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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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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® XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows

  • Internet Explorer 7 or higher, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2 or higher

Macintosh (OS X 10.5 or higher)

  • Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Google Chrome


  • Ubuntu 10.04 or higher; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6; OpenSuSE 11.3
  • Mozilla Firefox

Test Your Computer

Please ensure that your computer is "Flash/Connect enabled" by clicking on the following link in order to run a short test:

If successful, you will receive a "Test Completed Successfully" message on the page.

Additional Requirements:

  • Minimum bandwidth requirement is 512 kbps for meeting attendees
  • POP-UP Blockers must be turned off to access the program
  • Additional Technical specs can be found here.

Important tip - Please allow 15 minutes prior to joining a session to conduct your set-up and testing!