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Distracted: Finding Focus in a Hyperkinetic World

Survival Tips for Our Multitasking, Sound-Bite Driven World
Recording Date: September 03, 2008
Price: Free

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Overview

Today, we all have vast oceans of information at our fingertips, yet we obtain knowledge with only brief glimpses at online headlines or from short sound bites.

We are more networked than ever, yet we communicate even with our most intimate friends and family via instant messaging, e-mail, and fleeting face-to-face moments that are punctuated with electronic interruptions and a lack of focus.

In this new world, something crucial is missing—attention.

Attention is the key to recapturing our ability to reconnect, reflect, and relax—the secret to coping with a mobile, multitasking, virtual world that isn't going to slow down or get simpler.

Attention can keep us grounded and focused—not diffused and fragmented.

What You Will Learn

This Webcast is a wake-up call. Attend and you'll hear how scattered attention spans and societal ADD could ultimately lead us into cultural decline. In addition, Maggie Jackson will explore cutting-edge solutions needed to cure—not just live with—this epidemic of inattention.

This enlightening discussion will be followed by an interactive session—where we will address specific questions asked by members of the audience!

 

Technical Requirements

To fully participate in this electronic, interactive and live session, please check your system (or ask your IT department) to ensure it meets the following requirements:

Supported OS, Browser and Additional Requirements

Microsoft® Windows® 98 SE, 2000, XP, Windows VistaTM Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate, Business, or Enterprise (32-bit or 64-bit editions)

  • Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher
  • Netscape Navigator 7.1
  • AOL 9
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or higher

Macintosh (OS X 10.2, 10.3, 10.4)

  • Safari 1.1 or higher
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or higher

Linux

  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or higher

Solaris

  • Mozilla 1.7 or higher

Additional Requirements:

  • Macromedia Flash Player 8 or higher
  • Macromedia Flash Player 9 or higher for Linux and Solaris
  • Minimum bandwidth requirement is 56 kb/sec

Important tip - Please allow 15 minutes prior to joining a session to conduct your set-up and testing! Dial-up connectors - please allow more time.