10 Techniques to Increase Your Productivity

Program Description

 In business, you need to be more than just organized to be profitable, you also need to be productive. Your business needs systems in place that you and others use on a daily basis to make every minute count and not miss out on opportunities to increase your earning potential.

Would you like to be more productive and organized at work?

Would you like to be able to quickly put your hands on information when it's needed?

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This program is based on Laura’s book:

Eliminate the Chaos at Work: 25 Techniques to Increase Productivity

Imagine...More Accomplished...In Less Time...With Less Stress


• Understand the difference between the “visible” and “non-visible forms of clutter and why you need to work on both to increase your profitability

• Discover the four components of an organized office

• Explore the biggest time wasters at work and how you can eliminate them

• Explore various file naming conventions for digital files and how using consistent “naming conventions” will save you and others in your organization time and money

• Learn the four things you can do with any piece of e-mail and a system for processing, follow-up and organization that will empty your inbox and never let an important deadline slip past

• Save hours each month by using three simple Outlook e-mail techniques you will wish you knew years ago (Outlook 2016 or 2013 will be used)

• Learn the PAPERS™ method and realize why you need more than one paper management system for your business and learn how to create a Daily Action Center™

• Receive a high-level overview of an online password management system and why you need to start using one

 • Discover the difference between several computer and cloud-based task management systems and decide which one is right for you

• Start thinking about how you can prepare for a digital disaster – what backup systems do you have in place and what will you put in place?

Program Note: If some of these techniques do not apply, Laura may substitute another technique.


Audiences: Corporations, Conventions, Conferences, Associations and Small Businesses

Program Length: 90 minutes

Outlook Versions: This program will be taught using Microsoft Outlook 2016 or 2013.

Investment: Please contact our office at the numbers below for an estimate or proposal.

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Microsoft® Outlook® Programs

 Microsoft Outlook Productivity Hacks*
*A specific sub-set of the “Results” listed for the program: Increase Your Productivity Using Microsoft Outlook

Increase Your Productivity Using Microsoft Outlook*
*All of the “Results” listed for the program: Microsoft Outlook Productivity Hacks

10 Tactics for Improving Follow Up and Closing a Sale Using Microsoft Outlook


"Laura Leist provided our members with common sense techniques on how to organize one's business and personal life in these times of avalanches of information. We are very appreciative and recommend her as a speaker and workshop facilitator."

- Bill Vadino, Executive Director - Kirkland Chamber of Commerce

“It was such a pleasure working with you and having you present to Women Business Owners. I appreciated how organized and responsive you were leading up to the presentation. You gave a fantastic presentation that provided the attendees with useful information they could implement right away. The evaluations were very positive - people really got a lot out of your presentation. Thanks much! “

- Arden Clise - Clise etiquette

“Laura kept our room full of tech savvy early-to-mid career professionals very interested with her time saving tips. Spending a few hours with Laura is a very small investment of time and money for the potentially limitless return of a more productive (and less stressed!) work force.”

- Bryan - Seattle

“This was my first introduction to one of Laura's workshops. Wow, what a wealth of information - Including tools that are in front of us, but nobody talks about. I particularly enjoyed learning about e-mail templates and scheduling e-mail. I bought Laura's book, "Eliminate the Chaos at Work" and read half the book in my first sitting. It was packed full of useful information. I can't wait to put into practice all her useful tips! Thank you Laura for taking the time out of your busy schedule to speak with Women Business Owners.”

- Annette Bond - Definitive Style

“Laura was a pleasure to work with and her knowledge about organization clearly makes a difference for her clients and seminar attendees. I look forward to when we can bring her back to the Business Journal again!”

- Amanda - PSBJ