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  • Business Skills Training

    project_managementInterSource offers live instructor-led courses on all important operations-related skills, including Communications, Customer Service, Human Resources, Marketing, Team Building and Writing

    These live classes are offered via a Web interface.

  • About Business Skills

    Business Skills relate to communication used to promote a product, service, or organization; relay information within the business; or deal with legal and similar issues. It is also a means of relying between a supply chain, for example the consumer and manufacturer.

    Business Communication is known simply as "Communications." It encompasses a variety of topics, including Marketing, Branding, Customer relations, Consumer behaviour, Advertising,

    Public relations, Corporate communication, Community engagement, Research & Measurement, Reputation management, Interpersonal communication, Employee engagement, Online communication, and Event management. It is closely related to the fields of professional communication and technical communication.

    In business, the term communications encompasses various channels of communication, including the Internet, Print (Publications), Radio, Television, Ambient media, Outdoor, and Word of mouth.

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  • Course Details Business Skills

    Classes are offered via a live web conference. For detailed course outlines and scheduled classes, please see below.

    Online classes are never cancelled due to low enrollment. The instructors who teach our online classes are no less than outstanding, and each has years of practical and training experience.

    InterSource clients are active globally. Live web courses are priced in US dollars, and run during Eastern Standard Time (New York) business hours. We also run live web conference classes during European business hours, which can be invoiced in local currencies. For further information please contact us on +41 (22) 958 0114.

Time Management and Productivity for Professionals

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Course duration

  • 1 day

Course Benefits

  • Take control of your day using practical strategies, tools, and hacks.
  • Develop clear, achievable goals.
  • Prioritize tasks based on urgency and importance.
  • Plan your day using goal-oriented scheduling tools.
  • Apply time-blocking strategies to get more done in less time.
  • Build a personalized plan for reducing distractions and optimizing your workspace.
  • Improve workflow and manage your email efficiently.
  • Employ deep work systems to accomplish better results.
  • Increase your willpower and establish rituals for long-term success.

Course Outline

  1. Getting Started
    1. Workshop Objectives
    2. Activity: Self-Reflection
  2. Setting SMART Goals
    1. The Three P's
    2. Activity: The Three P's
    3. The SMART Way
    4. Activity: SMART Goals
    5. Prioritizing Your Goals
    6. Visualization
    7. Activity: Visualization
    8. Case Study
    9. Review Questions
  3. Prioritizing Your Time
    1. The 80/20 Rule
    2. Activity: The 80/20 Rule
    3. The Urgent/Important Matrix
    4. Activity: Urgent/Important Matrix
    5. Identifying Timewasters
    6. Being Assertive
    7. Activity: Being Assertive
    8. Case Study
    9. Review Questions
  4. Planning Wisely
    1. Creating Your Productivity Planner
    2. Maximizing the Power of Your Productivity Planner
    3. The Glass Jar: Rocks, Pebbles, Sand, and Water
    4. Chunk, Block, and Tackle
    5. Activity: Chunk, Block, Tackle
    6. Daily Scheduling
    7. Activity: Daily Scheduling
    8. Case Study
    9. Review Questions
  5. Tackling Procrastination and Distractions
    1. Productivity Roadblocks
    2. Activity: Productivity Roadblocks
    3. Nine Ways to Overcome Procrastination
    4. Eat That Frog!
    5. Activity: Eat That Frog!
    6. Ready, Fire, Aim!
    7. Case Study
    8. Review Questions
  6. Crisis Prevention and Management
    1. Crisis Prevention Checklist
    2. Activity: Crisis Prevention and Management Checklists
    3. Creating a Checklist
    4. Activity: Checklists
    5. Lessons Learned
    6. Case Study
    7. Review Questions
  7. Organizing Your Workspace
    1. De-clutter
    2. Activity: De-clutter Your Workspace
    3. Managing Workflow
    4. Activity: Managing Workflow
    5. Dealing with E-mail
    6. Activity: Email Tips
    7. Review Questions
  8. Delegating Made Easy
    1. When to Delegate
    2. To Whom Should You Delegate?
    3. How Should You Delegate?
    4. Keeping Control
    5. The Importance of Full Acceptance
    6. Activity: Delegation
    7. Case Study
    8. Review Questions
  9. Setting a Ritual
    1. Willpower
    2. Activity: Willpower
    3. Willpower Hacks
    4. What is a Ritual?
    5. Ritualizing Daily Tasks
    6. Activity: Ritualizing Daily Tasks
    7. Using Rituals to Maximize Time
    8. Activity: Triggers
    9. Activity: Deep Work
    10. Case Study
    11. Review Questions
  10. Meeting Management
    1. Do We Need To Meet? Establishing the Meeting Purpose
    2. Participants
    3. Building the Agenda
    4. Keeping Things on Track
    5. Making Sure the Meeting Was Worthwhile
    6. Case Study
    7. Review Questions
  11. Wrapping Up
    1. Words from the Wise

Class Materials

Each student will receive a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Since its founding in 1995, InterSource has been providing high quality and highly customized training solutions to clients worldwide. With over 500 course titles constantly updated and numerous course customization and creation possibilities, we have the capability to meet your I.T. training needs.
Instructor-led courses are offered via a live Web connection, at client sites throughout Europe, and at our Geneva Training Center.
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