When it is just a two day class, not having the printed material for the first day really impacted the course, created additional work to move information into the books and made it a little harder to keep things organized and to track.The content presented was very pertinent and is what I needed to hear to start transforming my work habits.The group exercises and one-on-one role playing was wonderful, and I found it very applicable. It was a great way to reinforce what we were learning and to show us shared issues across many industries.
Very good information/materials. Excellent facilitator.
Great Class. Very refreshing.
He was entergitic and worked hard to make sure everyone learned
this was an expensive 2 day class. it didn't need to be two days as 1/4 of the time was spent on some students filling stuff out online on their personal laptops, while others waited to get home to their own computers. The first day, we didn't even have the course book. this could easily be condensed to a GOOD one day course with the proper script and instructor. Two days out of the office makes for a ton of gravel to sort back at home instead of trying to implement the big rocks.
The training was excellent. I would highly recommend to others that are interested in transforming from what you already do daily at work and at home to learning to be creatively productive.
The day 1 material was very helpful, but the day 2 material on outlook usage was not. The presenter, while engaging and informative, was mostly reading off a power point slide. The course material did not show up until day 2.
Great material, production of videos, and work books. High quality class. Would have liked the teacher to remind people not to have sidebar conversations which became a little distracting the second day. Choice 4 which covered Outlook could use some refining. More videos and overview, less step by step guide. I would have liked an overview of what you can do rather than a step by step of how to set up in outlook. The booklet provided contained the setup information which I thought was sufficient. The overview could also accommodate other mail programs.
One of the best training courses I have ever attended. This gave me a whole new perspective on planning my day to day activities.
W. Thomas S.
This class was well organized and kept everyone engaged.
I think this was an excellent class, very structured and well organized. The instructor was highly motivated and very engaged.
The instructor was very well versed in the course subject material and very effective in conveying the principles.
I wish we would have had more hands on time with the email/tools section.The 2nd half (after lunch) we needed more interaction/movement.
good pace, excellent information
This being my first AMA class (but having attended many leadership/management trainings), I wasn't sure what to expect. But this course really opened my eyes to some new opportunities for better planning, focus and productivity in all aspects of my life--which is exactly what I was looking for. I learned some great new tools to live my life the way I want to.
First online seminar but worked great. Very interactive and no opportunity to be distracted. good videos. pleasant pace and with enough breaks in between.
Sydne was very knowledgeable about the topic and provided great examples. She also involved the class by creating team practical exercises.
I thought the training was very informative and the facilitator kept everyone engaged. Great Class.
too much fluff not enough meat. big picture ideas and inspirational stories are good but useless without dissecting them and really exploring the constructs of the overarching ideas
I thought the course was really good and has the potential to be very helpful. The instructor kept everyone involved and it was a very interactive training.
Great tips and teaching process.
I loved the course and will recommend it to my co-workers. The content and support materials were very up-to-date and relevant. I thoroughly enjoyed Desiree and would look forward to one of her other classes. One recommendation it to provide the take-home tools & bonus modules via the internet vs. DVD as most new computers do not have a floppy drive. If you don't want people to have access when they didn't take the course, make it password protected. Otherwise great job!
Instructor and small group was perfect.
Synde was entertaining, knowable and kept everyone on schedule. It wasn't a dry class and she had everyone engaged.
My only complaint is that there was an entire section on using Outlook, but we were not asked until we were there if we used Outlook or not. A few others and I use Lotus Notes. If the instructor had known that ahead of time, she could have been more prepared for those of us not using Outlook. Instead a guide for Lotus Notes is to be sent to us later.
I really appreciated the holistic framework of the training and found all parts of it incredibly valuable!
Interactive and good information. Using simple language with good examples.
Class was taught very well. Good balance of lecture and group activities.
Training was great, a very good overview of time management and how to go from ordinary to extraordinary.
Mary Jo W.
The content was extremely valuable. If applied, it could be life changing. I would have like to see more real life examples of the 5 Choices being applied.
Very informative course.
Great course! Great learning tools! Great presenter! Great information to use both at work and at home.
Great course. It really is about focusing on productivity and not just time management. The course creates a paradigm shift in the way I think of how to be productive. I would have liked more time to be available for maybe one-on-one sessions or ask the instructor. We took a 1 hour break on the first day in addition to lunch. Recommend that time be offered as one-on-one assistance from the instructor.
Very happy to have taken such a great course which can assist professionally and personally
Best online training I've ever taken! Loved the layout of the course and participation opportunities. Videos and take home points were great and very applicable.
I really enjoyed this course, and I very excited to start using what I have learned!Thank you to Joseph for facilitating and Matt for all producer support!
