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Pierre Khawand speaking at ASTD in San Francisco on April 13 on The New Platform for Training, Collaboration, and Innovation on Virtual Worlds

Posted by Maria Medina on Mon, Mar 29, 2010 @ 12:31 PM

Session Details

The New Platform for Training, Collaboration and Innovation on virtual worlds

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 5:30pm-8:00pm Pacific Time

Find out how innovative companies such as IBM, Intel, Ernst & Young, Cheveron, and Walt Disney apply virtual world platforms to a broad range of business applications, in which training, collaboration, and innovation are top on the list. What do you need to know in order to join this movement? What are the costs involved and what is the ROI? Can you afford it? Can you afford not to? Discover how you can make virtual worlds a part of your toolset as you plan your future employee programs, including recruiting and onboarding.

Learn more about the session and about ASTD: Golden Gate Chapter/Workplace Learning & Performance 

We hope you will join us! 

Topics: Technology, corporate training, Virtual Worlds

Pierre Khawand speaking at ad:tech in San Francisco on April 21 on coping with email & Social Media

Posted by Pierre Khawand on Sun, Mar 28, 2010 @ 07:04 PM

Session Details

Inbox Zero: Coping with Email & Social Media

Wednesday, April 21 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Pacific Time

As a professional in the digital age, and someone who works on a variety of initiatives, projects, events and on-going tasks, you are likely to get your fair share of the 2.8 Billion email messages sent daily in the U.S. (according to IDC), and you are likely to want to stay up-to-date on what is going on in the blogosphere and the social media sphere-from Twitter to Facebook, LinkedIn and whatever is next (all together forming a whole "other" inbox). This overload brings some significant challenges to our already overcrowded inboxes: Tracking unfinished email messages, organizing messages, finding information when you need it are all steps we need to take to keep our email inbox and Social Media feeds under control. In this session, you will experience the big "Ah-Ha's" of effective email inbox organization and social media best practices. Join Pierre Khawand, Founder and Principal of People-OnTheGo, as he helps you to make this transformation today and realize a zero inbox!

Key Takeaways

  • Learn powerful techniques that will transform email from an ad-hoc and time consuming activity into a pleasant and successful one
  • Learn how to efficiently organize your email messages and find information when you need it
  • Discover best practices for keeping social media "inboxes" well managed and most leveraged

Learn more about the session and about ad:tech

Hope you will be able to join us!

Press Release: People-OnTheGo releases The Accomplishing More With Less Workbook paperback and Kindle Edition

Posted by Pierre Khawand on Tue, Feb 02, 2010 @ 03:24 AM

San Francisco, CA - Thursday January 28, 2010-People-OnTheGo releases The Accomplishing More With Less Workbook paperback and Kindle Edition, to help business professionals manage through the challenging economic times

Summary: Pierre Khawand, founder of People-OnTheGo, released The Accomplishing More With Less Workbook paperback and Kindle Edition at Amazon.com, and the free eBook titled "The Results CurveTM: How to Manage Focused and Collaborative Time", which is available for download at http://www.people-onthego.com. The book and eBook enable business professionals to better manage the increasingly challenging work conditions and develop the skills they need to better manage this unprecedented information overload in spite of the reduced training budgets. 

San Francisco, CA - January 28, 2010 - Business professionals today are experiencing increasingly challenging work conditions, asked to do more with less resources and less training, bombarded by competing priorities and conflicting demands, and constantly interrupted by email, Instant Messaging, phone calls, meetings and now Facebook updates and Tweets. There is a tremendous need for a new approach for managing time and managing tasks, and collaborating in the workplace. The Accomplishing More With Less Workbook was released by Pierre Khawand, Founder and CEO of People-OnTheGo (http://www.people-onthego.com/), a productivity training company in San Francisco, California, to enable business professionals to overcome these challenges.

"We are bombarded by an unprecedented information overload, and work and live in an era of interruptions where the very technologies that were invented to enhance productivity have made it nearly impossible to get work done" said Mr. Khawand who created the Accomplishing More With Less Methodology as a result of a decade of research and teaching on corporate and academic campuses. "This puts unreasonable demands on our work and personal lives, and as a result, we suffer, feel helpless, and our accomplishments decline. This needs to stop!"

