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Managing Time: Tips to Help You Spend Less Time Doing More! Powerful Sales Performance Time can’t be managed! The title “Tips to help you spend less time doing more” is not about “Time Management!" Time cannot actually be managed; it passes by effectively without any management from anyone. However, the skills of planning, objective setting and prioritising together with a slice of self- discipline can help us all to be more effective. The best focus for all of us is to manage our actions to ensure that each day we are moving (sometimes slowly but inexorably) towards the things that make us successful. Time to Organise Time to Plan Planning, however is of little use without the time In order for this to happen we need time to plan to organise. The modern business world has many and a good way to start is to visualise your long hazards for our carefully planned day, e-mail being term picture of success and put it in writing. one of the most pernicious! Then work out some logical stage goals along Try not to open new emails until at least mid- the way: Start with what you want to have morning - until you have made at least some achieved by the end of 2009, then move on to progress on your planned workload. what you want to have achieved in three months time and then break that picture into the actions If necessary switch off your e-mail system while that you must complete before the end of the you make progress and set 30 minute islands of month. time - one in the morning, one in the afternoon and one late in the day to deal with that day's e-mail Spend the first 15 minutes of the day planning traffic. the day ahead, focus on no more than three main priorities for the day. Lock into these actions and do your best to manage interruptions. Think how good it will feel to achieve these priorities. For more information contact: email@example.com MERCURI INTERNATIONAL www.mercuri.net Tel: 01932 844 855 Managing Time: Tips to Help You Spend Less Time Doing More! Powerful Sales Performance Time to deliver Time to Relax Now that you are organised it's time to kick-start If we value our working time in this way then we the actions. Remember, as a professional your will find work more rewarding and enjoyable, but reputation relies on you delivering to both of course we still need time to rest and relax! external and internal clients, you need time to deliver! Block out when you will take your holidays during Reserve two hours early in the day specifically the year. Remember when the Bank Holidays to enable you to deliver a proposal, an answer happen and ensure that you spread your holiday to a query, a presentation to a client or a time so that you do not have months at a time resolution to a complaint! without “recharging the batteries”. This builds a sense of achievement and When you have a day off resist the temptation to motivation giving you the momentum to tackle open your briefcase, switch on your laptop, visit other issues. the office or check e-mails. The objective of a Time to Manage day off is to get totally away from the business. Whether you manage others or not, you need You will feel cheated and risk your future time to manage activities, tasks, progress effectiveness if you succumb to temptation! towards goals or even yourself! Value your time and ensure that you get some uninterrupted concentration time every day. If necessary agree with your colleagues a signal in your office or at your desk which lets them know when you are available and not. Ensure that meetings (both internal and external) are well organised and have a time limit, remember you could be doing other things! We only have 86400 seconds in a day so spend them wisely. We have all heard the phrase 'time is money' so budget your time accordingly. At a rate of £1 per minute, a three-hour meeting of three colleagues costs £540. Justify this as you would an external spend of £540. For more information contact: MERCURI INTERNATIONAL firstname.lastname@example.org www.mercuri.net Tel: 01932 844 855
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