Instructor was very engaging.
Pauline perfect trainer! Very engaging, knowledgeable, passionate-made it fun!
was done very well
Good course practical info you use immediately
The course was very informative. I enjoyed the way the instructor encouraged us to engage with each other. I am looking forward to living an extraordinary life!
One of the best virtual courses I have taken, which I will be able to apply to both personal and professional aspects of my life. The instructor was fantastic. He kept me engaged and taught ways to incorporate and apply what we were learning to our own lives. There were also many health facts that were brought to my attention that I was not aware of, which I will use, try or keep in mind for becoming a happier and healthier "me". I would recommend this class to everyone who is looking for tips to become more productive and better organized in their lives.
Great disciplined system for making effective choices and using tools to achieve YOUR goals and enabling you to make a difference with your life!
well conducted, on schedule, relevant, valuable
Best AMA program! I believe constructive guidance in this small group setting, outside of my organization, helped me to evaluate my current prospective and potential possibilities more objectively. I believe I will benefit greatly from this training both professionally and personally.
Great material to use to achieve extraordinary
Sydne did a phenomenal job of engaging our class and allowing an open dialogue between all 4 members of the course, while still keeping us on track of the curriculum.
Our instructor was great. Engaging, changing it up so we didn't get bored - we were able to move around the classroom.
Very good instructor
Pauline is an awesome teacher and AMA is lucky to have her!
Many common sense practices that would serve me very well if I made them more common in my life.
Great tips that will be very useful - I plan on acting on them immediately
Outstanding trainer and training materials are most useful; also we had a great group.
While Kurt presented material well, AMA set him up to deliver a sub-par event. Items relating to AMA's shortcomings are listed in a later field.Please note: To instruct the course it may be wise for the instructor to be aware there is a hardcover book available for purchase.
I enjoyed the course and learned a lot from Kurt on how to better use calendaring to my benefit, along with other important tools to identify the importance of requests (even though I already use calendars for others, I haven't used it to block time for myself in the past). I look forward to using the principles that were taught in the course and better manage my time with productive tasks, rather than waste my time on "tasks" that do not matter.The only hindrance I encountered was when I could not create "rules" in Outlook due to not having internet access. As I already know how to create rules, this was only a minor nuisance to me. However, for those who may not be familiar with the subject of creating rules in Outlook, this would pose a greater learning roadblock as it pertains to Choice 4 of the course. Additionally, it seems that the resources in DVD form could use an updated format; perhaps an online link to follow? I still have a separate (personal) laptop I can use to view the DVD, but my work laptop does not have a CD port.
The training focuses only one one technology (outlook) a lot of people have moved away from this mail/calendar system, half of the second day was absolutely useless.
Jon Paul D.
For as expensive at this training was, wifi access should have been included. On site food would have been nice too.
Thought the course was well taught and organized. There was no WiFi available in the hotel, unless paid for by the attendee, and WiFi is needed in class. For the cost of the class I was expecting at least light snacks or a small breakfast provided, like fruit, juice, pastries etc.
Despite that there was NO INTERNET CONNECTIVITY available through the venue reportedly because "we'd have to pay for it", and the fact that I had to pay over $50 for parking, the course itself was good.
The training was great with lots of good ideas. Kurt was a wonderful and engaging instructor. There was no wifi in the room, so that made it a bit of challenge to practice the tools in Outlook. Also, with many computers not having built in DVD players anymore, there might be alternatives to providing a DVD that should be looked at.
Kurt was very nice and knowledgeable. The course and curriculum were interesting, though the methods of instruction were a little repetitive and unimaginative. it was clear Kurt was following the Franklin Covey syllabus, which was a little dry and predictable.It was ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE that you did not provide wi-fi in the meeting room AND/OR inform us before the class to make our own arrangements. I have gone back through my communications from AMA and there was NO mention that wifi was needed and not included. Had I known, I could have made arrangements to provide my own. Instead I was caught unaware and therefore practically the entire second morning (1/4 of the conference) I was unable to take part in the activities rendering it largely ineffective. For a seminar on productivity this is absolutely counterproductive. Also not having materials for MAC - ie flash drives rather than CD's and MAC versions of the guidebook - is extremely short-sided in this day and age. in order to implement the methods discussed I will have to google instructions. Again not very productive...
Our instructor was great but not having Wi-Fi while trying to train is on how to more efficently use out outlook was a problem. Made it so we couldn't try a lot of the things that we were going over which was a disappointment.
Engaging, fun presentation, Practical and useful information and tips.
