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Meridian and Stillwater Chamber of Commerce Partner for Virtual Lunchtime Learning: Deep Work – Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
October 8, 2020

“Deep work” is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task.

Coined by author and professor Cal Newport, deep work will make you better at what you do, let you achieve more in less time and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from the mastery of a skill. In short, deep work is like a superpower in our increasingly competitive economy.

On October 22, as part of the Lunchtime Learning series co-sponsored by the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce and Meridian Technology Center, Anna Irwin will present “Deep Work – Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World.”

During this session, based on the book by the same name, Irwin will teach attendees how to develop and cultivate a deep work practice so they can get more of the right things done.

Irwin is a Human Behavior Specialist, focusing on the people skills arena. She assists individuals as they master their communication and leadership skills, ensuring they become an invaluable member of any team they are part of in all areas of their lives. Irwin has worked with numerous organizations across the state to improve their leadership, communication and team cohesiveness skills. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Central Oklahoma and a master’s degree in organizational behavior from Boston University. Irwin is a Certified John Maxwell Instructor specializing in engagement, teamwork, productivity and all things leadership.

Lunchtime Learning sessions are from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and will take place virtually using Zoom. Registration for the October 22 training is $10. Lunchtime Learning sessions take place twice a month. For complete descriptions of each session or to enroll, visit or contact Marcy Luter at Once registration has been confirmed, participants will receive a secure link to join the meeting.

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