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Turn Distractions into Directions! ADD in Social Media

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We are Starting year 3!

Does being on Social Media make you easily distracted, impulsive, over-emotional? Do you engage in risky and self-destructive behavior? Does your multi-tasking become more like messy tasking? Do you sometimes feel the technology is disrupting your ability to get things done? Do conversations online seem to take a wrong turn because of missed social cues? Do you just sometimes feel like a “digital douche?"

Join Triangle Marketing Club in January as Social Media expert Grant Crowell (https://www.linkedin.com/in/grantcrowell) shares his experiences of managing Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) in multiple workplace environments, along with his research and findings gathered from top ADHD experts on how marketing professionals can be successful and happy working in a “Virtual ADD” world.”

What you'll learn at this event:

• The connection between Social Media and ADD – is there one?

• How to manage Social media use and still stay focused, organized, and effective with your professional responsibilities.

• 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 marketing professionals who've mastered their own ADD.

• Apps, tools and tips for how to manage ADD for a healthy and happy social life!

Grant Crowell (https://www.linkedin.com/in/grantcrowell) is the Social Media Marketing Manager for Lulu.com (http://www.lulu.com) and a Certified YouTube Audience Development Manager; and has worked in online video and social media for companies including Swiffer, Olay, CDW, Sears, Tubular Labs and the College Foundation of North Carolina. He is also the producer and host of the Super Socialize ME! show on SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/grant-crowell/tracks) – sharing "soft skills for a hard digital world" while managing ADHD.

Grant was recently featured on The Social Pros Podcast show on "The Stunning Relationship Between Social Media and ADHD." (http://www.convinceandconvert.com/podcasts/episodes/the-stunning-relationship-between-social-media-and-adhd/)

Check out Grant’s popular SlideShare (http://www.slideshare.net/grantast/grant-social-media-adhd) and other published works on Social Media and ADD at http://bit.ly/adhdlinksbygrant .

https://youtu.be/A2bnz52lxeQ

This month's awesome giveaway from our sponsor Springboard Promotions (http://springboard.proforma.com/) is a bluetooth keyboard. Yes it works with your phone. How cool is that.

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Please note: we are asking for your first and last name to make name badges. Many people are just using their first name and last initial. To provide better networking and keep the amount of prep time to a minimum, we are asking that people provide their first and full last name.

How to reach KnowledgeTree's Office (https://www.google.com/maps/place/KnowledgeTree+Inc/@35.791277,-78.679802,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xa18cfc413d1fa02!8m2!3d35.791277!4d-78.679802) and find a parking spot:

The Knowledge Tree is located on the corner of Hillsborough and Henderson St. The entrance is in the back of the building (Nehi Bottling Company). There is a restaurant right beside the Nehi Bottling Company to the left, The Wild Cooks Indian Grill.

There will not be a sign for The Knowledge Tree from the front. Just know it is behind the Nehi Bottling Company, and the Indian Restaurant.

For parking: You can either park in the lot that is pictured right behind The Knowledge Tree, on the side streets of the neighborhood surrounding it, (such as Henderson St.), or at the Dan Allen Deck a few minutes down Hillsborough St. off of Dan Allen Dr.

Traffic - Hillsborough Street is currently adding round abouts - which means they have removed the right travel lane. You will want to leave early. Google Maps has a feature that allows you to judge time to leave.

Hope this helps! We look forward to seeing you there!