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Mike Vardy presents "Three Ways to Supercharge Your Productivity"

In this presentation Mike Vardy will cover several critical elements of personal and professional productivity. He will discuss how he went from someone who took on too much and got little done to someone who is able to shift between work and home life as frictionlessly as possible. The main takeaways will be illustrating the difference between time and task management, suggesting a better way to deal with email, and a offering some insights on how to use a calendar in a way that works for you rather than against you.

Biography: Mike Vardy is a writer, speaker, podcaster, and “productivityist”. He has served as the Managing Editor at Lifehack, and contributed articles on productivity to 99u, Lifehacker, The Next Web, SUCCESS Magazine, and The Huffington Post. He is the author of The Front Nine: How To Start The Year You Want Anytime You Want (published by Diversion Books), The Productivityist Workbook, and The NOW Year: A Practical Guide to Calendar Management. Mike has delivered talks on the topic of task and time management at events like New Media Expo, Social Media Camp, creativeLIVE, and TEDx Victoria. Mike also co-hosts the productivity and workflow podcast Mikes on Mics on the popular 5by5 network. Mike lives in Victoria, BC, Canada with his amazing and supportive wife, daughter, and son. Website.

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  • Bruce M.

    A big thank you to Mike for helping me get rid of an overflowing email inbox! He suggests viewing them from oldest date first. Yikes! Doing that I eliminated about 300 old emails in 20 minutes. Great idea!

    1 · February 18, 2014

  • Julia W.

    Sorry to cancel at the last minute - not feeling at all well. Hopefully I'll still be able to see a copy of Mike's presentation as I had been looking forward to it.

    February 14, 2014

  • Sue F.

    Sadly, I am usually otherwise engaged at this time on a Friday. Sorry to miss the event.

    February 8, 2014

    • Mike V.

      No worries, Sue. I just left a bit of a recap of the session on my site. Here's the link: http://www.productivi...­

      February 16, 2014

    • Mike V.

      P.S. Don't forget to enter the password: supercharge

      February 16, 2014

  • Mike V.

    The "Coles Notes" from my session are now up at Productivityist. Just go to the link below and enter the password "supercharge"...and thanks again for having me present at HOST!

    (Don't forget to enter the password: supercharge)

    February 16, 2014

  • Alex Y.

    Great Presentation by All of our speakers yesterday.. My mind is still blown by the possibilities presented by Mike...thanks Mike.. So interesting and I will be in heavy duty research (chunked into tasks, naturally...)
    The use of Evernote as a way of organizing info from e mails is really interesting!

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Lowell Ann F.

    Particularly enjoyed Mike's approach to e-mail.

    2 · February 14, 2014

  • Dean

    Great presentation

    1 · February 14, 2014

  • Denise W.

    some new perspectives on managing our time, and lots of practical suggestions..thank you Mike

    1 · February 14, 2014

  • Greg T.

    I really enjoyed the meeting this morning, Mike you did a great job, as well as Linda with her presentation! Sorry I had to take off so quickly, I had to attend to something at home but I look forward to the next meet up! Happy Valentine's!

    1 · February 14, 2014

  • Diana Z.

    Fantastic information and presentation

    1 · February 14, 2014

  • Deb A.

    Great presentation by Mike today. Reminded me of the color coding and time blocking I used to do and how effective I was - time to get back on the productivity wagon!

    1 · February 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you very much for all your timely information today, Mike! You reminded me how managing my tasks according to my energy is ultra important. You've helped me to give myself permission to respect my body clock better.

    1 · February 14, 2014

  • Mike V.

    Thanks to everyone who was able to make my talk today. I'll be posting all of the relevant points on a dedicated page on my site over the weekend (I'm making some last minute additions for those who weren't able to attend to add more context to the slides).

    You'll be able to find it as of 8 am on Monday morning at this URL:

    Thanks again to the HOST organizers for inviting me and I hope that what I offered today will help you to stop "doing" productive and start "being" productive.

    February 14, 2014

  • Geoffrey X L.

    Mike was informative, relaxed and funny ~ a great combination making it easy to learn, like and implement what Mike shared, thank you Geoffrey

    1 · February 14, 2014

  • Nici B.

    Very useful information. Clear and well organized presentation. Good items to take away and use. Thank you!!

    1 · February 14, 2014

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