"We loved the session yesterday, WOW what incredible tips and tools!
Excellent style Neil, so engaging, funny and brilliant positioning around 12 years of research shared in 2.5 hours. Glad to report I had a 38 mins meeting this morning."
- STHREE, Head of CSR
I found the session very useful
"I am an avid Outlook user and have a reasonably developed system – but there are some key things I have taken away, some of which already implemented, which will add that crucial extra 10% which I am sure will deliver by a multiple."
- Trailblazers, CEO
Working Really Well!
"After the training, I decided I would start tackling a couple of things and see how I go and then start looking at what else I can bring in. I cleared my inbox and have been employing the CDDFF / batching approach which seems to be working really well."
- CRUK, User Experience Designer
Practical & Human
"It was practical and human. It was really encouraging to hear Neil admit his strengths and faults and how he overcomes them, I and others I am sure have many of his likes & dislikes in common."
- Cliff Edwards, Realise
On behalf of everyone that came from Raleigh, and I know there were a lot of us, thank you! It was a great event. This sort of training is invaluable but not always something that we have the budget to do. We’re really grateful for the opportunity to attend one of your events for free. The tips you shared were simple, realistic and achievable so we’ve got no excuses now. Sorry if you’re next charity event is full of Raleigh staff too.
For me the grid was the most useful takeaway from this morning’s session. The biggest barrier for me is definitely emails. I know I need to employ better email management and this is a kick-start for me to get on and do it. There were lots of other useful elements; breaking down the to-do list into two; encouraging me to be more honest about how long things will take (both more and less time) and not being afraid of building in time for inevitable interruptions. Thanks again.
- Leonie Mcilroy, Rayleigh International
Simple Things to Improve
"Beforehand I thought I was quite productive, but have realised I can do a few simple things to improve. My first today list is up and running and a lot more useful than my old daily to do lists (I’ve even created little check boxes in Excel!), and I’ve been more disciplined with my email."
- Dr Alasdair Graham, Apex Discovery
"Thank you for the training, I found it unbelievably helpful - I already feel more organised and less stressed! I have also already recommended it to the few on my team who couldn’t make it."
- Ali Curson, Community Impact Bucks
Could Really Transform How I Feel At Work!
"I could automatically see how a few small changes could really transform how I feel at work. I have been very overwhelmed at work recently, so I feel that you've helped me think through practical ways to manage that 'overwhelm."
- Gillian Helweg - Larson, Tearfund
Session was Perfect!
"The timing was great - 3 hours for the session was perfect, any more would have been too much for the content and any less too short to process the information. The information was very practical - easy to put into practice."
- Fiammetta Wegnew, Restless Development
A Big Thank You!
"Too often on time management courses over the years I have felt like the trainer hasn’t really experienced a life where there is REALLY too much to do ALL OF THE TIME. I have felt that they can’t really offer any practical real world advice. This time was different, Neil has clearly worked hard on developing and researching different processes and has evidence of how these have helped improve both his working and personal life, which is what we all want after all! It has also made my colleagues and I more conscious of interrupting one another and more respectful of each others time. So a big thank you!"
- Hannah Linsell, Clare Foundation
Just about right!
"I really liked the length of this training. A morning session is just about right. I loved the fact you timed everything, setting a precedence of not wasting time and sticking to it!"
- Kate Martin, TV Air Ambulance
More Than I Could Have Imagined
"As a qualified teacher I've been to countless 'professional development' sessions (often compulsory) that have not been useful to my professional practice. I took far more away from your session than I could have imagined. I believe these measures will serve me well."
-Asa Bradford, Operations Manager, Street League
"I’m looking forward to non-working time/evening and switching off (so work does not expand to fill all my time)"
- Karen Cleaver, Citizens Advice, St Albans District & St Albans District CVS
"Simple techniques but invaluable I would say! Looking forward to make those small changes and seeing the difference. Thank-you for the commitment to helping make charity professionals more productive!"
-Bekki James , TV Air Ambulance