NAPO Call 021218

Crazy Busy is Not a Badge of Honor:
Effective Time Management for Professional Organizers & Their Clients

Presented by Lisa Montanaro for NAPO-New England Chapter
February 12, 2018

Dial In Number: 1-712-775-8968
Access Code: 919049

Recording: Click below to listen to the teleclass as an MP3. 

2018 Copyright Lisa Montanaro. Please be advised that this MP3 recording and the slide deck that accompanies it is copyrighted by Lisa Montanaro. All rights are reserved. Please do not share, sell, or distribute without permission of the owner.

Description:

Stop the glorification of busy and start getting things done! Topics include: time management systems, prioritization, saying no, project and task management, overcoming perfectionism and procrastination, and creating meta decisions. Be prepared for mindset shifts and behavioral changes, and working on tools during the session. Improve your own skills as you juggle running a business while living a full life, and pass what you learn onto your clients!

So many organizers are moving into productivity, but lack the solid knowledge and content to feel comfortable adding time management on as a service. The public is still very much asking for time management principles and training. Organizers and productivity consultants will experience a boost in their confidence in talking about, learning about, and passing on these time management principles and skills to their clients. Many organizers struggle with their own time management as they try to juggle running their business with their full personal lives. Therefore, professional organizers will learn a popular new skill to add onto their services, while improving their own time management in the process. This session will be CEU eligible for this organizers and productivity consultants that focus on time management with clients.

Key Takeaways

  1. Determine how your relationship with time plays into your time management skills and how to shift your mindset to improve those skills.
  2. Review various well known time management systems and processes to familiarize yourself with best practices in the field of time management, and discover which are a good match for you, your personality, your business, and lifestyle.
  3. Conduct a self assessment and create custom systems that you can use to be more productive using tangible tools like an Ideal Time Map, a Task and Project Management System, and more.
  4. Discover how to overcome psychological time management blocks and habits like multi-tasking, procrastination, perfectionism, and not being able to say no.
  5. Gain confidence to offer time management services to your clients, while improving your own time management strategies in the process.

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About the Presenter

Lisa Montanaro is a keynote speaker, workshop presenter, author, and coach specializing in work-life issues, including branding, business success, productivity and time management. Clients include law firms, universities, government agencies, professional associations, corporations, as well as individuals. Lisa is the author of The Ultimate Life Organizer and DECIDE to be Organized: An Empowering Process for Change.

Her work has been featured in numerous online and offline publications, and she has been interviewed on television and radio. Lisa earned a Bachelors degree in Psychology, Speech and Political Science from Hofstra University and a Juris Doctor Degree, magna cum laude, from Pace University School of Law. Her psychology background combined with savvy business experience gives Lisa unique insight into the lives of entrepreneurs and working professionals. To find out more about Lisa’s speaking, coaching and consulting programs, as well as her books and multi-media products, visit www.LisaMontanaro.com.

I am honored to have been your speaker at the Los Angeles Area Legal Recruiter Association meeting on January 13, 2015. I hope my presentation helped to get you thinking about the concept of “Crazy Busy Is Not a Badge of Honor” and that the tips and strategies I shared will help you be more productive in 2015.

As promised, here are copies of the slide deck of my presentation and the handout.

Crazy Busy Isn’t a Badge of Honor – LAALRA 01-13-15
Crazy Busy Isn’t a Badge of Honor Outline – LAALRA

To help keep you inspired and reinforce what I shared, please visit https://www.lisamontanaro.com/toolkit/ (or check out the handy box to your right) to access your complimentary digital toolkit, consisting of an audio program on boosting your productivity, an audio program on passion management, and an ebook called Create Your Purpose, Live Your Passion. You will then receive my free ezine, which offers tips, articles, and advice on how to be more passionate, purposeful, and productive. I would be thrilled to have you as a member of my online family. However, if at any time the e-zine becomes “clutter” in your inbox, you can remove yourself from the list by hitting the unsubscribe button at the bottom of every e-zine issue.

