Presenter: Audrey Halpern, ARH Employee Training
Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 @ 2:00pm (US Eastern)
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According to a Microsoft study, humans now have a shorter attention span than a goldfish. Where a goldfish can hold their attention spans for 9 seconds, ours starts to decline after 8 seconds.
With phone and computer notifications pinging, our focus on a task is so easily pulled away by the lure of a bit of new information. And you may be one of those where the fear of missing out prompts you to check your smartphones on average every 12 minutes. So, it’s easy to understand why it can be difficult to keep your attention sharpened and focused.
It’s easy to become frustrated when you’re trying to concentrate but just can’t. This can lead to stress and irritation, which tends to make focusing on what you need to do even more frustrating. The ability to focus on a task and attentively observe are important elements for staying productive at work. Research has shown that individuals who can sustain their attention for long periods of time perform better on all sorts of cognitive challenges than those who cannot.
This webinar will cover some tips and techniques that you can immediately apply to improve your concentration and stay focused.
I. Focus and Concentration and Attention Span
A. Definitions and examples of each
B. Benefits for focus and concentration
C. Task focused attention
D. .Self focused attention
E. Role that self awareness plays
F. Work with your bio rhythms
II. Distractions and Interruptions
A. Limitations to focus
B. Multi tasking or task switching
C. How to Clearly define your task
D. How to set boundaries
III Tips and Techniques
A. Mindfulness and how to use it
B. Organizational skills - declutter
C. Productivity hacks to help you focus
D. Develop effective Habits and Routines
E. Silence or sound
F. Technology and apps.
About the Presenter
Audrey Halpern has had an exemplary 20+yr career developing customized employee essential soft skills training programs and facilitation. ARH Employee Training assists employees in achieving their goals through the use of highly interactive participant-centered training methods. Her creative, engaging and collaborative delivery of training is sprinkled with impactful real play activities. Her background in human resources, instructional design and sales, makes for effective workshop design.
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