Written by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore

In my Time Management seminars which have conducted for more than 100,000 people from aroundrepparttar globe, I show people how to get more done in less time, with less stress; to help them have more time forrepparttar 102103 things they want to do in their work and business lives.

If you can recapture a wasted hour here and there and redirect it to a more productive use, you can make great increases in your daily productivity.

Here are five ofrepparttar 102104 techniques I share in our Time Management seminars, each one of which will help you to get at least one more hour out of your day of additional productive time.

1. Maintain Balance. Your life consists of Seven Vital Areas: Health, Family, Financial, Intellectual, Social, Professional, and Spiritual. You will not spend equal amounts of time in each area or time every day in each area. But, if inrepparttar 102105 long run, you are spending a sufficient quantity and quality of time in each area, then your life will be balanced. But ignore any one of your areas, (never mind two or three!) and you will get out of balance and potentially sabotage your success. Fail to take time now for your health and you will have to take time for illness later on. Ignore your family and then may leave you and cost you a lot of time to re-establish relationships.

2. Getrepparttar 102106 Power ofrepparttar 102107 Pen. A faint pen has more power thanrepparttar 102108 keenest mind. Get intorepparttar 102109 habit of writing things to do down using one tool (a Day-Timer, pad of paper, Palm Pilot, etc.) Your mind is best used forrepparttar 102110 big picture rather than allrepparttar 102111 details. The details are important, but manage them withrepparttar 102112 pen. If you want to manage it you have to measure it first. Writing things down helps you to more easily remember all that you need to accomplish.

3. Do Daily Planning. It is said that people do not plan to fail but a lot of people fail to plan. Takerepparttar 102113 time each night to take control ofrepparttar 102114 most precious resource at your command,repparttar 102115 next twenty-four hours. Plan your work and then work your plan each day. Write up a To Do list with all you have to's and all of your want to's for your next day. Without a plan forrepparttar 102116 day, you can easily get distracted, spending your time servingrepparttar 102117 loudest voice rather than attending torepparttar 102118 most important things for your day that will enhance your productivity.

Ron Sathoff's Speaker Tips

Written by Ron Sathoff

It seems like a lot of old public speaking books seem to believe inrepparttar strategy of tellingrepparttar 102102 audience a joke atrepparttar 102103 beginning of a speech in order to breakrepparttar 102104 ice.

That isn't a bad idea, but it won't work if you JUST tell a joke. Rather, make sure that your joke (or story, or example) fits in withrepparttar 102105 topic of your speech. It's my belief that speeches should be unified from beginning to end. That means that everything should relate to your main point.

In other words, if you use a joke or story, use one that will introduce your topic and main point. This kind of joke will be much more powerful than one that is just funny.

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