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Procrastination to Productivity: 6 Ways to Get Started, Get More Done and Have More Energy

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Price: $199


Do you find yourself putting off important tasks to the last possible minute?

The truth is that procrastination affects both your career and your personal life. Side effects include missed opportunities, stress, anxiety, resentment, and guilt.

This webinar exposes the root causes of procrastination behaviors and hands you a number of easy-to-use tools you can use to overcome them and become far more productive.

We're sorry but this webinar is no longer available as an open enrollment webinar, but it can be delivered at your site. Please consider these alternative solutions to your development needs:

What You Will Learn

  • How to identify and understand the 4 types of procrastination behaviors that can control your actions 
  • How to create times in your day that are focused on creative or strategic thinking so that you can get done your most important tasks and still have time for innovation 
  • The "magic bullet phrase" that will get you to take action when you are tempted to put off getting started on a deliverable
  • 3 practical techniques you can do in your office or cubicle to change your energy state when you feel tired and don’t feel like getting started on a task that requires mental effort 
  • Tricks that will bypass your brain’s resistance to developing new habits so you can ensure that your new habits stick 
  • Guidelines for moving past indecision so you can make decisions swiftly and meet deadlines 
  • Tips for eliminating the fear of "what other people think" so you don’t hesitate to put your work out for a lot of people to see 
  • Ways to refocus after distractions and maintain clarity about what is most important for you to accomplish 
  • How to identify the signs of procrastination in others’ behavior

Here’s your chance to learn how to stop procrastinating and take charge of your personal and professional life… so register now!

How You Will Benefit

After completing this course, you will:

  • Understand self-talk and analyze its impact on motivation
  • Use personal awareness to prioritize actions and diminish procrastination
  • Develop an internal dialogue to support the accomplishment of goals
  • Plan and integrate a plan of action to increase motivation and reduce procrastination

How AMA Webinars Work

AMA Webinars provide you with a cost-effective and convenient way to boost your know-how. You can participate in the comfort of your home or office without the need for travel costs and time.


Paid registrants will also have a single-user license to access a recorded archive of the program for a full year.


Please note that AMA Webinars are designed to provide a one-to-one learning experience for an individual and are not designed to be viewed in a group setting. Program access is available only via the MYAMA account of the registered attendee.


About the Presenters

Sharon Melnick, PhD, is an executive coach and dynamic corporate trainer who combines leadership effectiveness coaching with behavior change methods she developed over ten years as a psychologist at Harvard Medical School. She is also a leading authority on practical techniques to help executives be resilient in high-stress conditions. Her clients have included, among others, Deutsche Bank, Monster Worldwide, Oracle Corp., Merrill Lynch, Pitney Bowes, Deloitte Consulting, UBS, Korn/Ferry International, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Visiting Nurse Service of NY, and Carpenter Technology.

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Technical Requirements

https://event.on24.com/view/help/ehelp.htmlTo fully participate in this electronic, interactive and live session, please check your system (or ask your IT department) to ensure it meets the following requirements:

Supported OS, Browser and Additional Requirements

  • Windows 7+ (Microsoft Edge, Latest Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome)
  • Apple Mac OS 10.9+ (*Latest Firefox, Safari, or Chrome)
  • Ubuntu Linux (Firefox only)
  • Android 4.x (Chrome Browser Only)
  • Apple iOs (*Latest version, Safari Browser Only)

* Official support for the "latest" version of a newly released browser, among those noted above, will be added within 8 weeks of public release. Until then, the previous version will continue to be supported instead.

If you are using an unsupported version of a Windows, Mac, or Linux operating system, you may experience difficulty in viewing and/or listening to the event.

Test Your Computer

The audio portion of this AMA web event will be delivered directly through your computer’s speakers or attached headphones. To fully participate in this electronic, interactive, live session, please test your system and review the requirements (or ask your IT department) before the program begins:


Additional Requirements:

  • Minimum bandwidth requirement is 512 kbps for meeting attendees
  • In order to access the event, your computer must have cookies and JavaScript enabled. If your operating system currently does not have cookies or JavaScript enabled, contact your network administrator.
  • POP-UP Blockers must be turned off to access the program.

Still need Help? Additional technical information can be found here. You can also view these tips in Spanish and French.

Important tip - Please allow 15 minutes prior to joining a session to conduct your set-up and testing!