"After drastic budget cuts and layoffs, our staff needed to rethink the way we approach our business with limited resources and support" indicated Lishelle Blakemore, Executive Director, University Relations at UC Berkeley. "We also noticed that people were feeling a loss of control in this new constrained environment." After the one day offsite in which the team experienced The Accomplishing More With Less Methodology, Ms. Blakemore pointed out that the methodology offered practical, strategic and innovative approaches to her team's work and new tools for thinking creatively about achieving their goals. "The results have been remarkable: everyone feels more in control of their work responsibilities and we can now see the new path for success in our current environment" added Ms. Blakemore.

Adam Christensen, CTO of HR Systems at Wells Fargo Corporation, commented as follows: "The Accomplishing More With Less Methodology provided us with specific and pragmatic concepts as opposed to high level recommendations, which are rare to find, and when we rolled out the methodology to the management team, we got similar positive feedback." Subsequently, Mr. Christensen equipped his staff of around two hundred employees with the Accomplishing More With Less Workbook to help them manage through their demanding and complex work schedules.

While traditional time management and goal setting approaches that thrived in the 80's and 90's seem to work well under normal workloads and operating conditions, users are seeking new ways to address their time and information management needs. New solutions that address today's realities including constant interruptions, the need to collaborate virtually with the latest Web 2.0 technologies, and being part of the social media platforms are needed. Companies like People-OnTheGo (http://www.people-onthego.com/) are providing resources that can help. The Accomplishing More With Less Workbook, the Kindle Edition, and the free eBook, are examples of the new and innovate types of cost effective resources that are now available to users.

About People-OnTheGo
People-OnTheGo helps business professionals effectively manage their time, their priorities, and their information architecture, by offering them a comprehensive set of training programs that are available in person and virtually. People-OnTheGo delivers its virtual classes via web conferencing and in Second Life. Web self-paced classes are also available 24x7. Topics covered include time management, e-mail management, office applications, collaboration, and virtual team building.

California Staffing Professionals presents Motivation Day 2K10--Friday February 12, 2010, 8:30 to 4:00 pm Pacific Time

Posted by Pierre Khawand on Mon, Jan 25, 2010 @ 03:39 PM

CSP's Golden Gate Chapter presents Motivation Day 2K10. Designed to motivate, train and inspire staffing professionals to achieve breakthrough performance throughout the year. Register today to take advantage of the early bird special.

A one day retreat with inspirational and motivational speakers

  • Craig Silverman (keynote speaker)
  • Al Dubuc
  • Pierre Khawand
  • Margaret Graziano
  • Kitty Kotzebue 

Logistics & Details

  • Friday,  February 12, 2010
  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
  • Wedgewood Banquet Center, Crystal Springs Golf Course, Burlingame, CA

Register now for early bird pricing !! 

  • $127 prior to January 31st
  • $157 after January 31st

RSVP: www.cspgoldengate.com
Includes continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon hors d'oeuvres in an outstanding venue overlooking the Crystal Springs Resevoir. 

For more information

contact: acera@psinapse.com
California Staffing Professionals
c/o Ockham (formerly ASG, Inc)
South San Francisco, California 94080

WIC East Bay Luncheon Meeting, Wednesday January 13, 2010, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm PST

Posted by Pierre Khawand on Fri, Jan 08, 2010 @ 02:30 PM

Accomplishing More with Less: Five Productivity Principles for the Digital Age

Presented by Pierre Khawand, Founder, People-OnTheGo
Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm PST
Early online registration closes Monday, January 11, 2010, 12 Noon

Register Now

In today's digital age, information is coming our way from many fronts and in abundance. Keeping track of it and leveraging it becomes very challenging. Researchers tell us that 15% to 30% of our time is spent searching for information, and that more than half of these searches are not fruitful. They estimate the total cost for the U.S. economy is $98 billion dollars per year, and the opportunity cost is twice as high. As individuals, the cost is even higher because it involves our ability to meet our business and personal goals and our satisfaction at work and in our personal lives.

When it comes to the information overload, there is light at the end of the tunnel! So join us to get not only a glimpse of this light, but to learn some thought-provoking principles and techniques that will get you there.

