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“Twitter? Who has time for Twitter?” (Using Social Media & Technology Strategically - Without Sabotaging Your Time and Attention)

  • 18 May 2012
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • St. David's Episcopal Church 301 E. 8th St. - Austin, 78701


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"Twitter? Who has time for Twitter?" 
(Using Social Media & Technology Strategically - Without Sabotaging Your Time and Attention)

NOTE: Register by May 14 to reserve a lunch.

Credit card users MUST pay in advance. If you are paying at the event, we can only take cash or check. 

Program Description:

Do you feel overwhelmed at the thought of yet more communication tools like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn -- and how they are changing the way we interact, learn, and communicate? 

Keeping up with friends, contacts, and customers can be a full-time job by itself. All too often, what was supposed to be a convenient way to communicate becomes an endless source of distractions. Multi-tasking seems to be the new norm...but what are the implications for our attention, concentration, and relationships?

While it may seem more "productive" to just avoid social media, you don't have to lose the value that it offers to your personal or professional life. Attend this session and learn:

  • Glimpses into the future of technology
  • Insight into digital convergence, and how this affects you
  • The truth about multi-tasking
  • The most valuable skill for the future
  • Techniques to maintain focus, even amid unending distractions
  • Ideas to control information and technology...so that it doesn't control you

Workplace Learning & Performance Competencies:

  • Social Learning
  • Foundational - Personal / Career Enhancement

Click here for more about ASTD's WLP Competency Model.

About the Speaker:

Maura ThomasMaura Thomas is a trainer, speaker, writer, and consultant in focused on productivity and effectiveness. She is the founder of RegainYourTime.com and the author of Personal Productivity Secrets: Do what you never thought possible with your time and attention... and regain control of your life! (released in May 2012).

Maura has a strong social media presence, publishes a widely-read blog on productivity issues, and has been featured in Austin American Statesman, Entrepreneur.com, Yahoo! Shine, genConnect, and Fox Business. She earned an MBA from the University of Massachusetts, and throughout her career she has worked with clients in a variety of industries, from solo-preneurs to Fortune 500, and every size between.

Maura lives in Austin, where she serves on the board of GEN Austin (Girls Empowerment Network), an organization dedicated to helping girls to make wise choices as they navigate the unique pressures of girlhood. She also volunteers and offers pro-bono training to regional non-profits such as Texas CASA, The Trail Foundation, and Junior Achievement. RegainYourTime.com donates a percentage of all training/speaking fees to charity.

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