Workshop | Hunks, Chunks, and Bites: Managing Your Small and Large Projects

Presenter: Meggin McIntosh, former university professor and director of her university's Excellence in Teaching Program, and currently the president of Emphasis on Excellence, Inc.

Do you have 1 or 10 or 100 writing projects that are unfinished – and you REALLY wish they were complete? Are there days when you intend to get started on – or make progress on – your writing, but somehow the day gets away from you? Does looking at your to-do list make you feel overwhelmed and maybe even despondent?

If you apply what you learn in this class, you will: 

  • Get clear on what your writing projects are
  • Be able to ask for (and receive) help, assistance, and support on your writing
  • Finish your writing projects…even those that have been ‘lingering’ for weeks, months, or years.

Tell the truth. You have many, many possibilities for your writing.  Each of these is a project.  Just think about defining a project as:

“A non-routine series of tasks directed toward a goal.” (Snead & Wycoff, 1997)

“A project is anything that takes two or more steps to complete.” (David Allen)

“A project is complete when it starts working for you, instead of you working for it.”  ~Scott Allen

In academia, we know that until our writing is “out there,” it’s not really working for us – or it’s not working for us in the ways that we need it to related to promotion, tenure, advancement, grants, and the like.

This half-day workshop gives you structures and strategies for conceptualizing and completing your writing projects. “Hunks, Chunks, and Bites: Managing Your Small and Large Projects” is for everyone who has writing (and other) projects that they want to complete and are frustrated by not getting them completed—and who may not be sure why they aren’t getting them completed (or even started!) 

Meggin McIntosh, also known as "The PhD of Productivity™," is a former teacher, university professor, and director of her university's Excellence in Teaching Program. She is currently (and happily) the president of Emphasis on Excellence, Inc. and says,

"Project planning! Don't you wish you'd had a class in project management when you were in graduate school?!  I certain do, but alas, most of us have had to muddle along and figure it out on our own.  Since I've had some success with this over my academic career, I want to help you learn better strategies, too. From all my study, integrating the hunks, chunks, and bites method is one of the key ways for me and many others to take that never-ending project list and start to move it along to completion.

I'm looking forward to being with you in the workshop. Be sure to send me questions you have that you'd like me to answer and I'll be ready!

I've taught these strategies for the last 10 years to academics all over the country (and the globe) in workshops and webinars. It's time for you to learn (or re-learn) how to eat your elephants.  I can help you."

To schedule a workshop, please contact Meggin through her website at


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