Dr. Michelle M. Weil

International Expert in the "Psychology of Technology,"

Ending TechnoStress, and Working Smarter, Not Harder.

Consultant, Published Author, International Keynote Speaker, National Spokesperson


The visionary book (Nov 2003) features Dr. Weil's chapter "Designing Boundaries At Work, Home, and Play."

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Dr. Weil's new chapter, co-authored with Christopher Weil, asks "Can You Hear Me? ...Really?"

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Dr. Weil's featured chapter (Feb 2004) gives sound advice for today - "Stay the Driver, Not the Driven."

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"Your book [TechnoStress] is the recommmended reading in the center's library. It has so many insights important to these start-up entrepreneurs."

James Graham, Director, Information Technology Resource Center, Technology Business Incubator, Louisville, Kentucky



December 2004: Interview by ABC Radio Network, New York, on overcoming Technostress.

November 2004: Interviewed by Martha Irvine of the Associated Press about 'Technology For The 20somethings.'

June 2004: Co-authored a new chapter with Christopher Weil - "Can You Hear Me? ...Really?" in the upcoming book Communicate Clearly, Confidently, and Credibly.

May 2004: Invited Keynote, Terrorism 2004: American Community Preparedness Conference



September 14, 2004 Los Angeles Times Special Feature: "Who's the boss: you or your BlackBerry?"

November 2003 Featured Article in njbiz Magazine: "The Big Switch"

2003 Human-Ware Commentary: "Stop, Breathe, and Think"

National Speakers' Association Magazine Article: "Rx for Technostress"

2000 Human-Ware Commentary: "When Love Hurts: Learning from the Love Bug"

U.S. News and World Report cover story: "Overwhelmed by Technology"

Workforce Magazine feature story: "Making Online Self-Service Work"

"Does America Have ADD?" U.S. News & World Report

USA Today article: "Multi-Tasking to the Max"

ABCNEWS.com article: "Unlucky in Love?: Experts say Love Virus Preys on Emotions."

Dr. Weil's Landmark 1995-1999 Study Finds: Technology Use on the Rise, So is Discomfort.

Dr. Weil's 2001 study: Computer, Video, and Arcade Games ARE Affecting Children's Behavior

Keynote Speaking Information

Selected Keynote Topics

Consultation Services

Media Training for Businesses and Professionals

Professional Bio

Professional Vita

Recent book TechnoStress: Coping With Technology @Work @Home @Play

Media Appearances

Comments from Public Relations Firms, Meeting Planners and Audiences

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In a world of so much attention to hardware and software, Dr. Weil shows you how to:



"Though more and more people are choosing to use certain forms of technology, TechnoStress across the board is on the increase."

"Whether people are intimidated by technology or love technology - or are somewhere in the middle - they feel more stress because of Boundary Invasion and Multitasking Madness."
-- Dr. Michelle M. Weil as quoted in Workforce Magazine


"People compare themselves to the technology. ... It seems so alive. It talks to you, it flashes in your face ... Users, especially the more hesitant ones, take the glitches personally, because of the perception that technology never fails."
-- Dr. Michelle M. Weil as quoted in Newsweek

"In the end, addressing technostress is a commercial imperative. The industry has exhausted the supply of buyers willing to put up with complex and alienating products."

Peter McGrath, Senior Editor, Newsweek

Dr. Weil offers her visionary "cures" through her:



"When I first heard about the game Majestic -- and I can't even call it a game; it's an experience -- I had two reactions: First, extreme fascination, [a] sense of awe on how comprehensively they have thought through the experience...Second is the feeling of boundary invasion. How is the person going to not be too consumed?"

Dr. Weil suggests players set limits while playing any video or PC game. She says that players need to know how long they can afford to play the game before it affects everyday activities. She also said that if a player starts dreaming about the game, that's a good indication that he or she needs to take a step back and do something "unconnected" for a while, and that people should "keep a balance between techno lives and non-techno lives."

"Most people use about 35% of the capacity of any one technology," says Michelle Weil, a psychologist and product-design consultant, "and then they stop."
-- Dr. Michelle M. Weil as quoted in the cover story "Overwhelmed by Technology"

Dr. Weil's earlier book, the Mental Health Technology Bible was published in 1997 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., in the United States and Canada.

This user-friendly guide to technology:

Features step-by-step advice on automating your mental health practice

Shows you how to select the right computer, fax, voicemail, and office management software

Explains how to use E-mail and the World Wide Web

Includes detailed reviews and demonstration versions (CD included) of the most popular billing, treatment planning, and case management software.

© 1997-2004 Michelle M. Weil, Ph.D.

Last updated 11/21/04 by Christopher Weil, Human-Ware and TechnoStress Webmaster

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