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Curt Steinhorst

Distraction Expert

Curt 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. He is on a mission to rescue us from our distracted selves. After years studying the impact of tech on human behavior, Curt founded Focuswise, a consultancy that equips organizations to overcome the distinct challenges of the constantly-connected workplace.

Dallas, Texas, USA

Presentations

Can I Have Your Attention? Focus Your Team And Get Stuff Done in The Distracted Workplace
For the first time in history, we live in a world without any barriers to connection or communication. This has fundamentally altered the way people work, engage, communicate, and relate to one another.  The same technology that simplifies processes compromises our focus and makes it ever more difficult to reach increasingly distracted customers.  Attention resources have never been more competed over, or more depleted.   We are asked to process four times the information that Americans dealt with in 1986, but with less space and time to actually think. Advertisements, alerts, emails, constant notifications—no wonder the average American struggles to make it three minutes without being interrupted! 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 this distraction issue go?  And where do we go from here?

Can I Have Your Attention? Reach The Distracted Customer
Today’s buyer is harder to reach than ever, and even harder to keep. Their attention drives their decision-making, and that attention is ever more divided.  To effectively reach them, marketers must radically alter their strategies. Your customer’s brain been rewired.  What does that mean for your sales techniques? 

In this market-focused speech, Curt Steinhorst answers: What counterintuitive communication methods can you use to surprise and delight clients who have had everything thrown at them? What shifts in behavior and expectations must you conform to before you have any chance of reaching them?  How can you leverage your customer’s distracted state to communicate more effectively with them?

Crossing The Generational Divide: Unlocking The Power Of Generations For Your Strategic Advantage
For the first time in world history, four distinctly different generations are working side by side. Each of these four generations (Matures, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Gen Y) is guided by a different set of values, beliefs, and expectations. In Crossing the Generational Divide, Curt entertainingly reveals each generation’s preferences and priorities to highlight what they bring to the workforce—and how to build on their common ground. Curt then shares The Center for Generational Kinetics’ frontline-tested process which participants can immediately rely on to lead a culture of cross-generation communication, innovation, engagement, teamwork, and performance. Filled with surprising statistics, step-by-step strategies, and laugh-out-loud stories, attendees leave this presentation prepared to make their multigenerational workforce a competitive advantage.

Curt’s speeches provide customized solutions for the distinct challenges facing each unique audience

  • It's no small feat to keep a room full of top performing wealth managers engaged and off their phones for an entire keynote. Not only did Curt maintain enthusiastic attention, but he gave us plenty of practical advice for finding focus in the ocean of distractions. His session was the highest rated of the conference.

    - Vice President, Ameriprise
  • If you're looking for someone who can equip your people to better focus in today's work environment and do so while keeping them entertained and engaged, look no further than Curt.

    - President/CEO, Aspen Ski Co
  • It feels like an impossible dream - to be creative and productive...responsive and efficient...open to others and focused on your own work. In his provocative, pithy style, Curt Steinhorst shows how to make this dream a reality. - Cofounder, Fast Company
  • No workforce issue is more important to address than the challenge of digital distractions. What most impressed me was the attention he gave to customizing his message for the specific needs of our industry.

    - President, Training Industry, Inc

Summary Profile

Diagnosed with ADD as a child, Curt knows intimately the challenges companies face to keep the attention of today’s distracted workforce and customer. He has coached executives, TV personalities, and well-known professional athletes on how to effectively communicate and create focus when they speak to audiences, lead their employees, and engage their customers.

Curt’s unique insight and entertaining speaking style has captured the attention of audiences worldwide. He speaks more than seventy-five times a year to organizations that include everyone from global leadership associations and nonprofits to Fortune 100 companies.

*Curt’s speeches on the topics of generations and Millennials occur on behalf of the Center for Generational Kinetics. The Center studies generational trends to convert them into breakthrough business opportunities. The organization and its founder, Jason Dorsey, has been featured on 20/20, the Today Show, 60 Minutes, and the View. Curt’s personal experiences leading Gen Y and his direct work with business leaders and top performers make him a powerful voice for and to the emerging workforce.