Choosing When It’s Confusing®: Making Decisions More Effectively


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Today, for whatever you want or need to acquire, there are more brands, features, and options than you can comfortably fathom. And tomorrow there will be still more options competing for your attention. Yet you can make decisions without collisions! Even if you are confronted with a bewildering number of alternatives, here’s welcome news about choice strategies. This session explores the process of quickly making your best choice. (Presentation materials include slides, handout packets, and article reprints. Reinforcement resources include book and CD.)

Jeff Davidson is "The Work-Life Balance Expert®," a preeminent time management authority, the author of 56 mainstream books, and an electrifying professional speaker, making 778 presentations since 1985 to clients such as Kaiser Permanente, IBM, American Express, Lufthansa, Swissotel, America Online, Re/Max, USAA, Worthington Steel, and the World Bank.

He is the author of "Breathing Space," and "Simpler Living," and his 60 Second Series with Adams Media, including the 60-Second Organizer, 60-Second Self-Starter, and 60-Second Innovator, are popular titles in China, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Russia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Poland, Spain, France, and Brazil.

Jeff has been widely quoted in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, New York Times, and USA Today. Cited by Sharing Ideas Magazine as a "Consummate Speaker," Jeff believes that career professionals today in all industries have a responsibility to achieve their own sense of work-life balance, and he supports that quest through his websites and through 24 iPhone Apps:

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Choosing When It’s Confusing®: Making Decisions More Effectively

  1. 1. OVER-INFORMATION TAKES ITS TOLLOVER-INFORMATION TAKES ITS TOLL71%71% The stress of over-informationThe stress of over-informationreduces job satisfactionreduces job satisfaction60%60% The cost of gathering informationThe cost of gathering informationoutweighs its valueoutweighs its value54%54% Worry about making poor decisionsWorry about making poor decisionsdespite a plethora of informationdespite a plethora of informationReuters Business InformationReuters Business Information((survey of 1000 business executives)survey of 1000 business executives)Jeff Davidson *“The Work-Life Balance Expert®"919-932-1996
  2. 2. The impasse of the over-information era:The time necessary to learn all of the rulesfor effective living now exceeds your lifetimeJeff Davidson *“The Work-Life Balance Expert®"919-932-1996
  3. 3. Too Many Choices!Airline Inflight Meal OptionsStandardAsian VegetarianMuslimHinduLow CholesterolLow SodiumHigh FiberNon-LactoseRaw VegetarianBlandVegetarianSeafoodOriental (Asian)Low FatLow ProteinGluten FreeDiabeticLow PurinChildWho knows!?Jeff Davidson *“The Work-Life Balance Expert®"919-932-1996
  4. 4. AllocatedAttentionScattershotScattershotAttentionAttentionOverabundance of ChoicesModerate Number of ChoicesJeff Davidson *“The Work-Life Balance Expert®"919-932-1996
  5. 5. Life is a series of decisions,and then you die.Barry RosenbergJeff Davidson *“The Work-Life Balance Expert®"919-932-1996
  6. 6. "The only reasonfor time is so thateverything doesnthappen at once."Albert EinsteinJeff Davidson *“The Work-Life Balance Expert®"919-932-1996
  7. 7. The absence of alternativesThe absence of alternativesclears the mind marvelously.clears the mind marvelously.Henry KissingerHenry KissingerJeff Davidson *“The Work-Life Balance Expert®"919-932-1996
  8. 8. “All the worlds a stage…”and YOU get to choose your own linesJeff Davidson *“The Work-Life Balance Expert®"919-932-1996