Jeff Davidson

Is the burden of information and communication overload dragging you down? Do you feel overworked, overwhelmed, stressed, and exhausted by the end of the day? Would you like to be more focused, productive, and competitive while remaining balanced and in control? If you’re facing too much information, too much paper, too many commitments and demands of all types, you need Jeff Davidson, and so does your staff, your organization, your family, and your circle of friends… everyone who holds a position of responsibility. What if your staff could develop a keener focus for finding solutions to constant time pressure? A greater sense of motivation and inspiration? A stronger sense of teamwork to tackle more tasks more easily? A fresh and vibrant perspective on work, rest, productivity, and taking action? Jeff Davidson has spoken to audiences from almost every industry from aviation to zoology and has addressed individuals in administration, banking, education, finance, government, health care, manufacturing, retailing and wholesaling. He has also addressed charitable organizations, executive round tables, and partner’s programs. His client list includes many companies among the Fortune 500, as well as national and international associations and organizations. Davidson strives to leave his audiences on a high note that encourages them to take what they’ve learned right back to their desks or their homes and put it into practice! Says Jeff: “My ultimate goal, always, is to involve everyone in the meeting room, even those way in the back, for the duration of the program. In other words, everyone in it for every minute.”


Managing Information and Communication Overload
Data, data everywhere but not a thought to think! Does too much paper, too much reading, and too much with which to keep pace diminish your enjoyment of life? If so, go from glut to gain. Learn how to win with information and not be deluged by it. Discover how to become your own information highway, use information for maximum gain, and keep the din at a manageable level so you can spend more time doing the things you enjoy. This program is for organizations whose managers and staff members face a daily glut of too much competing for their time and attention, and offers essential tools for continual improvement. In this presentation Jeff covers:

  • The Pace of New Information
  • Starting Right Where You Are
  • Operation Clean Sweep
  • Getting Organized, Now and for Good
  • The High Art of Filing
  • Conditioning Your Office
  • Conditioning Your Other Environments
  • Controlling the Intake Overglut
  • Combating Packratism
  • Cyber-Strategies for Handling Information

How To Manage Multiple Priorities
This is an era of belt-tightening where shrinking budgets are part of a long-term, not a cyclical, phenomenon. Many career professionals today are asked and expected to do more while not being afforded any greater organizational resources; such efforts can take their toll. Learn breakthrough processes in managing multiple priorities, including hand tools, power tools, and cerebral tools; the multiple-priority grid system; techniques for conditioning your environment; and other methods that enable you to achieve notable results. Presentation topics:

  • When Did Work Get So Demanding?
  • When Did Life Get So Complicated?
  • Contributing Factors to Frenzy
  • Confronting Too Many Priorities
  • Deciding What’s Important
  • Allocating Time, Energy, and Resources
  • Innovative Ways to Get Help
  • News Ways of Approaching the Work Day
  • New Perspectives on Life
  • Mastering Doing More With Less

How to Create More Space and Time In Your Life
How would you like to have more time for friends or hobbies, or to get away for more weekend trips? Merely living today and participating in society guarantee that both your time and mental, physical, and emotional energy will easily be depleted if you lack the proper vantage point from which to approach each day and conduct your life. Learn the principles for creating the space and time you want to have, and add back the fun! Presentation topics:

  • What They Didn’t Teach You in College
  • Time Management Has Its Limits
  • Time and Productivity
  • Creating Space and Time Every Day
  • Harnessing Creative Procrastination
  • The Ecstasy of Living in the Moment
  • Creative Calendar Management
  • Life Is a Series of Choices, Then You Die
  • Choosing Breathing Space
  • Rediscovering Your Leisurely Self

Choosing When It’s Confusing: How to Make Decisions More Effectively
Today, for whatever you want or need to acquire, there are more brands, features, and options than you can comfortably fathom. And tomorrow there will be more options competing for your attention. Yet you can make decisions without collisions! Even if you are confronted with a bewildering number of alternatives, here’s welcome news about choice strategies. This session explores the process of quickly making your best choice. Presentation topics:

  • Yes, There’s More to Decide
  • Making Decisions More Quickly
  • Shortcuts to Collecting Reams of Data
  • When to Trust Your Intuition
  • Which Decisions Are Worth Making
  • An Easy Process for Making Routine Decisions
  • Systemizing Your Efforts
  • Checklists to Speed You on Your Way
  • Internal Decision-Making Apparatus
  • Sharpening Your Decision-Making Skills



Full Biography

Jeff Davidson, the Work Life Balance Expert ®, can move an audience like few others. Jeff offers dynamic learning keynotes and seminar presentations.  He combines  outstanding content with humor, flair, and inspiration to help listeners manage information and communication overload. Jeff supercharges his audiences to take action. Frequently quoted or featured in USA Today, the New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times,  and  on  175  talk  shows,  more  than

1,485,000 people have found Jeff’s award- winning books (cumulatively selected by book clubs 36 times), audio-books, videos, keynote presentations, and executive seminars to be enlightening, entertaining, and transformational.

His ground-breaking book, Breathing Space, reveals how to avoid racing the clock and gain more control over each day. His book, Simpler Living, with a foreword by Mark Victor Hansen of Chicken Soup for the Soul, is the definitive work on simpler living, offering nearly 2,000 tips arranged by every aspect of life!

His recent book, The 60-Second Organizer (Adams Media, 2008) is short, fun-filled, and power-packed, with 60 tips to get you back in control no matter how long it’s been! His recent book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting Things Done (Alpha/Penguin, 2006), over the course of 27 bite-sized chapters, lays out exactly what it takes to be both more efficient and effective, to start regularly accomplishing tasks which you set out to do on a daily and weekly basis, and to feel good about the process.

Jeff’s audio program, Simplifying Your Work and Your Life, (SkillPath, on four CDs) co- recorded with Dr. Tony Alessandra, gives career professionals the tools and practical information they need in the face of an over-complicated society. Jeff’s audio program, Get a Life (Oasis Audio, on two CDs), offers ultra-busy professionals ground-breaking insights on how to reclaim their lives.

Jeff is the past president of the NSA Carolinas Chapter and former national chair of the Public Relations Committee of the Institute of Management Consultants. He has also been a member of the board of directors of Washington Independent Writers, and for five years running, won the U.S. Small Business Administration’s state “Media Advocate of the Year”.

In 1995, Jeff launched the Breathing Space Institute in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The Breathing Space Institute, now located in Raleigh, is dedicated to helping organizations and individuals, through a variety of learning tools, keynote speeches, and seminar presentations.

Expertise:  BUSINESS | MISCELLANEOUS | Motivation | Personal Development | Stress Management | Time Management