The materials were excellent and easy to follow. Janet was an excellent instructor and did a great job presenting the material as well as keeping a good cadence and managing time.It would be very helpful if we had access to some of the supplemental slides the instructor presented.
Loved the optimism in the message. Well organized, attainable, and useful.
transformational approach !!
This was an excellent course with a top notch instructor. The course exceeded my expectations and I truly believe it will help improve my productivity.
Joe was excellent. He engaged the class and set out a clear path for success. Highly recommended for anyone.
energetic and honest trainer, good and engaged group
I really enjoyed this course and I am glad that I took it a few months after the 7 Habits course. The 2 are very complimentary.
Overall I felt like the course was very beneficial. I liked the instructor so much that I wish that I could have an opportunity to follow her trainings, such that AMA lists the instructors. To improve the class in the future, I would not bring up social issues into the discussion. For example, I was incredibly disgusted by the class discussion on the homeless in SF that was started by the instructor talking about a city tax on dinning in on restaurants. That had nothing to do with the course material, and instead made me frustrated with the high level of privilege in the attendees. There was also another topic on styrofoam which, if your taking a course in California, you better know that your talking up points that counter our recognition of the environmental destruction that they bring. Outside of those two conversations I was very pleased with the actual course material.
The facilitator was really good. She explained everything in an easy to understand way and she drew from personal experiences, which was helpful. Our group had very specific questions and she did a wonderful job answering them. The room was a bit tight, we had several participants and it was a small room, so perhaps a bigger room would have been a little bit better. Overall, I thought the facilitator did a wonderful job!
Overall the training was great. The instructor was engaging and helpful. The venue, though a beautiful hotel, the room however, was small and cramped which for me was not helpful in learning the material. When asked for a wifi password from the hotel staff, I was informed that the wifi would have to be paid for. The expense of 15 people to use wifi for at maximum of 20-30 minutes per day wouldn't have been an issue for the hotel, yet it wasn't offered. Desiree was fantastic and she worked well with what she was given.I personally use lotus notes as did a few others in the class. This should of been clarified prior to the course so we would of had correct materials to use and follow during the event.We ended up not having to pay for parking which was great news, but it wasn't a due to a perk it was because the gates were open for an additional reason.
Very helpful content for prioritizing, based on an expansion of Covey's 3rd habit. A very engaging, personable and knowledgeable presenter.
I have attended previous AMA classes and I am pleased to say that "The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity" was the best to date. Joseph is an outstanding instructor and he knows how to make the content real and relevant to our circumstances and situations. He is a master at "making it real" and at answering questions and providing examples that help you understand how to improve and become more efficient and productive. I wish he could come work with me for a week or so at my office!!
I enjoyed the content and my instructor. I also enjoyed that the class wasn't too big.
Great class, I learned a lot of helpful tools help me be more productive!
Very well done.
Mike was an excellent instructor! He added so much value to the course. Our class really enjoyed him.
Very helpful and although I was a little afraid of taking this on-line, it worked out very well. Could hear perfectly and the tech support was great!
This was a great course with a great instructor.
Desiree did a great job going through the materials. The group chat is really nice - makes an online course seem more personal.
great tool to use in personal and business life
Pauline is very professional, inspiring and has a unique way of motivating people. I highly recommend this class to those people who are stressed out whether at home or at work.
Susan was fantastic, in addition to the tips provided in the books, she provided additional Outlook tips and shortcuts that will make my life easier.
I learned a lot of valuable skills that I was able to apply to my personal and professional life after the first day of training.
Material covered was excellent. Lot of good information with the focus on improving my projects and tasks.
Great real world useful information on becoming more productive
Susan does a great job, and the course content is practical, useful, and applicable.
Class was very informative and I really liked the Outlook section.
Money well spent! Just the tips and tricks of the trade in organizing/using Outlook was well worth it.
The experience Susan brought from her one-on-one executive coaching was an excellent addition to showing how the content could work in real life with people who might already have been perceived to be successful. It shows that even 'successful' people have room for improvement.
She was knowledgeable, energetic, effective, and attentive at all times. When we went off subject she would gently redirect us. Each person in her class was greeted with warmth and respect.
The training facility per se was very nice; the instructor was awesome: she was engaging everyone, super energetic, it was really great. The downside -which isn't to blame on the instructor or AMA- there was a lot of construction noise in the training room. That was disturbing.
I found the subject matter fascinating and the instructor, Pauline, was awesome!
very well presented, great interaction
I was feeling more organized before even leaving the seminar. I received lots of great tips on staying organized and on top of my workload. Email is huge! Thanks!
