Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD.) In today’s hyper-connected internet and Social age, many of us are showing increasing symptoms of “Virtual ADD:” easily distracted, expected to multi-task more than ever before, and experiencing greater difficulty to focus long-term and prioritize. Without having the important social cues we have to work with from being in person with each other, oftentimes our online networking and relationships create big mis-communications, social fax paus, and unintentional impressions of being inconsiderate to other people’s feelings.
Compounding on the problem, both academics and behavioral psychologists that specialize in emotional intelligence, along with ADD psychologists and coaches, lack the serious expertise and personal experience needed to cover the effects of social media on people dealing from ADD: both “virtual” and genetic.
ADD is not a deficiency in a person. Honed right, it can be an incredibly special gift. But today’s understanding of how social media affects ADD, and vice versa, has huge gaps in research.
What we need today is a new type of learning: education and training from professionals with technical and communications know-how in Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, OkCupid, and many more of the online communities we spend out time in building relationships, both personal and professional. They understand people in the organic sense and the virtual sense, and understand how we are evolving like technology, and how to bring us back down to earth and make us mindful of social context, and of each other, for personal happiness and professional success. These are the new “Social Stylists.”
Learn from this presentation:
• The connection between Social Media and ADD/ADHD, and vice versa.
• How professionals in social media and other Internet communications can master “Virtual ADD” and still stay focused, organized, and effective with their responsibilities, both professional and personal.
• Social Media, and other jobs and responsibilities perfect for ADD/ADHD people.
• Tools and tips for how to manage ADD/ADHD for a happy and successful, per-fessional life.
• How to use distractions to your creative advantage, and how to set realistic systems in place for shutting them off. (Including constantly checking email and one’s social media walls.)
• How to learn the hard-to-find social cues in digital media, and make more thoughtful communications that lead to less misunderstandings, and better relationships.
• Stories from successful per-fessionals who mastered their own ADHD.