I’m in the process of developing a free tutorial on the Accelerated Planning Technique.

This will be a simplified online version of a public seminar workshop that I have conducted in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the USA: “How to Create a Business Action Plan in Less than a Day”.

APT 3 Step Planning Method

A visual flowchart of the Accelerated Planning Technique ™

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I would welcome your opinion on the following topics I have selected to cover.  Please let me know what you think of the following suggested topics…
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1.    Avoid Getting Stuck: Recognise the trap that 80% of people fall into. This trap kills creativity, blocks your thinking and soon causes discouragement. Once known, you can avoid this frustrating trap like the plague.
(Learning time approximately 7 minutes)
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2.    Visual Planning: We think in pictures. Learn a visual approach for business and project planning that recognises how we think.  It’s fast and you’ll be pleasantly surprised just how simple it can be.
(You will learn this in approx 6 minutes)
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3.    The Idea Dump: Learn a simple and effective way to get your ideas out of your head and onto paper. If you can imagine it, this tool will grab it. And it works even if your thinking is unfocused or confused.
(Learning time approximately 5 minutes)
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4.    Clear, Organised Thinking: How to bring greater clarity to your ideas, goals and implementation plans. This is very powerful. You will learn the essence of a technique taught to me by NASA. As well as bringing clarity to your business and project thinking, it’s the pathway to solving the difficult or complex “how-to” problems you may have to deal with.
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5.    Combine Creativity and Logic: Imagine being able to quickly match creative thinking with logical solutions. If this appeals to you, it’s now time to introduce you to the tool that will enable you to combine creativity and imagination with practical “how-to” thinking. This is the APT Dream it, Design it, Deliver it method.
(Learning time approximately 7 minutes)
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6.    Your Vision of Success: Learn a simple way to determine and communicate your vision of success. See how this can be done clearly and concisely on one sheet of paper.
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7.    Solve the “How-To” Problems with Simplicity: See how the APT Solution Blueprint helps you avoid getting bogged down in excessive detail when it comes to working out the “how-to’s”.
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8.    Action Step Formula: To get results, you need to be focused on getting things done. If you rely on the efforts of others, you need accountability. To conclude this learning material, you will learn the simple APT Action Step Formula, a concise tool that manages purpose, method and personal accountability.
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Again, any feedback on these suggested topics would be welcome.

Andrew Smith – The Business Plan Guy – Andrew”AT”apt.co.nz