What “a-ha” or “mindset shift” did you have from Helene’s keynote, workshop or presentation? I found I was really surprised by the pitfalls of being a mega multi-tasker. I have started making a running list of everything that I need to get done and crossing them off one by one. Instead of trying to do multiple things at once and feeling like I never accomplish anything. I have found sticking to one task at a time, I get it done faster, and seeing my list get red lines through items, makes me realize I am accomplishing more than I gave myself credit for. What is one tactic that you learned (or were reminded to start doing again) that you can immediately begin to implement? the amount of time that we all waste being interrupted. I didn’t notice that it takes not only the time taken during each interruption, but the resulting extra time to get your brain back to focusing on the original task. I have decided since I am constantly interrupted at work (my office is in front where people walk in and out all day) I am going to relocate to an office that has more privacy. What did you like best about Helene’s presentation style? She is very personable, and her approach, sense of humor, and life-like examples really spoke to me.
What “a-ha” or “mindset shift” did you have from Helene’s keynote, workshop or presentation? Mind management- not time management; that no tools will work until you get your mind right. What is one tactic that you learned (or were reminded to start doing again) that you can immediately begin to implement? Thinking through how I choose to spend my time before I start a task; is it something that is in line with my 3 personal or work priorities. What did you like best about Helene’s presentation style? Helene is very down to earth and relatable. If you were the meeting professional who booked Helene, is there anything else you’d like to add about behind-the-scenes communication you had with her or how her presentation met your objective? Helene is super professional, organized, and reliable. We are very glad we booked her!
First, Thank you so much for speaking at the ADCAT Conference. Your session got rave reviews and was a real eye opener! I have already read a few chapters of your book and already feel like I am getting more done. Awareness is everything.
I also wanted to thank you so much for working with us to come up with a fee that our association could afford. It was greatly appreciated and will not be forgotten. You have our full endorsement and we are happy to distribute any materials you like to our mailing list or assist you in any way to get the word out about your great program.
Thanks again and I hope to have the opportunity to work with you again in the near future!
Hi Helene-As I’m sure you’d agree, we all put our reputation on the line when we refer someone, so I followed up with Sasha for her feedback [on your performance]. Congratulations on her response, below. I hope it turns into future business for you!Have a great weekend!Maura ThomasBegin forwarded message:On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 2:22 PM Maura Thomas wrote:Hi Sasha-I understand that you selected Helene for your event, and I was wondering if you’d be willing to share feedback on how it went and how you and your audience received Helene’s presentation?Thank you!Maura ThomasFrom: Sasha FleenorSubject: Re: Feedback? Re: Speaking/Training InquiriesDate: October 13, 2017 at 11:27:12 AM CDTAbsolutely!We have received excellent feedback already for our luncheon on Wednesday. Everyone seemed to love Helene’s energy as well as enjoy her presentation. I have received a few emails from people stating they benefited greatly from her time efficiency presentation.She truly was a joy to have and the board members and members that were able to meet her and speak with her were quite pleased.She made sure we had everything we needed and the event overall was a tremendous success! I can’t thank her enough for taking the time to come out here and work with us so graciously with everything.Thank you for your recommendation, we would love to have her up again.Sasha
Thank you again for your funny and engaging presentation at the Boerne Business Conference. You were most definitely a “hit” with the attendees! I hope that we will be able to have you back soon for a more in depth workshop.
What “a-ha” or “mindset shift” did you have from Helene’s keynote, workshop or presentation? Helene was wonderful! She made me actually think about the number of minutes I was waisting in a day with distractions, like checking my phone. What is one tactic that you learned (or were reminded to start doing again) that you can immediately begin to implement? I learned that multitasking is not the most efficient way to work, and that I needed to devote time to each task without interruptions. What did you like best about Helene’s presentation style? Helene was very interactive. She brought humor and stats that kept the audience interested. If you were the meeting professional who booked Helene, is there anything else you’d like to add about behind-the-scenes communication you had with her or how her presentation met your objective? Helene was incredible to work with! Very professional!
I’ve thought about you so often since we worked together last (school) year! Your time, encouragement, support, help…everything, still mean so much to me…. I have been reading your book for teachers more this summer and am reminded of what I can and cannot do and what is and is not my responsibility. As I mentioned, your words and encouragement help me. I have worked on purging paper and other items and writing out possible schedules for the coming school year….I so hope that you can feel my respect and appreciation for you from Virginia! I wish you all the best!
