Personal Productivity Skills Training Course Material


Get all the training course materials needed to present your own personal productivity skills training course.

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  • Brand as your own, just add your logo.
  • 51 Powerpoint slides, to deliver the course.
  • 27-page facilitator manual, to help you deliver the course.
  • 72-page participant manual, to guide learning.
  • 8 train-the-trainer guides, to add extra value.
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How to present your own training courses on personal productivity skills

You’re looking to present a training course on personal productivity. That’s understandable.

But you don’t have all the content needed.

And, you don’t have the time to create everything from scratch.

That’s frustrating.

Is there an easier way?

A way to get all the content required to meet the needs of your audience.

And, brand everything as your own.


You can now use these training course materials to present your own training courses on personal productivity skills.

This personal productivity skills training course meets the challenges faced by line staff, human resource professionals, general managers, and senior executives by exploring ways to improve their productivity.

Learning objectives

At the end of this training course your participants will be able to:

  • Maximize personal productivity.
  • Use planning techniques to prioritize activities based on what is important.
  • Overcome procrastination by setting SMART objectives.
  • Remove obstacles to personal productivity.

Course overview

Top business people have something in common: They are usually more productive in what they do than their competition.

This productivity emanates from a better understanding of what they excel at and possessing the skills necessary to effectively manage their time.

This course targets people serious about expanding their personal productivity, and who are ready to bring their learning to the next level.

Course outline

Below, we break down how you can present the 5 key sections of this training course.

1. Grab your audience’s attention with a great introduction

Building personal productivity is exciting as it will make a significant difference in the lives of your audience.

For so many of us, personal productivity is an aspiration. We know that we need to improve our skills. We may even know what we need to do. But. often we just never get even close to this dream.

To better understand what’s required, you can use the content provided to explore examples of productivity in action.

2. Engage them with your discussions about personal productivity

Managing our time is one of the fundamental steps in a journey to higher productivity.

Experience shows that for a time management system to be useful specific criteria are needed. To illustrate, a successful time management must be:

  • Functional (it must meet its purpose).
  • It must be simple.
  • It should be portable.
  • you need to use it.

You’re well on your way and now you will use the content provided to:

  • Focus on time management.
  • Discuss the benefits of effective time management techniques.

3. Guide your audience on proactive versus reactive work

With your introduction complete, it’s time to explore proactive versus reactive work.

Use the content provided to examine the role of planning.

With a better understanding of proactive versus reactive work, it’s time to broaden the discussion to the critical concepts of urgency versus importance.

You may want to add industry-specific examples to the content to improve learning.

4. Zoom in on overcoming procrastination

Overcoming procrastination requires stress management skills, especially when we do not know how to avoid it.

One of the best ways to reach your audience is to use the content to explore fundamental aspects like making commitments, crisis management, and SMART objectives.

Simply put, this section helps your audience feel more connected to the content. It will also offer them more practical skills to apply in their lives.

5. Inspire your audience by discussing how to avoid obstacles

Avoiding obstacles is key to success.

It directly impacts how productive a person will be, how successful they are at managing situations, and how they best manage their time.

Let’s explore how you can share this skill with your audience.

Use the content provided to:

  • Examine clarity and delegation skills..
  • Discuss how to remove obstacles to personal productivity.

So what does all this mean for your audience?

Avoiding and managing expectations will help them be more productive and maximize their time as a result.

What you’ll get

  • 51 Powerpoint slides, to deliver the course.
  • 27-page facilitator manual, to help you deliver the course.
  • 72-page participant manual, to guide learning.
  • 8 train-the-trainer guides, to add extra value.
  • Practical exercises, to enhance all learning.
  • Further reading list, for your course participants.
  • Course evaluation form, tests, and action plan.
  • Easy to present, no experience required.

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  • Training icebreakers.
  • How to select training materials.
  • Training games.
  • How to increase participation.
  • Learning how to improve your questioning skills.
  • How to improve your listening skills.
  • Learn how to deal with difficult people.
  • How to evaluate training courses.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between proactive and reactive work?

Proactive work - concentrates on making things happen.

  • Developing plans and schedules
  • Focusing on key tasks
  • Achieving deadlines and targets
  • Managing projects

Reactive work, on the other hand, is concerned with dealing with the immediate and urgent issues that usually arrive in an unplanned manner.

What are the benefits of productivity?

The benefits of productivity are:

  • Increased motivation
  • Decreased stress
  • Achievement of objectives
  • Reward and recognition

Benefits accruing to the team include:

  • Better working environment
  • Faster achievement of objectives
  • Recognition and reward
  • Motivation
  • Enhanced teamwork

Benefits accruing to the organization include:

  • Improved productivity
  • Lower costs
  • Corporate image enhancement
  • Happier and more focused employees

What critical information should be in a time management system?

The critical information contained in a time management system should be:

  • Appointments
  • Dated deadlines
  • Project information
  • Key tasks
  • Work in progress and to do
  • Contact lists
  • Financial logs
  • Ideas and notes
  • Personal information

What are the pitfalls associated with using time management systems?

The pitfalls related to using time management systems are:

Disorganized System

  • Can't find anything
  • Connectivity is absent
  • Clarity is impossible

Perfect System

  • Too much time spent maintaining the system

What is the difference between essential events and urgent actions?

  • Important events have an outcome that leads to the achievement of your goals.
  • Urgent actions demand immediate attention and are often associated with the accomplishment of someone else's goals.

Why do people procrastinate?

People procrastinate as:

  • A response to stress that accompanies difficult or challenging tasks
  • A habit that has formed over time
  • Poor or no prioritization
  • Poor or no planning

What positive steps can I do to avoid procrastination?

Positive steps you can take include:

  • Take ownership of your procrastination.
  • Do something to get things moving.
  • Remove the fear of failure from standing in the way of your effectiveness.
  • Start today - right now!

What are the many reasons why crises occur?

Crises occur from a:

  • Failure to recognize an initial crisis
  • Under-estimation of time requirements
  • No contingency plan in place
  • No follow-up after a delegation of tasks

What are SMART criteria?

SMART criteria are:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Relevant
  • Time-bound

Can you give me examples of SMART objectives?

Examples include:

  • Sell $1000,000 of personal productivity training manuals by 31st December 2022
  • Increase widget production by team A by 20% by the end of this year
  • Increase the cost efficiency of the Ma-Ex project by 20% by 1st January 2022
  • Decrease the time to respond to customer queries by 15 minutes by the end of quarter 3
  • By saving 10% of my pocket money, I will be the owner of a new Apple iPad by January 2022

How can I rate my productivity?

You can rate your productivity by knowing:

  • What exactly are your objectives?
  • Are you aware of how your productivity is measured?
  • How certain are you that you are spending your time doing the right things?

What is the primary relationship between communication and productivity?

Communication and productivity should be:

  • On-time
  • Relevant
  • Reliable
  • Coherent

Can I customize these training materials and use them as my own?

Yes. We allow the full customization of our course materials.

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