TEDxGhent video

It’s finally here! The video of my session at TEDxGhent! It’s about Lifehacking & Genius Shortcuts, but you knew that already! Enough said, enjoy the video 😉

Of course, you can share it with your network too…


The second edition of TEDxGhent takes place on Saturday, June 16. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment & Design.

In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading”, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. And now for the second time, this experience is coming to Ghent.

At the TEDxGhent event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. This year, the TEDxGhent tagline is ‘Meeting of Minds’. All speakers will share their passion and vision, spread over three thematic blocks: ‘city and nature’, ‘body and mind’ and ‘work and life’. TEDxGhent wants to establish a genuine ‘Meeting of Minds’, both by introducing new and groundbreaking ideas and by offering the audience and the speakers the opportunity to engage in a constructive dialogue.

Next to the fact that I really LOVE the TEDTalk videos, I am also very pleased to share that I’ll be a speaker at the TEDxGhent event. Indeed, I’ll share a couple of my lifehacking skills and Genius Shortcuts: Smart in Business, Fun in Life!

So, if you are ready for a (full) day of inspiration and connecting with likeminded people, this event is for you! More info? Check out the TEDxGhent website before it is sold out!

See you in Ghent,

PS : Did you know that Ghent is one of the most beautiful cities in Belgium?

Your Book in 100 Days

You can write your book in 100 days!

With the right mindset, motivation, guidance and determination to succeed, you will write an excellent book that will help you achieve your goals. “Your Book in 100 Days” is a practical and friendly book and it shows you how to tap into the power of your mind and bring your best ideas to life. You will write your book in much less time than average first-time authors take, and you will have more fun doing it!You will discover the answers to the big questions, such as

  • What is your dream, for your life as well as your book?
  • Who will benefit most from reading your book?
  • How can you structure the book in the best way for your reader?

Follow the advice of two authors who have helped hundreds of people create their books and see your book come to life in just 100 days!

About 1.5 years ago, I wrote a blog on how to publish a book in 1 month (in Dutch, on Lifehacking.nl). When I met Mindy at a Blackstarevent (Ecademy), we talked about the possibilities on setting up a partnership by writing a book together. As a bookmidwife, Mindy specializes in delivering people’s books. For me as a lifehacker and life coach,  I am helping people to get clarity on what it is they want to achieve in life (and whether a book fits into that :-) ). On top of that, I suggest different tools and exercises to actually achieve these dreams in less time. So, it was a natural fit for the two of us to create this book. After all, we are two coaches who both believe passionately that if people want to do things in life, they should find a way to do them and they can do them quickly and easily. Did you know that 83% of people interviewed said they dreamed of writing their own book? The problem is that most people never even start, much less finish their book…

So, if you have “a book” in you, it is time to think about how you’d start writing it. Buy this book now at AmazonEcademy Press ordirectly through us and start reading first. Have fun with the exercises and create your own book. We want to hear you shout when your book is in print and we want you to see you reaping all the benefits that a good book can give you!


In het kader van Unizo’s Ondernemerscoach geeft Bert op 19 januari een sessie over Genius Shortcuts. Ondernemerscoach is een uniek programma waarbij ondernemers via ervaringsuitwisseling, kennisoverdracht en handige tools hun kansen op slagen aanzienlijk verbeteren.

Genius Shortcuts in Antwerpen

Opnieuw een open Genius Shortcuts workshop op 8 december in Antwerpen!

Wat zou jij doen met 2 uur/dag extra?

Ontdek hoe het inzetten van slimme tools, variërend van het automatisch verzamelen en ordenen van je dagelijkse informatie tot het supersnel doornemen van honderden websites, meer tijd voor je creëren én ook meer resultaten.

Geniet nu van de exclusieve “Genius Shortcuts” training met Bert Verdonck, georganiseerd door Global Edutainment, de Smartreading experts. Deze éénmalige cursus gaat door op 8 december in Antwerpen. Meer info en inschrijvingen.

Dag van het Ondernemerschap

Op 1 december geeft Bert 2 workshops voor de “Dag van het Ondernemerschap“.

Dit jaarlijks initiatief van VKW en de Universiteit Antwerpen steunt het ondernemerschap bij studenten. Naast een plenaire sessie worden er ook een aantal workshops georganiseerd waarbij ondernemers een korte uiteenzetting over een specifiek thema geven. Bedoeling is dat er zo een informele discussie ontstaat.

