© 2011 Christine Louise Hohlbaum http://PowerofSlow.wordpress.com The Eisenhower Principle Urgent/Important Matrix Source: www.MindTools.com © Mind Tools Ltd., 2010.
  • 10. Critical Communication Skills <ul><li>Email versus phone communication </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback method of communication ~ “What I heard you say was…” </li></ul><ul><li>Expectation management </li></ul><ul><li>Say ‘no’ with kindness ~ Three-Step Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acknowledge request </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Negotiate alternatives </li></ul></ul>© 2011 Christine Louise Hohlbaum http://PowerofSlow.wordpress.com
  • 11. What can I do? <ul><li>Seek support </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a language that helps you work with time, not against it </li></ul><ul><li>Build in periodic reminders when you start to get frenetic (Sign up for my free audio Wisdom course ~ http://bit.ly/go_slowly ) </li></ul><ul><li>Take this time abundance quiz to determine your current relationship with time http://bit.ly/more_time </li></ul>© 2011 Christine Louise Hohlbaum http://PowerofSlow.wordpress.com
  • 12. Takeaways <ul><li>Multitasking is not more productive, just more exhausting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity ≠ productivity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Time is a construct </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use it to your advantage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You cannot control time, only the things you do within the time you have </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Your relationship with time impacts every other relationship you have </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It is the foundation not only for your job, but for every aspect in your life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build filters to protect those units in your personal bank account of time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time itself is indeed all you have </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Thank you for the gift of your time! </li></ul>© 2011 Christine Louise Hohlbaum http://PowerofSlow.wordpress.com
  • 13. @powerofslow Christine.Hohlbaum [email_address] Remember: slow is faster and fast is merely exhausting. Thank you! http://powerofslow.wordpress.com

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