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I Understand

2018 Keynote Speakers

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
5:30 - 6:45 PM
Speaker: Curt Steinhorst

Can I Have Your Attention? Focus Your Team in the Distracted Workplace
For the first time in history, we live in a world with no barriers to connection or communication. This has fundamentally altered the way we work, engage and relate to one another. The same technology that simplifies processes also compromises our focus, making it ever more difficult to reach increasingly distracted customers. In this intensely practical and informative speech, Curt Steinhorst discusses the great challenges we face in a constantly connected world. He pulls back the curtain to reveal: How did we get here? How deep does the distraction issue go? And, where do we go from here?

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. After years studying the impact of tech on human behavior, Steinhorst founded Focuswise, a consultancy that equips organizations to overcome the distinct challenges of the constantly-connected workplace.

Friday, October 26, 2018
8:00 - 9:15 AM
Speaker: Colette Carlson

The Connected Leader
Successful leaders understand the nuances in communication that make a big difference when it comes to inspiring action and cooperation. Leaders understand that words alone do not generate trust, allegiance and loyalty. They know that they must be authentic and exhibit the behaviors conveyed in their message to truly impact and influence teams. In this enlightening session presented by Colette Carlson, learn to connect and communicate on a deeper level to form crucial relationships that drive productivity, engagement and collaboration.

With more than 20 years of experience in the personal development industry, Carlson is a human behavior expert and keynote speaker who inspires individuals to connect and communicate in real and relevant ways. How to create effective connections, and leverage them for greater success, is the thread that is woven into every one of Colette’s presentations.