While reviewing the 2017 Program Evaluations, I read comments like: “Awesome choice for Jeff!!!”; “That fellow Friday morning was GREAT!!”; “Jeff was the best, please bring him back!” I could go on and on, but I think you get the point.
Your closing General Session presentation was one of the reasons the participants called this year’s Symposium, one of the best ever.
New York State Corrections and Youth Services Association
“Great job! Jeff’s presentation at our two employee orientations was entertaining and enlightening.”
Holiday Valley Ski Resort
“Jeff was a hit with the group and everyone truly appreciated his message. I would recommend him again in a heart-beat.”
Steve Skinner, IT Manager, Novelis
We now check our phones, on average, 150 times a day.
We spend almost 2 hours per day checking social media. Over a lifetime that equates to 5 years and 4 months looking at cat photos.
The average human attention span is down to 8 seconds, representing a 4-second drop since 2000 when, not surprisingly, cell phones became human accessories (for context purposes goldfish have longer attention spans – 9 seconds – than us).
My one-of-a-kind presentation encourages seizing the day over seizing our phones and iPads, helping individuals and organizations understand how our screen obsessions are distracting, stealing time, creating sedentary, two-dimensional lifestyles devoid of life-enhancing experiences.
It, in an indirect way, underscores two favorite quotations:
“Get off your damn phone!” – Some really angry guy in a green car with New Mexico plates
“The most important investment you can make is in yourself.” – Warren Buffett
And investing in self requires taking advantage not of your 9 – 5 schedule, but rather of your 5 – 9 time – the time away from our jobs. And this is where I come in, heightening awareness to how shorter and shorter our computer leashes are becoming.
I mesh my 23 years as a nationally touring stand-up comedian with my many years of exploring North America’s backcountry to offer a unique computer detox presentation that is both inspiring and entertaining. With the help of breathtaking backcountry photography my presentation encourages unplugging from our electronic devices, getting outside away from the tyranny of our screens, and pursuing experiences rather than likes while enjoying the health benefits of the outdoors.
Imagine, if you will, Dead Poets Society meets National Geographic with a heathy dose of Comedy Central.
Interested? I can be easily reached at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.229.0583.