Episode 24: Smarter Time Management With ChatGPT: A Conversation With Agency Owner Elizabeth Sutherland

About This Episode:

In this episode of ‘The ChatGPT Experiment,’ we dive into the practical uses of ChatGPT for enhancing productivity and time management. Join host Cary West as he interviews Elizabeth Sutherland, his business partner of nearly two decades, to explore her journey with ChatGPT, affectionately named “Jarvis,” in her quest to make better use of her time, organize her day, and prioritize actions efficiently.

Main Topics Covered:

  • The inception of using ChatGPT for time management
  • Steps Elizabeth took to tailor ChatGPT’s advice to her needs
  • Specific advice and insights provided by ChatGPT
  • Implementing ChatGPT’s advice in daily routines
  • The impact of these changes on Elizabeth’s work life

Three Key Insights:

  1. ChatGPT can provide highly personalized advice on time management and productivity, far beyond generic tips found online.
  2. A critical approach, patience, and iterative questioning can extract more value from ChatGPT, making it a practical tool for solving specific problems.
  3. Implementing ChatGPT’s advice can lead to tangible improvements in daily work life, such as better prioritization and effective use of time.

Episode Index:

  • Introduction to the Chat GPT Experiment Podcast [00:00:00]
  • Cary West’s Welcome and Housekeeping Notes [00:01:30]
  • Introduction of Elizabeth Sutherland [00:02:07]
  • Elizabeth Sutherland on Time Management and Productivity [00:03:13]
  • The Role of ChatGPT (Jarvis) in Elizabeth’s Workflow [00:05:51]
  • Interactive Problem-Solving with Jarvis [00:08:19]
  • Implementation of Strategies Suggested by Jarvis [00:20:12]
  • The Evolution of Elizabeth’s Inquiry with Jarvis [00:23:40]
  • Benefits and Insights Gained from Using ChatGPT [00:27:54]
  • Advice for Others Considering ChatGPT for Problem Solving [00:32:07]
  • Conclusion and Final Thoughts [00:38:22]

About Elizabeth

Connect With Elizabeth

Elizabeth Sutherland, APR is the Sutherland of Sutherland Weston Marketing Communications.  Originally from “The County,” after college Elizabeth worked for the United States Senate, the American Red Cross, and what’s now Northern Light Health in increasingly complex public relations and marketing roles before launching out on her own. She is a graduate of the Bangor Region Leadership Institute and winner of the 2016 Eames Leadership Award and the Girl Scouts of Maine 2017 Juliette Award for Leadership. She serves on several non-profit boards and in leadership roles for a variety of local and state-wide organizations and was named to the JA Business Hall of Fame in 2022.

Elizabeth is an experienced marketing professional with expertise in campaign strategy development, brand development, budgeting, research, and measurement. She is also an avid reader, writer, runner, mother of two boys, and wife to a radio-talk-show host.

As a Maine entrepreneur, Elizabeth directly understands the challenges many Maine-based businesses face and has made it her mission to help grow Maine’s economy whenever she can.

Elizabeth believes the key benefit Sutherland Weston can offer its clients is to provide practical advice on how to be persuasive and prepared to achieve measurable results.

Additional Resources

In the interview, Elizabeth spoke of the conversation with ‘Jarvis’, her nickname for ChatGPT, about building the time management plan.

Here is a link to that conversation on ChatGPT: