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Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload
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Empowered Productivity: Winning the War Against Information Overload

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Maura Thomas, Speaker, Trainer and President, RegainYourTime.com and author, Personal Productivity Secrets

Maura Thomas, Speaker, Trainer and President, RegainYourTime.com and author, Personal Productivity Secrets

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  • 1. Empowered ProductivityWinning the War Against Information Overload Maura Thomas 424-22-MAURA maura@regainyourtime.com Twitter: @mnthomas 1
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  • 3. Support Sabotage 3
  • 4. Attention Image by Dierk Schaefer http://www.flickr.com/photos/dierkschaefer/Information Technology Behavior 6
  • 5. It’s A Different World...Information overload results from having a rapid rateof growth in the amount of information available,while days remain 24 hours long,and our brains remain in roughly the same stateof development as they were whencavemen communicated by scrawling messagesin stone. “Overcoming Information Overload,” by Paul Krill, 1/7/2000 7
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  • 12. Today, we are surrounded by a...convergent media worldwhere all modes ofcommunication and information are...changing the way we create, consume, learn and interactwith each other. -Henry Jenkins, Convergence Culture 14
  • 13. t” “Confused” “Ove Ou rwhe d lmed sse ” e “ Str “D rai ni ng ” d”“Drea“Chaotic” ” ssure “ Pre 17
  • 14. Empowered Productivity = Reactive Proactive 18
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  • 17. Dwight D. Eisenhower"What is importantis seldom urgent... ...and what is urgent is seldom important." 21
  • 18. Control Over Your AttentionDistraction Flow•Chronic procrastination •Optimal learning•Difficulty with follow- •Amplified performance through •Maximized achievement•Inability to focus•Impatience 22
  • 19. Eisenhower Matrix ImportanceUrg “Shoulds”ency 24
  • 20. Eisenhower Matrix ImportanceUrg “Shoulds”ency “Crisis” 28
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  • 22. Eisenhower Matrix ImportanceUrg “Shoulds”ency “Reactive” “Crisis” 31
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  • 24. Eisenhower Matrix ImportanceUrg “Shoulds” “Proactive”ency “Reactive” “Crisis” 33
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  • 26. author Rita Mae Brown "A life of reaction is a life of slavery,intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction." 35
  • 27. Proactive 37
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  • 37. Empowered Productivity = Reactive Proactive 53
  • 38. Eisenhower Matrix ImportanceUrg “Shoulds” “Proactive”ency “Reactive” “Crisis” 54
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  • 40. Vague (Project List Only): Implement Develop Specific (Next Actions List): Create Call Plan Write Organize Email Google 56
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  • 44. sed Overw s helme S tre ut d O Confused Dr ain ing D read ressure PChaotic 63
  • 45. CalmOn Top of Things Free In Control Comfortable Confident Capable 64
  • 46. How to Get HelpSpeaking/Training at Your Organization/Eventwww.WileyAuthoritiesSpeak.com/maura-thomas/ Call/Email me: advice is always FREE! Follow: twitter.com/mnthomas Like: Facebook.com/RegainYourTime Blog: RegainYourTime.com 68
  • 47. PersonalProductivity EDO WHAT YOU NEVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE WITH YOUR TIME AND ATTENTION…AND REGAIN CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE MAURA NEVEL THOMAS + Insider Tips Expert advice to help you optimize performance + Valuable Insights Eye-opening descriptions of poorly documented or undocumented features and procedures + Unbeatable Advice Real-world workarounds and little-known tips and techniques

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