Public Workshop "How to be a Productivity Ninja" (Manchester)
Friday, 13 November 2015 from 14:00 to 15:30 (GMT)
Information overload is a big problem. We’re all overwhelmed with the amount of information and potential distraction we face in our work. It’s no longer enough to just focus on your time management: it’s time to think about how you manage your attention and focus, your projects and actions and your choices and habits. A Productivity Ninja™ is calm and prepared, but also skilled and ruthless in how he or she deals with the enemy that is information overload. This 1.5 hour seminar will show you how to keep a zen-like calm as well as an agile ruthlessness, just like a Productivity Ninja. The ticket price includes a signed copy of Graham Allcott's best-selling "How to be a Productivity Ninja" book!
Who Should Attend?
Applicable to anyone whose role involves independent decision-making and organising information (as opposed to manual or automated roles).
What You'll Learn
- The 9 characteristics of the Productivity Ninja™
- How to stop email and the internet taking up your whole day
- Beating procrastination
- How to replace demoralising lists with a more productive personal productivity system
- Fighting distraction and interruption
- Staying focused, on task, and “in the zone”
- Replacing constant fire-fighting and confusion with a purposeful structure and plan
- Managing your energy, concentration and motivation in a sustainable way
- Individual action-planning and some facilitated group discussion so that you leave the session with some practical tools to boost your productivity, reduce your stress-levels and ultimately make things happen in your work and life.
What You'll Do
Individual action-planning and some facilitated group discussion so that you leave the session with some practical tools to boost your productivity, reduce your stress-levels and ultimately make things happen in your work and life.
Reflection, inspiration, motivation and new ideas to try out, plus individual action plans to develop Ninja-level productivity skills.
Length/Format - 90 minute session from 2pm-3.30pm
There's no need to bring anything with you for this session - just yourself!
When & Where
Productivity Ninja: Katy Bateson (Mob: 07860 608 732)
Having over ten years’ experience in teaching early years, teenagers and adults (ranging from 2 to 70!) in a variety of settings – I have managed, organised and supported people to enhance their own productivity, communication skills and self-confidence. In 2011 I founded my own improvisation company and we have since performed around the UK and in Ireland. I bring the improvisation mind set into all my teaching – saying yes, looking after your team mates and following the fun! I have worked for the private sector, local government and within the NHS, meaning that I understand the pressures and demands of the modern workplace. I have been snowed under by emails, clocked up hours in meetings and not had enough hours in the working day so I know how you feel! This experience enables me to ensure that people get the most out of their training and walk away feeling like a new person.
Why I do it
I believe that everyone has the right to work in a safe, positive and encouraging environment. I’ve worked to unrealistic deadlines, in unhappy environments and without the support I needed. I don’t think that anyone deserves to have to work in these conditions. We all have the right to enjoy our work and to have the tools we need to work productively, efficiently and happily! I aim to give people these tools, positive feedback and a smile!
Having worked as a Zoo Keeper, Nursery Nurse, Drama Teacher and an Administrator with a Biomedical Science degree thrown in, I definitely have a varied CV! As an improvisation teacher and performer I am used to thinking on my feet in front of an audience which comes in handy as productivity ninja. My productivity journey began when I accidentally stumbled across Graham’s book, “How to be a productivity ninja” and the world of productivity opened up to me. It was as if a light had been turned on and after years of being organised in the midst of chaos it gave me the tools to become proactive rather than reactive. Working productively allows me to work to the best of my ability and still have time to put my feet up!