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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Are You Distracted by Endless TV Ads? - Interruption Management

Here’s a telling report from on How Much TV Commercial Length has Grown over the Years:

“We all accept commercials as a necessary evil because they pay for the shows we love to watch. But, how much is reasonable to accept? This question was answered for me while watching a 2004 episode of Star Trek Enterprise. The commercials came so often and lasted so long that is was almost impossible to maintain a sense of continuity with the show.

...Thanks to the availability of video recordings of past shows, this was easy to determine. Scouring my video library I found shows ranging from 1964 to 2004. Here's what I discovered:

* 1964 - 17.8 percent of the time devoted to commercials
* 1977 - 17.8 percent
* 1994 - 24.5 percent
* 2004 - 30.0 percent
* 2018 - 32.0 percent

These were all for main line shows aired during prime time hours.

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Managing Interruption Overload

Is the constant crushing burden of information and communication overload dragging you down, pulling you off course, and impeding your effectiveness? By the end of your workday, do you feel overworked, overwhelmed, stressed, and exhausted? Would you like to be more focused, productive, and competitive, while remaining balanced and in control?

If you're continually facing too many interruptions and too many demands, you need Breathing Space.

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