Seven months after the APDO Conference in London, Liz is still on fire about time management:
I felt the same way that your client did in your story! I didn’t have time to think about time management. I loved your presentation. Brought attention to major deficits with my daily schedule. Clear, precise strategies that are easily implemented into anyone’s schedule.
Time management is a constant battle….Awesome engagement from Helene. Held my attention the entire time!
I felt very overwhelmed with how to get a hold of my priorities and manage my time, but Helene’s framework helped me understand prioritizing and making time work for me. She was very captivating and entertaining – useful and extremely helpful information and tips to get started!
Helene’s simple tools provided guidance on how to run effective business meetings. This alone will save me hours every day!
It was so entertaining while being informative! The time flew!
Gillian Larson (contestant on Survivor: Gabon) had this to say about Helene’s keynote at the NAFE Conference in southern California:
Again – thanks so much for your participation with our conference. It was a huge hit!
Watch these testimonials from London!
Before Helene’s keynote at the APDO Conference in London, I felt overwhelmed – unclear about what and how to prioritize. I now have some concrete strategies to implement and ideas to follow up. I have been inspired to invest more time in my business. Helene gave clear and inspiring advice!
I knew Helene was smart and I now realize just how smart she is. Her insidious plan almost worked – I started down the path of checking out all the links in her after-presentation email, thereby not managing my time! I mean this as a high compliment. Her content is compelling. One tactic that I will immediately implement is at the end of the day, write the top 3 items for the next day’s “to do” list. That way, I start every day knowing what has to be done. Helene could make the closing argument to any jury. And win!
Focused as they are on their own classrooms, teachers are a tough audience during opening in-service meetings. Helene is an ideal presenter at times like these. She offers practical advice for managing stress and being better organized, and her own experience as a teacher creates an empathetic connection with her audience. Helene’s presentation style is entertaining and natural – – she helps teachers “lighten up” not only their moods, but also, through improved efficiency, their workloads.
My take-aways were: Surround yourself with a good team; decide what’s important to you- the measure of a “successful” life is based on what is important to YOU. What I liked best about Helene’s presentation style is she’s energetic, funny, and captured the room’s attention.
Realizing that although I am now retired, there are still projects that need to be time managed was a big “a-ha” for me. To calendar items I want to accomplish and not rely on my memory is a tactic that I learned and will start implementing. What I liked best about Helene’s presentation was her use of analogy to make her points. A helpful approach that promotes recall.
Time management is a continuous juggling act. I learned that it is okay to move time blocks for unexpected work as long as they are addressed. Planning your day at the end of the previous day will assist me in prioritizing my work. I will no longer use valuable time on low priorities until time permits. Excited to read the book “The Inefficiency Assassin” for more ideas on time management and productivity. The training was outstanding.
This workshop helped me realize where my time is being wasted. It helped my team stay focused during planning, and we got more planned….I liked the setup and structure. I enjoyed learning about time management and organizing, then being given time to practice what we learned.
Helene is an engaging speaker – giving useful tips in an illustrative yet succinct manner. I’ll be sure to try her CIA method.
Wow! You have an amazing way of reminding us of what we should already know! Fabulous presentation. Will definitely help me finish a major project I’m working on.
Thank you so much! Your presentation was outstanding! Engaging, inspiring, enthusiastic, liberating, empowering! I have the tools in my toolbox that give me the power to take control of my time and my life. Helene’s stories drive every point home. They are relevant and engaging, and I have learned from her experiences.
“Helene did a phenomenal job from start to finish! I was most grateful for the way that her message motivated and re-energized me to THINK and become better organized. (Helene really made me think about the way I go about completing my daily responsibilities, and I couldn’t believe how much I had let myself fall behind in day-to-day organizational tasks.) And, truthfully, I was surprised to find out that–once I put my mind to it and just did it–I actually use many of the practices Helene outlined (in my day to day life–both personally and professionally). Thank YOU. Your passion shows! And, you’re right; organization brings peace. Thank you for waking me up and recharging my battery.”