This course is ideal for those that want/need to improve their productivity. It takes a wholistic approach to improving productivity including critical attention to reining in technology and making it work for you.
I enjoyed the seminar, it made me think of better ways to prioritize my life personally and in my work life.
Kurt was a great presenter and kept the class involved and engaged.
This was an excellent course for review of goals and goal management.
Great course that emphasizes and builds upon the 7 habits of highly effective people. I would recommend that Learners have an understanding of these habits, but it is not required in order to benefit from the course..
The Instructor held the attention of the class very well. The Information was very valuable.
Training was well organized and presented nicely. A lot of useful, common sense information was provided.
Great class; great professorI feel like every AMA class I attend is a unique experience (not canned delivery) and is adaptable/useful for what I do.
Class was great instructor and receptionist were great I highly recommend this class it really opened my eyes
This seminar was engaging and informative. The information was valuable.
AMA and Joe provided an excellent environment to learn.
I enjoyed the class, and think that it will be helpful for me to develop better habits in both my work and personal life.
Too long. Cut out role play and discussions with others about goals.
The instructor did a great job engaging all of the attendees.
Very informative. I think it is going to greatly increase my productivity
Excellent, life changing workshop!
Great presenter, great content
Jeff was great! He used real life examples to help us understand the materials. This was very insightful. I feel that I will be able to take this information and use it personally and professionally.
The material was spot-on and very inspiring. The instructor, Jeff, was incredible.
Jeff was outstanding. Very knowledgeable on the content and I had a wonderful experience with this seminar.
Kurt facilitated self-examination of both my business and personal life that has resulted in helping me to focus on this rather than just ride the wave. This process of self-examination has deeply affected my thinking.
Enjoyed the workshop and the facilitator was very knowledgable
instructor seemed to be knowledgeable of the topic and did a great job getting everyone involved during the training.
I was very pleased with the training, and the instructor seemed very in tune with the subject matter. I liked the approach, and the classmates I had were enjoyable to work with.
Very good program that covers ways to recharge, reorganized and mostly repurpose you work and social life. Its an easy to use format that can bring benefit on many levels
Kurt was a phenomenal instructor! He was so insightful and fun. He made the course material (which was excellent) come alive.
This course represents the best use of two days for a training. The course is very effective in providing the tools to enable professionals to manage the job hurdles successfully.
Best instructor ever. In just two short days she delivered content she clearly believed in and challenged the class to grow personally and professionally. At the end of two days many lined up to hug her! Content was very useful, small tips on time and goal management in Outlook and big tips on managing our lives.
The instructor was great. The materials were great. Looking forward to putting the information to use for a more productive work environment.
Though the 5 steps are good, I wish there was more specific discussion around how I could implement them at my office. It seemed that some attendees could easily implement these with their office culture, but I would have a lot more difficulty.
Great subject matter, superb tools provided, Instructor fantastic/superior/marvelous...wow what more can I say!!! Only complaint is that the color (light green) used in the graphics made them hard to read.
Deb is an awesome instructor! Great course! I wish the facilities were more conducive to learning - lots of noise distractions and climate control issues. It would be beneficial for non-techies like me to have a hands on segment during the 4th Choice phase.
I'd like to think I'm pretty updated on the latest trends but I always walk away from my AMA training with a new tool to help me at work and in my personal life. The instructors are knowledgeable and build rapport quickly.
The course provides helpful strategies to improve one's performance and productivity.
Joseph is great instructor, reinforcing material in different ways and engaging the class in open communication about the topics. Materials for class are right on and provide info that can be applied right away in personal/home life.
Great course - the Q2 principles will really help me. I could have used more time focused on implementing technology changes because that really trips me up. But I am excited about trying some of the ideas that I learned here.
It was an informative and enjoyable session
Excellent course and presenter.
The instructor was very pleasant, knowledgeable, and engaging. The course content was very good and the additional guide book and DVD is appreciated.
Deb is truly an outstanding teacher; professional, knowledgeable, intuitive - all the while presenting the material in a very inspiring & fun way!
Deb was engaging and knowledgeable in all aspects of course.
I came away feeling energized for all the possibilities these learnings can bring me in my life. Deb was a terrific facilitator. You've got a real gem on your hands with her.
Great structure to the course in terms of content and how it was presented with a great mix of lecture, activity, and video. Very engaging and knowledgeable instructor. Great reference material provided.
This was a great class and I am really glad I attended. Lots of tips and tricks for productivity.
Gave new tools for managing work and home.
I enjoyed the training. Desiree did a great job of explaining/teaching the 5 Choices. She was very kind and helpful and had answers to all of the questions. I learned a lot. Great job Desiree!
