Laura Stack

Laura Stack, MBA, CSP, is a personal productivity expert, author, and professional speaker who helps busy workers Leave the Office Earlier with Maximum Results in Minimum Time.

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Laura Stack, MBA, CSP, is a personal productivity expert, author, and professional speaker who helps busy workers Leave the Office Earlier with Maximum Results in Minimum Time. She is the president of The Productivity Pro, Inc., a time management training firm specializing in productivity improvement in high-stress organizations. Since 1992, Laura has presented keynotes and seminars on improving output, lowering stress, and saving time in todays workplaces. She is one of a handful of professional speakers whose business focuses solely on time management and productivity topics. Laura is a high-energy, high-content speaker, who educates, entertains, and motivates professionals to improve workplace productivity.

Laura is the bestselling author of four published books, including SuperCompetent: The Six Keys to Perform at Your Productive Best (Wiley, 2010); The Exhaustion Cure (Broadway Books, 2008), Find More Time (Broadway Books, 2006), and the bestselling Leave the Office Earlier (Broadway Books, 2004), which was hailed as the best of the bunch by the New York Times and listed on the June 2004 Book Sense Business & Economics Bestseller list. Leave the Office Earlier has been published in seven countries and in five foreign languages, including Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese, and Italian. She is also a contributor to two of the popular Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Lauras popular monthly electronic newsletter has subscribers in 38 countries. She is a Certified Specialist in Microsoft Office Outlook.

Widely regarded as one of the leading experts in the field of employee productivity and workplace issues, she has been featured nationally on the CBS Early Show, CNN, NPR, Bloomberg, NBC TV, WB News, the New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, the WashingtonPost.com, the Chicago Tribune, O Magazine, SELF, Me, Working Mother magazine, Entrepreneur magazine, Readers Digest, Womans Day, and Parents magazine. Laura has been a spokesperson for Microsoft, 3M, and Day-Timers, and she is the creator of The Productivity Pro line of Day-Timer planning system. Her client list includes top Fortune 500 companies, including Starbucks, Wal-Mart, Microsoft, IBM, GM, MillerCoors, the Denver Broncos, Lockheed Martin, Wells Fargo, and Time Warner, plus a multitude of associations and governmental agencies.

Laura holds an MBA in Organizational Management (University of Colorado, 1991), integrating the importance of productivity in business with employee retention and satisfaction. She is the Vice President of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and is the recipient of the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, NSAs highest earned designation.

Laura lives with her husband and three children in Denver, Colorado.

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April 15, 2010 in Sioux Falls, SD

What a great conference! The evaluation responses were excellent and I’m excited to provide this sample of what attendees had to say about this conference. Overall trainer rating – 4.97 (on a scale of 5) Overall content rating – 4.76 Overall learning experience – 4.83 “Laura was a great presenter, very entertaining and informative!” “Great conference! I have already set up my tickler files!” “I loved the real world scenarios and have already implemented several time saving ideas!” “This was one of the most useful seminars I have attended.”

Gayle V · Sioux Empire Society for Human Resource Management

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What To Do When There???s Too Much to Do: Reduce Tasks, Increase Results, and Save 90 Minutes a Day Laura’s EFFICIENCY keynote teaches you to invest your time and energy into what will yield the most impactful results. Laura Stack shows how to hone in on high-value tasks, protect the time to do them, focus on their execution, and organize around the stuff that really matters. Her innovative, step-by-step Productivity Workflow Formula (PWF) allows you to spend less time and achieve greater results than you ever thought possible.

YOU Can Be a ProductivityPro??! This is Laura’s flagship keynote that combines key concepts from her multiple books and 18 years of experience into a comprehensive 45 to 75-minute presentation. Time management, prioritization, scheduling, concentration, organization,email, workflow, processing, and systems are all covered to help your attendees achieve Maximum Results in Minimum Time®. Your participants will gain scores of new ideas from “The Productivity Pro”® on increasing output without increasing effort and performing at their matchless best! This interactive, entertaining, high-energy program involves multiple segments customized to your group, multi-media,singing, and an audience-participation game show!

The Exhaustion Cure UP Your Energy From LOW to GO in 21 Days Based on Laura's book of the same title (Broadway Books, 2008), this is her energy speech on how to be productive when you can't pick yourself up off the couch. Lack of energy is a common complaint at work and home, and many people sleepwalk through the day, fuzzyheaded and lethargic. Nothing sounds more attractive than putting your head down on your desk for a quick nap. How can you possibly begin that big project requiring high levels of creativity and concentration? If the mere thought of having more energy leaves you totally exhausted, you need this program! Perfect for the pooped. You can know all the productivity tips in the world, but nothing will work if you don't have the energy to give 100 percent. Laura boosts your energy with physiological strategies (such as diet, exercise, and sleep), behavioral strategies (such as tolerations, relaxation, and pacing), and environmental strategies (such as lighting, noise, and clutter). Discover the Energy Bandits that sap your energy every day and learn to fight back with Energy Boosters.

Leave the Office Earlier??: How to Get More Done in Less Time... and Feel Great About It Based on Laura's bestselling book of the same title (Broadway Books, 2004), this is her flagship time management keynote on how to be more productive at work, so you can achieve the same results in less time and leave the office earlier®. In this high-energy, hysterical presentation, Laura shows you how to keep technology from controlling your time; stay focused and concentrate; communicate with your team and boss to improve personal productivity; plug productivity leaks in your day; build consistent personal routines; eliminate annoying time wasters; and improve your personal efficiency. Attendees leave the program laughing and saying, "Oh my goodness, she was looking over my shoulder! Everything she modeled I'm doing!" The ideas in this innovative and thought-provoking program will allow you to reduce the number of hours you work each week without compromising output.

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