Curt Steinhorst

Curt Steinhorst is on a mission to rescue us from our distracted selves. Having spent 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. He is also a contributor to the Center for Generational Kinetics, the premier organization for generational research in North America.

As a millennial who was diagnosed with ADD as a child, Curt knows intimately the challenges companies face in keeping 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 JPMorgan, Nationwide, Honda, McDonald’s, United States Naval Academy, and even Taylor Swift’s record label.

Curt’s first book, Can I Have Your Attention? Inspiring Better Work Habits, Focusing Your Team, and Getting Stuff Done in the Constantly Connected Workplace, will be published by Wiley this October.

Topics

Curt speaks on both angles of distraction–managing our own attention in the constantly connected workplace, plus grabbing the attention of digitally distracted customers.

THRIVING IN THE AGE OF DISTRACTION

Category: Attention Management & Workplace Focus

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 consumers dealt with in 1986, but with less space and time to actually think. Advertisements, alerts, emails, constant notifications—no wonder the average person 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?

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

REACHING THE DISTRACTED CUSTOMER

Category: Sales and Marketing

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?

Testimonials

Curt’s ability to command the undivided attention of the room is second to none. For someone who claims that attention is the heart of communication, he really lives up to his message on stage.
~ CEO, NTT DATA

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. He made us think, he kept us laughing, and we left knowing how to improve our lives by reclaiming our attention.
PRESIDENT/CEO, ASPEN SKI COMPANY

No workforce issue is more important to address than the challenge of digital distractions. Curt speaks to this issue with impressive knowledge and expertise, through a uniquely engaging and thought-provoking style. What most impressed me was the attention he gave to customizing his message for the specific needs of our industry.
~PRESIDENT, TRAINING INDUSTRY, INC

I applied his specific focus strategies to block all the ‘noise’ out and focus. I found myself sharing with everyone in my office.
~ CHAPTER PRESIDENT, HSMAI, DFW

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