If you are interested in having me come to your firm, law school or organization to conduct a workshop and/or provide consulting, please click here to access my Legal Community One Sheet with more details about how I may be able to partner with you.

And if you want to have an awesome new year personally, take a look at the La Dolce Vita 6-Week Group Coaching Program, starting February 19th. It is affordable, powerful, and designed to help you live “the sweet life” in every way, and will cover productivity, life-work balance, health and fitness, the power of positivity, relationships, financial wellness and more.

Please connect with me on social media if you are active on LinkedIn, Facebook, You Tube, Pinterest, and Twitter. You can click the little images at the upper right hand corner of my site to visit my profiles.

Lastly, if you enjoyed my presentation and are so moved as to write a testimonial, please email me to share it.  🙂

I hope our paths cross again…

Warm Regards,

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I care a great deal about the organizations and the people with whom I have the pleasure of working. I have a deep sense of mission about the importance of my message and the difference it can make in both organizations and people’s lives, so I would be thrilled to be able to help you keep the momentum alive after a speaking engagement. Please let me know any way I can be of service to your organization, and thank you again for the privilege of spending time with you and your very special people. The best part of my work is receiving the positive feedback from people that have heard me speak telling me how my message has impacted their lives and work. Thank you for this wonderful gift! It means the world to me.
Warmly,
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Make the most of your upcoming speaking engagement! Lisa offers additional options to drive home the message and help apply it in your organization.

Speaking Plus Reinforcement is a way to reinforce the content and customize it for your organization by offering any of the following additional opportunities:

Pre-Speaking Engagement Options

Teleclass or Webinar – A teleclass or webinar can be arranged before the speaking engagement to introduce the material and start the creative juices flowing, to allow participants to get to know Lisa a little better, and to gather feedback from attendees to get an idea of their biggest challenges in order for Lisa to further customize her presentation.

Feedback Gathering/Focus Groups or Train the Facilitator – Having Lisa conduct interviews with select members of your organization prior to a speaking engagement is a productive way for her to gather information and get feedback that directly pertains to the topic of her presentation. This allows for an even deeper customization of the material. Focus groups allow participants across all levels of the organization to express both their concerns and their ideas to make the organization an even better place to work. They are very positively focused, build morale, and amazing ideas have come from them. Lisa can also do a “Train the Facilitator” session to teach several of your employees to run these groups themselves on a regular basis.

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Teleclass or Webinar – A teleclass or webinar can be arranged after Lisa’s presentation providing attendees further opportunity to ask questions after they have had a chance to incorporate the ideas of her presentation, as well as to give upward feedback of any continuing challenges.

Consulting or Coaching – Many corporate and organizational clients benefit from a combination of speaking plus consulting or coaching. Usually, this involves a presentation followed by consulting or coaching with individual managers/employees/team members in person or by Skype or phone to apply the content at an individual, department or division level. Because attendees participated in the presentation, they are ready to work at a deeper level to tackle the challenges and apply the content learned. Some of Lisa’s clients have utilized her on a retainer basis where she spends  1-3 days per month in some part of their organization, encouraging, advising, and training.

Team Building Exercises – After the initial excitement of a speaking event, it is essential to find ways to encourage others not only to find commonalities but also to honor and value differences. Team building exercise are designed to create a new spirit of “We’re all in this together, so let’s enjoy one another and make it the best experience possible for everyone.”

Articles for Your Organization’s Newsletter or Website – Lisa has a ton of great written content in the areas of work-life balance, professional and personal development, leadership, time management, productivity, business and entrepreneurship. Visit the Article Library. You may use any of these articles in your newsletters or on your website by simply including Lisa’s Reprint Box and copyright, notifying us for permission, and sending us a hard copy or providing a link to our website. Lisa is also always willing to write a new article for your organization if you allow her to retain the copyright and you request it with enough lead time.