You'll Learn

During this interactive session you'll learn:

  • Key principles that can help us, help our teams, and our organizations overcome the challenges of information overload
  • How to work efficiently together to achieve the desired results

About the Speaker

Pierre Khawand has more than twenty years of experience in the software industry. He has led several technology ventures and completed successful mergers and acquisitions and founded People-OnTheGo in 2001 to enable business professionals to communicate and collaborate more effectively using leading edge technologies. His best selling "Accomplishing more in less time, less effort, and less stress" workshop enables managers and executives to better cope with information overload and competing priorities. Pierre is the author of the popular less-is-more blog (less-is-more.typepad.com). He has recently published The Accomplishing More With Less Workbook on Amazon.com, and previously published the Smartphone Experiment book-how to select your smartphone in 5 easy steps. Pierre holds a Master's degree in Engineering from the University of Michigan and has completed several Executive Education programs at the Stanford Graduate School of Management. Pierre can be contacted via e-mail at pierre@people-onthego.com or phone at 415.503.1649.

Register Now


Pyramid Alehouse, Diablo Room, 1410 Locust St. Walnut Creek, CA 94596; (925) 946-1520 There's plenty of metered street parking and two parking garages within 2 blocks of the venue.

Cost (includes meeting, meal, beverage)

WIC Members: $20 preregistration, $25 at the door
Non-WIC Members: $30 preregistration, $35 at the door
REGISTER EARLY! Advanced online reservations for this event close on Monday, January 11, 2010, at 12 Noon!

Registration and Cancellation Policy

All requests for cancellations and refunds must be sent by Thursday, January 7, 2010, at 12 noon to info@womeninconsulting.org. After that time, no refunds will be issued.

Topics: time management tips, getting organized, managing stress, email management

If you have a Kindle or an iPhone, now you can get The Accomplishing More With Less Workbook for Kindle!

Posted by Pierre Khawand on Thu, Dec 10, 2009 @ 02:06 PM

The Accomplishing More With Less Workbook for KindleIf you are a Kindle fan, and like to have your books with you on the go, or you have an iPhone and want to extend its use by downloading the free iPhone Kindle App, now you can get The Accomplishing More With Less Workbook for Kindle at Amazon.com for $9.99.

A quick note for skeptical iPhone users

I was skeptical at first and the thought of reading a book on the iPhone didn't quite appeal to me. I was pretty sure that I won't really do it but wanted to try it anyway as part of my interest in keeping an eye on all sorts of mobile devices and The Accomplishing More With Less Workbook for Kindletechnologies and how well they contribute to our productivity, or NOT. So I tired it, and I am glad I did. I was very quickly sold on the idea, and now this is where many of my books reside, and where waiting time gets transformed into productive and informative time.

What I enjoy about the iPhone Kindle App

  • No additional device to carry and of course no additional $250+ to spend.
  • Not only I don't have an additional device to carry, but also no additional device to recharge and maintain and pull up when I need it. The iPhone is already handy at my fingertips as I check e-mail, calendar, weather, maps, etc.
  • Adding bookmarks, writing notes, highlighting important parts is quick and easy.
  • I can make the font larger and not only enhance readability, but also feel accomplished as I go through these short & sweet iPhone pages and flip from one to the next.

In other words: If you have an iPhone, you have a Kindle.

I am eager to hear your thoughts! and don't forget to check out The Accomplishing More With Less Workbook for Kindle!


Topics: time management tips, getting organized, managing stress, email management

The Accomplishing More With less Workbook is now available at Amazon.com

Posted by Pierre Khawand on Fri, Oct 02, 2009 @ 01:58 PM

The Accomplishing More With Less Workbook at AmazonThe Accomplishing More With Less Workbook (now available at Amazon.com) is the result of a decade of research and teaching on corporate and academic campuses, in person and virtually via web and video conferencing, and embodies my key findings about how to overcome the challenges of the information overload and accomplish meaningful things. Thousands of participants in the Accomplishing More With Less Workshop have made significant breakthroughs using the Accomplishing More With Less Methodology and now you can too!

Learn more about The Accomplishing More With Less Workbook and how it can help you and your team accomplish bigger and better things!

Topics: time management tips, getting organized, managing stress, email management

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