Written by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore

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it" and "It gets done". 3. Manage Meetings A meeting is when two or more people get together to exchange common information. What could be simpler? Yet, it can one ofrepparttar biggest time wasters we must endure. Before a meeting ask, "Is it necessary?" and "Am I necessary?" Ifrepparttar 102101 answers to either are "no", consider not havingrepparttar 102102 meeting or excusing yourself from attending. Then prepare a written agenda forrepparttar 102103 meeting with times assigned for each item along with a starting time and ending time. Circulaterepparttar 102104 written agenda among those who will be attending. There is no sense in holding a meeting by ambush. Let people know in advance what is to be discussed. 4. Handle Paper It's easy to get buried today inrepparttar 102105 blizzard of paperwork around us. The average person receives around 150 communications each day via email, telephone, hard mail, memos, circulars, faxes, etc. A lot of time is wasted going throughrepparttar 102106 same pile of paper day after day and correcting mistakes when things slip throughrepparttar 102107 cracks. Try to handlerepparttar 102108 paper once and be done with it. If it is something that can be done in a minute or two, do it and be done. If it is notrepparttar 102109 best use of your time, delegate it. If it is going to take some time to complete, schedule ahead in your day calendar onrepparttar 102110 day you think you might get to it and then put it away. 5. Run a Time Log If you want to manage it, you have to measure it. A Time Log is a simple yet powerful tool to create a photo album sort of overview of how your time is actually being spent duringrepparttar 102111 day. Simply make an ongoing record of your time as you spend it. Recordrepparttar 102112 activity,repparttar 102113 time spent on it, and thenrepparttar 102114 rating using A, B, C, and D as described in #1 above. Some examples of how your time might be spent: Made telephone calls, 35 minutes, A; Answered emails, 48 minutes, B; Attended staff meeting, 55 minutes, C. Run this for a few days to get a good picture of how your time is being spent. Then analyzerepparttar 102115 information. Add up allrepparttar 102116 A, B, C, and D time. Most discover a lot of their time is being spent on C and D items that have little or no value. Finally, take action steps to reducerepparttar 102117 C and D items to give you more time forrepparttar 102118 really important things in your life.

Dr. Donald E. Wetmore, a full-time Professional Speaker, is one of the foremost experts on Time Management and the author of "Beat the Clock" and "Organizing Your Life". If you would like to receive a free copy of his humorous article, "You Just Might be a Workaholic", email your request now for "might" to:

THE UGLY TRUTH: About your Job - Career - Future

Written by Oscar Bruce

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Michael Leaven said: In his book, Guerrilla P.R., "ability to use language persuasively, is arguablyrepparttar most important attribute. Verbal communications isrepparttar 102100 #1 key to personal and business success."

FUTURIST, Rolf Jensen: director ofrepparttar 102101 Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies. "We are inrepparttar 102102 twilight of a society based on personal communication skills." Society will place new value onrepparttar 102103 language of persuasion. Specialists inrepparttar 102104 art of inspiring human emotions will be in demand. Companies will recruit people based on how they express their ideas.

Advanced Conversation Skills Coach: Oscar Bruce in his book WINNING WORDS WINNING WAYS asserts that "With a strong command of language you will go farther and get ahead faster."

Give Yourself The Edge:

At a time when people are being laid off at an expected rate, give yourselfrepparttar 102105 edge when it comes to keeping your current job or being first to get a new job.

Oscar Bruce helps people upgrade their conversation skills. His books are considered the field-manuals for getting through life unscathed & undefeated. He free shares many useful techniques at You can also write to_ High Profile PO Box 725, Burnet TX 78611 Phone 512-715-0157

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