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One of the biggest struggles many of The Productivity Show listeners and Asian Efficiency clients have is that they are in meetings all day. Oftentimes they’re on back-to-back-to-back meetings and they have no time for themselves so they end up working long days, on the weekends, and missing out on life. What can you do about this?

Good news! We have 3 tips to help you deal with this so stay tuned.

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You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/354

Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 productivity resources for this week. [2:23]
  • What are the obvious problems of back-to-back meetings? [6:12]
  • How can you take more control of your day when navigating meetings? [9:43]
  • How does Thanh get proactive about his meeting schedule? [10:31]
  • What is a way that we can have more control than we’d think? [13:22]
  • What is a “Meeting Day”? [15:49]
  • How can you reduce the negative impact of back-to-back meetings? [21:12]
  • How can you improve the efficiency of a meeting through notetaking? [22:09]
  • What are the “3 W’s”? [23:34]
  • Why is having a buffer between meetings important? [26:01]
  • What is the benefit of maximizing time before and after meetings? [27:34]
  • How can you maximize the productivity of your meetings at the end of a workday? [29:47]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life. [32:14]


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Thanh Pham

Founder of Asian Efficiency where we help people become more productive at work and in life. I've been featured on Forbes, Fast Company, and The Globe & Mail as a productivity thought leader. At AE I'm responsible for leading teams and executing our vision to assist people all over the world live their best life possible.

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