The constant pressure to do everything faster means we race through life instead of actually living it. When you use the SLOW gear, everything falls into place. You connect more, create more, focus more and achieve more. You become more.” – Carl Honoré
The umbrella theme of 2019 ReputationTime Riga is communication challenges and harnessing the power from slowing down and transform it into the benefits in our professional and personal lifes.
Four warm-up masterclasses will be held leading up to the ReputationTime “In Praise of Slow: Life & Communication at The Right Speed in the Digital Age” keynote and networking event featuring Carl Honorè will be held in Riga on May 17th, 2018. He will discuss the challenges that roadrunner culture faces in today’s digitally disruptive environment and strategies to gain depth, pleasure and meaning to work and life.
There is no doubt that the digital revolution drives a profound disruption and massive cultural, economic, social and political changes. Whether it is artificial intelligence, internet of things, social media – progress in all these areas also affects how we communicate, connect to each other and live our professional and personal lives.
The pace, the escalation of crisis and the pressure communications and business professionals receive from leadership can make careers feel tiresome and bring burn out faster than ever. The inability to balance family and personal interests creates a seething resentment that we bury as we continue to put on a professional demeanour.
When we forget how to slow down, every aspect of our life suffers – our relationships, families and communities, work even our diet and health. But there is an alternative to today’s roadrunner culture. It’s called the Slow movement. Being Slow is not about doing everything at a snail’s pace; it’s about doing everything at the right speed. Slowing down at the right moments can bring more depth, pleasure and meaning to your life. It can boost your happiness and make you more efficient, productive and creative. It can also strengthen your relationships and help you communicate better. During this keynote Carl will focus on five key areas where slowing down pays dividends: exercise, medicine, sex, education and parenting and work.
The keynote will bring together 120 business leaders, communications and marketing professionals, influencers, media professionals and students from the Baltic region and Europe. It is a meeting place to get inspiration from a leading international speaker, prepare for the future and learn tips & tricks in the masterclasses and, of course, take part in high quality networking & meet great people.
The Conference working language is English. Masterclasses will be held in English and Latvian.
ReputationTime was organised for the first time in Paris by reputation professional Mr. Christophe Ginisty in 2013. Conferences are currently held in Paris, Riga and Brussels.