Breakouts and Educational Training

Audrey Thomas, CSP, doesn’t just do keynote presentations, she presents on topics for breakout sessions and educational trainings, as well.

Her topics listed below are perfect for any group from small to large and really dive into the problems people have most often with productivity. These engaging sessions will leave attendees with strategies they can use for a lifetime.

Are you looking for another topic? Contact Audrey today at 952-944-9470 or by sending an email, so Audrey can help you choose a topic that’s the perfect fit for your group!

Entangled in Email: Become More Efficient, More Effective

On average, you handle more than 100 emails each day. What you do with that 100 (or more!) can sink your productivity, waste your time, and make you feel frustrated. Many of the email habits we’ve formed are bad ones. Take control of your emails to make them work for you.

Learn strategies to get more done each day, including:

  • Presort your emails and keep them out of your inbox
  • Fix your current file folders so they’re more effective
  • Avoid delayed decisions and their disastrous effects
  • Use standard subject line abbreviations to get a response quickly
  • Stop checking your email every few minutes

This interactive session works best in a 90-minute to 2-hour format with a classroom-type environment. This is Audrey’s most popular session and is easily coupled with another topic for a half-day professional development training.

Passport to Productivity: A Destination Worth Planning For

What sets successful employees apart? Their productivity. They get more done, they’re given more important projects. But productivity doesn’t just happen—it’s learned, planned for, and executed with intention. Develop habits that will set you apart in the following areas:

  • Managing your time
  • Running effective meetings
  • Keeping up with email
  • Prioritizing projects
  • Controlling all the paper on your desk

This workshop is a fast-paced, 1-, 1.5-, or 2-hour format. Works best as a general session for professional development.

Getting Organized with MS® Outlook: Manage Your Email, Manage Your Time

Outlook isn’t just for email—it’s a tool to manage information and time, too. But most employees never get beyond the basics. A better understanding of Outlook saves you time and frustration. Its hidden tips and tricks will help you get the most done in the least amount of time.

All participants receive Audrey’s unparalleled Outlook Resource Card, a quick reference of the session concepts, including:

  • The Categories feature—when and where to use it
  • Shortcuts for signatures, processes, and contacts
  • Automatic formatting for email and calendar
  • Customized settings
  • Common email file folder mistakes

Follows a 1- to 2-hour classroom-style format. Employees are encouraged to bring their laptops for a hands-on experience. Often coupled with “Entangled in Email” for a half-day professional development training.

Outsmarting your Smartphone

Does the term “smartphone” strike you as an oxymoron? How can a device we look at nearly 100 times a day be smart—or even good for us?

Today’s smartphones are essentially mini-computers, with their sleek design, battery life, and storage capacity. But ever wonder what others know about their phones—that you don’t? There might be apps, programs, and shortcuts you’re missing that could improve your productivity.

Whether you’re loyal to Android or Apple, you’ll come away with strategies for maximizing the most important piece of technology to the modern era: the smartphone.

Take-aways include:

  • How to organize apps and create folders
  • Different security measures you can use in protecting your device
  • Identifying the role your phone plays in differentiating work time from personal time

This highly interactive and engaging presentation is best presented in a one hour format – perfect for conference breakouts or fun professional development sessions. It will be customized with information pertaining to your industry/organization.


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