“Thank you, Helene, so much for presenting for the second year in a row at AAHCC. Our attendance for the meeting was one of the largest for the year. We received a lot of positive feedback from the membership and attendees. Personally, every time I hear you speak I take something back with me that I can use immediately and save time…..that day. We look forward to having you back next year.”
“In a time crunched world where employees are doing more with less, Helene helped us contemplate on what our biggest priorities are and how to schedule them so we accomplish these first. Helene connected her presentation with our university’s core values and showed employees how to take the time needed to ensure a productive day and an overall much less stressful life.”
“Thanks for the added resources Helene – I thought your demonstration of just how long a minute is was especially compelling – you’d think something like that would dawn on someone after 50 years of experience, but here we are. Thanks again.”
“We brought Helene Segura in as a guest expert for an inaugural education and donation drive. Our three day event included live television, radio remotes, video spots and community seminars. She also conducted a lunch-and-learn with our staff on prioritizing tasks and schedules. Helene appealed to all audiences and “performed” flawlessly. Comments received from seminar participants, staff and media partners were all extremely positive. With this being a first-year event, Helene had some great suggestions we were able to incorporate and she was very smooth in handling the changes that had to be made. She certainly exemplifies and represents her productivity field very well in all that she did for our event.”
“Helene Segura is one of the most dynamic speakers I have heard in my professional career. She is energizing, motivating, and funny. Her down to earth approach in keeping one on task has been very beneficial.
Efficiency is an ongoing problem in a public school business office due to the many interruptions throughout the day. However, with the strategies taught in Helene’s workshops I have learned to minimize many of those distractions and stay on task. Utilizing her objectives and action plan has enabled me to accomplish more and check items off of the to-do list. I HIGHLY recommend spending the time to attend one of Helene’s Productivity Workshops.”
“Everyone is doing VERY well. They all have mentioned numerous times how impactful your visit and training was. We are so grateful for your guidance and service!”
“You were great! My goal is that each attendee walks away with at least one piece of advice they can use. I noticed that everyone in the audience was nodding their heads and writing things down while you were speaking. Thank you!”
“I contracted Helene Segura to present a Time Management workshop to real estate agents at ReMax North. After all, if we’re going to pull our agents in from the field, the program we provide needs to be worth it….Her tips are easy to understand, so they are more likely to get implemented right away.”
“I am a very organized person, but I had a lot pile up on me and wasn’t sure how to dig out. Working with Helene was like psychotherapy. She helped me figure out why things were happening and taught me a better way to get focused.”
“In attendance at the workshop Helene presented at the Enterprising Women’s Conference were women from all walks of life, with various leadership levels within their companies, and at varying career stages. Each person who attended was able to walk away with a tip that they could immediately apply to improve their organization. She didn’t just issue a top ten list of supplies or tools; she discussed mindset and planning, which we learned are so critical to being successful with projects. I heard several of the attendees come up to her afterwards and say, “This was not what I expected, and I loved it!”
“You are an excellent speaker! Teachers can be a tough crowd, but they really enjoyed you. I don’t know how you do it!”
“Your tips are so simple, but important. I like the personal touch – including responses from our surveys. I liked the way you walked around the room. Great workshop! Our teachers love it!”
“I’ve been a teacher for 12 years, and this is the first time I actually ‘listened’ at a workshop and learned some good information and ideas.”
“From only one appointment with Helene, I more than got my money’s worth. She helped me figure out how I operated. It wasn’t right or wrong; it’s just who I am. Once I realized that, we were able to put a plan into place where I can increase revenue while being healthy. I absolutely recommend working with Helene!”
“Helene Segura offers a practical approach to productivity and makes the necessity of organization an enjoyable journey. She provides real world tips for real world day-to-day solutions. Not only is Helene an expert on organization, she’s a genuine joy to work with!”
“I never realized how distracted I could be until I implemented some of your tips. I became focused and got so much more done! I like how you explained why things go wrong, then gave us the tools to solve our problems. Great workshop!”
“I was completely blown away. The people who were sitting at my table were equally impressed. The way Helene was able to customize her presentation to everyone there and keep everyone engaged was really unique.”
“What a pleasure it was to have you as our WCR speaker!! I was not the only person exclaiming that you were one of the best speakers we’ve ever had!! You were not only helpful, but a true delight. Thanks so much again!”