Can I Have Your Attention? Focus Your Team and Get Stuff Done in the Distracted Workplace
Our teams are distracted. The science of attention is clear: the recent, historic shift in technology and communication is sapping our resources at every level. Individual information consumption has quadrupled since 1986—but our brains are not 4x faster at processing. This shift fundamentally alters the way people work, communicate, and relate. The poverty of attention breeds a work culture that values responsiveness over responsibility—and productivity dwindles.
In this practical, informative speech, focus expert Curt Steinhorst delivers a wake-up call. Standard self-help productivity tactics, alone, are deficient for a world so inter-connected. Focus is, in fact, a group activity—so our strategies must be inter-productive. Together, we discover the secrets of a focus-wise culture, meetings that actually work, and realistic solutions to help put “work” back in the workplace.
Can I Have Your Attention? Reach the Distracted Customer
Your customers’ brains have been hacked. Their limited attention resources are ever-more divided, devoured by clever psychological tricks, bottomless personalized feeds, and incessant alerts. This has dramatic implications for your sales approach.
In this market-focused speech, we learn how to reach distracted customers—and retain them. How to use technology to improve effectiveness—while maintaining control. How to leverage your customer’s distracted state to communicate more effectively. And the critical role of surprise and delight in the age of information overwhelm.
Curt Steinhorst is the bestselling author of Can I Have Your Attention? Inspiring Better Work Habits, Focusing Your Team, and Getting Stuff Done in the Constantly Connected Workplace. He is on a mission to rescue us from our distracted selves. After years studying the impact of tech on human behavior, Curt founded Focuswise, a consultancy that equips organizations to overcome the distinct challenges of the constantly-connected workplace.
Diagnosed with ADD as a child, Curt knows intimately the challenges companies face to keep the attention of today’s distracted workforce and customer. He has coached executives, TV personalities, and well-known professional athletes on how to effectively communicate and create focus when they speak to audiences, lead their employees, and engage their customers. Curt’s unique insight and entertaining speaking style has captured the attention of audiences worldwide. He speaks more than seventy-five times a year to organizations that include everyone from global leadership associations and nonprofits to Fortune 100 companies.
Curt’s speeches on the topics of generations and Millennials occur on behalf of the Center for Generational Kinetics. The Center studies generational trends to convert them into breakthrough business opportunities. The organization and its founder, Jason Dorsey, has been featured on 20/20, the Today Show, 60 Minutes, and the View. Curt’s personal experiences leading Gen Y and his direct work with business leaders and top performers make him a powerful voice for and to the emerging workforce.