Mijn thema is Genius Shortcuts : Smart in Business, Fun in Life!

Persoonlijke organisatie met Outlook

De meeste professionals hebben de gewoonte om nieuwe folders en structuren aan te maken om gerelateerde informatie samen te houden. Daarenboven spenderen ze veel te veel tijd aan email, zodat andere belangrijke activiteiten minder aandacht krijgen.

Tijdens deze cursus leert u inzien dat deze werkwijze niet alleen (te) veel tijd kost, maar ook dat er betere en snellere manieren zijn om je Persoonlijke Organisatie te optimaliseren. Bovendien krijgt u inzicht in verscheidene ‘Genius Shortcuts’, waarbij u dankzij het gebruik van slimme technologische hulpmiddelen en geavanceerde opties binnen Outlook elke dag kan genieten van een significante tijdswinst.

Zo lijkt het schrijven van 100 emails op 1 uur tijd wellicht écht onmogelijk. Na het volgen van deze cursus wordt het voor u een koud kunstje. U vindt uiteraard ook alle relevante emails, bijlagen, en contacten in 1 oogopslag binnen de korste keren terug, zodat u niet voortdurend hoeft te klasseren of te zoeken. Het organiseren van een vergadering met enkele deelnemers is zo geregeld.

Schrijf nu in voor deze cursus Persoonlijke organisatie met Outlook, die doorgaat op 17 november in het VIK-huis. Deze cursus wordt georganiseerd door VIK.

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Simply Genius Testimonials

During my tour in New Zealand, I received outstanding feedback from every participant. Here are a couple of testimonials given by Jamie Roy and Karen Clarke. Enjoy!

Jamie Roy, Social Media Expert, Alexandra, New Zealand

Karen Clarke, Property Investor, Auckland, New Zealand

Promise to save New Zealanders

Working fewer hours without earning less

Bert Verdonck promises to save New Zealanders 2 hours every working day!

This is the first time his lifehacking approach, Genius Shortcuts, has been brought to New Zealand.

Read the full press release.


What are other people saying about me?

Whatever you do, it is important to listen to your customers. On top of that, it is also key to receive testimonials, because it gives potential clients a realistic impression of who you are andwhat you do. I am so thankful that I have so many great clients and happy participants. Just to let you know what others are saying about me, you can find here several testimonials. There’s only one way to find out for yourself and that’s of course signup for one (or more) of my events 🙂 I am currently on tour in New Zealand.

‘A very interesting training, instantly applicable, also for non-IT people (people with no technical background) … I am saving a lot of time’
Katja Van Lierde – Learning Consultant – Belgacom (Belgium’s largest Telco)

Genius Shortcuts literally opens your eyes! I was astounded several times about the incredible possibilities with simple tools, most of them freely available on the Internet. Every tip and tool saves me minutes, even hours of time. Highly recommended!
Katrien Goris – HR Officer – Boerenbond (Belgium’s Largest Agricultural Federation)

“Based on 3 years of close collaboration, I would describe Bert Verdonck as an outstanding trainer with great empathy and integrity. I credit Bert with giving memorable workshops and valuable trainings with lasting impressions and high feedback scores of above 90%. Being consistently attentive, Bert is always connecting with his audience in a very interactive way.

In such way, he makes sure that all participants get the most out of their training. Bert’s audience centred approach, his enthusiasm, pragmatic knowledge and flexibility make him stand out in his fields of expertise.

Over 1,000 people [have] already enjoyed Bert as their inspirational trainer and role model.

I am confident in recommending Bert Verdonck, specifically for his eagerness to succeed in his endeavours and his strongly developed mental tactics  to stretch people’s minds.”
Yves Miserez, Director – Trainer, Optima Facto

“‘Genius Shortcuts is for me : working more efficiently – to the point – logical – easy and immediately applicablea lot of timesavings thanks to a focused approach on dealing with the information overload.”
Eve Deprez – architect en professor Theories of Architecture

“The Genius Shortcuts training has a reasonable high pace, making it easy to stay focused. A lot of “Wow”, “OMG”, “Aha” moments, with a clear sense of our every day business reality. Bert smoothly answers every question and deals effortlessly with the resistance (to change). It was also sufficiently Mac oriented and Bert has a great, positive “Consumers Union”-like attitude.”
Piet Bries – HR-manager – Idewe (Belgium’s largest occupational health service)