Desiree was extremely engaging and presented the content in an easy way to digest it all and make it fun.
Very well timed and paced. Videos added a lot of info and bonus material to the course.
Excellent class. This is the fourth class that I have attended and plan on more.
Very clear. Facilitator used this platform to interact with our comments. There was a good flow to the class overall.
Pauline is a gem! She immediately established rapport with everyone in the class and facilitated a comfortable environment for sharing information. She is kind and engaging and very effective as an instructor. It was evident that everyone in the class really enjoyed her company and the wisdom she taught us! I learned so much from her about management and leadership in a brief two days.
It was well-run and organized, and provided great insight on how to determine what tasks are actually important or not.
The instructor was incredibly knowledgeable and fluid in the presentation of the materials moving from review of the materials, watching videos and interactive sessions seamlessly. I benefited greatly from the course and am working to implement the lifestyle processes.
I focused on the use of outlook in the class and brought my laptop. However, only 1 other student did so - until Day 2, I was wondering if the link would be made -- it was made in Day 2. I spent lunch on the first day going through the technical manual and made the connection but it might be better to raise up front.
The instructor Pauline was clear, very engaging and knowledgeable of the subject. Excellent material and life experiences were shared which helped make the material real.
Pauline is absolutely fabulous! This can be life changing; if you are open to trying new things and commit to change!
The instructor was great, but the structure of the course was hit-or-miss. A couple of the big points were good, but a couple seemed unnecessary (i.e. setting your personal goal, how to "relax,"), impractical, and too touchy-feeley for what I was hoping would be a course on how to really drill down and focus/achieve more at work.
This was an awesome workshop. My instructor kept us well-engaged and had a wealth of information around the 5 choices class. I left the seminar feeling charged up and ready to put my newly acquired tools to work and am excited to bring the information back to my colleagues at work!
The instructor and participants worked really well together, which made the seminar very enjoyable and educational.
Sydne knew the material and kept the participants engaged throughout the 2-day course. I can't wait to implement the material in both my professional and personal life.
The class moved at a very slow pace. The first day was going over all problems and no solutions. Then the main solution was making sure we go back to our workplace and teach our boss and coworkers the "language"??? I needed solutions that would help me and not have to be learned by our entire workplace.
Sydne is a great instructor and very well trained with Franklin Covey's trainings
Based on the course description, I thought this course was going to be different than this was. The course could have been completed in 1 day.
I did not attend the second day, do to such a poor overall impression of the first. There was nothing that the facilitator did that added value to the videos or slides presented. I could have just stayed home and read the training manuals.
This is the best seminar I have done regarding making the right choices and personal development
Very engaging instructor
Outstanding course with an excellent and informative intructor.
Online format was excellent, and the teacher did a great job of communicating with people as well as including them through out the class.
5 Choices provides you with a specific action plan for making sure you are working on your top priorities and then gives you tools and tips to maximize your efficiency at getting the right things done. Desiree is a great instructor!
I've started to implement what I learned and I am accomplishing soo much more!
The course was structured well to provided a deeper understanding of the 5 Choices of Extraordinary Productivity.
Tze Lee P.
It was a great seminar. The instructor (Sydne) was engaging. I learned many tips and tricks for organizing Outlook. I will be adding rules to my inbox!! Thank you!
This seminar was very interactive and motivating. I have incorporated many of the methods into my everyday life. Sydne is a (beyond) awesome instructor. She's spunky, swift and dynamic. I fell in love with her and I wish I could have her in my daily life!!! She's a truly gifted spirit.
I'd rate the seminar higher if I could. The instructor was engaging, the participants shared their ideas and, we all learned from one another. The skills I learned and tools provided are helping me to change my entire work day and how I accomplish my big rocks. I am not 100% there yet, but over the past few days since the seminar, I've seen a definite change. I no longer leave work wondering why I wasn't able to touch the most important items on my to do list. I get them accomplished!Thanks for such a great seminar.
Presentation was clear and informational. Great tips in regards to planning out your daily tasks as well as your week. Good information on Microsoft Outlook as well.
The course content on Day 1 was very beneficial. On day #2 the excessive discussion on how to use Microsoft Outlook was very redundant and took to long. Need to summarize into a 1-2 hour long segment.
The course was easy to understand, learn and remember.It provides guide lines for handling day to day operation dealing with high number of transactions.
The course was very interactive and used many ways in which to learn, from videos, to handouts, to active discussion among the class and within smaller groups. The instructor made it interesting and fun. She was also a graduate of the course and her personal experiences on how she handled certain things was very good. She also practiced what she was teaching by keeping everything on track, starting on time and finishing on time. I have recommended others in my organization to take this course, in addition, I recommended this to a large organization of Administrative Professionals. If anyone can benefit by being extraordinarly productive it would be an Admin. Best course ever!!!
Very useful content. I appreciated the technology section as that will provide immediate impacts for productivity! Highly recommend. Sydne was an excellent instructor and very engaging with the group.
I was concerned with it being an online course that I would not be as engaged. Quite the opposite was true, I continue to utilize what I learned and am sharing with my peers so they can focus on their Big Rocks. Great class!
This was a fantastic class - one of the best AMA courses I have attended. I previously had attended the 7 Habits course; taking the 5 Choices course after taking the 7 Habits course was extremely benefitial.The instructor was spot on! Would love to have him for future courses.
I can be somewhat of a skeptic at times. I was pleasantly surprised by how applicable this course could be to anyone's circumstances. Pauline was a great instructor. She displayed an energy, and enthusiasm that kept the attention of the class. Pauline is without a doubt a student of life. This came across in how she helped others to make application of what we learned. I can already see how it has helped not just my effectiveness, but also my attitude towards my work and my personal life. Money was well spent on taking this course, and I would highly recommend to anyone that wants to figure out how to fit all of the "important" things into their life.
The instructor paced the class extremely well with videos, discussion, exercises and breaks. He engaged the students and brought out a lot of good examples from the class.
I was on the edge of my seat 100% of the time! Deb did an excellent job teaching the seminar. I enjoyed her pleasant personality, overall command of the topic and excellent delivery skills. The information and tools gained from this seminar were life changing and transformative. I am excited about my new journey and realize that I must put forth the effort and do the required work in order to succeed.
Great class with great information!
very good interaction with other participants- great facilitator
Very informative, good pace and a lot of examples to back up the teaching. Instructor did an excellent job and was very well versed on the subject.
I learned the most from the second day. The information about using technology to keep you organized. Showing me how to use the task function in Outlook as well as assigning task to others was very beneficial. Overall learning how to be more strategic in prioritizing and balance work and life.
Learned some great tips and tricks for managing my time. Enjoyed meeting others in the class and learning from them as well. the instructor was well informed and kept the pace of the class flowing and the exercises were on point to reinforce the course material.
I have been working for years to develop a better personal system and supporting habits to better manage my focus and to get more done. The 5 Choices is an excellent program grounded in solid principles and practical for todays business world. While I'm still far from perfect, living what I learned in the 5 Choices course has changed the way that I approach my work and made me much more productive, and happier!
The course was informative and helpful in identifying troubled areas and developing a useful plan that helps you determine what is the most important work that you should be doing.
Homero was the perfect course administrator for me personally. Full of zest, kept us engaged the entire time and could truly relate. He challenged me in ways I was not prepared for which I'm so thankful for. I learned a tremendous amount about a lot of what I already knew but have chosen to ignore. I alone have gotten myself to the state I'm in and I alone am the only person who can get me out.I look forward to staying the course on my Journey to Extraordinary Productivity!
This is a good course. It allows the student to examine him or herself against a standard of performance and productivity, and presents methods to "raise the bar" and focus on improving. The journey to extraordinary productivity should continue with renewed ability after participating in this AMA offering.
Everyone should take this class and apply it to every aspect of their lives. Awesome instructor.
The instructor was exceptional and the topic was very applicable in my world----if I can only practice it!
Jack was fantastic. Very engaging presenter.
Sha Nice S.
The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity was an excellent class!The instructor was very knowledgable and the team building exercises were executed with great ease. Learning the quardrants gave me a great perspective on where I needed to change my patterns of working and thinking. I would absolutely recommend this training to fellow co-workers!
Overall the program is good, however there is too much focus on the theoretical piece of it and not enough attention given how to really use this. The first half of the first day seems to be spent explaining to you why you need a system, generally if someone is already in the class, they are already 'sold' on the concept and want the tools.The second part of the class does start to give these tools, however not enough emphasis on putting them into action.Also feel that the brainstorming on ways to get un stuck and un frastrated is a poor use of the time.
Pauline was a fabulous instructor, class was very informational and I will be able to translate what I learned into my day job.
I thouroughly enjoyed this class. It was a small group and we used the time to get the most from the instructor and materials.
only comment: at the end of the seminar, would be nice for the instructor to spend "x" minutes with a quick recap of the 2 day seminar
Helen was in two words: A-Mazing!She was well-prepared, knew the subject matter and supplemented the material with just enough real life examples to make it interesting and further explain The 5 Choices.While I will be implementing all the strategies and practices presented, I think that, in my case, Choice 4, Rule Your Technology, Don't Let it Rule You is the one I will benefit the most from.Thank you.
