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Keep Up or Give Up: Impostor Syndrome, Burnout and Mental Health in Digital

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Amy McManus, CEO and Founder of AM Marketing, presents a brave and honest look into mental health, impostor syndrome and burnout within the digital industry.

Looking through the eyes of her own experiences, Amy shares her mental health story and how that experience has changed the way she manages her digital agency AM Marketing.

Amy first presented this talk at Brighton SEO in September 2019.

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Keep Up or Give Up: Impostor Syndrome, Burnout and Mental Health in Digital

  1. 1. Keep Up or Give Up Imposter Syndrome, Burnout and Mental Health in Digital Amy McManus // AM Marketing SLIDESHARE.NET/AMYMCMANUS @AMMARKETING
  2. 2. • @ammarketing @ammarketing /ammarketinguk #brightonSEO
  3. 3. HANDS-UP @ammarketing @ammarketing /ammarketinguk #brightonSEO (pretty please ☺))
  4. 4. Some bird at the agency… #brightonSEO@ammarketing @ammarketing /ammarketinguk
  5. 5. The crash that changed everything #brightonSEO@ammarketing @ammarketing /ammarketinguk
  6. 6. #brightonSEO@ammarketing @ammarketing /ammarketinguk
  7. 7. Why is our industry like this? #brightonSEO@ammarketing @ammarketing /ammarketinguk
  8. 8. Young Workforce #brightonSEO@ammarketing @ammarketing /ammarketinguk
  9. 9. High Screen Time #brightonSEO@ammarketing @ammarketing /ammarketinguk
  10. 10. Social Media “Perfection” #brightonSEO@ammarketing @ammarketing /ammarketinguk
  11. 11. Constantly Changing #brightonSEO@ammarketing @ammarketing /ammarketinguk
  12. 12. WTF have they changed now?! #brightonSEO@ammarketing @ammarketing /ammarketinguk
  13. 13. Imposter Syndrome #brightonSEO@ammarketing @ammarketing /ammarketinguk
  14. 14. #brightonSEO How good you think you are How good you are Imposter Syndrome @ammarketing @ammarketing /ammarketinguk
  15. 15. #brightonSEO How good you think you are How good you are Imposter Syndrome Dunning-Kruger Effect @ammarketing @ammarketing /ammarketinguk
  16. 16. #brightonSEO Poor Mental Health Burnout Imposter Syndrome @ammarketing @ammarketing /ammarketinguk
  17. 17. Audience Participation @ammarketing @ammarketing /ammarketinguk #brightonSEO yay)
  18. 18. “You don’t want to have the first conversation about mental health with an employee when they are already starting to struggle.” Dr Pablo Vandenabeele, Bupa #brightonSEO@ammarketing @ammarketing /ammarketinguk
  19. 19. Personal Growth Chats #brightonSEO@ammarketing @ammarketing /ammarketinguk
  20. 20. No Late Nights #brightonSEO@ammarketing @ammarketing /ammarketinguk
  21. 21. No Holiday Emails #brightonSEO@ammarketing @ammarketing /ammarketinguk
  22. 22. 80% Capacity #brightonSEO@ammarketing @ammarketing /ammarketinguk
  23. 23. Mental Health Days #brightonSEO@ammarketing @ammarketing /ammarketinguk
  24. 24. “You can give 2 hours of work to your client at 50% OR you can give 1 hour to yourself, then 1 hour to your client at 100%. You accomplish the same amount of work. Which one would you prefer?” Amy McManus (that’s me!) #brightonSEO@ammarketing @ammarketing /ammarketinguk

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