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Laura Stack

The Productivity Pro

Accelerate Productivity | Deliver Bottom-Line Results | Drive High-Performance Cultures

Travels From:  Colorado
City: Denver

Biography

Laura Stack, MBA, CSP, CPAE, is best known by her moniker “The Productivity Pro®.” Stack is an award-winning keynote speaker, bestselling author, and noted authority on employee and team productivity. She is the President & CEO of The Productivity Pro, Inc., a boutique consulting firm dedicated to helping leaders increase workplace performance in high-stress environments. Stack was the 2011-2012 President of the National Speakers Association.

For over 25 years, Laura Stack’s keynote speeches and seminars have helped associations and Fortune 1000 corporations improve output, increase speed in execution, and save time in the office. She is a high-energy, high-content speaker, who educates, entertains, and motivates professionals to deliver bottom-line results. Stack is a member of the prestigious CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame and has earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation.

Laura Stack is the bestselling author of seven books published by Random House, Wiley, and Berrett-Koehler, including her newest, Doing the Right Things Right: How the Effective Executive Spends Time (Jan. 2016). Her books have been published in more than 20 foreign editions, and she is a featured columnist for the American Business Journal, LinkedIn, Time Management, and Productive magazines. Stack has produced more than 50 online training programs.

On stage, Laura is a powerhouse of ideas, and more importantly, ACTION—just what you need to propel your team and organization to all new levels. Speak with Laura one-on-one about building a program JUST for your next event.

Presentations

Look at your to-do list. It’s ridiculous. You can’t get all that done. As a skeptical audience member once told author Laura Stack before a presentation, “I don’t want to hear a productivity consultant telling me to do more with less. I want to do less and achieve more.” That’s exactly what Laura offers in this keynote presentation.

You’re never going to save time and increase efficiency by adding more to your bloated list. You need a comprehensive approach that will enable you to organize your life around the tasks that really matter and let go of the ones that doesn’t.

Stack’s innovative, six step Productivity Workflow Formula (PWF) allows you to spend less time and achieve greater results than you ever thought possible. By following her logical and intuitive process, you can wrestle your schedule into submission.

Laura shows how to separate the productive wheat from the nonproductive chaff—to hone in on the high-value tasks, protect the time to do them, and focus on their execution. You’ll learn how to scale back—reduce, reduce, reduce is her mantra. You’ll find dozens of ways to shrink your to-do list, calendar commitments, distractions, interruptions, information overload, inefficiencies, and energy expenditures. Each reduction will increase your results and save you time.

You know you can’t work any harder—if you want to accomplish more you have to work differently. If you can figure out how to be more efficient, more organized, and better focused, you can get greater results in less time (your boss will love you) and get out of the office earlier and home to life you love (your family will love you).

Laura Stack is better at workflow than 99.9999% of people in the world and is the skill that truly sets her apart from all productivity experts.

It requires mastery of email handling, planning, scheduling, project, time, and task management, prioritization, and organization. Workflow is the “secret sauce” that separates ordinary performers from the extraordinary.

Having these skills will set you apart from the rest. Your team will function at optimal levels with everyone using the same system. Laura’s method is bulletproof. Nothing falls through the cracks. Deadlines aren’t missed. Pending items are always resolved. Loops are closed. There is no re-reading, re-thinking, reprocessing. Inboxes are empty, and multiple to-do lists are integrated into a single, consolidated system.

You’ll sleep well at night, knowing that everything is under control, and you’re on top of everything. Your life will never be the same. Guaranteed.

Based on Laura’s business book of the same title, emerging leaders and high potentials will learn how to achieve peak performance in the workplace. In this competitive economy, just being able to do your job is no longer enough. Competence is expected; you’ve got to be SuperCompetent to get an edge.

Whether you’re an employee, an entrepreneur, a team leader, or all of the above, SuperCompetent will give you proven methods to reach your and your team’s maximum potential and achieve breakthrough results. You’ll get to your productive best by mastering six keys to peak performance

What separates an average salesperson from a high-performing salesperson?

They spend more time on activities that produce sales and less time on those that don’t. Simple concept? Yes, but difficult to implement in reality, because most traditional sales training doesn’t focus on productivity, and “old school” time management techniques have little application for the salesperson.

In this session, you’ll learn “real world” methods to manage your schedule, tasks, devices, follow-ups, and email.

Outline:

  1. Do more of the activities that drive sales (actively selling, prospecting or closing sales)
  2. Do fewer non-income producing activities (delegate, automate, reduce).
  3. Integrate their various tools seamlessly (sync your in-house CRM, email, handheld, tablet, laptop).
  4. Automate administrative activities (manual processing, filing, moving)
  5. Maintain flawless organization systems (effective time, email, and information management).
  6. Follow-up with impeccable accuracy and predictability (workflow systems that track open loops and pending items)
  7. Work efficiently from anywhere (road warriors, mobile office, down time usage)

As an MBA student, Laura Stack was inspired by Peter Drucker’s classic 1969 book The Effective Executive.

But a lot has changed since it was written. And while Drucker’s advice on what to do remains brilliant, he didn’t give much detail on the how. This keynote detailing how today’s leaders and managers can obtain profitable, productive results with their time by managing the intersection of two critical values: effectiveness and efficiency.

Effectiveness, Stack says, is identifying and achieving the best objectives for your organization—doing the right things. Efficiency is accomplishing them with the least amount of time, effort, and cost—doing things right. If you’re not clear on both, you’re wasting your time. As Drucker put it, “There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.”

Stack identifies twelve practices that will enable leaders to be effective and efficient, grouped into three areas where they spend their time, called 3T Leadership: Strategic Thinking (Business), Teamwork (Employees), andTactics (Self). For each practice, Stack offers advice from her 25 years in the trenches, working with thousands of leaders globally. You’ll receive scores of new ideas on how you, your team, and your organization can boost productivity.

Using a fun, fast-paced, game-show format, your audience members will compete over the bragging rights to the title “THE (your meeting here) PRODUCTIVITY PRO!” Using whole-audience techniques and multi-media, everyone will be involved, all the while building stronger teams and learning what it takes to be productive in today’s busy workplaces. You can expect musical instruments, videos, songs, audience interaction, shouting, prizes, and attendees up on stage. But it’s not ALL fun and games! Great content is added to the fun—all customized around the performance focus areas YOU want to highlight for your meeting.

Areas of expertise

  • Priority & Time Management
  • Productivity Improvement
  • Organization
  • Leadership Development
  • Team Building
  • Sales
  • Employee Training
  • Stress Management
  • Work Life Balance
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