Randall F. Dean
The E-mail Sanity Expert(R)
Randy Dean, the “E-mail Sanity Expert”(R),is a professional speaker and expert on time & e-mail management, effective organization, and the related use of technology. For more than 25 years, Randy has been leading training and speaking programs for major corporate, university, association, and government audiences. Obsessed with time management and personal productivity, he left a successful career as a graduate program admissions director, professional marketer, and manager to become a leading speaker and trainer. The author of the recent Amazon bestseller,Taming the E-mail Beast, he has led programs for thousands of satisfied and inspired students, managers, and professionals on being more productive with their time and life. His highly informative and entertaining speaking and training programs leave audience members with immediately-usable tools, strategies, and skills on how to better manage their time, technology, and information overload following their program experience.
Randy is best known for his programs on time, project, people, and especially e-mail management (including a new program on managing distractions) using popular tools like Microsoft Outlook, Gmail/Google apps, and smart phones & tablets. His speaking and training programs are consistently some of the highest-rated programs for the many clients he speaks for, including major conferences/conventions, Fortune 500 organizations, top universities, governmental agencies, and leading nonprofits — basically anyone struggling to better manage their time, e-mail, smart phone/tablet devices, Google productivity apps, and/or Microsoft Outlook. (And he makes these topics fun and engaging too!)
He has previously been interviewed by the Washington Times, Detroit News, The Globe and Mail, Business Week Online, and numerous other media outlets, including radio, television, newspaper, and blog sites. He is a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and Michigan Society of Association Executives.
VIRTUAL WORK & VIRTUAL MEETINGS: GETTING MORE PRODUCTIVITY FROM BOTH!
In this new program reflecting our current times with the coronavirus outbreak, Randy Dean, MBA, The E-mail Sanity Expert®, will take his 16+ years of “working from a home office” and leading multiple client meetings and webinars virtually, and provide you with tips that can greatly help increase your productivity and effectiveness with both. We’ll discuss critical set up, equipment, software, tools, and apps that will make your work from home experience more productive and less distracting. We will also discuss critical tips for running and/or attending online virtual meetings so they can be more useful and effective. All in a quick 90 minute webinar program!
TAMING THE E-MAIL BEAST: KEY STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING E-MAIL OVERLOAD
NOTE: I can present any of my programs virtually. My office setting is professional, and I have high-quality equipment to broadcast my virtual presentation. I deliver several webinar presentations monthly.
Every day, busy professionals are getting buried under a continuing stream of both useful and useless e-mail. Without a system for getting “control of the beast”, professionals spend much of their work (and personal) time spinning wheels and feeling highly unsatisfied. If you would like to get control of your e-mail “beast”, you should attend this program led by Randy Dean, MBA, author of the Amazon bestseller, Taming the E-mail Beast. Randy shares strategies for effective e-mail management, organization, and prioritization (featuring live and newly updated demos in popular programs like MS Outlook and Gmail) that have helped thousands of business professionals regain control and sanity with their e-mail activities (one university client even found that the average attendee saved more than 2 hours per week by taking this program!) Enhance your productivity and efficiency with e-mail today, and walk away with immediately usable tips and techniques!
· Understand the nature of e-mail & information overload in today’s workplace
· Have a strategy for “splitting” work, personal, and junk/spam e-mails for greater efficiency
· Use a very simple “rule” for managing all incoming e-mail that allows for both greater speed and prioritization of those messages and embedded tasks
· Learn how to convert e-mails quickly into tasks, contacts, and calendar items
· Use embedded functions inside of your e-mail that allow you to “automate” certain common activities/messages
· Greatly reduce distraction by setting up special notifiers and adjusting internal settings in both Outlook & Gmail
· Build a personal file “infrastructure” that can assist in achieving greater organization and possibly even “e-mail ZERO”!
· Better manage both sent and received CC’s, Forwards, and Replies, to reduce confusion and increase communication capabilities.
SMART PHONE SUCCESS AND TERRIFIC TABLETS: GETTING MORE PRODUCTIVITY (AND FUN) FROM YOUR DEVICES
You know which apps are fun, but what apps and functions will help you turn your Android device, IPhone/IPad, and/or BlackBerry into a productivity workhorse? In this session, we’ll discuss the apps and peripheral devices that help take your Smart Phone (and tablets) from “cool” to “critical” when it comes to productivity, time, project, people, and e-mail management as well as “remote” productivity. A highlight to this program is when the presenter, Randy Dean, opens up the floor to program participants to share their favorite apps, allowing people to gain knowledge from all program attendees.
OPTIMIZING YOUR OUTLOOK: TIME, E-MAIL, PROJECT, PEOPLE, AND IDEA MANAGEMENT USING MS OUTLOOK
In this popular program on “getting the most from your Outlook” for MS Outlook Users, Randy goes deeper into many of the most common areas of productivity loss (and possible gain!) afflicting many busy professionals today: managing multiple projects, maintaining “traction” when dealing with tasks and interruptions, getting more from time spent in meetings, clearing the clutter in your mind for better focus, keeping staff on task, tracking “who owes you what” and getting that information on time, and better managing your calendar and contacts for better time and relationship management. His goal is to help stressed out performers learn several new and immediately useful Outlook strategies for finding a few minutes on tasks, activities, and actions you are already doing, leading to at least an extra hour of productivity every day. Get more from all five of the key Outlook functions for greater productivity.
TIME MANAGEMENT IN “THE CLOUD” USING GOOGLE & OTHER ONLINE APPS
For many years, Microsoft Outlook, LotusNotes, and other “server-based” productivity applications have been the industry leaders. But in the last 2-3 years, popular programs and services based in “the cloud” have been emulating the capabilities of these productivity applications, now to the point where a professional could seriously consider “leaping to the cloud”. The benefits of leaping to the cloud: 1) much lower costs; 2) capability to work on any tech platform (PC, Mac, IPad, IPod, BlackBerry, Droid, etc.) ANYWHERE you have Internet access. But can you honestly use these “cloud-based” apps for professional business & productivity activities? The answer: YES — this session will show you how!
FROM DISTRACTED TO PRODUCTIVE: FINDING YOUR FOCUS IN TODAY’S INTERRUPTED WORLD
FINDING AN EXTRA HOUR EVERY DAY: TIME & TECH MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR BUSY PROFESSIONALS
In this popular program on “finding an extra hour of productivity” every day, Randy Dean, the “Totally Obsessed” Time Management/E-mail Guy uses humor and high energy as he goes into many of the most common areas of productivity loss (and possible gain!) afflicting many busy professionals today: managing multiple projects, maintaining “traction” when dealing with tasks and interruptions, managing your e-mails more efficiently, clearing the clutter in your mind for better focus and attention, keeping staff on task, tracking “who owes you what” and getting that information on time, and better managing your calendar and contacts for better time and relationship management. His goal is to help stressed out performers learn several new and immediately useful strategies for finding a few minutes on tasks, activities, and actions you are already doing, leading to at least an extra hour of productivity every day.