You’re definitely not alone. According to a report by Kinsey & Co, cited in The Age recently, professionals now spend 28% of their time, reading, writing or responding to email, and another 19 per cent tracking down information to complete their tasks. Communicating and collaborating internally accounts for another 14% of the average working week, with only 39% of the time remaining to accomplish role-specific tasks.
That’s 61% of your time getting lost in email and information.
Not surprisingly, this ratchets up the stress levels to an untenable level. In a study by the Institute of the Future (California), 71% of professionals said they feel stressed about the amount of information they must process and act on while doing business and 60% feel overwhelmed.
Senior managers, sales leaders, front-line managers and technical professionals often tell me that writing is a core expectation of their job role these days.
Unfortunately, after your day has been spent going to meetings, talking to customers, managing staff, and going out to site, there isn’t a lot of time left. So when you need to write something that takes longer than a few minutes, it probably tends to get done after hours. And I’m willing to bet that you absolutely hate being chained to your desk writing.
There is a way to write more effectively that is easy to learn and won’t take a lot of your time — in fact it will save you time and also help you get better results.
- The Persuasive Speed Writing Program will give you everything you need to write business documents that are twice as persuasive – in half the time you’re probably spending now.
- You will also learn how to get your best thinking out of your head and onto paper wherever you are, without being chained to your computer.
- You can learn how to do this in just two weeks.
This program starts on March 27 and enrolments close next week. For more information, go to http://www.winningwords.com.au/public-speedwriting/