Do you reach for your phone or other device before you even get out of bed in the morning? Do you feel disappointed if you don’t get an immediate reply to a post or text message? How long can you last without checking your phone when you hear that enticing ‘ping’? Do you compare yourself (and your business) with others on social media?
We live in the digital age, a time when technology is an integral part of our lives. We use our computers, tablets and smartphones to communicate and connect with others, while smartphone apps eliminates the wait for a cab, a date or a table at a hot restaurant. The pressure is on for us to gain instant access, instant results and instant gratification.
While advanced communication technology is very important and can bring many benefits to our lives, it can also have a negative impact on our wellbeing. So, how do we find a healthy balance between enjoying all the benefits technology has to offer while managing the wellbeing of ourselves, our businesses, and our families?
Join social media and digital marketing expert Joanna Michaels and business coach and Startup Mums founder Megan Thomas for a conversation around how we can stay happy and healthy online.
What is technology addiction?
What are the benefits of communication technology? What are the negative impacts?
How we can have a healthier relationship with technology for the sake of ourselves, our families and our businesses
We want this to be a dynamic discussion, so do bring your thoughts, questions and concerns about this topic.
How the evening will look: 7:30 - 7:45pm: Informal networking 7:45 - 8:10pm: Talk 8:10 - 8:45pm: Discussion Groups + Debrief 8:45 - 9:00pm: Informal networking
Spaces are limited to 15.
If you have any questions about the evening, please contact Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07824 777035.
Joanna Michaels is a CIM qualified digital marketer and founder of Beyond Social Buzz, digital marketing consultancy. She is a lecturer, speaker and a published author in social media marketing. Joanna has spent the last five years assisting SMEs and professional firms and empowering them to use social media marketing for a maximum impact. Twitter: @beyondsocialbuz Facebook: facebook.com/BeyondSocialBuzz
Megan Thomas is an ICF accredited coach specialising in career transition and entrepreneurship. She is a trainer and lecturer on effective communication and coaching skills to business owners, managers and senior leaders across multiple industries and sectors. Megan created Startup Mums 4 years ago with a mission to inspire, educate and support mums in their new and growing business journeys. Twitter: @startupmums Facebook: facebook.com/startupmums
Startup Mums is a group for business-minded mums to connect and network with each other in a friendly, relaxed environment. If you work for yourself, run your own business or are thinking about starting one, you are very welcome to join us. You do not need to own a business to attend.
We host guest speakers (many of whom are part of our Startup Mums Community) to share expert knowledge and tips to help and inspire you in your business journey.