Reinforcement Package – Many clients choose to purchase Lisa’s written and multi-media materials for participants to reinforce what they learned during her presentation, apply it to their work and lives, and continue the experience of improving personal and professional development. These materials may include books, workbooks,  e-books, home study courses, MP3 audio programs, CDs, and videos. And don’t forget about the free e-zine, Create Your Purpose, Live Your Passion. Many clients choose to give a subscription to attendees as an added bonus after one of Lisa’s speaking engagements. It’s a great way to keep the message reinforced long after the speech is over. Ask Lisa for assistance in putting together a Reinforcement Package that best meets the needs of your event and your group.

Contact Lisa today to make the most of your event.

Welcome! Here you will find information on planning your event with Lisa Montanaro.

If you are a meeting planner or decision maker for an upcoming event, call 530-302-5306 or email Lisa@LisaMontanaro.com to reserve your date, and request a complimentary copy of one of her e-books or audio programs matched to the theme of your program.

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Lisa is the right speaker for your upcoming meeting, conference or event if:

  • Your group consists of business owners or career professionals;
  • You want attendees to feel inspired and motivated;
  • You want to increase productivity and change their mindset;
  • You want attendees to feel passionate about their work and life;
  • You want attendees to feel more focused on a daily basis;
  • You want a powerful, uplifting presentation that will empower and move your audience to action.
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The stage presence of a performer, the brains of a lawyer, and the heart of a teacher of the deaf ~ all wrapped up into one to deliver a productive, purposeful and passionate presentation!

Looking for a Dynamic Speaker? Look no further!
Lisa Montanaro is The Real Deal!

Lisa is what happens when brains, charisma, and heart collide! Lisa will captivate your audience with rich content, solid strategies, powerful stories, and interactive exercises, blended with humor and warmth that ties it all together. Hailing originally from NY, Lisa offers “straight talk” in a down-to-earth style so that participants leave her presentations feeling like they had a powerful and directed conversation with a whip-smart and funny friend. Lisa instills in audience members that “I can do this” attitude so they walk away uplifted and ready to get started. Participants will have a clear road map that provides clarity and structure in all aspects of their lives.

It is a great thrill and honor to use the public speaking platform as a way to change people’s lives, impact their work, and to ultimately contribute to the transformation of society and this world. Exploring new places and engaging with new people is one of my favorite things to do.

I find people and places fascinating and am a lifelong learner that tries to see the world as an amazing school that can constantly fill me up with knowledge and insight. Traveling around the U.S. – and hopefully soon, the world, as one of my goals is to speak globally – to share what I’ve gleaned from my background as a performer, educator, mediator, lawyer, entrepreneur, coach, consultant and writer is an absolute joy and privilege.

I love to connect with audiences that are hungry for something new – something that just might positively shift their thinking, their business/career, and their lives.


Lisa is the right speaker for your upcoming meeting, conference or event if:

  • Your group consists of business owners or career professionals;
  • You want attendees to feel inspired and motivated;
  • You want to increase productivity and change their mindset;
  • You want attendees to feel passionate about their work and life;
  • You want attendees to feel more focused on a daily basis;
  • You want a powerful, uplifting presentation that will empower and move your audience to action.

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View Speaker Bio Online
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Client Raves and Results

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Deaf and Hard-of Hearing Audiences Welcome!

Lisa is proficient in American Sign Language. She has deaf cousins, worked for three years as an interpreter and instructor at the New York School for the Deaf, and taught sign language and Deaf culture at local community colleges and centers frequently over the last 15 years.

Sign language and the deaf community remain a great passion of Lisa’s and she welcomes deaf and hard-of-hearing audiences to book her as a speaker. She will come ready to communicate in sign language, as well as work with any interpreter that may be provided for the event. There are not many hearing speakers that would feel comfortable on stage in front of a deaf or hard-of-hearing audience, let alone be able to sign for him or herself! n>

Contact Lisa today to invite her to address your deaf or hard-of-hearing audience.




