Every day brings us a crushing wave of demands: a barrage of texts, emails, interruptions, meetings, phone calls, tweets, blogs - not to mention the high pressure challenges of our jobs - that can be overwhelming and exhausting. The sheer number of distractions can threaten our ability to think clearly, make good decisions, and accomplish what matters most, leaving us worn out and unfulfilled.
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The average attention span of an adult is eight seconds - eight seconds! That is tough news for a presenter. It means you may have a room full of people, but their minds are elsewhere. You're competing with a slew of activities demanding their attention - email, texts, Facebook, YouTube, chats, and apps, in addition to thoughts about their next meetings and projects that are behind schedule. How do you get a message across in a world like that?
In this episode of AMA Edgewise, we talk to Kory Kogon, one of the coauthors of The 5 Choices: The Path Extraordinary Productivity. Kory explains why it is both easier and harder to achieve extraordinary productivity. In a business world filled with technology made to increase productivity, those same tools somehow take control over your day. Kory Kogon and her coauthors illustrate the framework necessary to take back control of your workday through the 5 Choices.