FPRA’s 81st Annual Conference "We Are FPRA: PRoactive. PRincipled. PRofessionals." is a four-day conference of unparalleled professional development and networking for public relations professionals.

Attendees will hear from world-class speakers hailing from top global corporations, powerhouse industries and national public relations and marketing firms to hone their craft and to ensure they stay relevant for today’s communications challenges.

This year’s conference will be held at the Tampa Marriott Water Street property in downtown Tampa from August 4-7, 2019. Check out the property’s amenities here!

Make the most of your time in Tampa! See what events are going on around the area during conference here!

Register for FPRA’s  81st Annual Conference here!
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Monday, August 5 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Breakout 2C: The Mirage of Multitasking: Finding Your Focus, Flow & Finish Line

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Studies show that our brains aren’t built for multitasking. When we constantly juggle various cognitive tasks, we experience decreased productivity, impaired cognitive ability, increased stress and diminished creativity–all of which reduce us to fractions of the effective professionals we are capable of being. Many professionals surrender to a frantic and unfocused work style out of the belief that there is no other way. The modern-day workplace simply demands us to function in this manner, right? Wrong. In this course, you will learn how to recognize and squash your multitasking tendencies and recalibrate your approach to work. By setting clear priorities, increasing your focus, managing your time and effort, reducing physical and mental clutter, executing on what matters most, and giving yourself space to be innovative, you can elevate your performance and put yourself on the path to greater productivity. Led by: Scott Blades, M.Ed., assistant director of UF Training & Organization Development 

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Scott Blades, M.Ed.

Assistant Director of Training and Organization Development, University of Florida
Scott Blades, M.Ed., is assistant director of UF training and organization development. He brings 20 years of teaching, educational technology, instructional design and multimedia production experience to his role. Scott's position requires him to interface with UF subject matter... Read More →

Monday August 5, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Grand Salons C-D