I Truly enjoyed the seminar, I'm looking forward to implement all the knowledge I acquired during those two days. The presenter was extremely good and the flow was good. she made it interesting, She really encouraged us to go to the Extraordinary!
Mr. Jeff was superb! Every aspect of the material was presented in a manner that was conducive to learning!
This seminar was informative and enlightening! I was able to implement several of the tools and recommendations immediately. I've seen a positive impact on my daily planning and tasks. Can't wait to see what other positive outcomes lie ahead!
Homero is a very good presenter with a lot of passion about what he is sharing. I was very impressed.
The seminar was life changing. I learned tools and tricks to make my life more organized so I can focus on the things that really matter. I highly recommend this course to anyone.
The ‘5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity’ seminar was an excellent opportunity to reflect on my daily routines and those of my direct reports. I was pleasantly surprised to learn more efficient ways of handling tasks and tools to focus on what’s most important. I've since shared some of the course information with my staff who have responded positively. We plan to continue the discussion and incorporate the practices learned so we may all achieve greater productivity and ultimately, greater job satisfaction. I highly recommend this seminar!
Excellent interactive seminar that presents topics in a structured manner holding participants attention throughout the entire allotted time.
Jack was an excellent teacher. What I learned in the Franklin Covey "The 5 Choices to Extra Ordinary Productivity" has already made an impact on my daily perspective. I recommend the class to everyone, even the individual who feels productive today!.
What a dynamic training! Lots of valuable information was given to use both professionally and personally. I started using as soon as I returned home and have found myself less stressed and more productive. Able to achieve balance between home and work....it is AWESOME!
Well-instructed seminar with relevant life application skills; both personally and professionally! From the beautiful location and facilities for the seminar to the effective teaching style and experience of the instructor, well done AMA and Franklin Covey! I would definitely attend another!
This was a great seminar and have numerous take-aways which I will incorporate in my professional as well as personal life. The instructor made the seminar a wonderful experience and will look for her name come time for me to increase my training. Thank you!
Presenter- Mike, was an excellent trainer.
Some great points to help you sort out your priorities and get things back on track. Invest a little bit of time into the ideas from this seminar and you get a lot of return from it.
The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity was terrific. Our office has begun implementing the strategies and we have seen a vast improvement in our work environment. I highly recommend this course to everyone! The facilitator was outstanding and the group was very participatory. I learned a lot. The feedback/suggestions from the group have been very helpful. I even utilize the concepts in my personal life and wow what a difference!
The class was very informative and has given me concepts to make not only my work but my home life more organized and productive.
I found the seminar very valuable. The information was presented in a way that was fast paced and easy to follow. The methods of interaction with other on-line attendees was great. I would highly recommend this seminar.
Great course. Lot of good information and tips for increased productivity, including things I had never thought of. Instructor Susan was fantastic. Highly recommended.
Excellent course - Excellent delivery of the material!!I really enjoyed the format – I wasn’t sure what to expect - I was expecting a basic “Live Meeting” setup but I was pleasantly surprised.The media used was great! I’ve been a Franklin Covey advocate for many years – the material helped me reinforce the principles and gave me more ideas to be the best I can be in my roles.Thanks!!
This was one of the best seminars that I've attended. The material covered will be instrumental to being able to handle the day to day activities that as the come at me at a hundred miles an hour. I know now what it takes to be successful managing the bigger objectives I set for myself and how to little stuff fill in the gaps. The instructor, Mike, was a great motivator and covered all the material throughly. He was the Facilitator Extraordinaire!
Great seminar! The instructor was full of energy and enthusiasm and he knew the material very well. There were lots of group exercises and other activities that kept the seminar lively and interesting. I really learned a lot and look forward to coming back!
I thought the seminar was informative, attendees were engaged and the leader was good at keeping people's attention focused on the subject matter.
Humero was a great speaker! By sharing his personal experiences he made the course all the more enjoyable.
Overall the seminar was quite good, however I wish we had done more planning on work priorities (roles). There was certainly time, day 2 ended at 3:30. Working on priorities in the class would have give us the benefit on brain storming with our groups while having access to the Franklin Covey coach.It also would have been useful to have take some class time implementing some of the Outlook suggestions, again, there was time, table help and a FC coach.I was surprised the class started at 9 and ended at 4:30 (3:30 day 2) Why such short days?
This was a very helpful seminar and I liked the mix of useful short videos and class participation. The materials provided are great tools to put into action all that was learned. The presenter, Mike, was very knowledgeable and so funny. His stories and experiences enhanced my understanding of the topics.