Greetings,

I am honored to have been your keynote speaker at the Annual Division Meeting on January 29, 2014. I hope my presentation helped to get you thinking about the “Culture” of UCDE and how to practice compassion in the workplace, boost productivity, respect different personality types, and become more happy and positive!

I am so glad I was able to spend the day with you. Presenting to you, and spending time with you was a real treat! If any of you took any photos and would care to share them with me, please email them to me at .

As promised, you can access the content from my keynote here.

ClicktoDownloadTo help keep you inspired and reinforce what I shared, please visit https://www.lisamontanaro.com/toolkit/ (or check out the handy box to your right) to access your complimentary digital toolkit, consisting of an audio program on boosting your productivity, an audio program on passion management, and an ebook called Create Your Purpose, Live Your Passion. You will then receive my free ezine, which offers tips, articles, and advice on how to be more passionate, purposeful, and productive. I would be thrilled to have you as a member of my online family. However, if at any time the e-zine becomes “clutter” in your inbox, you can remove yourself from the list by hitting the unsubscribe button at the bottom of every e-zine issue.

Please connect with me on social media if you are active on LinkedIn, Facebook, You Tube, Pinterest, and Twitter. You can click the little images at the upper right hand corner of my site to visit my profiles.

I will be conducting a workshop for UC Davis Staff Development & Professional Services on April 29th at 9:00 am called “21st Century Tools to Boost Your Productivity.” I will share ways to master technology and not be its servant! I’d love it if you can join me. Be sure to let me know that you were a UCDE Division Meeting attendee so can say a special hello.

Lastly, if you enjoyed my presentation and are so moved as to write a testimonial, please email me to share it.  🙂

I hope our paths cross again…

Warm Regards,

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ASTD Sacramento Handout

DECIDE to be Organized:
An Empowering Process to
Boost Productivity & Change Your Life

ASTD Sacramento Chapter
November 18, 2013

Thanks for attending my presentation for the ASTD Sacramento Chapter. It was a pleasure to present to you, and assist you with becoming more organized and productive.

Below is the presentation handout.

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I hope our paths cross again…

Warm Regards,

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NAWBO Handout

Greetings,

Thanks for attending my presentation, “Let Go to Grow: Delegating & Outsourcing for Your Business” for your NAWBO group on Tuesday, October 29, 2013!

As promised, you can access your handout here.

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Warm Regards,

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ASTD Conference Handout

Greetings,

Thanks for attending the 3rd Annual Northern California Training & Development Conference on Friday, September 13, 2013. I loved being your keynote speaker, and hope it helped motivate you into taking action to get off the see-saw of life-work balance and start practicing life-work integration!

As promised, you can access the content from my keynote here.

ClicktoDownload

To help keep you inspired and reinforce what I shared, please visit https://www.lisamontanaro.com/toolkit/ to access your complimentary digital toolkit, consisting of an audio program on boosting your productivity, an audio program on passion management, and an ebook called Create Your Purpose, Live Your Passion. You will then receive my free ezine, which offers tips, articles, and advice on how to be more passionate, purposeful, and productive. I would be thrilled to have you as a member of my online family. However, if at any time the e-zine becomes “clutter” in your inbox, you can remove yourself from the list by hitting the unsubscribe button at the bottom of every e-zine issue.

Please connect with me on social media if you are active on LinkedIn, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. You can click the handy little images at the upper right hand corner of my site to visit my profiles.

I will be conducting a presentation for the ASTD Sacramento chapter on November 18th at 11:30 am called “DECIDE to be Organized: An Empowering Process for Change.” I will share ways to be more organized and productive. I’d love it if you can join me. Be sure to let me know that you were an ASTD Conference attendee and say hello.

I hope our paths cross again…

Warm Regards,

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Success Principles for Excelling as an Entrepreneur (audio)

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