Time Management Expert, Event Speaker: Mark Lamendola

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Gene Roddenberry called space the final frontier. In truth, time is the final frontier. Your ability to manage time determines whether you control the events around you--or those events control you.
Today is --are you making it count? Good time management opens new horizons, empowers you to achieve your goals, and lowers your stress levels.

I am a time management expert. I will show you the secrets of warp speed working. I will show you how you can do 72 hours of work in 8 hours--and get it done better.

Time management is my favorite topic, because people tell me they are putting the principles to work and seeing great results.

You, too, can see great results. Let me show you how.

I will show you the common fallacies that undermine most efforts to manage time, and I'll show you how to use time wisely. From my seminar--which will pay for itself within weeks or possibly days--you will learn such important things as:
  • How to control time and events, rather than letting them control you.
  • Why "multitasking" can actually cost you time, and what to do about that.
  • Why focusing on filing fritters time away, and what to do about that.
  • Why the complex systems commonly espoused as time management tools simply don't work for most people.
  • The over-riding concepts that give you those "ah-ha!" moments for effective time management.
  • Simple strategies and terrific techniques that will work for you.

In short, I will show you how to get results rather than just try something that "seems" right. You can spin your wheels, or you can get traction. My tires stick to the road, and yours will, too.

Audiences

These audiences benefit from my time management presentations:
  • Authors
  • Church and civic groups
  • Construction managers
  • Doctors
  • Educators
  • Engineers
  • Executives
  • Facilities managers
  • IT managers
  • Maintenance managers and technicians
  • Middle managers
  • Operations managers
  • Project managers
  • Sales people
  • Volunteers
  • Webmasters
 

Credentials

I am noted for handling an immense amount of work, and doing it well.

People often ask me, "Do you ever sleep?" The answer, of course, is yes. What they don't know, but you will, is how to make the most of the limited time you have. If you want a peek at some of the things I have to say, hop on Google or Yahoo and search for:

Mark+Lamendola+Time+Manage

Look through the hundreds of results, and you will find interviews of me in publications you will recognize (for example, Better Homes and Gardens and Women's Day). I've also been interviewed by dozens of online publishers, editors of professional organization newsletters, university students, and other people who were looking for outstanding advice on time management and found it when they talked with me.

The thing is, they got some good information by interviewing me for their article or research project. Think of what you would get by having me speak at your event. And it's not a memory dump. I don't try to impress the audience with how many tips I can tell them in the allotted time. That would be a waste of their time now, wouldn't it?

If you want a knowledgeable, engaging speaker who can impart real value at your next conference, contact me. What if you don't have a conference you need a speaker for, but do have time management problems in your organization? I can come to where you are and provide a time management seminar just for you!

Here's a bit of background on me:

Mark has an MBA and an electrical engineering degree. He is a Certified Professional Manager and  Certified Project Manager. He’s the recipient of over 50 awards and citations, and has over 6,500 articles in print or online.

In addition to operating several profitable Websites, Mark is also a freelance author and public speaker. Additionally, he has held several key positions in professional associations.

Mark was an editor for EC&M Magazine for 6 years. Before that, he held positions as a plant engineer, maintenance manager, project manager, and project engineer. In graduate school, Mark was known for annihilating workloads.

He has served in executive positions in various organizations, including:

  • IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers). His Chairmanship led his 1700 member Section to garner 3 of 4 possible Region awards. That was the first time they'd won an award in 20 years. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and was named the Outstanding Member of Region 5 (one of the 10 regions in the world).
  • Regent of  the Institute of Professional Managers,
  • Board Member of Lake Erie College's Alumni Association
  • Assistant Director of the 7x24 Exchange, Midwest Chapter, which has consistently rated as having "the best conferences and programs" every year since 1996.

He's been on Microsoft's Advisory Panel (some of his work appears in the Microsoft Solutions Center) and is currently the Chairman of the IEEE Computer Society, Kansas City Chapter. Mark has run Special Interest Groups in Mensa. He is listed in Who's Who in American Business, Lexington Who's Who, and min's Who's Who in Publishing.

Mark's presentations have garnered high marks and return invitations. He is passionate about helping others succeed.

Partial list of presentation clients:

  • American Urological Association
  • Fluke Corporation
  • IEEE Kansas City Section
  • International Facility Management Association
  • Intertec Electric Show, and Electric Show West
  • NETA
  • PACE
  • Satellite Healthcare

Fees

I offer two types of seminars: virtual and in person.

Virtual Seminars
 
Over the past few years, I have been reluctant to travel for speaking engagements, because doing so involves wasting huge amounts of time. It's rather cheeky of someone to accept payment for telling you how to save time while burning hours standing in line at airports. Thus, I now offer virtual seminars in addition to in person ones.
How these work
  • I will call into a conference line that you set up.
  • I will present for 30 minutes. This is the length that most appears to maximize client ROI.
  • You will need a moderator at your end, to "handle the mike." These presentations are interactive, to keep people focused and learning.
  • If you want visuals, I will send those ahead of time.
  • Yes, I will comment on specific problems. I do not believe in "one size fits all," so my comments will not take the form of canned "solutions."
  • Yes, I am available for weekend presentations.

Virtual Seminar Fee

  • 30 minute talk: $350.
  • Q&A: A 20-minute Q&A session is included in the price.

I bill only for the time agreed upon in advance. There are no surprise billings.

In Person Seminars
 
In Person Fees
  • Luncheons or dinner meetings (45 minutes to an hour). $700.
  • Full presentation (90 minutes). $1,200.
  • Extended presentation (2 hrs): $1,800.
  • Three hour workshop: $2100.
Why I don't offer full-day workshops or multi-day seminars. These are a waste of time. People will absorb only so much. Some people don't mind bloating out what is really a one-hour presentation, but I do.

Expenses
  • If you are within a 2 hour drive of Kansas City, my expenses are included in the fee.
  • Travel to either coast is an additional $150 per day of total time (typically, this works out to $300).
  • Travel in between these points will depend on your exact location. Chicago, for example, is an extra $50.

Cost-reducer

Here's an offer for any group that has video equipment. If you will make a 5-minute professional quality video of me presenting to your group, you will get a significant price reduction (contact me to negotiate).

Speaking Style

I use an interactive, informal style. I do not believe in "death by PowerPoint." I normally begin by asking individuals why they are at this presentation and why the topic is important to them.

My focus is on entertaining and informing my audience--meeting their needs. I do not overwhelm with data or try to provide a memory dump. Instead, I help people understand key concepts, remember principles, and take away specifics they can use right away. And I make them feel good about it.

Contact

Thank you for your interest! You can contact Mark Lamendola at:

comments @ mindconnection.com or 913-831-7483.

Before you write or call, here's a tip to help you manage your time!

Think about:

  • Who the audience is, or who the audiences are.
  • The needs of the audience.
  • The goals you are trying to satisfy with this presentation.
  • Whether you can piggyback a consultation or added presentations on this one.

Articles

Over the years, I've accrued a significant number of tips on saving time and increasing productivity. You can see them here:

And here's a resource I came across. It's worth taking a look:

A great way many businesses are managing time is using software. There are many forms of time and attendance software that allow managers to track and monitor employees time usage.