We (a group of university students) generally meet for tea every week and discuss various topics, and my friends ask me to give a talk on productivity and time management in one of our next meetings. I'm not an expert on topic but they insisted so much that I thought it was a good idea to ask to the experienced people here before I let them them know my answer.
I know it is not possible to go into details but I just want to mention some key-points and give them references so that my friends can read further details there and apply the ones appropriate to them.
For now, I plan to mention about
Besides, I want to send links to them such as
- This site (Personal Productivity - SX)
- Randy Pausch's Time Management Talk
- Working long hours is stupid
Actually, my aim is to give some key ideas and I want to continue by discussions. On the other hand, I do not want to make their mind overrun by many ideas!
Do you have any recommendations? Is there any summary material that I can use?
Some further notes:
- It seems that my friends don't know anything about GTD, Pomodoro or any other productivity techniques and they are unaware of software tools to help them to get organized.
- The talk and discussion will be at most one hour in total.
- My friends are mostly students in areas varying from engineering to education and linguistics. Their main concern is to get better grades while continuing their extra-curricular activities.