Excellent course content with many practical tips... some of which I was able to apply with noticeable my benefit right away!
Great information! Great presentation! Instructor did a great job keeping the class on task while maximizing the benefit to each person in the class.
Mark was an excellent facilitator, very engaging.
Great content, solid takeaways, engaging instruction. Check, check and check!
The seminar seemed rush. I attended "What Matters Most" about 10 years ago. When I left that seminar, my plan was complete and all I needed to do was stay on track and implement what I had created. The 5 Choices seminar introduced the topic and allowed the students time to input one or two roles/plans. The remainder had to be completed on the students own time. For the amount that the seminar costs, the student should have his or her plan in place at the end of the course. FC should increase the course length (maybe 3 days instead of 2) or limit the number of videos and provide more time for the students to complete their plans.
The instructor was professional, down to earth and made the class very motivating.
Excellent supplemental material and videos! Very integrated and well thought out. Some of the best I've seen!Only wish the videos were accessible after the course and wish the technical manual covered Outlook 2011 for Mac as well.
The instructor was great.He and the materials kept me engaged throughout the whole class.I walked out the door ready and eager to take advantage of what I'd learned.I'm writing on my 2nd day back at work following the class and already have improved my work /life experience because of this class. EVERYONE should take this class!
The seminar left me re-thinking about choices I make and don't make. I had some "Aha" moments which I believe will help me make changes in my life. Terrific class! Inspiring!
Great interactive seminar!!
I loved this seminar! I learned so much and am utilizing a lot of the tools, tips, guidelines, etc. Very effective, very worth my time!
Jean was a great instructor. The group size was perfect to allow us all time to participate.
The venue was comfortable and conducive to learning. The facilitator was knowledgeable and personable. The course material was well presented and extremely practical. I particularly valued the quality of the interaction with the other participants. This seminar is highly recommended for anyone interested in achieving extraordinary productivity,
The class was well run and the material was highly valuable and relevant for me.
We had an opportunity to share and learn from each other. Great goal setting.
Sydne made the class completely enjoyable and was great at keeping us all engaged and interacting with each other. Completely worthwhile.
This was a phenomenal class and far exceeded my expectations. Though some of the material is common knowledge and some material is easily obtainable from other systems, the way this information was packaged together as a complete system is where the value is added. There are lots of nuggets of new information and ideas that kept the material fresh and give you a different perspective on what it means to be productive. The instructor is a GREAT communicator and kept us engaged the entire two days. This class is definitely worth your time.
Excellent Course!! Instructor was strong. Materail was usefull.
Dave is a fantastic trainer that made the training a valuable experience and the informational material consumable. The videos and in-class work are excellent tools to assist in better understanding where my producitivty is currently focused and how to improve. The quadrant work was really eye-opening for me. Overall, I am glad that a colleague recommended this course. I already feel like I am making progress, but change takes time. One step at a time!
The course was very helpful with planning, time management and the use of tools to help improve planning.Dave was the instructor and he is very knowledgable with time management and has good tools to utilize for time management. He is very good with having the people attending the course practice the techniques tought in class and feeling comfortable while doing this. This helps with being able to bring the tools in our daily life at work and at home.Very positive experience.
I figure most seminars you are lucky to get 5% out of it but this one was different; the instructor was engaging and very good at helping us delve into the topics, helping us to learn what we needed to learn, so that we can be more productive. Very good course!
instructor was great, but the content was very high level, not unique, and cliche. definately not what I was expectingt from franklin-covey brand name. very disappointed with this offering, and certainly not worth the very high cost. can you refund my money ?
The instructor was engaging, and kept us going. The instructor is a truly gifted, compassionate and fun person! Also, i loved the fact that videos were interspersed with the discussion. It offers a nice real-life vantage point to view the points from our seminar.
The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity has given me a kick-start to being more productive. It has empowered me to set goals and organize my life so that I can achieve greatness, both professionally and personally!
This was a highly beneficial and practical program. The instructor was from the Franklin Covey organization and he kept it interesting and quick paced.I feel like the course has enabled me to reset or recalibrate in this crazy world of competing tasks and information overload by focusing on the truly important and meaningful things first. It's not rocket science, but sometimes you need to hear that you're not the only one struggling to keep up in today's fast-paced world. Most importantly this program empowers you with the knowledge and resources to take back control of your professional and personal lives.
Learning in the classroom was invaluable to my experience. Not only was I able to learn from my peers' experiences, but I was able to share struggles & successes juggling my own career and personal life. A terrific seminar with lots of immediately actionable strategies and tips!